COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) this week was honored with the “Key to Success” Award by the Ohio Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) Directors’ Association for her legislative work in the Ohio House.

The Ohio CSEA Directors’ Association represents county child support enforcement agencies and works to strengthen the state’s child support program. They are dedicated to helping inform state legislators and the public about Ohio’s current child support system and provide assistance on new legislation and regulatory initiatives.

Rep. Gavarone was recognized by the CSEA for her work on House Bill 366, legislation that modernizes Ohio law regarding child support. The bill updates the economic tables, makes parenting time adjustments, modernizes health insurance coverage in these situations, equalizes multiple family orders and proposes a childcare credit cap.

"As an attorney, I have been helping people with the issue of child support for over 20 years, but it has been even longer since child support guidelines were updated in Ohio," Gavarone said. "I am so honored to receive this award and thankful for people like Wood County CSEA Director Frank McLaughlin who have helped push this legislation towards the finish line."

House Bill 366 was reported unanimously out of the House Community and Family Advancement Committee and now awaits consideration for a vote on the House floor.


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