2021 Code of Alabama
Title 30 - Marital and Domestic Relations.
Chapter 3 - Child Custody and Support.
Article 9 - Alabama Child Support Reform Act of 1997.
Section 30-3-192 - Data Match System; Accounts Encumbered or Surrendered; Reasonable Fees; Liability; Disclosure of Financial Records; Penalties.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 30-3-192 (2021)

Section 30-3-192

Data match system; accounts encumbered or surrendered; reasonable fees; liability; disclosure of financial records; penalties.

(a) The state Title IV-D agency shall enter into agreements with financial institutions doing business in Alabama to develop and operate a data match system, using automated data exchanges to the maximum extent feasible, to provide on a calendar quarter basis the following information to the extent available for each noncustodial parent who maintains an account with the contracting financial institution and who owes past due support as identified by the state Title IV-D agency by name and Social Security number or other taxpayer identifying information: (i) name, (ii) record address, (iii) Social Security number or other tax identification number, and (iv) other identifying information that may be a part of the institution's records.

(b) Upon service of a notice of lien or levy from the state Title IV-D agency on a financial institution, the financial institution shall encumber or surrender to the state Title IV-D agency any amounts, up to the amount of the lien or levy, in any accounts with the financial institution in the name of, or available to be withdrawn by, any noncustodial parent who is subject to a child support lien or levy.

(c) The state Title IV-D agency may pay a reasonable fee to a financial institution for conducting a data match, not to exceed the actual costs incurred by the financial institution.

(d) A financial institution shall not be held liable under any federal or state law to any person for disclosure of information to the state Title IV-D agency under this section, or for encumbering or surrendering any assets held by the financial institution in response to a notice of lien or levy issued by the state Title IV-D agency, or for any other action taken in good faith to comply with the requirements of Act 97-447.

(e) The state Title IV-D agency may disclose financial records only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary in establishing, modifying, or enforcing a child or spousal support obligation of an individual. No liability shall arise to the state Title IV-D agency or any of its employees from any disclosure which results from a good faith but erroneous attempt to comply with this section.

(f) The state Title IV-D agency may impose penalties as established by rules and regulations applicable to penalties promulgated by the state Title IV-D agency for failure of financial institutions to comply with the terms of this section.

(Acts 1997, No. 97-447, p. 772, §3.)

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