General Assembly Proposed Bill No. 5056
January Session, 2021 LCO No. 192
Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY
REP. FISHBEIN, 90th Dist.
AN ACT CONCERNING FAMILY RELATIONS MATTERS ALLEGING
CONTEMPT OF A COURT ORDER.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General
1 That section 46b-87 of the general statutes be amended to: (1)
2 Mandate the award of a reasonable attorney's fee to the prevailing party
3 in a family relations matter alleging contempt of a court order; (2)
4 require a person imprisoned for contempt of court to pay the costs of his
5 or her incarceration; (3) permit the state to bring a claim against any
6 person incarcerated for contempt under this section for which the state
7 has not been reimbursed.
Statement of Purpose:
To provide uniformity, consistency and fairness in contempt
proceedings held in family court.
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