Child support; nonpayment, amount of arrearage paid, suspension of driver's license. (HB2059)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), and Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Nonpayment of child support; amount of arrearage paid; time period to pay arrearage; repayment schedule; suspension of driver's license. Provides that an individual who is delinquent in child support payments or has failed to comply with a subpoena, summons, or warrant relating to paternity or child support proceedings is entitled to a judicial hearing if he makes a written request within 30 days from service of a notice of intent to suspend or renew his driver's license. Current law provides such an entitlement if such request is made within 10 days from such notice. The bill further allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew a driver's license or terminate a license suspension imposed on an individual if such individual has reached an agreement with the Department of Social Services to satisfy the child support payment delinquency within a 10-year period and has made at least one payment of at least five percent of the total delinquency or $600, whichever is less, as opposed to whichever is greater under current law, under such agreement. The bill further provides that, where such a repayment agreement has been entered into and such an individual has failed to comply with such agreement, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall suspend or refuse to renew such individual's driver's license until it has received certification from the Department of Social Services that such individual has entered into a subsequent agreement to pay within a period of seven years and has paid the lesser amount, as opposed to greater amount under current law, of at least one payment of $1,200 or seven percent, as opposed to five percent under current law, of the current delinquency. The bill provides that an individual who fails to comply with such a subsequent agreement may enter into a new agreement if such individual has made a payment in the lesser amount, as opposed to the greater amount under current law, of $1,800 or 10 percent, as opposed to five percent under current law, and agrees to a repayment schedule of not more than seven years, which is consistent with the timeframe provided by the current law. This bill is identical to SB 1667. Amends § 46.2-320.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2019Committee
01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101815D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2059)
01/18/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2059E
01/30/2019Printed as engrossed 19101815D-E
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2059E)
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Reading of amendments waived
02/11/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/11/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/11/2019Passed Senate with amendments (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Placed on Calendar
02/13/2019Senate amendments rejected by House (3-Y 94-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Senate insisted on amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/18/2019House acceded to request
02/18/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/18/2019Delegates: Carr, Bell, R.B., Gilbert
02/19/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/19/2019Senators: McDougle, Dance, Peake
02/21/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/21/2019Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Enrolled
02/23/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2059ER)
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2059ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 284 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0284)

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