Legislative Update: Collection Of Spousal Support Bills Fail

Senate Bill 158 (Expand methods of collection of maintenance order): dead.

House Bill 382 (Collection of spousal support): dead.

Both these bills were meritorious and cost the taxpayers nothing. Here's hoping that something similar will get through next year.

The legislative history of each is below.

Senate Bill 158
Introduced by Sen. Julie Denton on February 12, 2007, to provide that for good cause shown, the court may provide for payment of court-ordered maintenance by wage assignment, bank draft, or other automatic payment method.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 14, 2007.
House Bill 382
Introduced by Rep. Ron Crimm on February 8, 2007, to permit a court to provide for wage attachment and automatic electronic transfer of funds for payment of spousal maintenance.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 12, 2007.