HB541 (2021) Detail

Relative to the priority of child support payments over other court costs and expenses.


HB 541  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0719

05/04

 

HOUSE BILL 541

 

AN ACT relative to the priority of child support payments over other court costs and expenses.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. W. MacDonald, Rock. 5; Rep. Elliott, Rock. 8; Rep. DiLorenzo, Rock. 17; Rep. Prudhomme-O'Brien, Rock. 6; Rep. Pitre, Straf. 2; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the parties to disclose the sources of income used to pay for court costs and expenses in a parenting cases.  The bill also provides that child support shall have priority over the payment of all other costs and expenses.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0719

05/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to the priority of child support payments over other court costs and expenses.

 

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

 

1 New Paragraph; Parental Rights and Responsibilities; Child Support; Disclosure of Fees. Amend RSA 461-A:14 by inserting after paragraph XVIII the following new paragraph:

XIX.(a)  In any proceeding to enforce the payment of child support, both parents shall submit a financial affidavit regarding income from all sources, including those used to pay for all costs assessed by the court or associated with the proceeding, such as, but not limited to, fees for guardians ad litem, visitation centers, and legal representation.  

(b)  Payment of child support shall have priority over the payment of all other costs assessed by the court or associated with the proceedings.

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

Links

HB541 at GenCourtMobile
HB541 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 3, 2021 House Hearing
March 11, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB541 Revision: 31851 Date: Jan. 12, 2021, 12:46 p.m.

Docket


April 7, 2021: Reconsider (Rep. Osborne): MF VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 50


April 7, 2021: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 04/07/2021 HJ 5 P. 4


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 18 P. 3


March 11, 2021: Executive Session: 03/11/2021 9:30 a.m.


Feb. 3, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/03/2021 09:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/96640856922 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 2 P. 53