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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 52A: Child support arrearages; information furnished to consumer reporting agencies; notice to obligor

Section 52A. The IV–D agency, as set forth in chapter 119A, shall report periodically to consumer reporting agencies the name of any non-custodial parent who is delinquent in the payment of child support, and the amount of overdue support owed by the parent, subject to the requirements of the following paragraph. The IV–D agency shall report information only to an entity that has furnished satisfactory evidence that the entity is a consumer reporting agency.

Before reporting the name of any person who is delinquent in the payment of child support to a consumer reporting agency, the IV–D agency shall afford the person notice and due process pursuant to sections 6 and 17 of chapter 119A. Nothing in this section shall impair the rights of any obligor under federal or state law regarding consumer credit reports or consumer credit reporting agencies.