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Sims: Sovereignty key reason to hold child-support bill

We are concerned about protecting the sovereignty of Idaho. The United States government has made coercive threats of withholding federal funds from Idaho's child support programs, insisting Idaho recognize orders from foreign countries with little recourse or appeal.

When an Idahoan has a foreign child support enforcement order, S1067 says, “is bound by the findings of fact on which the foreign tribunal based its jurisdiction; may NOT review the merits of the order.” We would be required to enforce ill-gotten Child Support Enforcement (CSE) orders made in a foreign country.

Quoting from S1067, section 7-1065, Contest of Registered Convention Support Order, page 27, lines 47-49 and page,28 line 1: “In a contest of a registered convention support, a tribunal of this state, (a) is bound by the findings of fact on which the tribunal, its jurisdiction; and (b) may not review the merits of the order.”

The following is quoted for Representative Lynn Luker, an Idaho attorney: “Implementation of the treaty would open federal databases to foreign countries, an important child support enforcement tool is the Federal Parent Locator Service, which includes the National Directory of New Hires and information from the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, the Department of Defense, National Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” How much can we risk? Read more. CdA Press

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.