By Associated Press - Sunday, May 3, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are considering ways to improve collection of past due child support payments.

The Human Services Committee is the latest committee to consider a bill that makes various changes to laws related to enforcing child support orders. The proposals stem from the recommendations of a recent task force.

A vote on the bill is scheduled for Tuesday.

The legislation provides $7.4 million to the Department of Social Services to buy new technology systems for the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement. Another $1 million is allotted to the Judicial Branch to increase staffing at its Support Enforcement Services.

It’s unclear, however, whether that funding will ultimately be included in a final two-year budget deal.

The bill also creates a group to study technology needed to maximize child support collection.

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