(625 ILCS 5/7-701)
Findings and purpose.
The General Assembly finds that
the timely receipt of adequate financial support has the effect of reducing
poverty and State expenditures for welfare dependency among children, and that
the timely payment of adequate child support demonstrates financial
responsibility. Further, the General Assembly finds that the State has a
compelling interest in ensuring that drivers within the State demonstrate
financial responsibility, including family financial responsibility, in order
to safely own and operate a motor vehicle. Further, the General Assembly finds that the State has a compelling interest in ensuring that those individuals with responsibilities involving minor children pursuant to visitation orders demonstrate responsibility, including family responsibility, in order to safely own and operate a motor vehicle, especially when transporting a minor child who is the subject of a visitation order. To this end, the
Secretary of State
is authorized to establish systems to suspend
driver's licenses for failure to
comply with court and administrative orders of support.
(Source: P.A. 97-1047, eff. 8-21-12.)