Public Act 094-0971
HB4788 Enrolled LRB094 17077 DRJ 52359 b

    AN ACT concerning public aid.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by
adding Section 10-17.12 as follows:
    (305 ILCS 5/10-17.12 new)
    Sec. 10-17.12. Compromise of assigned child support
arrearages. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services
may provide by rule for compromise of debt owed to the State in
the form of child support arrearages and interest accrued on
child support arrearages assigned to the State under Section
10-1. The rule shall establish the circumstances under which
such obligations may be compromised, with due regard for the
payment ability of low-income obligors and the importance of
encouraging payment of current child support obligations. The
rule shall provide that assigned obligations shall be
compromised only in exchange for regular payment of support
owed to the family and shall require that obligors considered
for debt compromise demonstrate inability to pay during the
time the assigned obligation accumulated. The rule shall
provide for nullification of any compromise agreement and the
prohibition of any future compromise agreement if the obligor
fails to adhere to the compromise agreement. In addition, the
rule shall establish debt compromise criteria calculated to
maximize positive effects on families and the level of federal
incentive payments payable to the State under Title IV, Part D
of the Social Security Act and regulations promulgated

Effective Date: 1/1/2007