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Bill Number: 680 Ratification Number: 212 Act Number 152 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Withholding of income to secure payment of child support obligations
(A152, R212, S680)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 20-7-1315, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO WITHHOLDING OF INCOME TO SECURE PAYMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS, SO AS TO EXEMPT THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION AS A PAYOR IN THE PAYMENT OF BENEFITS AND TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN A CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY IS NOTIFIED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION THAT AN OBLIGOR IS RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS THE AGENCY MUST NOTIFY THE COURT FOR THE INTERCEPT OF BENEFITS IN THE EVENT OF A DELINQUENCY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 20-7-1315(A)(8) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(8) 'Payor' means any payor of income to an obligor. For purposes of this section, the South Carolina Employment Security Commission is not considered to be a payor."
Enforcement of child support; unemployment insurance benefits
SECTION 2. Section 20-7-1315(E) of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"(11) When the child support enforcement agency is notified by the South Carolina Employment Security Commission in accordance with Section 41-35-140 that the obligor is receiving unemployment insurance benefits, the child support enforcement agency must notify the court for the intercept of unemployment insurance benefits when a delinquency in Title IV-D cases occurs. The intercept of unemployment insurance benefits must be in accordance with Section 41-35-140."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.