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AB-2046 Family law: child support. (2019-2020)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Cmt
2nd
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-2046
Voepel (A)
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Family law: child support.
03/05/20
An act to amend Section 5246 of the Family Code, relating to child support.
Assembly
08/31/20
03/04/20

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/28/20 Vetoed by Governor.
09/04/20 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
08/28/20 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
08/28/20 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 4376.).
08/14/20 Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2046 without my signature.

This bill seeks to limit the amount of child support arrears that may be garnished via an income withholding order from a low-income disabled veteran to no more than five percent of their monthly Veterans Administration (VA) disability payments.

While the intent of this bill is laudable, I am concerned that there is confusion about if and when VA disability benefits can be garnished and that adding a new state law will only increase that confusion. Federal law currently prohibits VA disability payments from several types of garnishment, including for child support enforcement, and we comply with federal law. Given this confusion, I am directing the Department of Child Support Services to make information about the existing federal law available on its website.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom