H.R. 1241 (102nd): Child Support Recovery Act of 1992

Mar 05, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Died (Passed House)
See Instead:

S. 1002 (same title)
Signed by the President — Oct 25, 1992

Henry Hyde
Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district
Related Bills
S. 1002 (Related)
Child Support Recovery Act of 1992

Signed by the President
Oct 25, 1992


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 4, 1992 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Mar 05, 1991
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 1991
Reported by Committee Jul 01, 1992
Passed House Aug 04, 1992
Full Title

To impose a criminal penalty for flight to avoid payment of arrearages in child support.


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141 cosponsors (73R, 68D) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Senate Judiciary

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8/4/1992--Passed House amended.
Child Support Recovery Act of 1992 - Amends the Federal criminal code to set penalties (a fine, imprisonment up to six months, or both for a first offense and a fine, imprisonment up to two years, or both, in any other case) for willfully failing to pay a past due support obligation with respect to a child who resides in another State. Directs the court, upon a conviction of such offense, to order restitution in an amount equal to the past due support obligation as it exists at the time of sentencing.
Authorizes the court, as a condition of probation, to require a defendant to comply with the terms of any court order or order of an administrative process pursuant to the law of a State by making payments for the support and maintenance of a child or of a child and the parent with whom the child is living.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance to make grants to States, for use by States and local entities in the States, to develop, implement, and enforce criminal interstate child support legislation and coordinate criminal interstate child support enforcement efforts.
Sets forth provisions regarding:
(1) uses of grant funds;
(2) State and local application requirements;
(3) review of State applications;
(4) the Federal share of funded project costs; and
(5) an annual evaluation by grant recipients.
Authorizes appropriations.

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