Missouri State Senate

Introduced

SB 410 - This act provides a definition for arrearage in the section of law that provides criminal penalties for failing to pay child support.

Under current law, the crime of nonsupport becomes a Class D felony when the total arrearage exceeds an aggregate of 12 monthly payments. This act provides that the crime is a Class D felony when the arrearage exceeds the aggregate of 24 missed monthly payments.

Current law allows payment of all arrearage and current support to be a condition of probation or parole when a person is convicted of nonsupport. This act also allows the condition to be placed on a person who was found guilty of nonsupport.

This act provides a process for a person who was found guilty of a first offense of criminal nonsupport to petition, after a period of at least eight years, for a one-time expungement of all official records of his or her arrest, plea, trial, or conviction. A person granted an expungement may also request expungement of his or her DNA sample and profile from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory.

This act is similar to HB 178 (2015).

MEGHAN LUECKE

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