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Title Child Support Commission Recommendations
Status Sent to the Governor (05/20/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
House Sponsors J. Singer (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Crowder (R)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/27/2019
Description

The bill includes changes to statute recommended by the Colorado
child support commission, including:
  • Adding a definition for mandatory school fees;
  • Adding required federal factors that a court or delegate
child support enforcement unit must consider when
determining potential income of a parent who is voluntarily

unemployed or underemployed;
  • Reducing from 30 months to 24 months the length of time
after birth that a custodial parent has before income is
imputed;
  • Changing how income is imputed for a parent sentenced to
incarceration for 180 days or more;
  • Changing provisions relating to imputing income to a
noncustodial parent who is attending postsecondary
education;
  • Increasing the self-support reserve for purposes of
calculating child support from $1,100 to $1,500;
  • Creating a $10 minimum order for noncustodial parents
with income under $650;
  • Making adjustments to the child support guidelines for
parents with a combined, adjusted gross income up to
$3,450;
  • Establishing a percentage reduction in a child support order
based on the number of overnights for a parent with fewer
than 183 overnights;
  • Requiring the noncustodial parent to notify the custodial
parent if a child is eligible for dependent benefits based on
the noncustodial parent's retirement or disability and
establishing time frames for the custodial parent to apply
for dependent benefits;
  • Clarifying that the Colorado child support commission is
required under federal law to consider child support
guidelines at least once every 4 years;
  • Requiring a verified copy of a support judgment to be
provided to all parties upon filing with the court;
  • Authorizing the state child enforcement agency to issue a
notice of administrative lien and levy to any financial
institution holding an obligor parent's account for an
obligor who is past due on child support owed to a child for
whom the obligee is receiving support enforcement
services from the state; and
  • Removing the requirement that child support orders be
based on the current minimum wage for a 40-hour work
week.

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