Lawmakers reject deadbeat parent bill
Laramie, Wyo. – Lawmakers have shot down a proposal to take away the drivers' licenses of parents who don't pay child support.
The joint Judiciary Committee did not endorse the bill proposed by the Department of Family Services. Brenda Lyttle spoke to the committee on behalf of DFS. She says she'll revisit the idea in the future.
"I plan tot bring the bill again to the committee for the next session, but when I bring it next year I will have a lot more data available to me and a lot more data ready to the cases that we are specifically targeting with this legislation," Lyttle said.
The bill would have suspended the driving privileges of parents who are more than 90 days late or $5,000 behind on their payments. Lyttle says lawmakers were worried the suspension would infringe on people's freedoms.