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2009 Senate Bill 5166: Modifying the child support license suspension program
Introduced by Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma) (D) on January 15, 2009
Reorganizes the child support license suspension program into separate statutes to address notice to the parent, adjudicative proceedings to contest license suspension, license suspension by DSHS, and written payment schedules.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee on January 15, 2009
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 2, 2009
To clarify the stay of suspension when a parent requests modification of their child support obligation. Good faith effort to comply is defined. Driving with a suspended license when the person's license is suspended solely for the failure to pay child support is a civil infraction for the first offense and a misdemeanor thereafter.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 2, 2009
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 2, 2009
Received in the House on March 5, 2009
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 5, 2009
Amendment offered in the House on March 19, 2009
To remove the section that made driving with a suspended license a traffic infraction if the suspension was based on noncompliance with a child support order.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 19, 2009
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 25, 2009
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on April 9, 2009
To require the notice of noncompliance that a parent receives to also include language stating that occupational licenses, such as commercial fishing licenses, issued by the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) may be suspended and that suspension of a license by DFW could affect the parent's ability to obtain permits issued by DFW.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 9, 2009
Received in the Senate on April 22, 2009
Senate concurred with House amendments.
Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 7, 2009
To clarify the stay of suspension when a parent requests modification of their child support obligation. Defines good faith compliance. Driving with a suspended license for the failure to pay child support is a civil infraction for the first offense and a misdemeanor thereafter. Requires that the noncompliant parent be notified that all licenses issued from the Department of Fish and Wildlife may be suspended.

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