1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Jackson
Senate Concurrent Resolution 591
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO PROVIDE THAT CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT CANNOT BE PURSUED AGAINST AN OBLIGOR OWING CHILD SUPPORT WHERE THE APPROPRIATE TRIBUNAL DETERMINES THAT THE OBLIGEE IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH COURT-ORDERED VISITATION.
WHEREAS, the State of Mississippi is in compliance with the Federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, P.L. 104-193; and
WHEREAS, compliance with this law has made great strides in ensuring that the children entitled to the benefits of child support paid by an absent parent are secured those benefits; and
WHEREAS, fiscal irresponsibility of absent parents has jeopardized the future of our children in the past, but now the outlook for our children is much brighter; and
WHEREAS, another vital aspect of our children's future is to ensure maximum involvement of both parents in each child's life wherever possible; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of parents, children, and society as a whole to ensure compliance with court-ordered visitation:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That the Congress of the United States expeditiously pass, and propose compliance to the Legislatures of the several states on the same basis as the Federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, that enforcement against an obligor parent owing child support shall not be pursued where the appropriate tribunal determines that the obligee parent is not in compliance with court-ordered visitation.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be sent to the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, and each member of the Mississippi congressional delegation.