Status Summary

Pre-filed for introduction 1.7.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Civil Rights and Judiciary at 8:00am on 1.15.2020 in anticipation of other legislative action. Executive session scheduled, but no action taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 1.17.2020 0r 1.24.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 1.31.2020; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.4.2020.  Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.12.2020.  First substitute bill voted on and passed (57-41) by the full House on 2.13.2020. IN THE SENATE:First reading, referred to Law & Justice on 2. 17.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at on 2.20.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 2.27.2020; majority pass and refer to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.28.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.29.2020; majority pass. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 3.2.2020; majority pass with amendment(s) and passed to Rules Committee for second reading. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.5.2020. IN THE HOUSE: House concurred in Senate amendments and passed on 3.9.2020.Speaker signed on 3.11.2020. IN THE SENATE: President signed on 3.11.2020.OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION. Delivered to the Governor on 3.12.2020. (updated 3.13.2020)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Rep. Kilduff

This bill calculates income to become more holistic of work experiences, including special calculation provisions for parents still in high school, coming off of state assistance, and with limited work histories. Child support may be automatically abated to $10 per month when a parent is incarcerated for at least six months and has no assets or income available to pay support. After abatement and 4 months after the parent’s release, support will be automatically reinstated at 50%, not to fall under $50 per month per child. 

The department may also serve a notice of support owed for day care costs or unpaid medical coverage or expenses.

Amendments: 

1st substitute:

  • Creates standards for the determination of income for purposes of establishing child support obligations.
  • Authorizes and establishes procedures for the abatement of child support obligations for incarcerated parents.
  • Revises provisions governing notices of child support owed and service of the hearing notices for modification of an administrative order.