• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) A party or support enforcement agency seeking to enforce a support order or an income-withholding order, or both, issued by a tribunal of another state may send the documents required for registering the order to a support enforcement agency of the District.

(b) Upon receipt of the documents, the support enforcement agency, without initially seeking to register the order, shall consider and, if appropriate, use any administrative procedure authorized by the law of the District to enforce a support order or an income-withholding order, or both. If the obligor does not contest administrative enforcement, the order need not be registered. If the obligor contests the validity or administrative enforcement of the order, the support enforcement agency shall register the order pursuant to this chapter.

(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 507, formerly § 502, 42 DCR 6748; July 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-131, § 2(i), 45 DCR 2924; June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(e)(5), 53 DCR 3634.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-345.7.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, in subsec. (a), substituted "party or support enforcement agency" for "party".

Temporary Amendments of Section

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(i) of Uniform Interstate Family Support Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-94, April 29, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2785).

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-131, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 46-301.01.

For Law 16-137, see notes following § 46-301.01.

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provides: "This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007."

Emergency Act Amendments

For temporary addition of section, see § 2(i) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-225, December 23, 1997, 45 DCR 151), and § 2(i) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-310, March 20, 1998, 45 DCR 1950).

Uniform Law

This section is based upon § 507 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act). See Volume 9, Part IB Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.