What is State?

State meaning A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. The term “State” also includes both of the following: (a) an Indian tribe, including a Native Alaskan Village as defined in 42 United States Code, Section 619. (b) A foreign jurisdiction that has enacted a law or established procedures for issuance and enforcement of support orders which are substantially similar to the procedures under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act specified in Chapter 6, of Part 5, of Division 9 (commencing with Section 4900) of the Family Code.


reference: California Department of Child Services