Is the obligation recovery center succeeding?

The answer seems to be yes, based on a report¬†delivered this week to the Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee.

The Legislature created the center in 2015 at the request of Gov. Dennis Daugaard and despite strong objections from private collection agencies. Lawmakers approved HB 1228 after several attempts.

The four-page report, required by the 2015 law, from Commissioner of Administration Scott Bollinger shows the center’s operations returned a substantial amount of money to state government in the first year.