Mississippi Legislature
2003 Regular Session

House Bill 1430

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Background

Title

Description: Attorney's fees; provide for awarding of to DHS in child support cases to use for legal division of Child Support Unit.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

1 01/20 (H) Referred To Judiciary A
2 02/04 (H) Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective dateJuly 1, 2003
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
Vote type requiredThree/Fifths

House Committee:

Principal Author: Peranich

Additional Author: Dedeaux

Code Section: A 043-0019-0037

Title: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 43-19-37, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT ATTORNEY'S FEES SHALL BE ASSESSED BY THE COURT IN CHILD SUPPORT AND PATERNITY ACTIONS BROUGHT BY THE CHILD SUPPORT UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, AND THAT SUCH ATTORNEY'S FEES SHALL BE PAID TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SOLELY FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE LEGAL DIVISION OF THE CHILD SUPPORT UNIT; TO PROVIDE THAT A NONCUSTODIAL PARENT WHO WRITES A BAD CHECK TO MEET HIS OR HER OBLIGATION OF SUPPORT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A SHOW CAUSE HEARING WHY HE OR SHE SHOULD NOT BE HELD IN CONTEMPT AND PUNISHED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 02/04/03 at 17:51.

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