Kim Daniels files ‘Florida Responsible Parent Act’
Kim Daniels, HD 14 candidate

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Florida State Rep. Kim Daniels filed the “Florida Responsible Parent Act” on Friday, which would protect certain people delinquent in child support payments from being subject to contempt of court.

House Bill 313 amends the section of Florida Statute pertaining to suspending driver’s licenses and motor vehicle registrations for people delinquent in child support payments, adding more categories for exclusion from those penalties.

People “unable to pay support through an Act of God,” through “involuntary unemployment,” or a “medical emergency” would not be subject to those suspensions of driving privileges and car registration.

“If the court finds that the obligor has failed to pay child support due to any of such circumstances, the court may order the obligor to be placed in a work-release program or under supervised home confinement without electronic 133 monitoring,” the bill asserts.

Additionally, Daniels’ bill would extend tax credits, via the Department of Economic Opportunity, to businesses who hired child support scofflaws who are in work-release programs or supervised home confinement.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Leroy Brown

    January 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    You really shouldn’t post misleading propoganda. If joint custody is the presumption (which it should be), then neither parent should pay child support. The giving one (so called) parent child parent is used to alienate the other parent. It gives the other parent complete control in spite of what the court order says. If one parent is paying support to the other, then that impoverishes the paying parent. The child can’t live a good life when visiting the other parent because the other parent won’t have enough money to feed the child or cloth the child when the child is visiting with them because that parent is paying so called “child” support even when the child is with them (in some cases one day less than half the year).

    Let’s say two parents have a child in an area of Florida (and there are many) with no substantive jobs. The person paying “child” support will be forced out of the area just to pay child support because that is all the system cares about. Don’t pay child support it’s a criminal matter that can be addressed for free using the system. If the other parent refuses to let you see your child, then the system is happy and tells you to go hire a lawyer for the “civil” matter. How can anyone do this when they are broke when paying “child” support?

    Get ambitious to overcome this poverty? The court will take income from your second job too.

    The word “child support” is a politically correct misnomer. It is used to control the other parent. Visitation is a disgusting word and the people who discourage TRUE physical and legal joint custody are even worse.

    Kids need both parents.

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