STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2018) — The House of Representatives advanced State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) legislation on Monday that would make it easier for Hoosiers to make child support payments.
This proposal would now allow parents who make child support payments in cash to utilize retail locations in addition to the county clerk’s office. Mayfield said adding more locations to accept child support payments would eliminate hurdles that currently exist in the payment process, especially for those who travel or do not live in the same county where child support was ordered.
“This legislation goes a long way in making the collection of child support easier for all parties,” Mayfield said. “It improves the process for Hoosiers and takes steps to ensure children receive financial support for their everyday life.”
Additionally, Mayfield’s legislation would urge the Legislative Council to task a summer study committee to look at the Indiana Support Enforcement Tracking System or ISETS, an aging computer system used by the Department of Child Services, and recommend ways to update it.
State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) represents House District 60, which includes portions of Morgan and Monroe counties and is the Assistant Majority Floor Leader. She serves as a member of Ways and Means, Insurance and Public Policy committees.
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PICTURED: State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) presents her legislation to the House of Representatives that would make it easier for Hoosiers to make child support payments on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Mayfield’s legislation can now be considered by the Senate.