Nonsupport of a child.

Authors: Senator R Michael Young, Senator Michael Delph

Co-authors: Senator Lonnie Randolph

Sponsors: Representative Jud McMillin

Co-Sponsors: Representative Gregory Steuerwald


Changes the penalty enhancement for nonsupport of a child from a Level 6 felony to a Level 5 felony if the person has a previous conviction for the offense. Changes the procedure for a court to lower the penalty for a person convicted of nonsupport of a child. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the criminal law and sentencing policy study committee.)