Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter III. Civil Provisions of General Application.


§ 46–303.01. Proceedings available under this chapter. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 301, 42 DCR 6748; June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(1), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.1.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 46-303.05.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137 repealed subsec. (b); and in subsec. (c), substituted “initiate” for “commence”.

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 301 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.02. Proceeding by minor parent. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 302, 42 DCR 6748; June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(2), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.2.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, in section heading, substituted “Proceeding” for “Action”.

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 302 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.03. Application of law of the District. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 303, 42 DCR 6748; June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(3), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.3.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, in par. (1), deleted “, including the rules on choice of law,” following “substantive law”.

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 303 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).

This section is based upon § 303 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (1996 Act).


§ 46–303.04. Duties of initiating tribunal. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 304, 42 DCR 6748; July 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-131, § 2(d), 45 DCR 2924; June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(4), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.4.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, in subsec. (a), deleted “3 copies of” preceding “the petition”; and rewrote subsec. (b), which had read as follows: “(b) If a responding state has not enacted the provisions of this chapter, or a law or procedure substantially similar to this chapter, a tribunal of the District may issue a certificate or other document and make findings required by the law of the responding state. If the responding state is a foreign jurisdiction, the tribunal may specify the amount of support sought and provide other documents necessary to satisfy the requirements of the responding state.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(d) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-225, December 23, 1997, 45 DCR 151).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(d) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-310, March 20, 1998, 45 DCR 1950).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(d) of Uniform Interstate Family Support Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-94, April 29, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2785).

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 304 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.05. Duties and powers of responding tribunal. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 305, 42 DCR 6748; July 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-131, § 2(e), 45 DCR 2924; June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(5), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.5.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 46-304.01.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, in the lead-in language of subsec. (b), substituted “not prohibited by other law” for “otherwise authorized by law”; added subsec. (f); and rewrote par. (b)(1), which had read as follows: “(1) Issue or enforce a support order, modify a child support order, or render a judgment to determine parentage;”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(e) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-225, December 23, 1997, 45 DCR 151).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(e) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-310, March 20, 1998, 45 DCR 1950).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(e) of Uniform Interstate Family Support Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-94, April 29, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2785).

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 305 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.06. Inappropriate tribunal. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 306, 42 DCR 6748; July 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-131, § 2(f), 45 DCR 2924; June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(6), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.6.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137 substituted “the tribunal” for “it”.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(f) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-225, December 23, 1997, 45 DCR 151).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(f) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-310, March 20, 1998, 45 DCR 1950).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(f) of Uniform Interstate Family Support Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-94, April 29, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2785).

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 306 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.07. Duties of support enforcement agency. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 307, 42 DCR 6748; July 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-131, § 2(g), 45 DCR 2924; June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(7), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.7.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, in the lead-in language of subsec. (b), substituted “agency of the District” for “agency” and deleted “as appropriate”; in par. (b)(4), substituted “notice in a record” for “written notice”; in par. (b)(5), substituted “communication in a record” for “written communication”; redesignated subsec. (c) as subsec. (f); and added subsecs. (c), (d), and (e).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(g) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-225, December 23, 1997, 45 DCR 151).

For temporary addition of § 30-343.7a 1981 Ed., see § 2(h) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-225, December 23, 1997, 45 DCR 151).

For temporary amendment of section, see § 2(g) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-310, March 20, 1998, 45 DCR 1950).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(g) of Uniform Interstate Family Support Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-94, April 29, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2785).

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 307 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.07a. [Transferred]. [Transferred]

Redesignated as § 46-303.08.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 307a; as added July 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-131, § 2(h), 45 DCR 2924; redesignated § 308, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(8), 53 DCR 3634.)


§ 46–303.08. Duty of Mayor to order or provide services. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 307a; as added July 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-131, § 2(h), 45 DCR 2924; redesignated § 308, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(8), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.7a.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.07a

Section References

This section is referenced in § 46-301.01.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137 rewrote section, which had read as follows: “§ 46-303.07a. Mayor to order or provide services. ”If the Mayor determines that the support enforcement agency is neglecting or refusing to provide services to an individual, the Mayor may order the agency to perform its duties under this chapter or may provide those services directly to the individual.”

Emergency Legislation

For temporary addition of section, see § 2(h) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Emergency Amendment Act of 1997 (D.C. Act 12-225, December 23, 1997, 45 DCR 151), and § 2(h) of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-310, March 20, 1998, 45 DCR 1950).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 2(h) of Uniform Interstate Family Support Temporary Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Law 12-94, April 29, 1998, law notification 45 DCR 2785).

