Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 3.djvu/492

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110 STAT. 2222 PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 exclusive jurisdiction for a court of another State to modify the order and assume"; (9) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections (g) and (h), respectively; (10) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new subsection: Courts. "(f) RECOGNITION OF CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS. —If 1 or more child support orders have been issued with regard to an obligor and a child, a court shall apply the following rules in determining which order to recognize for purposes of continuing, exclusive jurisdiction and enforcement: "(1) If only 1 court has issued a child support order, the order of that court must be recognized. "(2) If 2 or more courts have issued child support orders for the same obligor and child, and only 1 of the courts would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this section, the order of that court must be recognized. "(3) If 2 or more courts have issued child support orders for the same obligor and child, and more than 1 of the courts would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this section, an order issued by a court in the current home State of the child must be recognized, but if an order has not been issued in the current home State of the child, the order most recently issued must be recognized. "(4) If 2 or more courts have issued child support orders for the same obligor and child, and none of the courts would have continuing, exclusive jurisdiction under this section, a court may issue a child support order, which must be recognized. "(5) The court that has issued an order recognized under this subsection is the court having continuing, exclusive jurisdiction."; (11) in subsection (g) (as so redesignated)— (A) by striking "PRIOR" and inserting "MODIFIED"; and (B) by striking "subsection (e)" and inserting "subsections (e) and (f)"; (12) in subsection (h) (as so redesignated)— (A) in paragraph (2), by inserting "including the duration of current payments and other obligations of support" before the comma; and (B) in paragraph (3), by inserting "arrears under" after "enforce"; and (13) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(i) REGISTRATION FOR MODIFICATION. —If there is no individual contestant or child residing in the issuing State, the party or support enforcement agency seeking to modify, or to modify and enforce, a child support order issued in another State shall register that order in a State with jurisdiction over the nonmovant for the purpose of modification.". SEC. 323. ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT IN INTERSTATE CASES. Section 466(a) (42 U.S.C. 666(a)), as amended by sections 315 and 317 of this Act, is amended by inserting after paragraph (13) the following new paragraph: "(14) ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT IN INTERSTATE CASES.— Procedures under which—