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STATE CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTIONS TO INCREASE THROUGH AUTOMATION

 HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Secretary of Public Welfare Karen F. Snider today announced the signing of a contract for a $67 million statewide computer system that will increase child support collections by 10 percent annually.
 Snider said the new system, to be installed by Lockheed Corp., will be operational in 1995. The system will complement the state's support efforts by making it easier for counties to locate parents who owe child support and collect the money.
 Counties also will be able to exchange information in cases where parents move to avoid paying support.
 "Last year, Pennsylvania led the nation with child support collections totaling $776 million. This money helped keep families off of welfare and reimbursed those receiving public assistance," Snyder said.
 "The increased efficiency from a statewide computer system will greatly boost our success in its first year of operation, helping us retain our number-one ranking. It also will reinforce our message that if you financially neglect your children in Pennsylvania, we have the resources at the tips of our fingers to track you down."
 Snider said that the new automation system also will allow counties to use information from state and federal enforcement agencies to intercept child support.
 The Casey administration has made collection of delinquent child support payments a major priority.
 Earlier this month, Acting Gov. Mark S. Singel signed legislation that:
 -- Authorizes the state to suspend the licenses of professional people, including doctors, lawyers and engineers, who are three months late in paying child support.
 -- Allows the Department of Public Welfare to intervene in support hearings for parents on welfare to ensure that child support is collected.
 The new law complements legislation signed by Gov. Robert P. Casey last year that requires non-custodial parents to provide health insurance for their children and allows the state to garnish lottery winnings of child support delinquents.
 The state also is empowered to garnish wages and tax refunds.
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 /CONTACT: Mark McGaffin of the Department of Public Welfare, 717-787-4592/


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