(30 ILCS 210/10.2)
Deferral and compromise of past due debt.
(a) In this Section, "past due debt" means any debt owed to the State that has been outstanding for more than 12 months. "Past due debt" does not include any debt if any of the actions required under this Section would violate federal law or regulation.
(b) State agencies may enter into a deferred payment plan for the purpose of satisfying a past due debt. Except for a deferred payment plan entered into by any Illinois public university, as defined in Section 10 of the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Act, or by the Illinois Department of Transportation or for debts owed to the Illinois Department of Transportation for deposit into the Road Fund, the deferred payment plan must meet the following requirements:
(1) The term of the deferred payment plan may not
(2) The first payment of the deferred payment plan
must be at least 10% of the total amount due.
(3) All subsequent monthly payments for the deferred
payment plan must be assessed as equal monthly principal payments, together with interest.
(4) The deferred payment plan must include interest
at a rate that is the same as the interest required under the State Prompt Payment Act.
(5) The deferred payment plan must be approved by the
Secretary or Director of the State agency.
(c) State agencies may compromise past due debts. Any action taken by a State agency to compromise a past due debt, other than an action taken by an Illinois public university, as defined in Section 10 of the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Act, to compromise past due debt, must meet the following requirements:
(1) The amount of the compromised debt shall be no
less than 80% of the total of the past due debt.
(2) Once a past due debt has been compromised, the
debtor must remit to the State agency the total amount of the compromised debt. However, the State agency may collect the compromised debt through a payment plan not to exceed 6 months. If the State agency accepts the compromised debt through a payment plan, then the compromised debt shall be subject to the same rate of interest as required under the State Prompt Payment Act.
(3) Before a State agency accepts a compromised debt,
the amount of the compromised debt must be approved by the Secretary or Director of the agency.
(d) State agencies may sell a past due debt to one or more outside private vendors. Sales shall be conducted under rules adopted by the Department of Revenue using a request for proposals procedure similar to that procedure under the Illinois Procurement Code. The outside private vendors shall remit to the State agency the purchase price for debts sold under this subsection.
(e) The State agency shall deposit all amounts received under this Section into the General Revenue Fund. For Illinois public universities, as defined in Section 10 of the Illinois Prepaid Tuition Act, the requirement of this subsection (e) applies to amounts received from the sale of past due debt and does not apply to amounts received under a deferred payment plan or a compromised debt payment plan.
(f) This Section does not apply to any tax debt owing to the Department of Revenue.
(g) This Section does not apply to child support debts enforced by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services pursuant to Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act and Article X of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
(h) This Section does not apply to debts that are enforced by the Department of Employment Security and owed to any federal account, including but not limited to the Unemployment Trust Fund, and penalties and interest assessed under the Unemployment Insurance Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1435, eff. 8-16-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 97-444, eff. 8-19-11.)