Child support; administrative fees. (SB36)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patrons Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), and Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child support; administrative fees. Eliminates the $25 fee that a person not receiving public assistance must pay each year if more than $500 of child support is collected by the Department of Social Services in order to utilize the support enforcement services of the Department. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/19/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080590220
12/19/2007Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB36)
01/25/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/13/2008Continued to 2009 in Finance (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)


Marsha Maines writes:

If a private citizen wants the 'state' to funnel the child support money a Judge orders another party to pay, the private citizen SHOULD have to pay the state a 'fee' to perform the EXACT SAME activities that citizen can do on their own.
DCSE is a 'collection agency'. Collection agencies don't work for free, so why should my tax dollars pay for someone who chooses to utilize this service?