HB539 (2013) Detail

Relative to enforcement of child support orders.


HB 539 – AS INTRODUCED

2013 SESSION

13-0721

05/04

HOUSE BILL 539

AN ACT relative to enforcement of child support orders.

SPONSORS: Rep. Oligny, Rock 34; Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf 19; Rep. Burt, Hills 6; Rep. Sapareto, Rock 6; Rep. Itse, Rock 10; Rep. Lambert, Hills 44

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

ANALYSIS

This bill requires the court to make a finding that the obligor has the ability to pay prior to issuing a finding of contempt or imposing other sanctions.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

13-0721

05/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT relative to enforcement of child support orders.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Parental Rights and Responsibilities; Support; Contempt. Amend RSA 461-A:14, XVIII to read as follows:

XVIII. Any motion for contempt of a court order regarding nonpayment of child support, if filed by a parent, shall be reviewed by the court within 30 days. Prior to holding a party in contempt or otherwise sanctioning a party for noncompliance with a support order, the court shall find that the party has the ability to pay and failed, without just cause, to comply with the support order.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB539 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB539 Revision: 24765 Date: Jan. 28, 2013, midnight

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