- The Child Support Recovery Act of 1992, also known as Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act and Public Law#102-521, was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 25, 1992.
- Codified as 18 U.S. Code § 228
- Actual bill
- This legislation included recommendations from the final report issued by the U.S. Commission on Interstate Child Support (created by FSA) in 1992.
- Key points of the legislation included:
1.Made willful failure to pay child support to a child in another state a federal crime
2.Commission on Child and Family Welfare was created.
- The result of that commission’s work was the Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act.