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Policy & Legislation

ERICSA is instrumental in improving policies, procedures, practices, laws and regulations that deal with all aspects of child support. In keeping with its name, ERICSA seeks to focus special attention on the interstate aspects of child support enforcement through the program support and policy work the Association provides year-round.

ERICSA maintains strong, informal, working relationships with such organizations as:

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
  • Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
  • National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
  • National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA)
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
  • National Council of Child Support Directors (NCCSD)
  • National Tribal Child Support Association (NTCSA)
  • Western Intergovernmental Child Support Engagement Council (WICSEC)

UPA 2017 Approved and Recommended

The Uniform Parentage Act (2017) was approved and recommended on or about July 20, 2017 by the Uniform Law Commission for enactment in all the states. The UPA 2017 provides states with a uniform legal framework for establishing parent-child relationships. This act updates prior versions of the UPA, last revised in 2002. To view the final act, for legislative materials, and to monitor adoption by the states of the act, click here.

Policy and Legislation Committee

The Policy & Legislation Committee monitors, analyzes and comments on legislation, policy and regulations. The Committee is responsible for keeping the Board of Directors informed on policy issues and develops Resolutions and Position Papers for Board approval and dissemination to ERICSA members. The Policy & Legislation Committee is responsible for coordinating contacts with congressional representatives and interaction with the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.

Fair Credit Reporting Act Passed

The federal Child Support Assistance Act of 2015 passed on December 7, 2015. ERICSA supported this legislation as a means to assist child support agencies in the collection of child support payments and in the establishment of realistic child support orders. Passage of this legislation will amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act by removing the 10-day notice requirement given to non-custodial parents before the IV-D agency may obtain his or her credit report. In addition, the changes to the law provide clarity to child support agencies as to the proper use of consumer reports to establish, modify, and enforce child support orders.

Resolutions/Position Papers

Here you will find the resolutions and position papers that have been approved by the ERICSA board. We have also made available archived papers for your convenience.

Board Approved Resolution/Position Papers

Archived Resolutions/Position Papers

Recent Legislation

Media Resources

Please take a look at our Intergovernmental Improvement page for tools and resources of particular value to child support professionals working intergovernmental child support cases.