Child support arrearage; Division of Child Support Enforcement to publish name of delinquent parent. (HB2202)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child support arrearages.  Provides that the Division of Child Support Enforcement shall publish at regular intervals a list of all delinquent parents who owe child support. Currently, only the most wanted parents are listed. The bill also provides that state employees may be dismissed or suspended upon conviction for criminal nonsupport. Read the Bill »


02/18/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102939D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2011Assigned HWI sub: #4
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
02/01/2011Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Committee substitute printed 11104956D-H1
02/02/2011Read first time
02/02/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2202H1)
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104956D-H1
02/03/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2202H1
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/18/2011Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.


marshamaines writes:

the Only problem with this bill is that it is dependant on "DCSE" to publish ALLEGED delinquents.
Of the 1,000,000 child support orders in Virginia, DCSE only manages approx 10,000 or so that are ACTUAL welfare-benefit repayment to the state Cases.
And DCSE's database of "customers" has never been AUDITED. It may include MANUFACTURED cases of "delinquents" that are in fact DECEASED children (as evidenced in several court hearings), Claims filed on behalf of NON Existent children, Claims filed on behalf of PRIVATE Parties that already have judicial orders in place and complied with.
Bill requires Revision to include ACCOUNTABILITY for ACCURACY of claim of delinquency.

Keith writes:

DCSE is notorious for lacking proper accounting procedures as well as being extremely lacking in any form of accountability for it's actions. Any person can walk into a DCSE office and claim that child support has not been paid. DCSE will not check whether the person who makes the claim even has a case filed with DCSE or whether the person being accused is behind on their child support. DCSE will automatically put a hold on the accused person's bank accounts, and threaten to remove their driver's license, business license, and have them thrown in jail. No action will ever be placed on the person who perjured themselves with the false accusations once the matter is finally settled, usually weeks later. DCSE is nothing more than a collection agency with less scruples or accountability than even the worst private collection agency. DCSE has at it's disposal a much over-powered arsenal of collection services including, but not limited to, incarceration. Unless they can show that they will never make a "mistake" and publish an innocent person's information or that they will be held highly accountable for this information, this bill is giving this improperly run government agency way too much power.

John Swallow writes:

HB 1787 would have goe a great distance towards eliminating the need for child custody. Currently, statistics show 90% of divorces lead to sole custody, with mothers winning this status the vast majority of the time. This bill just takes our normally-fine state further down the path of penalizing children who love and want nearly-equal time with both parents and fathers, who have been exhausted financially by court-and-related expenses under our sole custody apartheid regime that treats children of separated parents mostly like chattel. THANK YOU, taxpayers, for funding our divorce costs of over $100,000! I paid even more than the custody agreement required, so this bill wouldn't have affected me.