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H.B. 229 Enrolled







Sponsor: Mike Thompson

                  This act modifies the Human Services Code. This act permits custodial or noncustodial
                  parents or their legal representatives to serve the Office of Recovery Services to obtain
                  certain information.
                  This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
                      62A-11-304.4, as last amended by Chapter 59, Laws of Utah 2002
                  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
                      (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
                      (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
                      (4) Consistent with Title 63, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management
                  Act, the office shall adopt procedures to classify records to prohibit the unauthorized use or
                  disclosure of information relating to a proceeding to:
                      (a) establish paternity; or
                      (b) establish or enforce support.
                      (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 court;
                      (ii) the information has not been safeguarded in accordance with Section 454 of the
                  Social Security Act;

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                      (iii) the party whose location is being sought has been afforded notice in accordance with
                  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
                      (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.
                      (6) Custodial or noncustodial parents or their legal representatives who are denied
                  location information in accordance with Subsection (5) may serve the Office of Recovery
                  Services to initiate an action to obtain the information.

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