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ERIC Number: ED246366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-14
Pages: 365
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Child Support Enforcement Legislation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation of the Committee on Ways and Means. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.
This document contains prepared statements and witness testimony from the Congressional hearing on child support enforcement legislation. Statistical data on family composition, divorce and separation trends, living arrangements for children, poverty status, welfare support, and child support are presented. The content of proposed bill H.R. 3545 is described. A prepared statement and section-by-section summaries of the proposed child support enforcement program amendments are given by Margaret M. Heckler, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Further statements in support of legislative efforts are given by several Congressional representatives. Witness testimony is given by representatives of several state child support enforcement divisions, family support councils, FOCUS, KINDER, Parents Without Partners, the National Women's Law Center, SPLIT, Inc., and parents. Topics which are discussed include child support enforcement for public assistance and non-public assistance families, economic needs, the social ramifications of enforcement, debt collection procedures and proposals, parental obligations, reasons for nonpayment of child support, and legal assistance alternatives. The document concludes with numerous submissions for the record by lawyers, ministers, and parent groups. (BL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Ways and Means.