The Carroll County delegates have withdrawn a bill they originally filed seeking to collect a service fee from parents who have to be forced to make child support payments.
Del. Donald B. Elliott said the bill could have backfired by jeopardizing federal money the county already receives to do the same thing.
The delegation withdrew Bill 552 Friday at the request of the county commissioners, who had asked that it be filed in the first place, said Mr. Elliott, a District 4B Republican.
The bill sought to allow the county to collect a fee from parents to cover the administrative cost of taking them to court and keeping them on a payment schedule.
County officials would not have collected the fee until after the child support payments were made to the parent or guardian with custody.