HB 19-1215

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2019 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 29, 2019
  • Passed House Apr 27, 2019
  • Passed Senate May 03, 2019
  • Signed by Governor May 23, 2019

Child Support Commission Recommendations


Child support commission recommendations - changes to the Colorado child support guidelines - administrative lien and levy - child support enforcement services fee - appropriation. The act makes changes to child support provisions recommended by the Colorado child support commission, including: Allocating "mandatory school fees", as defined in the act; Adding required federal factors that a court or delegate child support enforcement unit must consider when determining potential income of a parent who is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed; Reducing from 30 months to 24 months the length of time after birth that a custodial parent has before income is imputed to that parent, and changing how income is imputed for a parent sentenced to incarceration for 180 days or more or for a noncustodial parent who is attending postsecondary education; Increasing the self-support reserve for purposes of calculating child support from $1,100 to $1,500; Creating a $10 minimum order for noncustodial parents with income under $650 and making adjustments to the child support guidelines for parents with a combined, adjusted gross income up to $3,450; Requiring the noncustodial parent to notify the custodial parent if a child is eligible for dependent benefits based on the noncustodial parent's retirement or disability and establishing time frames for the custodial parent to apply for dependent benefits; Clarifying that the Colorado child support commission is required under federal law to consider child support guidelines at least once every 4 years and shall report to the general assembly; Requiring a verified copy of a support judgment to be provided to all parties upon filing with the court; Authorizing the state child enforcement agency to issue a notice of administrative lien and levy to any financial institution holding an obligor parent's account for an obligor who is past due on child support owed to a child for whom the obligee is receiving support enforcement services from the state; and Increasing the fee charged for child support enforcement services from $25, after the first $500 is collected, to $35 after the first $550 is collected, and creating a cash fund for the department of human services (department) to allow the department to spend a portion of the state share of the fee on program operations. For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $143,650 from the child support deficit reduction act fee cash fund to the department of human services, office of self sufficiency, for the automated child support enforcement system. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (2)



May 23, 2019

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 20, 2019

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor


Signed by the President of the Senate


Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 03, 2019


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 02, 2019


Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments


Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage

May 01, 2019


Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Apr 30, 2019


Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Judiciary Finance

Apr 29, 2019


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary

  • Introduction

Apr 27, 2019


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 26, 2019


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee


House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Mar 15, 2019


House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee

Feb 27, 2019


Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

  • Introduction
Public Health Care & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (03/18/2019) PDF
PA2 (04/26/2019) PDF
Introduced (02/27/2019) PDF
Engrossed (04/26/2019) PDF
Reengrossed (04/27/2019) PDF
Revised (05/02/2019) PDF
Rerevised (05/03/2019) PDF
Final Act (05/20/2019) PDF
Signed Act (05/23/2019) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/25/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/02/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/14/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/30/2019) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (06/28/2019) PDF


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