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Bill Detail: HB21-1220

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Title Colorado Child Support Commission Recommendations
Status Governor Signed (06/07/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors M. Froelich (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/11/2021

The bill enacts recommendations of the Colorado child support
commission concerning the establishment, calculation, and enforcement
of child support, including:
  • Technical amendments to clarify changes made to the child
support guidelines pursuant to House Bill 19-1215 relating
to a missing component of the schedule of basic child

support obligations and clarifications relating to calculation
of support;
  • Defines the terms child and parent for purposes of
commencing actions concerning the allocation of parental
responsibilities and clarifies that the court shall determine
legal parentage and join all necessary parties to the action;
  • Reduces the interest rate on unpaid child support;
  • Eliminates outdated provisions of the income assignment
statute and brings the statute in compliance with federal
  • Clarifies notice requirements for income assignments and
requires an employer to report and withhold from lump
sum payments;
  • Clarifies that both the dependency and neglect court and
the paternity and child support court have concurrent
jurisdiction to address issues of parentage;
  • Removes a limitation on the amount of the increase for
orders increasing support filed by the child support
enforcement agency against an obligor for whom income
information is not available;
  • Requires life insurance settlements to be reported to the
child support enforcement agency commencing January 1,
2022; and
  • Adds contract employee to the state directory of new hires
for child support enforcement purposes.

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