Working to transform the child welfare system.

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: 

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