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|Councilmember David A. Catania
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Councilmember David Catania introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services.
To amend the District of Columbia Child Support Enforcement Amendment Act of 1985 to authorize the initiation of a contempt action for failure to pay child support; to permit the court, upon a finding of contempt, to impose a prison sentence up to six months, to require participation in a rehabilitative program, or to place the obligor on probation.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Child Support Enforcement Amendment Act of 2001 ".
Sec. 2. The District of Columbia Child Support Enforcement Amendment Act of 1985, effective February 24, 1987 (D.C. Law 6-166; D.C. Code § 30-501 et seq.), is amended by adding a new section 35a to read as follows:
Sec. 3. Fiscal Impact Statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the Committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 913; D.C. Code § 1-233(c)(3)).
Sec. 4. Effective Date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), approval by the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Code § 47-392.3(a)), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
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