Texas Family Code - Section 231.303. Title Iv-D Administrative Subpoena
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§ 231.303. TITLE IV-D ADMINISTRATIVE SUBPOENA. (a) The
Title IV-D agency of this state or another state may issue an
administrative subpoena to any individual or private or public
entity in this state to furnish information necessary to carry out
the purposes of child support enforcement under 42 U.S.C. Section
651 et seq. or this chapter.
(b) An individual or entity receiving an administrative
subpoena under this section shall comply with the subpoena. The
Title IV-D agency may impose a fine in an amount not to exceed $500
on an individual or entity that fails without good cause to comply
with an administrative subpoena. An alleged or presumed father or a
parent who fails to comply with a subpoena without good cause may
also be subject to license suspension under Chapter 232.
(c) A court may compel compliance with an administrative
subpoena and with any administrative fine for failure to comply
with the subpoena and may award attorney's fees and costs to the
Title IV-D agency in enforcing an administrative subpoena on proof
that an individual or organization failed without good cause to
comply with the subpoena.
(d) An individual or organization may not be liable in a
civil action or proceeding for disclosing financial or other
information to a Title IV-D agency under this section. The Title
IV-D agency may disclose information in a financial record obtained
from a financial institution only to the extent necessary:
(1) to establish, modify, or enforce a child support
(2) to comply with Section 233.001, as added by
Chapter 420, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, § 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 911, § 78, eff. Sept. 1,
1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 859, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Last modified: August 11, 2007