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Child support and elected officials

child supportThe South Bend Tribune today wrote a story about HB 1104, my bill (which I mentioned in an earlier post) that would remove from office any elected official who is more than $15,000 delinquent in child support payments:

Dvorak said the proposed legislation is really a “measure of responsibility.”

“The few (elected officials) that lack respect for their legal and moral obligations should not be entrusted with managing public programs or taxpayer dollars.”

WNDU-TV also interviewed me today for a story they titled “Dvorak introduces controversial legislation“:

Dvorak says, “I think it sets a very bad example for the rest of the citizens, when they see elected officials that are going massively delinquent in child support, and also there’s questions of trust and responsibility.”

I have also spoken with FOX28-TV about the bill, and they should be airing a story this evening, as well. (update: FOX28 story here)

If you have an opinion about this legislation, feel free to leave a comment here or let me know.

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The end of the first week

The second day of the new session was about as uneventful as the first day. Bills are still being filed and distributed, and the list will continue to grow. The first week is now behind us, but the pace will quicken as Committees begin to meet and the Senate convenes next week.

I have been working with coauthors of my legislation and talking with committee chairs about ways to approach the upcoming schedule.

The Judiciary Committee did meet this morning. I am not a member of that committee, but it appears they passed a recodification of Title 21, and a technical corrections bill.

burtonCongressman Dan Burton (R – IN05) stopped by the chamber for a vist today and spoke to us briefly from the Speaker’s rostrum. Congressman Burton’s brother is State Representative Woody Burton (R-Greenwood).

As always, feel free to let me know if there is anything I can do to be of assistance during the session.

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