NPO has just been informed that Senate Bill 125, the child support bill that would make dramatic changes in Ohio law, will receive a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee this coming Tuesday, October 17. This is likely to be the final hearing before the Committee votes on the bill.
SB 125 would make some very good changes in Ohio's child support laws. However, as currently drafted, it has several serious flaws that make it impossible for NPO to support the bill in its current form.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to represent NPO in person. I will be at an important meeting with representatives in the Ohio House concerning NPO's shared parenting bill. I will, of course, be submitting written testimony on SB 125 giving NPO's official position on the bill.
I encourage those who can to attend the hearings and provide brief, focused testimony. Here are some documents that will provide useful information on SB 125.
If you're unable to attend, you can also provide written testimony. In either case, you should complete this Judiciary Committee Witness Form and submit it either in person or with your written testimony. (In filling out the form, do not indicate that you are a representative of National Parents Organization. But, in your testimony do indicate your affiliation with NPO.)
With love for our children,
Donald C. Hubin, Ph.D.
Ohio Chair of the Executive Committee
Member, NPO Board of Directors