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Senate File 22 - Introduced SENATE FILE BY JOCHUM Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act relating to orders for postsecondary education subsidies. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1780SS 83 4 pf/nh/14 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 598.21F, subsection 1, Code 2009, is 1 2 amended to read as follows: 1 3 1. ORDER OF SUBSIDY. The court may order a postsecondary 1 4 education subsidy if good cause is shown. A parent may be 1 5 ordered to provide a postsecondary education subsidy for the 1 6 parent's child under this subsection whether or not the 1 7 parents of the child were married to one another. 1 8 Sec. 2. Section 600B.25, Code 2009, is amended by adding 1 9 the following new subsection: 1 10 NEW SUBSECTION. 3. Upon a finding of paternity pursuant 1 11 to section 600B.24, the court may also order a postsecondary 1 12 education subsidy as defined in section 598.1 and as provided 1 13 in section 598.21F. The construction, application, and 1 14 interpretation of this subsection shall be the same as the 1 15 construction, application, and interpretation of section 1 16 598.1, subsection 8, and section 598.21F. 1 17 EXPLANATION 1 18 This bill relates to the postsecondary education subsidy. 1 19 The bill provides, under the dissolution of marriage and 1 20 domestic relations chapter (Code chapter 598) that a parent 1 21 may be ordered to provide a postsecondary education subsidy to 1 22 a child whether or not the parents of the child were married 1 23 to one another. Additionally, under the paternity and 1 24 obligation for support chapter (Code chapter 600B) the bill 1 25 provides that upon a finding of paternity, the court may also 1 26 order a postsecondary education subsidy and the construction, 1 27 application, and interpretation of this provision is to be the 1 28 same as the construction, application, and interpretation of 1 29 the provisions relating to postsecondary education subsidies 1 30 under the dissolution of marriage chapter (Code chapter 598). 1 31 LSB 1780SS 83 1 32 pf/nh/14 __________________ Eric E. Durnan
[i]I don't see the glass as being half full or half empty. I see the glass as being twice as large as it needs to be. [/b]
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This needs to be further amended that
ALL parents with children then should pay for their college. Otherwise, I believe, it violates your constitutional right to have laws applied equally. Whoever is in this boat needs to fight this fight. I am four years away right now. __________________ The amount of success you have in solving a problem is directly proportional to the amount of constructive energy you put into solving it.
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I am in this boat! I will fight this.....please tell me what I need to do to keep this from happening to us ncp......it is totally unfair! Being told that we HAVE to do this is unacceptable!
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This goes directly back to what I have stated before. It is not right that the children involved with csru have rights and expectations that other children do not. It is ridiculous and overly intrusive. My 15 year old son wants to file a class-action against the state.
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Not surprised at all. Check out the sponsor of the bill.
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I'm not sure where you would exactly start but I guess I would start with phone calls to civil liberties union. I would imagine others here have ideas also. If you hit road blocks maybe a paper would pick up the story, or a local television station. Call legislators in Des Moines. I believe if you keep pushing buttons, eventually you will hit the one that launches you forward. Sorry, the best I can say for right now.
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The place to start is to get a law degree. It is way to expensive to fight this in court with an attorny and that is the only place it can be fought. You would never get legislation to pass an equal bill. You have to file a lawsuit and you will have to represent yourself. They best bet is a class action lawsuit, thus why I said get a law degree cause class action law suits are even more expensive.