2010 Arkansas Code
Title 9 - Family Law
Subtitle 2 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 14 - Spousal and Child Support
Subchapter 2 - Enforcement Generally
§ 9-14-209 - Office of Child Support Enforcement -- Duty to provide information to consumer reporting agency.

9-14-209. Office of Child Support Enforcement -- Duty to provide information to consumer reporting agency.

(a) (1) As used in this section, "consumer reporting agency" means any person who, for monetary fees, dues, or on a cooperative, nonprofit basis regularly engages, in whole or in part, in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer reports to third parties.

(2) This term also includes any person who uses any means or facility of interstate commerce for the purpose of preparing or furnishing consumer reports.

(b) Upon written request by a consumer reporting agency, the Office of Child Support Enforcement of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and Administration shall provide information to the agency regarding an amount of overdue support owed by a noncustodial parent in a case involving the Title IV-D agency.

(c) The office shall report to a consumer reporting agency the name of any noncustodial parent who owes overdue support in a case involving the Title IV-D agency and the delinquent amount.

(d) (1) Prior to disclosure of the information to a consumer reporting agency, the office shall send the noncustodial parent a notice by regular mail to his or her last known address.

(2) The notice shall inform the noncustodial parent of the name and address of the consumer reporting agency, the amount of overdue support to be released, the procedure available for the noncustodial parent to contest the accuracy of the information, and a statement that if the noncustodial parent fails to contest the disclosure within seven (7) days of the mailing date on the notice, the information will be released.

(e) The information shall not be made available to:

(1) A consumer reporting agency that the office determines does not have sufficient capability to systematically and timely make accurate use of such information; or

(2) An entity that has not furnished evidence satisfactory to the office that the entity is a consumer reporting agency.

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