Child support; responsibility of incarcerated obligor. (HB700)

Introduced By

Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child support; incarcerated obligor. Provides that a court shall recalculate the child support obligation of an obligor who is incarcerated during the support period, the recalculation being retroactive to the date of incarceration. This bill also provides that prisoners and minor obligors are exempt from various fees and costs that may be collected by the Department of Social Services in enforcing support obligations. This bill further provides that reductions in the child support arrearages owed by prisoners and minor obligors should be granted for timely payments of support. Preference for placement in work programs will be given to otherwise qualified prisoners who have child support obligations. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086201424
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB700)
01/28/2008Continued to 2009 in Courts of Justice


Marsha Maines writes:

GREAT BILL! one flaw: "and who, in addition, are institutionalized in a psychiatric facility..." this needs to be redlined or replaced with the word "or" for this bill to be effective.
Also - the arrearage reduction percentages are an EXCELLENT way to provide incentive for the NCP to pay on time, while reducing the stress the NCP endures while trying to comply with the initial order that sent them to jail.