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A. The Osage Nation Congress hereby repeals ONCA 07-20 in part and replaces it with this Act, repealing all sections of ONCA 07-20 except for sections 1-104 and 1-105 that established the Child Support Services Department.

B. The Osage Nation Child Support Code establishes child support laws under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 651 et seq., as amended, and applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment, modification and enforcement of child support orders. The Code is generally consistent with the State of Oklahoma statutes in order to provide uniformity in child support laws with the State and other tribal nations located within the State, except as otherwise provided.

C. If there is a child support issue Osage Nation law does not address, the judicial and/or administrative courts and processes established under this chapter shall first apply applicable federal law mandated by Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 651 et seq., as amended. If a child support issue is still not addressed, the Office of Administrative Hearings or the Trial Court may consider applicable state law concerning such child support issue as a guideline to make a determination in a child support action.

D. If any provision of this chapter is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid for any reason, the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected. ONCA 12-51, eff. June 18, 2012.