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 30-3-196 - State Case Registry.
State Case Registry.
(a) The state Title IV-D agency shall maintain a central repository of case information, which shall be known as the State Case Registry and shall contain records with respect to:
(1) Each case in which services are being provided by the state Title IV-D agency.
(2) Each support order established or modified in the state on or after October 1, 1998.
(b) The records in the State Case Registry shall use standardized data elements for both parents, such as names, Social Security numbers and other uniform identification numbers, dates of birth, case identification numbers, and contain other information as federal regulations may require.
(c) Each case record in the State Case Registry with respect to which services are being provided by the state Title IV-D agency and with respect to which a support order has been established shall include a record of the following:
(1) The amount of monthly or other periodic support owed under the order, and other amounts including arrearages, interest, and fees due or overdue under the order.
(2) Any amount described in subdivision (1) that has been collected.
(3) The distribution of the collected amounts.
(4) The birth date of any child for whom the order requires the provision of support.
(5) The amount of any lien imposed with respect to the order.
(d) The state agency maintaining the State Case Registry shall promptly establish and update, maintain, and regularly monitor, case records in the State Case Registry with respect to which services are being provided under the state Title IV-D child support program.
(e) Information from the State Case Registry shall be used to carry out the responsibilities of the Title IV-D child support program. Such usage shall include:
(1) Furnishing to the Federal Case Registry of Child Support Orders information on child support cases recorded in the State Case Registry that is necessary to operate the federal registry as specified by federal regulations.
(2) Exchanging information with the Federal Parent Locator Service for the purposes of location of individuals and the enforcement of orders.
(3) Exchanging such information with agencies of this state and of other states administering federally funded programs, including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and Medicaid, as necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the child support program and those of the other involved programs.
(4) Exchanging such information with other agencies of the state, agencies of other states, and interstate information networks, as necessary and appropriate to carry out or assist other states to carry out the purposes of the child support program.
(Acts 1997, No. 97-447, p. 772, §7.)