Rep. Jay Hoffman

Filed: 5/16/2023





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1291 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
5changing Section 12-12 as follows:
6    (305 ILCS 5/12-12)  (from Ch. 23, par. 12-12)
7    Sec. 12-12. Collection of claims; enforcement of penalty
9    (a) The Illinois Department shall pursue the legal
10procedure necessary to collect the claims and enforce the
11penalty provisions provided in any Section or Article of this
12Code relative to applicants and recipients of public aid. The
13Attorney General, at the request of the Illinois Department,
14shall take the necessary proceedings and represent the
15Illinois Department in any matter arising in connection with
16such claims or enforcement of penalty provisions.



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1    (b) In matters concerning the recovery of overpayments for
2benefits provided by the Department of Human Services, the
3Department shall send a recipient written notice and a demand
4for payment of any amount in overpaid benefits owed within 5
5years after the Department's right to collect the overpayment
6first accrued. The Department of Human Services shall issue
7such notice by certified mail to the recipient's last known
8mailing address. Actions brought under this subsection by the
9Attorney General for the recovery of overpayments shall be
10commenced within 10 years after the date upon which such
11notice was sent.
12(Source: P.A. 81-1085.)".