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(750 ILCS 16/60)
Unemployed persons owing duty of support.
(a) Whenever it is determined in a proceeding to establish or enforce a
child support or maintenance obligation that the person owing a duty of support
is unemployed, the court may order the person to seek employment and report
periodically to the court with a diary, listing or other memorandum of his or
her efforts in accordance with such order. Additionally, the court may order
the unemployed person to report to the Department of Employment Security for
job search services or to make application with the local Job
Training Partnership Act provider for participation in job search, training,
or work programs and where the duty of support is owed to a child receiving
child support enforcement services under Article X of the Illinois
Public Aid Code the court may
order the unemployed person to report to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
for participation in job search, training, or work programs established under
Section 9-6 and Article IXA of that Code.
(b) Whenever it is determined that a person owes past due support for a
child or for a child and the parent with whom the child is living, and the
child is receiving assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code, the court
shall order at the request of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services:
(1) that the person pay the past-due support in
accordance with a plan approved by the court; or
(2) if the person owing past-due support is
unemployed, is subject to such a plan, and is not incapacitated, that the person participate in such job search, training, or work programs established under Section 9-6 and Article IXA of the Illinois Public Aid Code as the court deems appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)