SB 261 Removes the element of good cause from the crime of nonsupport
Sponsor: Goodman
LR Number: 1453S.02I Fiscal Note: 1453-02N.ORG
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 4/18/2011 - Voted Do Pass S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 261 - Under this section, a person commits criminal nonsupport if he or she knowingly fails to provide adequate support for his or her spouse or child as legally obligated. Currently, such an act is criminal if the person did so without good cause.

This act is similar to a provision of SS/SCS/HCS/HB 111 (2011) and HCS/SCS/SB 829 (2010).