Establishing the Task Force on Support Enforcement

WHEREAS, support enforcement and related issues surrounding separation, divorce and parental responsibility have become major social issues and are of significant importance to the state of Washington; and,

WHEREAS, external pressures, and the growth and complexity of these problems indicate that the state may be required to assume a catalyst role in their resolution; and,

WHEREAS, it is desirable and beneficial to create a forum through which we can define the state's appropriate role and develop a clear and comprehensive implementation plan.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Booth Gardner, Governor of the state of Washington, by virtue of authority vested in me by law, do hereby establish the Executive Task Force on Support Enforcement, to be composed of 21 members from judicial, legislative and executive branches of government, academic experts and citizen representatives. I have appointed the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services to serve as chair of the Task Force. This Task Force is appointed for one year, and shall have responsibility for developing, and submitting to me, a comprehensive plan for Washington's future role in child support enforcement and related issues.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
13th day of June A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-five.

Booth Gardner
Governor of Washington


Acting Deputy Secretary of State