At least once every four years, the department of job and family services shall review the basic child support schedule set forth in section 3119.021 of the Revised Code to determine whether child support orders issued in accordance with the schedule and worksheets adequately provide for the needs of the children who are subject to the child support orders, prepare a report of its review, and submit a copy of the report to both houses of the general assembly.
For each review, the department shall establish a child support guideline advisory council to assist the department in the completion of its reviews and reports. Each council shall be composed of obligors; obligees; judges of courts of common pleas who have jurisdiction over domestic relations cases; attorneys whose practice includes a significant number of domestic relations cases; representatives of child support enforcement agencies; other persons interested in the welfare of children; three members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate, no more than two of whom are members of the same party; and three members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house, no more than two of whom are members of the same party.
The department shall consider input from the council prior to the completion of any report under this section.
The advisory council shall cease to exist at the time that it submits its report to the general assembly.
Any expenses incurred by an advisory council shall be paid by the department.
On or before the first day of March of every fourth year after 1993, the department shall submit a report under this division to both houses of the general assembly.
Effective Date: 03-22-2001
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4