(305 ILCS 5/12-12.1)
    Sec. 12-12.1. Deadbeats most wanted list.
    (a) The Director 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. The list shall include only those persons who are in arrears in an amount greater than $5,000 (or such greater amount as established by the Department by rule). The list shall not exceed 200 individuals at any point. The list shall include the individual's name and address, the amount of any child support arrearage, and any other information deemed appropriate by the Department.
    (b) At least 90 days before the disclosure under subsection (a) of the name of an individual who is in arrears in his or her child support obligations, the Director shall mail a written notice to the individual by certified mail addressed to the individual's last known address. The notice shall detail the amount of the arrearage and the Department's intent to disclose the arrearage. If the arrearage is not paid 60 days after the notice was delivered to the individual or the Department has been notified that delivery was refused, and the individual has not, since the mailing of the notice, entered into a written agreement with the Department for payment of the arrearage, the Director may disclose the individual's arrearage under subsection (a).
    (c) An individual in arrears in his or her child support obligations under an Illinois court order or administrative order is not subject to disclosure under subsection (a) if (1) a written agreement for payment exists between the individual and the Department or (2) the arrearage is the subject of an administrative hearing, administrative review, or judicial review.
    (d) The list shall be available for public inspection at the Department or by other means of publication, including the Internet.
    (e) A disclosure made by the Director in a good faith effort to comply with this Section may not be considered a violation of any confidentiality laws.
(Source: P.A. 92-373, eff. 7-1-02.)