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 1        AN ACT to amend certain Acts in relation to support.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5. The State Finance Act  is  amended  by  adding
 5    Section 5.541 as follows:

 6        (30 ILCS 105/5.541 new)
 7        Sec. 5.541. The Child Support Insurance Fund.

 8        Section  10.  The  Illinois  Marriage  and Dissolution of
 9    Marriage Act is amended by adding Section 505.05 as follows:

10        (750 ILCS 5/505.05 new)
11        Sec. 505.05. Child support insurance.
12        (a)  In this Section:
13        "Obligor" and  "order  for  support"  have  the  meanings
14    ascribed to those terms in the Income Withholding for Support
15    Act,  except that "order for support" means only an order for
16    the support of a child and does not mean  an  order  for  the
17    maintenance of a spouse.
18        "Program"  means  the  child  support  insurance  program
19    established under this Section.
20        (b)  The  Administrative  Office  of  the Illinois Courts
21    shall establish  a  child  support  insurance  program.   The
22    program  shall  provide insurance coverage for the payment of
23    child support  in  the  event  of  an  obligor's  involuntary
24    unemployment  and  resulting  inability to make child support
25    payments as required by an order for support. To be  eligible
26    for  such  coverage,  the  obligor  must  have  been employed
27    full-time and working at least 30 hours per week at the  time
28    the order for support was entered.  The program shall provide
29    coverage  for  an  obligor's  payment  of child support for a
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 1    maximum period of  13  weeks  or  for  a  maximum  amount  of
 2    $13,000, whichever occurs first.
 3        (c)  The  Administrative  Office  of  the Illinois Courts
 4    shall contract with an insurance  company  authorized  to  do
 5    business  in  this  State  to  provide the insurance coverage
 6    required under the program.
 7        (d)  Every order for support shall include a  requirement
 8    that the obligor pay to the clerk of the court a one-time fee
 9    to  cover  the  cost  of  3  years of child support insurance
10    coverage under the program.  After  the  expiration  of  that
11    3-year  period,  the  court  may  order the obligor to pay an
12    additional amount to the clerk for  child  support  insurance
13    coverage under the program on a yearly basis.
14        (e)  There  is  created  in  the State treasury a special
15    fund to be known as the Child Support  Insurance  Fund.   All
16    moneys  collected  by the clerk of the court under subsection
17    (d) shall be deposited into the Fund.   Moneys  in  the  Fund
18    shall  be  appropriated  to  the Administrative Office of the
19    Illinois Courts for the purpose of funding the child  support
20    insurance program under this Section.

21        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
22    becoming law.

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