Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4360Primary Sponsor: WilkinsType of Legislation: GBSubject: Statewide Automated Child Support Enforcement SystemResiding Body: SenateCompanion Bill Number: 1381Computer Document Number: DKA/3553.ACIntroduced Date: Feb 05, 1992Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Jun 02, 1992Last History Type: Read second time, notice of general amendmentsScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Wilkins Harrison HodgesType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4360 Senate Jun 02, 1992 Read second time, notice of general amendments 4360 Senate May 20, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 11 4360 Senate Apr 30, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 11 referred to Committee 4360 House Apr 30, 1992 Read third time, sent to Senate 4360 House Apr 29, 1992 Read second time 4360 House Apr 15, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 27 4360 House Feb 05, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 27 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 20, 1992
S. Printed 5/20/92--S.
Read the first time April 30, 1992.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 4360), to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section 43-5-247 so as to establish a statewide Automated Child Support Enforcement System, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
H. SAMUEL STILWELL, for Committee.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 43-5-247 SO AS TO ESTABLISH A STATEWIDE AUTOMATED CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM BY PROVIDING THAT COUNTY CLERKS OF COURT PROCESS CASES ADMINISTERED UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT BY USING THE STATEWIDE AUTOMATED SYSTEM DEVELOPED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CLERKS OF COURT AND IMPLEMENTED THROUGH THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
Whereas, the Family Support Act of 1988 requires each state to have a statewide automated child support enforcement system; and
Whereas, if such a statewide system is not adopted, South Carolina is in jeopardy of losing all federal child support enforcement funds and also funding for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); and
Whereas, currently through contracts with the counties the State has an efficient and effective child support collection system in which there is substantial county participation in the statewide automated system and which should be preserved and expanded to full participation in the statewide system; and
Whereas, to comply with the requirements of the Family Support Act of 1988 and to protect the State from jeopardizing federal child support and AFDC funds, as well as to preserve the current child support collection system, it is necessary that this system become automated statewide. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 43-5-247. County clerks of court shall process cases administered under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act by using the Statewide Child Support Enforcement Automated System developed in conjunction with the clerks of court and implemented through the South Carolina Department of Social Services. At county cost, the clerks of court may use this automated system for other family court cases, including child support cases and other court functions not administered under Title IV-D."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.