5120.654 Collecting support payments.

(A) The rights to support assigned by an inmate pursuant to section 5120.652 of the Revised Code constitute an obligation of the person who is responsible for providing the support to the department of rehabilitation and correction for the support provided the inmate and child pursuant to the prison nursery program. The division of child support in the department of job and family services shall collect support payments made pursuant to the assignment and forward them to the department of rehabilitation and correction.

(B) The department of rehabilitation and correction may receive the following:

(1) Money that is assigned or donated on behalf of, and assistance provided under Ohio works first to, a specific inmate or child participating in the prison nursery program;

(2) Money assigned or donated to establish and maintain the prison nursery program.

(C) The amounts described in division (B)(1) of this section shall be placed in the individual nursery account created and maintained under section 5120.655 of the Revised Code for the inmate and child for whom the money was received. The money described in division (B)(2) of this section shall be deposited in the appropriate prison nursery program fund.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 03-15-2001