Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department
of Public Aid shall create and maintain one or more World Wide Web
pages with information on individuals who are delinquent in their
child support obligations. Provides that the Department shall, before
including on the World Wide Web page information concerning an
individual who owes past due support, give the individual notice and
an opportunity to be heard. Provides that any final administrative
decision of the Department shall be reviewed only under the
Administrative Review Law. Amends the Clerks of Courts Act. Provides
that circuit court clerks may provide information to municipalities
and counties concerning persons who are in arrears on child support
and who have been held in contempt of court. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
705 ILCS 105/15.1 new
Deletes everything. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides
that the Director of Public Aid may disclose a "deadbeats most wanted
list" of individuals who are in arrears in their child support
obligations under an Illinois court order or administrative order.
Provides that the list shall include only persons who are in arrears
in an amount greater than $5,000 (or a greater amount established by
the Director). Provides that, before disclosing the name of an
individual, the Director shall mail a written notice to the individual
detailing the amount of the arrearage and the intent of the Department
of Public Aid to disclose the arrearage. Provides that an individual's
name may not be disclosed if the arrearage is paid, a written
agreement for payment exists, or the arrearage is the subject of an
administrative hearing, administrative review, or judicial review.
Provides that the list shall be available for public inspection at the
Department of Public Aid or by other means of publication, including
the Internet. Contains provisions concerning rules and
confidentiality. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Deletes language providing that the Department shall adopt rules
for administration and implementation of the new provisions.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes the effective date to July 1, 2002.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0373
Last action date: AUG-15-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
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