§51-2A-21. Budget of the family court.
The budget for the payment of the salaries and benefits of the
family court judges and clerical and secretarial assistants shall
be included in the appropriation for the supreme court of appeals.
The family court administration fund, heretofore created as the
family law master administration fund, is continued as a special
account in the state treasury. The fund shall operate as a special
fund administered by the state auditor which shall be appropriated
by line item by the Legislature for payment of administrative
expenses of family courts. All agencies or entities receiving
federal matching funds for the services of family court judges and
their staff, including, but not limited to, the commissioner of the
bureau for child support enforcement and the secretary of the
department of health and human resources, shall enter into an
agreement with the administrative office of the supreme court of
appeals whereby all federal matching funds paid to and received by
said agencies or entities for the activities by family court judges
and the program staff shall be paid into the family court
administration fund. Said agreement shall provide for advance
payments into the fund by such agencies, from available federal
funds pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and in
accordance with federal regulations.