CSPMTL 95 (Passport Denial Rule)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 95
December 3, 2014
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Passport Denial Rule

The Office of Child Support (OCS) has proposed to rescind the following rule. The rule has been reviewed in accordance with section 119.032 of the Revised Code, which requires the review of all state agency rules within a five-year period.

Rescinded RuleRescinded Rule TitlePrior Effective Date of RuleEffective Date of Rescission
5101:12‑50‑34Passport denial and reinstatement09/01/200901/01/2015
This rule describes the passport denial and the reinstatement process. This rule is being proposed for rescission and replaced by a new rule with the same rule number and title because more than fifty percent of this rule is being stricken and a comparable amount of new text is being added.

OCS has proposed to adopt the following rules:

Adopted RuleAdopted Rule TitleEffective Date of Adopted Rule
5101:12‑50‑34Passport denial and reinstatement01/01/2015
This rule describes the passport denial and the reinstatement process. Changes from the rescinded rule include: rearrange paragraphs (C) and (D); added new language clarifying that the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) must collect a lump sum payment in addition to the monthly child support obligation before the obligor's passport may be reinstated; and added new paragraph (E) clarifying that OCS may reverse the action(s) taken by the CSEA when it fails to comply with the requirements of this rule.
This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25, and amplifies ORC section 3125.03.


When the CSPMTL is published, the CSPM will be updated as follows:

  • A rescinded rule will be moved from the CSPM to the OAC Archive section of the eManuals.
  • An adopted rule will be inserted in the CSPM.

The rules and forms in the CSPM can be accessed at:


Forms can also be accessed on the ODJFS Forms Central InnerWeb page at:



Paragraph (I)(1) of OAC rule 5101:12-1-01 states that, whenever a program change requires modification of local procedures, the CSEA is required to revise its internal procedural handbook and submit the revision to OCS within thirty days of the revision. The CSEA should carefully review the adopted rule contained in this CSPMTL to determine whether they require the CSEA to update its internal procedural handbook.