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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3-310: Duties of state information agency

[ Text of section effective until March 31, 2016. For text effective March 31, 2016, see below.]

  Section 3-310. Duties of state information agency.

  (a) The commonwealth shall establish a state information agency under this chapter.

  (b) The state information agency shall:

  (1) compile and maintain a current list, including addresses, of the tribunals in the commonwealth which have jurisdiction under this chapter and any support enforcement agencies in the commonwealth and transmit a copy to the state information agency of every other state;

  (2) maintain a register of tribunals and support enforcement agencies received from other states;

  (3) forward to the appropriate tribunal in the place in the commonwealth in which the individual obligee or the obligor resides, or in which the obligor's property is believed to be located, all documents concerning a proceeding under this chapter received from an initiating tribunal or the state information agency of the initiating state; and

  (4) obtain information concerning the location of the obligor and the obligor's property within the commonwealth not exempt from execution, by such means as postal verification and federal or state locator services, examination of telephone directories, requests for the obligor's address from employers or other sources of periodic income, and examination of governmental records, including, to the extent not prohibited by other law, those relating to real property, vital statistics, law enforcement, taxation, motor vehicles, driver's licenses, and social security.

Chapter 209D: Section 3-310. Duties of the state information agency

[ Text of section as recodified by 2016, 53, Sec. 1 effective March 31, 2016 applicable as provided by 2016, 53, Sec. 2. See 2016, 53, Sec. 3. For text effective until March 31, 2016, see above.]

  Section 3-310. Duties of state information agency.

  (a) The department of revenue is the state information agency under this chapter.

  (b) The state information agency shall:

  (1) compile and maintain a current list, including addresses, of the tribunals in the commonwealth which have jurisdiction under this chapter and any support enforcement agencies in the commonwealth and transmit a copy to the state information agency of every other state;

  (2) maintain a register of names and addresses of tribunals and support enforcement agencies received from other states;

  (3) forward to the appropriate tribunal in the place in the commonwealth in which the obligee who is an individual or the obligor resides, or in which the obligor's property is believed to be located, all documents concerning a proceeding under this chapter received from another state or a foreign country; and

  (4) obtain information concerning the location of the obligor and the obligor's property within the commonwealth not exempt from execution, by such means as postal verification and federal or state locator services, examination of telephone directories, requests for the obligor's address from employers or other sources of periodic income and examination of governmental records, including, to the extent not prohibited by other law, those relating to real property, vital statistics, law enforcement, taxation, motor vehicles, driver's licenses and social security.