HBA-SEB H.B. 1969 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1969 By: Van de Putte Juvenile Justice and Family Issues 3/18/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, the administering entity of a domestic relations office, typically a county office, department, or court, may assess and collect a monthly child support service fee of $3 from a managing conservator and possessory conservator of a child. H.B. 1969 authorizes an administering entity in a county that has a cooperative agreement with the Office of the Attorney General-Child Support Division to also collect an initial child support service fee not to exceed $36 on the filing of a suit affecting the parent-child relationship. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 203.005(a), Family Code, to authorize an administering entity to empower a domestic relations office to assess and collect an initial child support service fee not to exceed $36 to be paid to the domestic relations office on the filing of a suit in a county that has a cooperative agreement with the Title IV-D agency (Office of the Attorney General-Child Support Division). Redesignates Subdivisions (3)-(6) to (4)-(7). SECTION 2. Amends Section 110.006, Family Code, as follows: Sec. 110.006. New title: DOMESTIC RELATIONS OFFICE FEES. Makes a conforming change. SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 4. Emergency clause.