SB 470 Child support orders; health care coverage.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Child support orders; health care coverage. Requires health care coverage provisions in all child support orders and defines "reasonable cost" as an insurance premuim that does not exceed five percent of the parents' gross income unless otherwise ordered by the court as in the best interest of the child and mandates that the Department of Social Services (DSS) use the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN), which is intended to provide a standardized means of communication between DSS, employers and administrators of group health plans regarding the health care support obligations of noncustodial parents. The NMSN facilitates the process of enrolling children in the group health plans for which their noncustodial parents are eligible and its use is mandated by the Social Security Act 466. The bill states that DSS shall use the NMSN to enforce the provision of health care coverage through an employment-related group health plan pursuant to a child support order if available at a reasonable cost, unless a court or administrative order stipulates alternative health care coverage to employer-based coverage. The bill enumerates procedures for the use of the NMSN pursuant to federal requirements. If health care is unavailable at a reasonable cost through employment, DSS shall refer dependent children to the FAMIS Plan.

Full text:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 026376212  pdf
01/22/02  Senate: Printed as engrossed 026376212-E  pdf
03/06/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB470ER)  pdf
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB470ER2)  pdf
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0844)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 026376212
01/09/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/18/02  Senate: Reported from R. & S. S. w/amendment (14-Y 0-N)
01/21/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/21/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
01/22/02  Senate: Read second time
01/22/02  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
01/22/02  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
01/22/02  Senate: Printed as engrossed 026376212-E
01/23/02  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/23/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
01/23/02  Senate: Communicated to House
01/28/02  House: Placed on Calendar
01/28/02  House: Read first time
01/28/02  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/12/02  House: Reported from H. W. I. (22-Y 0-N)
02/13/02  House: Read second time
02/14/02  House: Passed by for the day
02/15/02  House: Passed by for the day
02/18/02  House: Read third time
02/18/02  House: Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/18/02  House: Rereferred to Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/21/02  House: Reported from H. W. I. (22-Y 0-N)
02/22/02  House: Read second time
02/25/02  House: Read third time
02/25/02  House: Passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/25/02  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N)
03/06/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB470ER)
03/07/02  Senate: Enrolled
03/07/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/07/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/08/02  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/02  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/17/02  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMM. (38-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB470ER2)
04/17/02  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Enacted, Chapter 844 (effective 7/1/02)
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0844)