(15 ILCS 405/10.05d)
    Sec. 10.05d. Deductions for delinquent obligations owed to units of local government, school districts, public institutions of higher education, and clerks of the circuit courts. Pursuant to Section 10.05 and this Section, the Comptroller may enter into intergovernmental agreements with a unit of local government, a school district, a public institution of higher education, or the clerk of a circuit court, in order to provide for (i) the use of the Comptroller's offset system to collect delinquent obligations owed to that entity and (ii) the payment to the Comptroller of a processing charge of up to $15 per transaction for offsets processed without the assistance of a third-party vendor and a processing charge of up to $20 per transaction for offsets processed with the assistance of a third-party vendor. A third-party vendor may be selected by the Comptroller, pursuant to lawful procurement practices, in order to provide enhanced identification services to the State. The Comptroller shall deduct, from a warrant or other payment described in Section 10.05, in accordance with the procedures provided therein, its processing charge and the amount certified as necessary to satisfy, in whole or in part, the delinquent obligation owed to the unit of local government, school district, public institution of higher education, or clerk of the circuit court, as applicable. The Comptroller shall provide the unit of local government, school district, public institution of higher education, or clerk of the circuit court, as applicable, with the address to which the warrant or other payment was to be mailed and any other information pertaining to each person from whom a deduction is made pursuant to this Section. All deductions ordered under this Section and processing charges imposed under this Section shall be deposited into the Comptroller Debt Recovery Trust Fund, a special fund that the Comptroller shall use for the collection of deductions and processing charges, as provided by law, and the payment of deductions and administrative expenses, as provided by law.
    Upon processing a deduction, the Comptroller shall give written notice to the person subject to the offset. The notice shall inform the person that he or she may make a written protest to the Comptroller within 60 days after the Comptroller has given notice. The protest shall include the reason for contesting the deduction and any other information that will enable the Comptroller to determine the amount due and payable. The intergovernmental agreement entered into under Section 10.05 and this Section shall establish procedures through which the Comptroller shall determine the validity of the protest and shall make a final disposition concerning the deduction. If the person subject to the offset has not made a written protest within 60 days after the Comptroller has given notice or if a final disposition is made concerning the deduction, the Comptroller shall pay the deduction to the unit of local government, school district, public institution of higher education, or clerk of the circuit court, as applicable, from the Comptroller Debt Recovery Trust Fund.
    For the purposes of this Section, "clerk of a circuit court" means a clerk of the circuit court in any county in the State.
    For purposes of this Section, "third-party vendor" means the vendor selected by the Comptroller to provide enhanced identification services to the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-632, eff. 12-16-11; 97-970, eff. 8-16-12; 98-272, eff. 8-9-13.)