Capitol Hill Update – May 7, 2015

NCSEA-Supported Legislation Introduced

Representatives Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) have introduced an NCSEA-supported bill (H.R. 2091) addressing the current administrative costs and delays resulting from the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) requirements placed on IV-D agencies which require them to give consumers at least 10 days’ prior notice before they request a consumer report from a third party verifier of employment. Given the fact that the TALX-Work Number was bought by a credit bureau and by virtue of that fact alone, the verifications became governed by FCRA and all the limits in that Act. The bipartisan bill would exempt the child support program from those requirements.

NCSEA is taking a leadership role in meeting with Republican and Democratic staff whose members serve on the House Financial Services Committee to educate them on the child support program and request their members’ support for the measure. NCSEA is also working to garner sponsors of a bipartisan companion bill to be introduced on the Senate side. A copy of NCSEA’s letter of support may be found here.

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