(1) "High-volume automated administrative enforcement" in interstate cases means at the request of another state, the identification by a state, through automated data matches with financial institutions and other entities where assets may be found, of assets owned by persons who owe child support in other states, and the seizure of such assets by the state, through levy or other appropriate processes.
(2) "Assisting state" means a state which matches the requesting state's delinquent obligors against the databases of financial institutions and other entities within its own state boundaries where assets may be found, and, if appropriate, seizes assets on behalf of the requesting state.
(3) "Requesting state" means a state transmitting a request for administrative enforcement to another state.
(4) "State" means a state of the United States, or the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. The term "state" shall also include Indian tribes and a foreign jurisdiction that has enacted a law or established procedures for issuance and enforcement of support which are substantially similar to the procedures under this chapter or under the uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act, the revised uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act, or the uniform interstate family support act.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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