2012 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 423/11 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegate Dumais
Child Support - Criminal Nonsupport and Desertion


Specifying that a parent who fails to provide for the support of his or her minor child is guilty of the misdemeanor of criminal nonsupport; repealing from the crime of criminal nonsupport the element of willfulness; establishing a specified defense to the crime of criminal nonsupport; and specifying that a parent who deserts his or her minor child is guilty of the crime of criminal desertion of a child.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/9 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Support of Dependents -see also- Alimony

Bill affects the following Statute:

Family Law
( 10-203 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :