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PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 110 STAT. 2211 of the employer, an equivalent form, and may be transmitted by 1st class mail, magnetically, or electronically. "(d) CIVIL MONEY PENALTIES ON NONCOMPLYING EMPLOYERS.— The state shall have the option to set a State civil money penalty which shall be less than— "(1) $25; or "(2) $500 if, under State law, the failure is the result of a conspiracy between the employer and the employee to not supply the required report or to supply a false or incomplete report. "(e) ENTRY OF EMPLOYER INFORMATION. —Information shall be entered into the data base maintained by the State Directory of New Hires within 5 business days of receipt from an employer pursuant to subsection (b). " (f) INFORMATION COMPARISONS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than May 1, 1998, an agency designated by the State shall, directly or by contract, conduct automated comparisons of the social security numbers reported by employers pursuant to subsection (b) and the social security numbers appearing in the records of the State case registry for cases being enforced under the State plan. "(2) NOTICE OF MATCH.— When an information comparison conducted under paragraph (1) reveals a match with respect to the social security number of an individual required to provide support under a support order, the State Directory of New Hires shall provide the agency administering the State plan approved under this part of the appropriate State with the name, address, and social security number of the employee to whom the social security number is assigned, and the name and address of, and identifying mmiber assigned under section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to, the employer. "(g) TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION.— " (1) TRANSMISSION OF WAGE WITHHOLDING NOTICES TO EMPLOYERS. —Within 2 business days after the date information regarding a newly hired employee is entered into the State Directory of New Hires, the State agency enforcing the employ- ee's child support obligation shall transmit a notice to the employer of the employee directing the employer to withhold from the income of the employee an amount equal to the monthly (or other periodic) child support obligation (including any past due support obligation) of the employee, unless the employee's income is not subject to withholding pursuant to section 466(b)(3). "(2) TRANSMISSIONS TO THE NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF NEW HIRES.— "(A) NEW HIRE INFORMATION. —Within 3 business days after the date information regarding a newly hired employee is entered into the State Directory of New Hires, the State Directory of New Hires shall furnish the information to the National Directory of New Hires. " (B) WAGE AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION Regulations. INFORMATION. —The State Directory of New Hires shall, on a quarterly basis, furnish to the National Directory of New Hires extracts of the reports required under section 303(a)(6) to be made to the Secretary of Labor concerning the wages and unemployment compensation paid to individuals, by such dates, in such format, and containing such I- 16:QL3Part3