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Ethan, Hailey and Bentley’s Law: Tennessee bill requires drunk drivers to pay child support to children of victims

In Tennessee, a bill requiring drunk drivers to pay alimony for their victims’ children is on its way to the governor’s office.

Known as the “Law of Ethan, Hailey and Bentley”, the courts can determine the amount of child support on a case-by-case basis, depending on the circumstances surrounding the child’s living guardians.

The bill requires anyone convicted of vehicle homicide due to intoxication or vehicle homicide when the victim is the parent of a minor child to pay compensation for each child under the age of 18 and to graduate from high school.

The law takes its name from two cases involving children from Tennessee whose parents were killed by drunk drivers.

If a defendant is unable to pay while in prison, he will have one year after his release to begin payment.

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