HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.R. NO.79            
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE  RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO REPORT ON
    WAGE ASSIGNMENT PAYMENTS.



 1        WHEREAS, after divorce, the standard of living for a
 2   custodial parent and children often goes down; and
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 4        WHEREAS, to rectify this situation, the State has mandated
 5   child support guidelines to assure that a certain amount of the
 6   non-custodial parent's funds are available for the children;
 7   and
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 9        WHEREAS, the Child Support Enforcement Agency is the state
10   agency responsible for enforcing child support payments coming
11   through wage assignment; and
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13        WHEREAS, there are approximately 196,000 parents involved
14   in the child support system which collected over $87 million on
15   their behalf in 1998; and
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17        WHEREAS, the many complaints about late checks and missing
18   payments in the Child Support Enforcement Agency system were
19   supposed to have been addressed with the introduction of the
20   new KEIKI computer system last July, but complaints about the
21   system continue to exist; and
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23        WHEREAS, an operation of this magnitude can have a
24   tremendous impact on the children of this State if child
25   support operations are not handled efficiently and effectively;
26   now, therefore,
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28        BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
29   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
30   of 1999, that the Child Support Enforcement Agency is requested
31   to report to the Legislature, no later than twenty days before
32   the convening of the Regular Session of 2000, on the current
33   status of child support enforcement, steps taken to improve the
34   system, and future steps necessary to make the system function
35   efficiently and effectively for all parents and children in the
36   system; and
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 1        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
 2   Resolution be transmitted to the Administrator of the Child
 3   Support Enforcement Agency and the Attorney General.
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