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Child Support Bill Meets Lawyer Opposition

January 29, 1997
By: Jennifer Horton
State Capital Bureau
A bill introduced to Missouri's Child Support committee met some opposition from local prosecuting attorneys. Jennifer Horton explains from the state capital.
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A federal mandate requires Missouri to pass legislation speeding up child support collection.

A bill proposed by St. Louis Rep. Pat Dougherty would allow the state's division of child support to get the money faster.

But.. Assistant Prosecutor, Dennis Tisucamp, says the bill would overburden the child support offices.

Actuality:Tisucamp
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OutCue: "people"
Contents: DCSE already has complaints of bad service...more work will mean lessened service.

The bill would allow Missouri's Child Suport offices to enforce strict penalties for failure to pay child support.

From Jefferson City, I'm Jennifer Horton KMOX News.