Child support; court shall make determination and enter an order at initial court date. (SB1143)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Determination of child support.  Provides that a court shall make a determination of child support and enter an order containing such determination at the initial court date on any initial petition for support if the petitioner demonstrates that (i) he has physical custody of the child for whom support is being sought and (ii) he has personally served the respondent with the initial petition seeking child support unless the respondent appears in person on the initial court date. If the court makes a written finding that continuation of the matter is proper, such order shall be entered as a pendente lite order. However, if the respondent contests paternity and the court cannot lawfully establish paternity at the initial hearing, the case shall be continued without the entry of a pendente lite support order. Read the Bill »


02/07/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103737D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/07/2011Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)


marshamaines writes:

Good Bill! First time I've seen this Socialist write a bill actually GOOD for the children, GOOD for the Parents, and potentially GOOD for the Courts (so no more personal lawsuits against judges and socialist dcse workers)..PASS

Bubberella writes:

Fred Quayle's a socialist?