H0414........................................................by MR. SPEAKER Requested by: Department of Health and Welfare CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS - STATEWIDE REGISTRY - Amends existing law to establish a statewide registry and disbursement unit for child support orders and to allow counties to continue to provide services for orders prior to 1994, or to allow the state to assume the responsibility. 01/12 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/12 Rpt prt - to Jud 03/06 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/10 3rd rdg - PASSED - 49-19-2 AYES -- Barraclough, Bell, Bieter, Bivens, Black(15), Black(23), Boe, Bruneel, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crane, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones(9), Jones(22), Jones(20), Judd, Kellogg, Kjellander, Lake, Linford, Mader, Marley, Meyer, Miller, Newcomb, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Richman, Robison, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone, Tippets, Trail, Watson, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker NAYS -- Alltus, Barrett, Callister, Denney, Hadley, Hansen, Hornbeck, Kendell, Loertscher, McKague, Mortensen, Ridinger, Sali, Schaefer, Stubbs, Taylor, Tilman, Wheeler, Wood Absent and excused -- Kempton, Kunz Floor Sponsor - Clark Title apvd - to Senate 03/11 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel 03/16 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/17 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/18 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stennett, Sweeney, Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth NAYS--None Absent and excused--Hansen Floor Sponsor - Boatright Title apvd - to House 03/19 To enrol - rpt enrol - Pres signed Sp signed - to Governor 03/20 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 249 Effective: 07/01/98
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 414 BY MR. SPEAKER Requested by: Department of Health and Welfare 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES; AMENDING SECTION 56-203A, IDAHO CODE, TO 3 PROVIDE A STATE REGISTRY AND DISBURSEMENT UNIT FOR CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS 4 AND TO PROVIDE THE COUNTIES WITH THE OPTION TO CONTINUE COLLECTING AND 5 DISBURSING ACTIVITIES FOR CASES ESTABLISHED PRIOR TO 1994. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 56-203A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 56-203A. AUTHORITY OF DEPARTMENT TO ENFORCE CHILD SUPPORT -- SUPPORT 10 ENFORCEMENT SERVICES. Whenever the department receives an application for pub- 11 lic assistance on behalf of a child and it shall appear to the satisfaction of 12 the department that said child has been abandoned by its parents, or that the 13 child and one (1) parent have been abandoned by the other parent, or that the 14 parent or other person who has a responsibility for the care, support or main- 15 tenance of such child has failed or neglected to give proper care or support 16 to such child, the department shall take appropriate action under the provi- 17 sions of this chapter, the abandonment or nonsupport statutes, or other appro- 18 priate statutes of this state to ensure that such parent or other person 19 responsible shall pay for the care, support or maintenance of said dependent 20 child. 21 The department may accept applications for support enforcement services on 22 behalf of persons who are not recipients of public assistance and may take 23 action as it deems appropriate to establish, modify or enforce support obliga- 24 tions against persons owing a duty to pay support. Action to establish support 25 obligations may be taken under the abandonment or nonsupport statutes or other 26 appropriate statutes of this state. The board of health and welfare may27 establish, by regulation, such reasonable standards as it deems necessary to28 limit applications for support enforcement services. Said standards shall take29 into account the income, property or other resources already available to sup-30 port said person for whom a support obligation exists.31 The department may charge fees to compensate it for services rendered in 32 establishment of or enforcement of support obligations. The board of33 health and welfaredirector shall, by regulation34 rule , establish reasonable fees for support enforcement 35 services, and said schedules of fees shall be made available to all applicants 36 for support enforcement services. The department may, on showing of necessity, 37 waive or defer any such fee. 38 Effective October 1, 1998, the department shall maintain a state 39 case registry that contains records of each case in which enforcement services 40 are being provided under this section and each child support order established 41 or modified in the state from and after that date. Effective the same date, 42 the department shall collect and disburse payments for all support orders 43 related to cases for which services are provided under this section and each 2 1 child support order established or modified after January 1, 1994, that is 2 subject to income withholding orders. For child support orders established 3 prior to January 1, 1994, at the option of each county and upon payment of the 4 cost of the service, the department shall collect and disburse payments. 5
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Establishes a statewide case registry and disbursement unit to allow better enforcement of
child support orders.
Statewide case registry: One time setup cost of $181,400 and ongoing costs of $44,800.
Statewide disbursement unit: One time setup cost of $135,500 and operational cost of
$377,700. There will be savings to the counties who will no longer have to collect and
receipt child support payments.