Prisoners; notification of child support payments. (SB633)

Introduced By

Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prisoners; notification of child support due. Requires the Department of Corrections, working in cooperation with the Division of Child Support Enforcement, to identify prisoners of whom child support payments are required pursuant to a court order and to determine (i) the amount of child support required of the prisoner pursuant to the order and (ii) the total amount of child support arrearages, including interest, owed by a prisoner upon intake, at regular intervals but at least annually thereafter, and no more than 30 days prior to discharge. This bill also requires the Department to provide notice to each prisoner of whom child support payments are required of their right to seek a modification of an order pursuant to which they may be obligated to pay child support. Such notice shall be provided at the time of intake and shall include information regarding the requirements and process for seeking a modification. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083116304
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB633)
02/01/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2008Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Read second time
02/12/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/12/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB633E
02/12/2008Printed as engrossed 083116304-E
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Passed Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to House
02/13/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB633E)
02/14/2008Placed on Calendar
02/14/2008Read first time
02/14/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/22/2008Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/22/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/29/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Committee substitute printed 081573336-H1
03/03/2008Substitute bill reprinted 081573336-H1
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB633H1)
03/05/2008Read third time
03/05/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081573336-H1
03/05/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB633H1
03/05/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB633ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB633ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 763 (effective 7/1/08)


Marsha Maines writes:

It's not complete. Not only should the Intake officer notify AND provide the paperwork necessary for applying for a Modification, they MUST provide the APPEAL process and paperwork since the inmate usually only has 9 days left to file his/her appeal.The Intake officer must ALSO provide the STATUTES, ALL OF THEM to the inmate that explain their rights. Including 20-63, which states the County that incarcerated them for non-support is liable to pay the DCSE at least $25 week of child support monies. The Intake officer MUST also provide the addresses of ALL INDIGENT ATTORNEYS in the REGION, since local 'legal aid' offices refuse to handle child support cases except for Custodial Parents.