FEIGENHOLTZ, GASH, MCKEON, SILVA, DELGADO, ERWIN,
CROTTY AND MCCARTHY.
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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
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