Late Child Support Could Limit Driving

A new Kansas law could cause parents who are behind on their child support payments to klose most of their driving priveliges.

The law, which goes into effect in April, would restrict parents who owe $500 or more in child support from driving, except to and from work or school and during the course of the person's work.

The Kansas Department of Social and rehabilitation Services, division of Child Support Enforcement initially sent nearly 3,000 letters to parents who met the criteria to be sanctioned in November 2008.

The state plans to follow the November letter with one in late January. the restrictions would then go into effect in April.

To resolve licensing restriction issues, individuals will need to contact the CSE. The parent will have to agree to pay the past due child support in full, accept income witholding, or agree to a payment plan.