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91_HB3126eng HB3126 Engrossed LRB9110223DJcd 1 AN ACT to amend the Illinois Public Aid Code by adding 2 Section 4-1.6b. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by 6 adding Section 4-1.6b as follows: 7 (305 ILCS 5/4-1.6b new) 8 Sec. 4-1.6b. Child Support Pays Program. 9 (a) There is created the Child Support Pays Program 10 under which the Department shall pay to families receiving 11 cash assistance under this Article who have earned income an 12 amount equal to whichever of the following is greater: (1) 13 one-half of the current monthly child support collected on 14 behalf of the members of the assistance unit; or (2) the 15 amount of current monthly child support collected on behalf 16 of the members of the assistance unit required to be paid to 17 the family pursuant to administrative rule. The child 18 support passed through to a family pursuant to this Section 19 shall not affect the family's eligibility for assistance or 20 decrease any amount otherwise payable as assistance to the 21 family under this Article until the family's gross income 22 from employment, non-exempt unearned income, and the gross 23 current monthly child support collected on the family's 24 behalf equals or exceeds 3 times the payment level for the 25 assistance unit, at which point cash assistance to the family 26 may be terminated. 27 (b) In consultation with the Child Support Advisory 28 Committee, the Department shall conduct an evaluation of the 29 Child Support Pays Program by December 31, 2003. The 30 evaluation shall include but not be limited to: 31 (1) the amount of child support collections on HB3126 Engrossed -2- LRB9110223DJcd 1 behalf of children of TANF recipients who have earned 2 income compared with TANF recipients who do not have 3 earned income; 4 (2) the regularity of child support payments made 5 on behalf of children of TANF recipients who have earned 6 income, both with respect to newly established child 7 support orders and existing orders; and 8 (3) the number of parentage establishments for 9 children of TANF recipients who have earned income. 10 In order to be able to evaluate the Child Support Pays 11 Program, the Department shall conduct an outreach program to 12 publicize the availability of the Program to TANF recipients. 13 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 14 becoming law.
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