senate Bill S4246

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 30, 2013 signed chap.87
Jun 24, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 12, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.146
substituted for a6960
Apr 29, 2013 referred to social services
delivered to assembly
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

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S4246 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6960
Law Section:
Social Services
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง246, Chap 81 of 1995

S4246 - Bill Texts

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

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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.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4246

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             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.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09031-02-3

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