AN ACT CONCERNING MAINTENANCE OF A MINOR CHILD FOLLOWING DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, LEGAL SEPARATION OR ANNULMENT.
AN ACT CONCERNING MAINTENANCE OF A MINOR CHILD FOLLOWING DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, LEGAL SEPARATION OR ANNULMENT.
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Committee Bill No. 6814

January Session, 2007

LCO No. 3974

*03974HB06814JUD*

Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Introduced by:

(JUD)

AN ACT CONCERNING MAINTENANCE OF A MINOR CHILD FOLLOWING DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, LEGAL SEPARATION OR ANNULMENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 46b-84 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2007):

(b) If there is an unmarried child of the marriage who has attained the age of eighteen, is a full-time high school student and resides with a parent, the parents shall maintain the child according to their respective abilities if the child is in need of maintenance until such time as such child [completes the twelfth grade or attains the age of nineteen, whichever first occurs] attains the age of nineteen, except that if such child has not completed the twelfth grade upon attaining the age of nineteen, such maintenance shall continue until the child completes the twelfth grade or attains the age of twenty, whichever occurs first. The provisions of this subsection shall apply only in cases where the decree of dissolution of marriage, legal separation or annulment is entered on or after July 1, 1994.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2007

46b-84(b)

Statement of Purpose:

To require, with respect to dissolution of marriage, legal separation or annulment, a parent to maintain an unmarried child until the child attains the age of nineteen, or up to the age of twenty to the extent necessary for the child to complete high school.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.

H.B. 6814