HB506 (2018) Detail

Relative to notice of a petition for modification of child support.


HB 506 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0535

05/03

 

HOUSE BILL 506

 

AN ACT relative to notice of a petition for modification of child support.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. K. Rice, Hills. 37; Rep. Rouillard, Hills. 6; Rep. Itse, Rock. 10; Rep. Phinney, Straf. 24; Sen. Avard, Dist 12

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides that, for purposes of the effective date of modification of a child support order, notice to the respondent may include written notice, by electronic means, stating that the petitioner seeks to modify the child support obligation based on a substantial change in circumstances and a petition for modification is pending and will be filed with the court if efforts to file a joint motion are unsuccessful.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0535

05/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to notice of a petition for modification of child support.

 

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

 

1  Child Support Guidelines; Modification of Order; Notice of Petition.  Amend RSA 458-C:7, II to read as follows:

II.  Any child support modification shall not be effective prior to the date that notice of the petition for modification has been given to the respondent. "Notice'' means:

(a)  Service as specified in civil actions; [or]

(b)  Acceptance of a copy of the petition, as long as the petition is filed no later than 30 days following said acceptance, and as long as the petitioner provides proof of acceptance by a certified mail receipt.  Nothing in this subparagraph shall be construed to affect service as required by law[.]; or

(c)  Written notice to the respondent, which may be by electronic means, stating that: (i) the petitioner seeks to modify his or her child support obligation based on a substantial change in circumstances, (ii) a petition for modification is pending, and (iii) the petition will be filed with the court if efforts to file a joint motion are unsuccessful.  Offers of proof that notice was provided in accordance with this subparagraph may include a read receipt, response, or such other evidence as the court deems sufficient.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.

Links

HB506 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 21, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 28, 2017 House Exec Session
Nov. 9, 2017 House Exec Session
Jan. 3, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB506 Revision: 2532 Date: Jan. 26, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 3 P. 16
Feb. 21, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/21/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Feb. 28, 2017 Executive Session: 02/28/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Retained in Committee
May 9, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 05/09/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Oct. 24, 2017 Retained Bill Subcommittee Work Session: 10/24/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Nov. 9, 2017 Executive Session: 11/09/2017 10:00 AM LOB 206
Jan. 3, 2018 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 01/03/2018 (Vote 14-0; CC)
Jan. 3, 2018 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 01/03/2018 HJ 1 P. 27