Honorable Jeff Wentworth, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB1153 by Harris (Relating to suits affecting the parent-child relationship, including proceedings for the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support; providing a civil penalty.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The bill would make technical corrections, clarifications, and enhancements to the Family Code to improve the Office of the Attorney General (OAG)-Child Support Divisionís ability to serve its customers. The OAG reports that any additional work could be absorbed within the agency's current resources. The OAG does not anticipate a significant impact for other agencies who could suspend vehicle registrations or deny license renewals. Moreover, the bill would amend Section 232.014, Family Code, to specifically provide for a licensing authority to charge a fee to an individual who is subject to either license suspension or denial of license renewal in an amount sufficient to cover the authorityís administrative costs in suspending a license or denying license renewal.
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