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36-5-107 - Disposition of incentive payments Prohibition against agency use of payments for social and recreational purposes.

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36-5-107. Disposition of incentive payments Prohibition against agency use of payments for social and recreational purposes. (a)In the event that, pursuant to federal requirements, the department of human services adopts a plan requiring political subdivisions to pass incentive payments through to agencies actually participating in the IV-D program of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 651-665, any incentive payment made to a political subdivision that the department designates to be passed through to such an agency shall be appropriated by the political subdivision to the use and benefit of the designated agency. (b)(1)Except in districts where existing non-child support obligations for rent and payroll already exceed this figure, at least seventy percent (70%) of the federal incentive payments distributed by the department and disbursed by the executive director of the district attorneys general conference as provided in § 8-7-602 shall be utilized to encourage and improve the cost-effectiveness of child support enforcement efforts. (2)In those districts where existing non-child support rent and payroll obligations already exceed thirty percent (30%) of the incentive payment expenditures for that district, one hundred percent (100%) of the federal incentive funds shall be utilized to encourage and improve the cost-effectiveness of child support enforcement efforts. (3)Notwithstanding the requirements in subdivisions (b)(1) and (2), such funds may be appropriated by the general assembly for other purposes consistent with applicable federal requirements, to the extent that such appropriation is specifically set forth in the general appropriations act. Further, such funds shall be disbursed only for goods and services for which state funds may properly be disbursed and within limitations imposed on state disbursements including, but not limited to, state travel regulations. (4)The provisions of this subsection (b) shall not be construed or implemented in any manner that jeopardizes the receipt of federal funding pursuant to the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 651-665. (c)An agency that participates in the IV-D program, and that receives federal incentive payments from the department as a result of such participation, shall not utilize any portion of the incentive payments for the social or recreational benefit of the agency's officers, employees, agents, or the family members of the officers, employees or agents.[Acts 1985, ch. 477, § 19; 1990, ch. 974, §§ 2, 3, 5.]
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  • 36-5-107. Disposition of incentive payments Prohibition against agency use of payments for social and recreational purposes.

    (a)  In the event that, pursuant to federal requirements, the department of human services adopts a plan requiring political subdivisions to pass incentive payments through to agencies actually participating in the IV-D program of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 651-665, any incentive payment made to a political subdivision that the department designates to be passed through to such an agency shall be appropriated by the political subdivision to the use and benefit of the designated agency.

    (b)  (1)  Except in districts where existing non-child support obligations for rent and payroll already exceed this figure, at least seventy percent (70%) of the federal incentive payments distributed by the department and disbursed by the executive director of the district attorneys general conference as provided in § 8-7-602 shall be utilized to encourage and improve the cost-effectiveness of child support enforcement efforts.

         (2)  In those districts where existing non-child support rent and payroll obligations already exceed thirty percent (30%) of the incentive payment expenditures for that district, one hundred percent (100%) of the federal incentive funds shall be utilized to encourage and improve the cost-effectiveness of child support enforcement efforts.

         (3)  Notwithstanding the requirements in subdivisions (b)(1) and (2), such funds may be appropriated by the general assembly for other purposes consistent with applicable federal requirements, to the extent that such appropriation is specifically set forth in the general appropriations act. Further, such funds shall be disbursed only for goods and services for which state funds may properly be disbursed and within limitations imposed on state disbursements including, but not limited to, state travel regulations.

         (4)  The provisions of this subsection (b) shall not be construed or implemented in any manner that jeopardizes the receipt of federal funding pursuant to the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 651-665.

    (c)  An agency that participates in the IV-D program, and that receives federal incentive payments from the department as a result of such participation, shall not utilize any portion of the incentive payments for the social or recreational benefit of the agency's officers, employees, agents, or the family members of the officers, employees or agents.

    [Acts 1985, ch. 477, § 19; 1990, ch. 974, §§ 2, 3, 5.]  

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