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S.B. 24 Enrolled






Sponsor: D. Edgar Allen

                  This act modifies the requirements under which the Office of Recovery Services may release
                  information on custodial or noncustodial parents.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      62A-11-304.4, as enacted by Chapter 232, Laws of Utah 1997
                  Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
                      Section 1. Section 62A-11-304.4 is amended to read:
                       62A-11-304.4. Filing of location information -- Service of process.
                      (1) (a) Upon the entry of an order in a proceeding to establish paternity or to establish,
                  modify, or enforce a support order, each party shall file identifying information and shall update
                  that information as changes occur:
                      (i) with the court or administrative agency that conducted the proceeding; and
                      (ii) after October 1, 1998, with the state case registry.
                      (b) The identifying information required under Subsection (1)(a) shall include the person's
                  social security number, driver's license number, residential and mailing addresses, telephone
                  numbers, the name, address, and telephone number of employers, and any other data required by
                  the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.
                      (c) In any subsequent child support action involving the office or between the parties, state
                  due process requirements for notice and service of process shall be satisfied as to a party upon:
                      (i) a sufficient showing that diligent effort has been made to ascertain the location of the
                  party; and
                      (ii) delivery of notice to the most recent residential or employer address filed with the
                  court, administrative agency, or state case registry under Subsection (1)(a).
                      (2) (a) The office shall provide individuals who are applying for or receiving services

                  under this chapter or who are parties to cases in which services are being provided under this
                      (i) with notice of all proceedings in which support obligations might be established or
                  modified; and
                      (ii) with a copy of any order establishing or modifying a child support obligation, or in the
                  case of a petition for modification, a notice of determination that there should be no change in the
                  amount of the child support award, within 14 days after issuance of such order or determination.
                      (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (2)(a)(ii), notice in the case of an interstate order shall be
                  provided in accordance with Section 78-45f-614 .
                      (3) Service of all notices and orders under this part shall be made in accordance with Title
                  63, Chapter 46b, Administrative Procedures Act, the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, or this section.
                      (4) Consistent with Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act,
                  the office shall adopt procedures to classify records to prohibit[: (a)] the unauthorized use or
                  disclosure of information relating to a proceeding to:
                      [(i)] (a) establish paternity; or
                      [(ii)] (b) establish or enforce support[;].
                      [(b) the release of information on the whereabouts of one party to another party if such a
                  release is prohibited by a protective order; and]
                      [(c) the release of information on the whereabouts of one party to another party if the office
                  has reason to believe that the release may result in physical or emotional harm to a party.]
                      (5) (a) The office shall, upon written request, provide location information available in its
                  files on a custodial or noncustodial parent to the other party or the other party's legal counsel
                  provided that:
                      (i) the party seeking the information produces a copy of the parent-time order signed by the
                      (ii) the information has not been safeguarded in accordance with Section 454 of the Social
                  Security Act;
                      (iii) the party whose location is being sought has been afforded notice in accordance with

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                  Section 62A-11-304.4 of the opportunity to contest release of the information;
                      (iv) the party whose location is being sought has not provided the office with a copy of a
                  protective order, a current court order prohibiting disclosure, a current court order limiting or
                  prohibiting the requesting person's contact with the party whose location is being sought, a criminal
                  order, or documentation of a pending proceeding for any of the above; and
                      (v) there is no other state or federal law that would prohibit disclosure.
                      (b) "Location information" shall consist of the current residential address of the custodial
                  or noncustodial parent and, if different and known to the office, the current residence of any children
                  who are the subject of the parent-time order. If there is no current residential address available, the
                  person's place of employment and any other location information shall be disclosed.
                      (c) For the purposes of this section, "reason to believe" under Section 454 of the Social
                  Security Act means that the person seeking to safeguard information has provided to the office a
                  copy of a protective order, current court order prohibiting disclosure, current court order prohibiting
                  or limiting the requesting person's contact with the party whose location is being sought, or criminal
                  order signed by a court of competent jurisdiction, or documentation of a pending proceeding for any
                  of the above.
                      (d) Neither the state, the department, the office nor its employees shall be liable for any
                  information released in accordance with this section.

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