H.R.4341 - Child Support Recovery Amendments Act of 1996104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 10/03/1996)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/04/1996 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4341 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/03/1996)
Child Support Recovery Amendments Act of 1996 - Amends Federal criminal code provisions regarding failure to pay legal child support obligations to create two new categories of felony offenses, subject to a two-year maximum prison term: (1) traveling in interstate or foreign commerce with intent to evade a support obligation if the obligation has remained unpaid for a period longer than one year or is greater than $5,000; and (2) willfully failing to pay a support obligation regarding a child residing in another State, if the obligation has remained unpaid for a period longer than two years or is greater than $10,000.
Specifies that the existence of a support obligation that was in effect for the time period charged in the indictment or information creates a rebuttable presumption that the obligor has the ability to pay such obligation for that period. Directs the court, upon a conviction, to order restitution in an amount equal to the total unpaid support obligation as it exists at the time of sentencing.