House Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues 
         75th Legislature 
         July 23, 1998 
         1:00 PM  
         Capitol Extension, E1.026 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on July 06, 1998, the House  
         Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues met in a public  
         hearing and was called to order by the Chair, Representative  
         Toby Goodman at 1:30 PM. 
         The roll was answered as follows:   
         Present:  Representatives Goodman; Staples; McReynolds; Reyna,  
                   Arthur; Smith; Williams (6). 
         Absent:   Representatives Jones, Jesse; McClendon, Naishtat  
         A quorum was present. 
         The committee convened to hear invited testimony on interim  
         charges 4 and 5:   
         To assess the potential for increasing the use of  
         administrative decision making in lieu of court orders, to  
         resolve issues that arise after a court has entered an order  
         requiring child support.  Review the experience of other  
         states with administrative procedures.  Determine whether  
         their increased use might improve the efficiency of the system  
         and the timeliness of modification orders and payments.  And  
         to monitor the implementation of the TXCSES automated system  
         to aid child support enforcement.   
         Testimony was taken.  
         The following persons  from the Office of the Attorney General  
         testified before the committee. 
         Raymond David Vela, IV-D Director 
         Don Bailey, Special Assistant for Child Support 
         Adrian Vasquez, Deputy Director, Field Operations 
         Alvin Miller, Assistant Director for Welfare Reform and  
         Systems Development 
         Mitch Fontenot, Child Support 
         Linda Swedberg, Child Support 
         Victoria Mason, Child Support 
         Lynn Belton, Child Support 
         Karen Pickett, Child Support 
         Gilbert Cortez, Child Support 
         David Carter, Child Support  
         Rose-Michel Munguia, Child Support 
         Stan Clements, Child Support 
         At 6:30 PM, on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.   
         Rep. Toby Goodman, Chair 
         Connie Johnson, Clerk