FANTIN, HOWARD, FLOWERS, YOUNGE AND MCKEON.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Article
of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the provision
prohibiting the increase of the amount of an assistance grant for the
birth of an additional child shall not exclude the inclusion of that
additional child when determining eligibility for and the amount of
assistance for an assistance unit during any month in which the
assistance unit has earned income. Provides that the Department shall
pass through to the custodial parent of a child excluded from an
assistance unit under these provisions all child support collected on
that child's behalf and shall treat the child support as exempt income
in determining the cash assistance grant of the assistance unit.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
305 ILCS 5/4-2
Adds reference to:
305 ILCS 5/4-1.7 from Ch. 23, par. 4-1.7
305 ILCS 5/12-10.2 from Ch. 23, par. 12-10.2
Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code.
Provides that the Department of Human Services and the Department of
Public Aid shall implement at least 2 3-year pilot projects to test
the effects of passing certain amounts of child support collected by
the Department of Public Aid through to families receiving cash
assistance under Article IV. Provides that the child support passed
through to a family shall not affect the family's eligibility for or
the amount of assistance provided under Article IV within certain
limits. Provides that no later than 6 months after the conclusion of
the pilot projects, the Departments shall report their findings and
recommendations for change, if any, to the General Assembly. Requires
the Department of Public Aid to pass through to families receiving
cash assistance under Article IV the first $50 of child support
collected by the Department without affecting the families'
eligibility for or the amount of assistance under Article IV. Deletes
provisions allowing money to be transferred from the Child Support
Enforcement Trust Fund to the General Revenue Fund each year.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB 3386 fails to create a State mandate.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1
No change from previous note.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2 (Dpt. Public Aid)
This legislation would cost $3.4 M to $4.9 M per year; provi-
sions requiring $50 pass through per order would cost $2.9 M
while pilot projects would cost $500,000 to $2 M per year.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the pilot projects may be limited to one or more
sites within the counties chosen and do not need to be conducted
county-wide. Provides that the provision requiring the first $50 of
child support collected to be passed through to recipients applies to
those families not covered by a pilot project under these provisions.
Provides that both the pilot projects and the general $50 pass through
program are conditioned upon the General Assembly's appropriation of
sufficient funds from the General Revenue Fund to reimburse the Child
Support Enforcement Trust Fund for the expenses.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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