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.08 has been recodified as § 46-303.09 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(9).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 308 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.09. Private counsel. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 308, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 309, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(9), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.8.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.08

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.09 has been recodified as § 46-303.10 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(10).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 309 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.10. Duties of Mayor. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 309, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 310, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(10), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.9.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.09

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137 rewrote the section.

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.10 has been recodified as § 46-303.11 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(10).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 310 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.11. Pleadings and accompanying documents. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 310, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 311, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(11), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.10.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.10

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, rewrote subsec. (a), which had read as follows: “(a) A petitioner seeking to establish or modify a support order or to determine parentage in a proceeding under this chapter must verify the petition. Unless otherwise ordered under § 46-303.11 (nondisclosure of information in exceptional circumstances), the petition or accompanying documents must provide, so far as known, the name, residential address, and social security numbers of the obligor and the obligee, and the name, sex, residential address, social security number, and date of birth of each child for whom support is sought. The petition must be accompanied by a certified copy of any support order in effect. The petition may include any other information that may assist in locating or identifying the respondent.”

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.11 has been recodified as § 46-303.12 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(12).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 311 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.12. Nondisclosure of information in exceptional circumstances. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 311, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 312, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(12), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.11.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.11

Section References

This section is referenced in § 46-303.11 and § 46-306.02.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137 rewrote section, which had read as follows: “§ 46-303.11. Nondisclosure of information in exceptional circumstances. ”Upon a finding, which may be made ex parte, that the health, safety, or liberty of a party or child would be unreasonably put at risk by the disclosure of identifying information, or if an existing order so provides, a tribunal shall order that the address of the child or party or other identifying information not be disclosed in a pleading or other document filed in a proceeding under this chapter.”

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.12 has been recodified as § 46-303.13 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(13).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 312 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.13. Costs and fees. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 312, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 313, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(13), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.12.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.12

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, in subsec. (c), deleted “(enforcement and modification of support order after registration)” following “this chapter”.

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.13 has been recodified as § 46-303.14 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(14).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 313 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.14. Limited immunity of petitioner. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 313, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 314, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(14), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.13.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.13

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, in subsec. (a), substituted “a proceeding under this chapter” for “a proceeding”.

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.14 has been recodified as § 46-303.15 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(15).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 314 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.15. Nonparentage as defense. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 314, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 315, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(15), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.14.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.14

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.15 has been recodified as § 46-303.16 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(16).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 315 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.16. Special rules of evidence and procedure. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 315, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 316, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(16), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.15.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.15

Section References

This section is referenced in § 46-302.10.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, in subsec. (a), substituted “a nonresident party who is an individual in a tribunal” for “the petitioner in a responding tribunal”; in subsec. (e), substituted “record” for “writing”; in subsec. (f), substituted “shall” for “may”; added subsec. (j); and rewrote subsec. (b), which had read as follows: “(b) A verified petition, affidavit, or document substantially complying with federally mandated forms, and a document incorporated by reference in any of them, not excluded under the hearsay rule if given in person, is admissible in evidence if given under oath by a party or witness residing in another state.”

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.16 has been recodified as § 46-303.17 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(17).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 316 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.17. Communications between tribunals. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 316, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 317, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(17), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.16.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.16

Section References

This section is referenced in § 46-302.10.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137 rewrote section, which had read as follows: “§ 46-303.16. Communications between tribunals. ”A tribunal of the District may communicate with a tribunal of another state in writing, or by telephone or other means, to obtain information concerning the laws of that state, the legal effect of a judgment, decree, or order of that tribunal, and the status of a proceeding in the other state. A tribunal of the District may furnish similar information by similar means to a tribunal of another state.”

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.17 has been recodified as § 46-303.18 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(18).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 317 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).

This section is based upon § 317 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (1996 Act).


§ 46–303.18. Assistance with discovery. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 317, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 318, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(18), 53 DCR 3634; Feb. 27, 2016, D.C. Law 21-73, § 902, 63 DCR 222.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.17.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.17

Section References

This section is referenced in § 46-302.10.

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Former § 46-303.18 has been recodified as § 46-303.19 by D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(19).

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 318 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).


§ 46–303.19. Receipt and disbursement of payments. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Feb. 9, 1996, D.C. Law 11-81, § 318, 42 DCR 6748; redesignated § 319, June 22, 2006, D.C. Law 16-137, § 2(c)(19), 53 DCR 3634.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 30-343.18.

2001 Ed., § 46-303.18

Section References

This section is referenced in § 46-303.07.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-137, designated the existing text as subsec. (a); and added subsecs. (b) and (c).

Effective Dates

Applicability: Section 3 of D.C. Law 16-137 provided: “This act shall apply as of April 1, 2007.”

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 319 of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2001 Act).