Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 25.080 (Entity primarily responsible for support enforcement services), the Department of Justice may enter into cooperative agreements with Indian tribes or tribal organizations within the borders of this state, if the Indian tribe or tribal organization demonstrates that the tribe or organization has an established tribal court system or a Court of Indian Offenses with the authority to:
Establish, modify and enforce support orders; and
Enter support orders in accordance with child support guidelines established by the tribe or organization.
The agreements must provide for the cooperative delivery of child support enforcement services and for the forwarding of all child support collections pursuant to the functions performed by the tribe or organization to the department, or conversely, by the department to the tribe or organization, which shall distribute the child support collections in accordance with the agreement. [1997 c.746 §131; 1999 c.735 §5; 2003 c.73 §19; 2017 c.651 §9]Note: 25.075 (Cooperative agreements with Indian tribes or tribal organizations) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 25 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.