In the state of Georgia, a new law was introduced on 01/28/2009 concerning child support collectors. HB 189 is the new law and it regulates private child support collectors, requiring both registration and a surety bond or a deposit of cash in the quantity of $50,000. The surety bond is conditioned on compliance and the authentic performance of the collector’s responsibilities. The surety bond must be from a state authorized surety company able to do business in the state. HB 189 was enacted on May 11th, 2009.