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Full Text of HB4576  98th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Commerce and Economic
5Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by adding Section 604-1020 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 605/604-1020 new)
8    Sec. 604-1020. Credit and background checks and unpaid
9child support study.
10    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department shall conduct
11a study regarding credit and background checks conducted by
12public and private employers. The purpose of the study is to
13determine what, if any, impact unpaid child support information
14has on an individual's ability to be considered, interviewed,
15and hired by an employer. The study shall focus on the
17        (1) Whether credit and background checks reveal unpaid
18    child support obligations, including, but not limited to,
19    amounts in arrears, civil judgments, and criminal
20    convictions for failure to pay child support.
21        (2) Whether the information revealed in a credit or
22    background check regarding unpaid child support prevents
23    applicants from gaining employment.



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1    (b) The study may include data related to the prevalence of
2information regarding unpaid child support on standard
3employer credit and background checks, the prevalence of
4criminal versus civil judgments on standard employer credit and
5background checks, and the number of employers who utilize this
6information when screening applicants for employment.
7    (c) The Department shall report the results of its study
8and any recommendations to the Governor and the General
9Assembly on or before May 1, 2016.
10    (d) This Section is repealed January 1, 2017.
11    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
121, 2015.