Officials Credit Law With Increasing Child Support Payments
Utah officials are crediting a recent law for helping increase child support payments in the state. A law that went into effect last year suspends hunting and fishing licenses for anyone who is more than 25-hundred dollars behind in their child support obligations. Nearly three-thousand licenses were suspended on July 1st, 2021. The state Office of Recovery Services says support payments increased by two-million dollars after the law took effect. While the new law may not be the only reason for the increase, state officials are happy that it did give some hunters and anglers an incentive to catch up on their child support.