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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2350

PUBLIC LAW 100-485—OCT. 13, 1988

(2) by inserting "(D) a fee (in accordance with regulations of the Secretary) for performing genetic tests may be imposed on any individual who is not a recipient of aid under a State plan approved under part A," after "section 464(a)(2),". (d) ENCOURAGEMENT OF CIVIL PROCESSES.—Part D of title IV of such Act is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "ENCOURAGEMENT OF STATES TO ADOPT SIMPLE CIVIL PROCESS FOR VOLUNTARILY ACKNOWLEDGING PATERNITY AND A CIVIL PROCEDURE FOR ESTABLISHING PATERNITY IN CONTESTED CASES

42 USC 668.

"SEC. 468. In the administration of the child support enforcement program under this part, each State is encouraged to establish and implement a simple civil process for voluntarily acknowledging paternity and a civil procedure for establishing paternity in contested cases.". (e) REQUIREMENT TO PERMIT PATERNITY ESTABLISHMENT FOR CHILD UNDER 18.—Section 466(a)(5)(A) of such Act (as so designated by

subsection (b) of this section) is amended— (1) by inserting "(i)" before "(A)"; and (2) by inserting at the end the following new clause: Effective date. "(ii) As of August 16, 1984, the requirement of clause (i) shall also apply to any child for whom paternity has not yet been established and any child for whom a paternity action was brought but dismissed because a statute of limitations of less than 18 years was then in effect in the State.". 42 USC 652 note. (f) EFFECTIVE DATE; IMPLEMENTATION.—(1) The amendments made by subsections (a), (d), and (e) shall become effective on the date of the enactment of this Act. 42 USC 654 note. (2) The amendments made by subsections (b) and (c) shall become effective on the first day of the first month beginning one year or more after the date of the enactment of this Act. 42 USC 652 note. (3) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall collect the data necessary to implement the requirements of section 452(g) of the Social Security Act (as added by subsection (a) of this section) and may, in carrying out the requirement of determining a State's paternity establishment percentage for the fiscal year 1988, compute such percentage on the basis of data collected with respect to the last quarter of such fiscal year (or, if such data are not available, the first quarter of the fiscal year 1989) if the Secretary determines that data for the full year are not available. SEC. 112. INCREASED FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR PATERNITY ESTABLISHMENT. (a) INCREASED PAYMENTS TO STATES.—Section 455(a)(l) of the 42 USC 655. Social Security Act is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of subparagraph (A); (2) by striking the semicolon at the end of subparagraph (B) and inserting in lieu thereof ", and"; and (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(C) equal to 90 percent (rather than the percentage specified in subparagraph (A)) of so much of the sums expended during such quarter as are attributable to laboratory costs incurred in determining paternity;". 42 USC 655 note. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to laboratory costs incurred on or after October 1, 1988.