2017 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 725 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
725 ILCS 140/ - Criminal Proceeding Interpreter Act.

(725 ILCS 140/0.01) (from Ch. 38, par. 165-10)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Criminal Proceeding Interpreter Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(725 ILCS 140/1) (from Ch. 38, par. 165-11)
Sec. 1. Whenever any person accused of committing a felony or misdemeanor is to be tried in any court of this State, the court shall upon its own motion or that of defense or prosecution determine whether the accused is capable of understanding the English language and is capable of expressing himself in the English language so as to be understood directly by counsel, court or jury. If the court finds the accused incapable of so understanding or so expressing himself, the court shall appoint an interpreter for the accused whom he can understand and who can understand him. In compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the right to communications access through a sign language interpreter or other means shall extend to a person with a disability who is accused of a violation of any penal statute of this State.
(Source: P.A. 88-201.)


(725 ILCS 140/2) (from Ch. 38, par. 165-12)
Sec. 2.
The court shall enter an order of its appointment of the interpreter who shall be sworn to truly interpret or translate all questions propounded or answers given as directed by the court.
(Source: P.A. 77-1527.)


(725 ILCS 140/3) (from Ch. 38, par. 165-13)
Sec. 3.
The court shall determine a reasonable fee for all such interpreter services which shall be paid out of the general county funds.
(Source: P.A. 77-1527.)


(725 ILCS 140/4)
Sec. 4. Victims and witnesses; sign language interpreters. The right to a qualified court-appointed sign language interpreter as provided in this Act shall be afforded to persons with disabilities who are victims of, or are called as witnesses in proceedings relating to, a violation of any penal statute of this State.
(Source: P.A. 95-897, eff. 1-1-09.)


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