Governor’s Office releases draft child support enforcement bill

The Governor’s Office has released the legislation the Idaho Legislature will consider during its special session on Monday, May 18. If it is approved, it will bring the Idaho’s Child Support Program into federal compliance and avoid the loss of access to enforcement tools and funds.

“This has been a collaborative effort, and I am pleased we have a bill we can pass efficiently so our Child Support Program can continue to help Idaho families get the financial resources they’re entitled to,” said Department of Health and Welfare Director Richard Armstrong. 

The new bill contains the uniform language that all states are adopting for handling interstate and foreign child support orders. In a separate section of Idaho code, it also contains revisions that address some lawmakers’ concerns about dealing with foreign countries. Those revisions begin on page 32.

Read the news release from the Governor’s Office.

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