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HB 5303 — Child Support Enforcement

by Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee and Rep. Williamson

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

The bill authorizes and directs the Department of Revenue (department) to pay the federal mandatory fee for child support cases involving an individual who has never received temporary cash assistance and for whom the department has collected at least $550 of support.

The Federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Public Law No. 115-123 § 53117, amended 42 U.S.C. s. 654(6)(B)(ii), to increase the annual fee from $25 to $35, and the minimum amount of support collected and disbursed by the department before the fee is payable, from $500 to $550.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 112-0