Honorable Joe Nixon, Chair, House Committee on Civil Practices
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB425 by Dutton (Relating to the payment of child support obligations on behalf of persons wrongfully imprisoned.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require the State to pay for current child support that accrues while a wrongfully imprisoned obligor is in prison, plus any interest accruals during the period of imprisonment. The Comptroller of Public Accounts indicates there would be no administrative costs for the agency; however, a cost to General Revenue may result for additional payments resulting from wrongful imprisonment estimated to be approximately $418,000 for the first biennium and $236,000 for the next biennium.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
302 Office of the Attorney General, 304 Comptroller of Public Accounts