Bill Summary for S 488 (2015-2016)

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Jun 3 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 488 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 25, 2015
AN ACT TO AMEND THE UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT (UIFSA) AND TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES THAT WILL RESULT IN MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT COLLECTION AND PAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT TO FAMILIES.
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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

Amends the long title.

Makes various technical changes throughout Section 1 of the bill. 

Directs the Revisor of Statutes to print all relevant portions of the Official Comments to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act as annotations to the published General Statutes.

Amends GS 110-130.1 to add that any fee imposed by the Department of Revenue or the Secretary of the Treasury to cover the costs of withholdings for administrative offsets are to be borne by the client.

Amends GS 110-136.4, concerning child support withholdings in IV-D cases, to allow the obligee to serve the payor with the required notice of obligation to withhold by electronic transmission in compliance with specified procedures; allows for this type of notice whether or not the withholding was contested. Also allows the IV-D agency to serve the payor with a notice of obligation to withhold, and service of notices to subsequent payors of their obligation to withhold when the obligor changes jobs, by electronic transmission in compliance with specified procedures.

Amends GS 110-139.2(b1) to require only reference to the applicable law (instead of providing a copy of the law) in the notice to the obligor of levy on an account with a financial institution.

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