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  H.B. No. 779
  relating to the dismissal of certain enforcement actions alleging
  the failure to pay child support.
         SECTION 1.  Section 157.162, Family Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (d)  The court may not find a respondent in contempt of court
  for failure to pay child support if the respondent appears at the
  hearing with a copy of the payment record or other evidence
  satisfactory to the court showing that the respondent is current in
  the payment of child support as ordered by the court.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies to a
  hearing to enforce an order in a suit affecting the parent-child
  relationship that commences on or after the effective date of this
  Act. A hearing before the effective date of this Act is governed by
  the law in effect on the date the hearing commenced, and the former
  law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2007.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 779 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 779 on May 25, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 0, 3
  present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 779 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 23, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________