Summary as introduced:
Child support. Makes comprehensive changes to the child support guideline, including (i) amending the schedule of monthly child support obligations; (ii) detailing the economic assumptions and factors upon which the guideline and schedule are based; (iii) 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; (iv) establishing protections to ensure that obligations of support will not reduce a noncustodial parent's income to below 150 percent of the poverty line; and (v) 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. 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.
01/17/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed 030479520 pdf | impact statement
01/17/03 Senate: Presented & ordered printed 030479520
01/17/03 Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/03 Senate: Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice by voice vote