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House File 2280

HOUSE FILE BY WINDSCHITL A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to child support obligations and neglect or 2 abandonment of a child based on nonsupport, and providing 3 penalties. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: TLSB 5506YH (7) 84 pf/rj PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 598.21B, subsection 2, paragraph b, Code 1 2 2011, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 1 3 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (4) For the purposes of calculating 1 4 a support obligation under this section, unless otherwise 1 5 provided in this section, the minimum monthly child support 1 6 payment established shall be one hundred dollars. 1 7 Sec. 2. Section 726.3, Code 2011, is amended to read as 1 8 follows: 1 9 726.3 Neglect or abandonment of a dependent person. 1 10 1. A person who is the father, mother, or some other person 1 11 having custody of a child, or of any other person who by 1 12 reason of mental or physical disability is not able to care 1 13 for the person's self, who knowingly or recklessly exposes 1 14 such person to a hazard or danger against which such person 1 15 cannot reasonably be expected to protect such person's self or 1 16 who deserts or abandons such person, knowing or having reason 1 17 to believe that the person will be exposed to such hazard or 1 18 danger, commits a class "C" felony. However, a parent or 1 19 person authorized by the parent shall not be prosecuted for a 1 20 violation of this section involving abandonment of a newborn 1 21 infant, if the parent or the person authorized by the parent 1 22 has voluntarily released custody of the newborn infant in 1 23 accordance with section 233.2. 1 24 2. Notwithstanding the amount specified in section 726.5, a 1 25 person who commits nonsupport pursuant to section 726.5 in an 1 26 amount greater than two thousand dollars commits abandonment. 1 27 A person who commits abandonment under this subsection is 1 28 guilty of a class "C" felony. 1 29 3. Notwithstanding the amount specified in section 726.5, a 1 30 person who commits nonsupport pursuant to section 726.5 in an 1 31 amount greater than ten thousand dollars commits neglect. A 1 32 person who commits neglect under this subsection is guilty of a 1 33 class "C" felony. 1 34 EXPLANATION 1 35 This bill relates to child support obligations. 2 1 The bill provides that for the purposes of calculating a 2 2 support obligation, unless otherwise provided, the minimum 2 3 monthly child support payment established is required to be 2 4 $100. 2 5 The bill also provides that a person who commits nonsupport 2 6 of a child or a ward in an amount greater than $2,000 commits 2 7 abandonment. A person who commits abandonment as specified 2 8 under the bill is guilty of a class "C" felony. 2 9 The bill also provides that a person who commits nonsupport 2 10 of a child or ward in an amount greater than $10,000 commits 2 11 neglect. A person who commits neglect as specified under the 2 12 bill is guilty of a class "C" felony. 2 13 A class "C" felony is punishable by confinement for no more 2 14 than 10 years and a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than 2 15 $10,000. LSB 5506YH (7) 84 pf/rj
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