Child support bill receives prelim. approval

Cheyenne, WY – A bill that would make it easier to strip driving privileges from parents who fail to make child support payments has received preliminary approval in the House.

Rep. Mary Throne of Cheyenne is the main sponsor of the bill. It would apply to parents who fall more than 5-thousand dollars behind in their required child support payments and who haven't made a payment in 90 days.

Throne says that the total owed by such parents in Wyoming is more than 29 million dollars, including more than 5 million they owe to the state.