Driver’s Licenses Can’t be Revoked for Failure to Pay Child Support

S.959 would repeal existing law that allows individuals who are behind in child support payments to have their driver’s license revoked or restricted. This is a sensible reform.

Revoking or restricting a driver’s license is a penalty which has nothing to do with the offense of failure to make child support payments. And in the case of revoking a license it may actually hurt efforts by the offender to remedy the situation, as it will become more difficult for the offender to travel to and from work. A far more sensible punishment/remedy would be garnishing wages.

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