BILL REQ. #: S-3815.1
|State of Washington||59th Legislature||2006 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/09/2006. Referred to Committee on Human Services & Corrections.
AN ACT Relating to creating a child support performance award; adding a new section to chapter 26.18 RCW; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 Washington spends significant resources each
year on child support services. The legislature intends to acknowledge
parents who are fulfilling their noncustodial child support obligation.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 A new section is added to chapter 26.18 RCW
to read as follows:
The department shall:
(1) Issue to an obligor or noncustodial parent a formal accounting or financial statement, documenting payments and credits for child support, and if applicable, spousal maintenance, at the end of each year, or upon request;
(2) Award a certificate to those who are in satisfactory or excellent compliance with their noncustodial financial obligations, at the end of each year, or upon request; and
(3) Keep a record of the certificate, which may be admitted at the court's discretion, as evidence in civil proceedings involving the noncustodial parent.