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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 11, No. 1, January 1983
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Date January 1983
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Transcript -LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY, DECEMBER 1982 - Bills already filed in Austin: SB 21 (sponsored by Farabee): To allow positive comments as well as negative on proposed textbooks if reviewer agrees to testify in person at textbook hearings HB 61 (Cary): To prohibit discrimination on number of grounds in employment, public accomodations, credit and real estate—except bill does not specify rights of gays/lesbiins nor prohibit exclusion of abortion coverage in insurance HP 71 (WilliO: To compel spouses to testify #flifit»l filth other in criminal cases mm 11 (Hudson) To repeal 21«06 which makes certain sexual conduct unlawfuland has been ruled MB~7b (Nil lis): Adds tee to marriage licenses for the eiforctment of child mbuse laws unconstitutional HB 95 (Hudson): To set up pilot day care program HB 108 (Hudson): To create state day care centers HB 58 (Ceverha): Requires more tests in order to establish paternity HB 110 (Hudson): Concerns statute of limitations on the establishment of paternity HB 29 (6. Green): Concerns provision*and use of criminal records by Dept. of Human Resources of persons applying to adopt or give foster care HB 28 (G. Green): Concerns procedures to establish emergency child custody for child who is victim of sexual abuse HB 70 (Willis): Makes murder of child (age 17 or under) during aggravated sexual abuse a capital offense SB 19 (Brown): Makes murder of hcild under 6 a capital offense SB 30 (Glasgow): Concerns obtaining damages for the wrongful death of a child uhder age 22 SB 17 (Brown): Would require mothers with three or more children above certain age to enroll in "community work • experience1' in order to continue to receive AFDC for their children HJR 1 (Olivera): Proposed constitutional amendment to allow wage assignment for child support; to be submitted to voters November 1984 HB 2 (Olivera): Enabling legislation for child support package, especially wage assignment; enacts voluntary or mandatory wage assignments for child support; payments to be made to court registry, juvenile probation office, child support collection office serving court or, if necessary, directly to custodial parent; parent receiving child support must notify court within 15 days of any address change, etc.; parent to pay support may request a hearing to challenge garnishment but must continue to pay support until hearing; employer of parent paying support may deduct $5.00 administrative fee per month from the support payment; employers may not discriminate because of garnishment, or employee may sue for damages if denied a job or promotion while under court order for wage assignment; wage assignment may be ordered if a parent fails or refuses to pay as required by court order and fails to make one or more payments during the 12 months preceding a complaint and the amount due equals or exceeds the amount owed during the previous 2 months; the court shall award reasonable attorney's fees to the parent requesting wage assignment; self-employed parents may be ordered to execute a bond or pay security to the court as part of wage assignment procedure and they may lose the bond or security if they fail to pay support as ordered, the bond being applied to outstanding support dut SB 45 (Farabee): Essentially the same as HB 2 except for these changes and additions: notice of address changes, etc. must be made within 7 days; bill does not limit or expand authority of the state to use other civil and criminal remedies regardless of whether the parent to receive support also receives welfare assistance; wage assignment aey be requested if parent fails to maka one or more payments within the 24 months preceding the request; bill makes visitation periods specific and enforceable; court may publish and use specified schedules and guidelines for awarding child support and visitation; counties without an office for child support enforcement may use juvenile probation office or other designated office for child support collection; each county commissioners' court may, in some areas of the state, add $5.00 fee to divorce suits and suits affecting the parent-child relationship for the administration and office of child support enforcement; this fee shall also be used to provide counselling and referrals; this fee is to be placed in a "domestic relations fund" Also in the child support enforcement legislation "package" are three bills that have sponsors and are currently being filed and assigned bill numbers: (Cain Z Sarpullis): To allow establishment of paternity on or before second anniversary of day child becomes an adult (?): Bill to spell out 10-year statute of limitations for collecting unpaid child support (?): Bill to expand master/referee system in divorce/shild custody cases; to be determined by local option; master will review each situation and make recommendations to judge; will save court costs" and delays Other types of legislation being drafted and filed concern rape law revisions, funding for domestic violence shelters, family planning funding; train;ng of police officers for domestic violence situations; adolescent family planning and sex education ("family life education") for all grades in public schools. More information later. Prepared by: Yvonne Broach