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     40-5-209. Child support guidelines -- periodic review. (1) The department shall adopt uniform child support guidelines to be used to determine minimum child support amounts. In addition to giving notice and publicizing the rules as provided in the Montana Administrative Procedure Act, the department shall give notice to the supreme court, the district courts, and the state bar of Montana prior to adopting the guidelines.
     (2) The guidelines must consider the factors set forth in 40-4-204(2) and 40-6-116(5).
     (3) At least once every 4 years, the department shall:
     (a) review the uniform child support guidelines employed to determine child support obligations to ensure that their application results in the determination of appropriate child support award amounts; and
     (b) propose any appropriate modification to the legislature.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 702, L. 1989.

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