MARTINEZ LEGISLATION STRENGTHENS OVERDUE CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
 
Springfield, IL— Yesterday, State Senator Iris Y. Martinez passed child support enforcement legislation passed the Senate earlier today.

 

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 It allows the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) to place a lien on the assets of parents who owe past-due child support worth more than $2,500. The legislation also denies the parents of overdue payments the right to obtain passport.

“I am ecstatic that my colleagues found this legislation as important as I did,” Martinez said. “We need more legislation like this to make sure that children have every available resource to be successful.”

SB 1612 would put Illinois in line with federal law by allowing HFS to seize and attach workers’ compensation settlements without a court order. The bill also streamlines the collection of past due child support payments, allowing HFS to obtain past due payments by placing a lien on the non-custodial parent’s assets.

“I will continue to look for ways to make sure children aren’t exploited by delinquent parents. This legislation will ensure that children in Illinois receive the financial support they deserve to lead health and productive lives,” said Martinez.

SB 1612 now goes to the House for consideration.

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