HB 943

84(R) - 2015
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Senfronia Thompson

Bill Caption

Relating to the applicability of a wage and salary presumption to an incarcerated person for purposes of determining child support obligations.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 943 would amend the Family Code to indicate that the wage and salary presumption does not apply to individuals subject to confinement exceeding 90 days in a local, state, or federal jail. This information is applicable to issues related to court-ordered child support.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 943 would prevent inmates from being subject to the current wage and salary presumptions related to child support payments while under confinement. This would prevent them from being subject to contempt of court, if they were unable to pay child support that was based on wages they were unable to procure while under confinement. We support this bill for preserving individual liberty.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Association of Goodwills