90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1129
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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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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