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The Family Maintenance Amendment Act

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S.M. 2020, c. 8

Bill 56, 2nd Session, 42nd Legislature

The Family Maintenance Amendment Act

Explanatory Note

This note is a reader's aid and is not part of the law.

This Act amends The Family Maintenance Act. It enables maintenance enforcement officials to make more frequent inquiries to determine if a maintenance obligation for an adult child remains eligible for enforcement. In addition, when a request is made for an administrative suspension of a maintenance order, each party is entitled to a copy of material submitted by the other party, with any sensitive information deleted.

(Assented to April 15, 2020)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. F20 amended

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The Family Maintenance Act is amended by this Act.

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Subsection 53.9(5) is amended

(a) by striking out "— at any time but not more often than once every six months —"; and

(b) by striking out everything after "eligible for enforcement." and substituting "The designated officer may request information from the creditor when requested to do so by the debtor, but the designated officer may refuse if the frequency of requests for information by the debtor is unreasonable.".

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The following is added after subsection 61.1.1(8):

Entitlement to information

61.1.1(8.1)    Despite subsection 55(2.2) (confidential information), both the creditor and the debtor are entitled to a copy of any information the other has provided to the designated officer for the purpose of this section, but the designated officer may remove any contact, identifying or sensitive information from a copy that is provided.

Coming into force

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This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.