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Section:6 - GENERAL GOVERNMENT
Agency:REVENUE
Service:CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
Appropriation Category:EXPENSES
SPECIFIC APPROPRIATION 3088
 Governor's
Recommendations
2022-23
FundFunding SourceDollarsPositions
    0.00
 STATE FUNDS - MATCHING7,129,450 
CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT APPLICATION AND PROGRAM REVENUE TRUST FUNDSTATE FUNDS - MATCHING13,336 
FEDERAL GRANTS TRUST FUNDFEDERAL FUNDS13,947,973 
Total: Specific Appropriation21,090,7590.00

ISSUE DETAIL
Policy Area:  HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                        SERVICES TO MOST VULNERABLE
                        
Issue:           Governor's
Recommendations
2022-23
FundFunding SourceDollarsPositions
    0.00
GENERAL REVENUE FUNDSTATE FUNDS - MATCHING(209,206) 
FEDERAL GRANTS TRUST FUNDFEDERAL FUNDS(406,106) 
Total: Issue(615,312)0.00
Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23

The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes a recurring reduction of $615,312 ($209,206 in
General Revenue and $406,106 in the Federal Grants Trust Fund authority) in the Expenses category in the Child Support
Program as a result of postal savings achieved through proposed statutory changes such as amending current law to allow:

1) Administrative paternity and/or support actions to be sent by certified mail rather than certified mail - restricted
delivery; sections 409.256(4) and 409.2563(4), Florida Statutes (F.S.).

2) Deemed income withholding notices to be sent by regular mail rather than certified mail; sections 61.1301 and
409.2574, F.S.

3) Notices of freeze, intent to levy, and notice of levy issued to be sent by regular mail rather than certified mail;
section 409.25656, F.S.

These changes would help create a more effective process for reaching the customer with important notifications. The
Child Support Program currently sends notices for enforcement actions by regular mail, including past due notices; driver
license suspension; consumer reporting; business, professional and recreational license suspension; notice of hearing;
income deduction; and IRS offset and passport denial.

The estimated savings are calculated as shown below:

Notice # Mailed Annually Savings per notice Total Savings
Administrative Paternity/Support 36,363 $5.55 $201,815
Deemed Income Withholding 4,058 $6.45 $26,174
Notice of Freeze Issued 23,435 $6.45 $151,156
Notice of Intent to Levy 23,873 $6.45 $153,981
Notice of Levy issued 12,742 $6.45 $82,186
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Total $615,312

This issue was included in the Department's VIIIB-2 reduction exercise as well as the Department's Legislative Budget
Request and will have a minimal impact on the agency's operations.

Issue:           Governor's
Recommendations
2022-23
FundFunding SourceDollarsPositions
    0.00
GENERAL REVENUE FUNDSTATE FUNDS - NONMATCHING66,745 
 STATE FUNDS - MATCHING7,338,656 
CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT APPLICATION AND PROGRAM REVENUE TRUST FUNDSTATE FUNDS - MATCHING13,336 
FEDERAL GRANTS TRUST FUNDFEDERAL FUNDS14,354,079 
Total: Issue21,772,8160.00
Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23

These estimated expenditures are operating appropriations authorized by the Legislature in the prior year General
Appropriations Act, adjusted for items vetoed by the Governor, appropriations based on contingencies that did not occur,
and appropriations provided in substantive bills that were passed in the 2021 Legislative Session. Substantive bills are
bills other than the General Appropriations Act.

Issue:           Governor's
Recommendations
2022-23
FundFunding SourceDollarsPositions
    0.00
GENERAL REVENUE FUNDSTATE FUNDS - NONMATCHING(66,745) 
Total: Issue(66,745)0.00
Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23

The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes a recurring reduction of $66,745 in General Revenue
in the Expenses category for savings associated with a required notice being mailed with other federally reimbursable
notices for no significant increase in cost. Section 10 of Chapter 2017-117, Laws of Florida, Child Support and Parenting
Time, provided an appropriation to the Child Support Program, which was annualized by the 2018 Legislature for a new
notice to be mailed to parents. The amounts appropriated were based on a fiscal analysis and included an appropriation of
$66,745 nonmatching General Revenue annually. The new notice is mailed with other federally reimbursable notices with no
significant increase in cost.

This issue was included in the Department's VIIIB-2 reduction exercise as well as the Department's Legislative Budget
Request and will have a minimal impact on the agency's operations.