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House Bill No. 5526

Public Act No. 14-177


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (l) of section 17b-179 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(l) The Bureau of Child Support Enforcement shall arrange to provide a single centralized automated system for the reporting of collections on all accounts established for the collection of all IV-D support orders. Such reporting shall be made available to the Family Support Magistrate Division and to all state agencies which have a cooperative agreement with the IV-D agency. Such automated system shall include a state case registry which complies with federal law and regulations. The state case registry shall contain information on each support order established or modified in this state. The Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, utilizing information contained in the state case registry, shall establish, maintain and periodically update a list of all delinquent child support obligors. The list shall, at a minimum, contain the name, residential address and amount of the delinquent child support owed by a child support obligor, exclusive of any amount of child support owed for which an appeal is pending. The Bureau of Child Support Enforcement shall publish on the Department of Social Services' Internet web site, the names, residential addresses and amounts of delinquent child support owed by the one hundred individuals having the highest delinquent child support obligations. For purposes of this subsection, "delinquent child support obligor" means an obligor who (1) owes overdue child support, accruing after the entry of a court order, in an amount which exceeds ninety days of periodic payments on a current child support or arrearage payment order, or (2) has failed to make court ordered medical or dental insurance coverage available within ninety days of the issuance of a court order or fails to maintain such coverage pursuant to a court order for a period of ninety days.

Approved June 11, 2014