SB 493 Enacts the "Uniform Interstate Family Support Act"
Sponsor: Koster
LR Number: 1864S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/14/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S258
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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Current Bill Summary

SB 493 - This act establishes the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. Whenever more than one state is involved in establishing, enforcing or modifying a child or spousal support order, the act is implemented to determine the jurisdiction and power of the courts in the different states. This act also establishes which state's law will be applied in the proceeding under the act.

This act establishes rules requiring every state to defer to child support orders entered by the courts of the child's home state. The place where the order was originally entered holds continuing exclusive jurisdiction, and only the law of that state can be applied to requests to modify the order of child support, unless the original tribunal loses the continuing exclusive jurisdiction.

This act also provides various direct interstate enforcement mechanisms.

This act is identical to HB 472 (2007).