LINDNER-RONEN-ROSKAM-MOORE,ANDREA-BIGGERT AND FLOWERS.
PUB AID-CHILD SUPPORT BUDGETNG
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Article of the
Illinois Public Aid Code. Provides that the Department of Human
Services, as the successor agency to the Department of Public Aid for
the purpose of administering the AFDC program, shall apply the same
budgeting process to income from child support as it does for earned
income, but not counting as income the first $50 in child support
received each month. Provides that families may choose to have the
unearned income of a household member who is not included in the
assistance unit budgeted as earned income of the assistance unit.
Effective July 1, 1997.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
HB 1129 fails to create a State mandate.
FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Public Aid)
HB1129 would have a significant impact on the child support
enforcement trust fund which is used to operate the State's
Child Support Program. By passing onto the client not only the
first $50 collected, but also $2 of each additional $3 collec-
ted, the trust fund would ultimately go bankrupt without the
infusion of general revenue funds.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything and reinserts language similar to the bill as
introduced, but provides that the provisions regarding budgeting child
support income apply to families who have income from employment as
well as child support income. Provides that the Dept. shall distribute
child support to the family not exceeding the amount required to be
paid to the family each month. Provides that implementation of the
budgeting process in these provisions is contingent on the Department
of Health and Human Services granting a waiver or agreeing not to
claim child support money distributed to families as the federal
share of the amount collected. Effective July 1, 1997.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
No change from previous mandates note.
FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. of Public Health)
The bill would be cost neutral to the State.
HOME RULE NOTE
HB 1129 does not preempt home rule authority.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Replaces provisions regarding budgeting earned income and child
support income for families receiving cash assistance. Provides that
the Department shall reduce the cash assistance grant by an amount
equal to one-third of the child support paid to the household and that
the family shall continue to be eligible for cash assistance if the
budgeted earned income and child support does not exceed the federal
poverty level. Deletes provisions regarding budgeting unearned income.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
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