H.B. No. 2231
relating to the payment of child support to an individual with
actual primary possession of the child.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 156.409(a), Family Code, is amended to
read as follows:
(a) If the sole managing conservator of a child or the joint
managing conservator who has the exclusive right to determine the
primary residence of the child has voluntarily relinquished the
primary care and possession of the child to another person for at
least six months, the court shall, on the motion of a party or the
other person having physical possession of the child, [
an order providing for the support of the child to provide that the
other person having physical possession of the child shall have the
right to receive and give receipt for payments of support for the
child and to hold or disburse money for the benefit of the child.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2231 was passed by the House on April
14, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 140, Nays 0, 2 present, not
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 2231 was passed by the Senate on May
17, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate