[Vision2020] Senator Nutsall strikes again!

rforce at moscow.com rforce at moscow.com
Fri Apr 10 21:09:41 PDT 2015

>From the Spokesman, not The Onion:

Child support bill killed by Idaho legislators fearful of Islamic law
Associated Press

BOISE — An Idaho House panel voted 9-8 on Friday to kill legislation to
bring the state into compliance with federal child-support collection
rules after some lawmakers said they were concerned about foreign Sharia
law influencing the state’s enforcement authority.

Idaho child support program director Kandace Yearsley says the committee’s
decision has placed Idaho at risk of losing millions in federal child
support funding as well as access to the federal enforcement tools used to
collect child-support payments from parents living in other states.

But some members of the House committee said they were concerned the bill
was tied to an international convention regarding cross-border recovery of
child-support payments. Rep. Heather Scott and Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, both
Republicans, said they feared the bill could force Idaho to enforce
child-support rulings made under Islamic law or foreign tribunals.

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