HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1504

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 571, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"571-    Child support; separate order. (a)

Unless specified otherwise, all child support orders shall be presumed to apply on a per child basis.

(b) When the obligee is no longer eligible to receive child support payments as to a particular child, the child support order as to that particular child shall be automatically terminated."

SECTION 2. Section 576E-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) [The] Except as provided in section 571-   , the responsible parent, the agency, or the person having custody of the dependent child may file a request for suspension, termination, or modification of the child support provisions of a Hawaii court or administrative order with the agency. Such request shall be in writing, shall set forth the reasons for suspension, termination, or modification, including the change in circumstances since the date of the entry of the order, and shall state the address of the requesting party. The agency shall thereafter commence a review of the order and, if appropriate, shall commence administrative proceedings pursuant to sections 576E-5 through 576E-9. The need to provide for the child's health care needs through health insurance or other means shall be a basis for the agency to commence administrative proceedings pursuant to section 576E-5."

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Child Support; Payments; Per Child

 

Description:

Provides that child support orders are presumed to apply on a per child basis. Automatically terminates child support payments for a child when the obligee is no longer eligible to receive child support payments. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1504 HD1)

 

 

 

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