91st General Assembly
Summary of HB1232
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PUB AID-CHILD SUPPRT-PASS THRU                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends  the  Illinois  Public  Aid  Code.   Provides   that   the      
   Department  of  Public  Aid  shall  pay  to  families  receiving  cash      
   assistance  under  the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Article      
   an amount equal to either two-thirds  of  the  monthly  child  support      
   collected  or  the  amount  of  monthly  child  support  collected and      
   required to be paid to the family  pursuant  to  administrative  rule,      
   whichever  is greater.  Provides that the child support passed through      
   to a family pursuant to these provisions shall not affect the family's      
   eligibility for assistance or decrease any amount otherwise payable as      
   assistance to the family under  the  TANF  program  until  a  family's      
   non-exempt income and child support passed through to the family equal      
   the  federal  poverty  level,  at  which  point cash assistance to the      
   family may be terminated.                                                   
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes everything.  Reinserts language similar to  the  bill  as      
   introduced, but provides that the child support referred to is current      
   monthly support and provides that the point at which assistance may be      
   terminated   is  when  the  family's  gross  income  from  employment,      
   non-exempt unearned  income,  and  the  gross  current  monthly  child      
   support collected on the family's behalf equals or exceeds 3 times the      
   payment  level  for  the assistance unit rather than when the family's      
   non-exempt income and the  child  support  passed  through  equal  the      
   federal poverty level.                                                      
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Department of Public Aid)                       
          This legislation would cost the Dept. $19 million GRF.               
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                 
        Provides that the child support pass-through provisions apply  to      
   families who have earned income.                                            
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 3 (Department of Human Services)                   
          HB1232, as amended, would cost DHS $6 million.                       
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Labels  the  provisions  as  the  Child  Support  Pays   Program.      
   Provides  that  the  Department  of  Human  Services  shall conduct an      
   evaluation of the Child Support Pays  Program  by  December  31,  2003      
   which  shall  include  but  not be limited to: (i) the amount of child      
   support collections on behalf of children of TANF recipients who  have      
   earned  income  compared  with  TANF recipients who do not have earned      
   income; (ii) the regularity of child support payments made  on  behalf      
   of  children  of TANF recipients who have earned income; and (iii) the      
   number of parentage establishments for children of TANF recipients who      
   have earned income. Provides that the Department shall conduct an           
   outreach program to publicize the availability of the Program to  TANF      
Last action on Bill: TOTAL VETO STANDS

   Last action date: 99-12-02

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   1


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