Child support; suspension of drivers license for failure to pay. (SB760)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Suspension of operators license for failure to pay child support.  Provides that the Department of Motor Vehicles shall not renew a driver's license or terminate a license suspension imposed because of nonpayment of child support until it has received from the Department of Social Services a certification that the person has (i) paid the delinquency in full or (ii) reached an agreement with the Department of Social Services to satisfy the delinquency within a period not to exceed 10 years and at least one payment, representing at least five percent of the total delinquency or $500, whichever is less, has been made pursuant to the agreement. Current law requires either (i) full payment of the delinquency or (ii) a payment of at least five percent of the total delinquency or $500, whichever is greater. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/07/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101581D
12/07/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2011Stricken at request of Patron in Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


marsha maiens writes:

1) is "The Department" = the dept of social services or dept of motor vehicles?
#2)if I don't have a case with Dept of Soc. Services, why would I have to "make an agreement" with THEM, and wait for THEM to notify DMV?
#3)why has D(iii) been ignored by DSS and used as a weapon for extortion against Indigents over the past 2 decades?
#4) on cases whereby the Child Support order is CREATED JUDICIALLY, why would Administrative authority be granted to DSS when the other parent is NOT RECIEVING ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE benefits at all, but merely acting as a private debt collector for only one parent against the other parent?
#5) "less" is good, however - this bill STILL FAILS to rectify social workers altering DMV records of NCP's without proper legal and lawful NOTICE, as well as following the DCSE policy and procedures manual.
#6) the issue of DSS having CONTROL OVER ALL drivers licenses is not addressed with this bill.

Ed Gooding writes:

This strikes me as a "debtor's prison" type of law. Won't the offending party need to be able to drive to work to make the money to pay off the owed child support? How do you propose to garnish wages if the offender cannot get to work to earn said wages?