From the website, here is a financial statement regarding this movement from the government:
Fiscal Services Division
Legislative Services Agency
HF 2309 – Child Support Recovery Technical Changes (LSB 5132 HV)
Analyst: Jess Benson (Phone: (515) 281-4611) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fiscal Note Version - New
House File 2309 brings Iowa’s Child Support Recovery Unit (CSRU) of the Department of
Human Services into compliance with the federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and makes
Division I provides for assignment or transfer of child support to the State when a child receives
Family Investment Program (FIP) assistance.
Division II permits garnishment of money held by the State to pay delinquent child support.
Division III clarifies the requirements a consumer reporting agency must meet regarding the
receipt and use of information received regarding delinquent child support.
Division IV requires cellular telephone companies to provide cellular telephone numbers for a
computer match to CSRU.
Division V authorizes the district court to order certain income providers (such as self-employed
persons) to establish a bank account for child support payments if the amount owed is equal to
the total payments for one month.
Division VI eliminates the requirement for the CSRU to include parent’s social security numbers
on the notice for administrative levy of an account.
Division VII delays implementation of provisions regarding medical support until July 1, 2009.
Implementation of the provisions of HF 2309 will require the CSRU to update computer
programming and add staff, including:
• Contract staff estimated at 535 hours in FY 2009 and 285 hours in FY 2010, at a rate of
$37.70 an hour, for the implementation of changes to the assignment of child support,
cellular phone number reporting, and medical support.
• Contract information technology staff estimated at 475 hours in FY 2009 and 4,216 hours in
FY 2010, at a rate of $75 an hour, to reprogram automated system changes required for the
assignment of child support, cellular phone number reporting, and medical support.
• 4.5 FTE positions beginning in FY 2010, to gather and review information to determine the
availability of health insurance for the child.
• 3.0 FTE positions beginning in FY 2010 to help with the increased workload related to the
implementation of medical support requirements.
• Setup costs for 8 employees in FY 2010 of $6,000 each for rent, computers, cubicles, and
The State’s share of these costs is 34%.
House File 2309 is estimated to increase General Fund expenditures by $19,000 in FY 2009
and $291,000 in FY 2010.
Estimated State Expenditures
FY 2009 FY 2010
Contract Staff $ 6 ,861 $ 107,499
Contract Information Techology Staff 12,113 3,657
Salaries 0 157,361
Setup Costs 0 16,320
Paper, Postage, Sheriff Fees 0 6,024
Total $ 18,974 $ 290,861
Department of Human Services, CSRU
/s/ Holly M. Lyons
The fiscal note and correctional impact statement for this bill was prepared pursuant to Joint Rule 17 and pursuant to
Section 2.56, Code of Iowa. Data used in developing this fiscal note and correctional impact statement are available
from the Fiscal Services Division, Legislative Services Agency to members of the Legislature upon request.
February 25, 2008