Child support; tolling thereof for incarcerated parents. (SB629)

Introduced By

Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child support; exemptions from presumptive minimum monthly obligation. Provides that a period of incarceration in a state or local correctional facility shall not constitute voluntary unemployment or bad faith for the purpose of calculating child support. This bill also creates an exemption from the minimum monthly child support payment for obligors who lacksufficient assets from which to pay child support and who are incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083118304
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB629)
01/30/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2008Committee substitute printed 080266336-S1
02/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB629S1)
02/07/2008Reported from Finance with amendment (6-Y 5-N 4-A)
02/07/2008Reported from Finance (6-Y 5-N 4-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Read second time
02/12/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080266336-S1
02/12/2008Passed by temporarily
02/12/2008Amendment by Senator Cuccinelli agreed to (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2008Amendment by Senator Houck agreed to
02/12/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB629ES1
02/12/2008Printed as engrossed 080266336-ES1
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to House
02/14/2008Placed on Calendar
02/14/2008Read first time
02/14/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB629ES1)
02/29/2008Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice


Marsha Maines writes:

Since every inmate incarcerated due to his/her inability to pay, that I know of, has told me they didn't 'voluntarily' unemploy themselves to go to jail, they LOST their jobs BECAUSE of going to jail, this bill actually makes sense.
Besides, since 'when' can the inmate 'voluntarily' walk out of jail to get another job?