Effective October 1, 2017, changes go into effect regarding the Office of Child Support Enforcement's right to suspend different types of licenses of payors who fall behind on child support. Specifically, these changes apply to driver’s licenses as well as business, occupation, and professional licenses.
On driver’s licenses:
Drivers can lose their driver's licenses for failure to pay child support. This can apply when someone fails to pay any child support or when someone does not pay the full amount of child support. The new law distinguishes between noncommercial and commercial driver’s licenses; current law does not. Currently, the law allows the office of child support enforcement to notify the Motor Vehicle Administration/MVA of drivers who fall behind on their child support by 60 days' worth of payments. This new law will set the timing at noncommercial drivers who accumulate 60 days or more of arrears and commercial drivers who accumulate 120 days or more of back child support.