Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 158

S.P. 229 - L.D. 614

An Act To Improve Child Support Collection Procedures by Changing the Process of Modifying a Support Order

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 19-A MRSA 2201, sub-1, E, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, 2 and affected by Pt. E, 2, is amended to read:

E. If the department certifies the obligor to a board for noncompliance with an order of support, the board must revoke the obligor's license and refuse to issue or reissue a license until the obligor provides the board with a written confirmation of compliance from the department that states the obligor is in compliance with the obligor's order of support. A revocation by an agency or a refusal by an agency to reissue, renew or otherwise extend the license or certificate of authority is deemed a final determination within the meaning of Title 5, section 10002; and

Sec. 2. 19-A MRSA 2201, sub-1, F, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, 2 and affected by Pt. E, 2, is repealed.

Sec. 3. 19-A MRSA 2201, sub-11, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, 2 and affected by Pt. E, 2, is amended to read:

11.Motion to modify order of support; stay. This section does not prohibit a support obligor from filing a motion to modify support with the court or from requesting the department to amend a support obligation established by an administrative decision. The department shall stay action to certify the obligor to a board for noncompliance with an order of support if the obligor files a motion to modify support with the court and notifies the department of the motion or requests the department to amend a support obligation established by the department.

Sec. 4. 19-A MRSA 2202, sub-2, F, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, 2 and affected by Pt. E, 2, is amended to read:

F. If the obligor requests a hearing, the obligor shall direct the request to the department's support enforcement office that is responsible for handling the obligor's case; and

Sec. 5. 19-A MRSA 2202, sub-2, G, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, 2 and affected by Pt. E, 2, is repealed.

Sec. 6. 19-A MRSA 2202, sub-11, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 694, Pt. B, 2 and affected by Pt. E, 2, is amended to read:

11.Motion to modify court order of support; stay. This section does not prohibit a support obligor from filing a motion to modify support with the court or from requesting the department to amend a support obligation established by an administrative decision. The department shall stay action to certify the obligor to the Secretary of State for noncompliance with an order of support if the obligor files a motion to modify support with the court and notifies the department of the motion or requests the department to amend a support obligation established by the department.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333