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Public Act 099-0195





Public Act 099-0195
HB2791 EnrolledLRB099 05640 JWD 25680 b

    AN ACT concerning State government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by
adding Section 2205-25 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2205/2205-25 new)
    Sec. 2205-25. Barriers to paying child support; study.
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Division of Child Support
Services of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services
shall conduct a study regarding the barriers individuals face
to paying child support. The purpose of the study shall be to
identify and minimize barriers to paying child support so as to
decrease the total amount of unpaid child support in Illinois.
The study shall focus on the following:
        (1) demographics of those who fail to pay child
    support, including: income, education level, age at first
    becoming a parent, ratio of monthly child support to
    monthly income, criminal history, child visits per month,
    number of children, substance abuse history, whether the
    individual is on probation or parole, and primary language
        (2) institutional barriers to paying child support,
    including how and when it is collected;
        (3) the impact, if any, that unpaid child support
    information has on an individual's ability to be
    considered, interviewed, and hired by an employer,
    including: (i) whether credit and background checks reveal
    unpaid child support obligations, including, but not
    limited to, amounts in arrears, civil judgments, and
    criminal convictions for failure to pay child support, and
    (ii) whether the information revealed in a credit or
    background check regarding unpaid child support prevents
    applicants from gaining employment.
    (b) The Department shall report the results of the study
and any recommendations to the Governor and the General
Assembly on or before May 1, 2017.
    (c) This Section is repealed on January 1, 2018.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,

Effective Date: 7/30/2015