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
12/04/2008Left in Courts of Justice


Marsha Maines writes:

This bill violates Federal Law. Child support enforcement is a WELFARE program under the Socialist Security Administration. The bill has some GOOD stuff in it - it's just not legal.

Marsha Maines writes:

Good way to "fix" this would be MANDATE CITY/CO.Compliance with Va. Code 20-63.
Every time a "judge" JAILS a person for alleged non-payment of child support and sentences to a work release program - the CITY/CO - is obligated to PAY the custodial parent up to $25 per week - besides the one incarcerated is going to be paying $100 a week room and board to 'live' in jail while they are getting their wages garnished for the child support in the program. Effectively leaving them penniless upon release and RIPE for reincarceration by DCSE...duh.