SB 1312 Child support.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
Child support. Makes comprehensive changes to the child support guideline, including (i) amending the schedule of monthly child support obligations; (ii) clarifying and expanding (adding income from a second job or overtime) the components of income that may be considered in rebutting the presumptions established by the guidelines; (iii) detailing the economic assumptions and factors upon which the guideline and schedule are based; (iv) providing that gross income excludes secondary employment income that the payor parent earned in a good faith effort to pay off arrearages in support for the children at issue; (v) establishing protections to ensure that obligations of support will not reduce a noncustodial parent's income to below 150 percent of the poverty line; (vi) requiring parents to pay in proportion to their income any uninsured medical and dental costs in excess of $250 annually in addition to other child support; and (vii) establishing thresholds for calculating the amount of child-care costs incurred due to employment that should be added to the basic support obligation. This bill reflects the recommendations of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources Child Support Guideline Review Panel. The provisions are not retroactive and do not constitute the basis for a material change in circumstances upon which a modification of child support may be based.

Full text:
01/17/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 036105520  pdf | impact statement
02/03/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 031846520-S1  pdf
02/04/03  Senate: Printed as engrossed 031846520-ES1  pdf | impact statement

Senate amendments

01/17/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 036105520
01/17/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/sub (15-Y 0-N)
02/03/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 031846520-S1
02/03/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/03  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Read second time
02/04/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/04/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 031846520-S1
02/04/03  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/04/03  Senate: Amendments by Sen. Quayle agreed to
02/04/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee sub.w/amds. 031846520-ES1
02/04/03  Senate: Printed as engrossed 031846520-ES1
02/04/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/04/03  Senate: Communicated to House
02/05/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/03  House: Read first time
02/05/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/17/03  House: Tabled in Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)