Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive


Monday, January 3, 2000

CORNYN ANNOUNCES "BUSINESS AS USUAL" FOR CHILD SUPPORT

Work to avoid Y2K computer problems pays off

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced the Child Support Division and other divisions of the Office of the Attorney General are functioning normally, without any problems related to the Y2K rollover.

"Ensuring that the agency's information and technology systems are Y2K compliant was and continues to be a top priority,"said Attorney General Cornyn. "Our hard work has paid off and all operations are running successfully," added Cornyn.

As part of the Attorney General's Y2K readiness effort, the Child Support Division took extra steps to disburse child support payments on the last day of 1999. A record-setting $6.5 million was distributed on the last day of 1999, as a contingency to ensure parents and children across the state of Texas received their money on time.

Parents with inquiries about Attorney General child support cases should contact the Office of the Attorney General by phone (Harris County 713-243-7100, Dallas and Tarrant Counties 972-339-3100, Bexar County 210-841-8450, Travis County 512-514-7000, others call the nearest child support office), e-mail (childsupport@texasattorneygeneral.gov) or by mail - Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division, P.O. Box 12017, Austin, TX 78711-2017.

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