Bill S4246-2013

Extends a section of law relating to the enforcement of support through the suspension of driving privileges

Extends a section of law relating to the enforcement of support through the suspension of driving privileges.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 30, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.87
  • Jun 24, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 12, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 12, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 12, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.146
  • Jun 12, 2013: substituted for a6960
  • Apr 29, 2013: referred to social services
  • Apr 29, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Apr 29, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 22, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 17, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 16, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.343
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Apr 16, 2013
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Robach, Carlucci, Gallivan, Larkin, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Gipson

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4246

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend subdivision 19 of section 246 of chapter 81 of the laws of 1995, amending the vehicle and traffic law and other laws relating to the enforcement of support through the suspension of driving privileges, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

Purpose of Bill:

To extend the driver's license suspension process, an enforcement tool for child support collection, for two years.

Summary of Provisions:

Section 1 would amend subdivision 19 of section 246 of Chapter 81 of the Laws of 1995 to extend the driver's license suspension process from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2015.

Section 2 provides for an immediate effective date.

Existing Law:

Subdivision 19 of section 246 of Chapter 81 of the Laws of 1995 contains the sunset provision for the child support driver's license suspension laws. The provision expires on June 30, 2013.

Prior Legislative History:

This provision was last extended by Chapter 101 of the Laws of 2011 from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2013 and had been extended for two year periods prior thereto.

Statement in Support:

This bill extends a highly successful enforcement tool, the driver's license suspension process. Under the driver's license suspension process; an administrative mechanism is used to: (1) identify parents who fail to pay child support and who have driver's licenses; and (2) notify such persons that their driver's licenses will be suspended unless they make their child support payments. The loss of this successful enforcement tool would have a considerable impact on child support collections and on families in New York State.

Budget Implications:

Extending the sunset provision authorizing the Support Collection Unit to administer the driver's license suspension process will prevent the annual loss of child support collections. The driver's license suspension process accounts for child support collections of up to as much as $10 million annually. The failure to continue the driver's license suspension process additionally would result in the loss of a powerful deterrent for the non-payment of child support obligations.

Effective Date:

The bill would become effective immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after June 30, 2013.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4246 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 15, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. FUSCHILLO -- (at request of the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend subdivision 19 of section 246 of chapter 81 of the laws of 1995, amending the vehicle and traffic law and other laws relating to the enforcement of support through the suspension of driving privi- leges, in relation to the effectiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 19 of section 246 of chapter 81 of the laws of 1995, amending the vehicle and traffic law and other laws relating to the enforcement of support through the suspension of driving privileges, as amended by chapter 101 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 19. Sections two hundred one, two hundred eight, two hundred eleven, two hundred thirteen, two hundred fifteen and two hundred sixteen of this act shall expire and be deemed repealed on June 30, [2013] 2015. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after June 30, 2013.

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