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Title Colorado Child Support Commission Recommendations
Status Governor Signed (06/02/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Children & Domestic Matters
House Sponsors B. Bradley (R)
J. Joseph (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Liston (R)
R. Fields (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/02/2023

The bill enacts recommendations from the state child support
commission (commission), including the following:
  • Requires that parents share the child's health
insurance coverage information with each other and
provides a time frame for parents to seek
reimbursement for extraordinary medical expenses,
including mental health expenses;
  • Requires verbal and written advisement to parents and
caretakers when child support orders are entered or
modified and provides information to parents on child
support law;
  • Addresses penalties for fraud and failure to follow income
withholding orders by reinstating a $1,000 fine for the
issuance of a fraudulent income withholding order and
authorizes judgment to be issued against an employer that
willfully refuses to comply with an income withholding
order for child support;
  • Excludes funeral or burial expenses from life insurance
settlements relating to past-due child support and requires
burial costs to be covered;
  • Requires appointment of 2 obligors and 2 obligees to the
  • Requires the commission, as part of its review, to evaluate
the following: Establishment of state practices, making
awards more equitable, and improving efficiency;
  • Changes the income adjustment for maintenance to reflect
existing maintenance calculation and accounts for
tax-deductibility for some maintenance payments;
  • Removes the requirement to order overdue debt in
temporary orders that will be recalculated in a permanent
order and enables caretaker overdue debt and monthly
support obligations to survive an order when the parties
marry each other;
  • Enables retroactive support to be ordered through the
month the child support obligation begins and provides
continuity of retroactive support for orders that have future
commencement dates;
  • Requires a parent to notify child support services and the
other parent, if applicable, when lump sum social security
payments for the child, based on the obligor's disability, are
received and ensures obligors receive credit on debt owed
for the benefits received; and
  • Modifies the number of hours parents are expected to work
for the imputation of income to 32 hours a week and 50
weeks a year, and includes transportation as a barrier to be
considered when assessing if imputation of income is

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