Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984, the Non-support Punishment Act, and the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that an award of sums of money out of the property or income of either or both parents may be made for the support of a child or children of the parties who have attained majority if: (1) the child is mentally or physically disabled and not otherwise emancipated; or (2) for the educational expenses of the child or children, whether of minor or majority age. Provides that the provision for educational expenses extends not only to periods of college education or professional or other training after graduation from high school, but also to any period during which the child of the parties is still attending high school, even though he or she attained the age of 19. Provides a list of what may be considered educational expenses. Provides that, if educational expenses are ordered payable, each parent and the child shall sign any consents necessary for the educational institution to provide the supporting parent with access to the child's academic transcripts, records, and grade reports. Lists factors that the court or the Department of Public Aid shall consider when deciding whether to make, decrease, modify, or terminate such a support order. Effective immediately.
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that if paternity or an order for support has been established, a petition for support and educational expenses for a non-minor child or children may be brought in the circuit court by a parent of the child or children, and not by the Department, in the instances set forth in the listed Section of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Amends the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984 and the Non-Support Punishment Act. Provides that issues of support and educational expenses for a non-minor child or children shall be determined by the court under the provisions of the listed Section of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.