Recreational Licenses for Child Support Debtors
Topeka – The State of Kansas is undertaking a new initiative to further
efforts to ensure children receive the support they are due.
Passed by the 2007 Legislature, HB 2393 allows the state to deny the purchase
of recreational licenses to individuals who owe a substantial debt in past due
During the week of October 15, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks is
mailing letters to individuals identified as owing significant overdue child
support notifying them that they will be denied purchase of hunting and fishing
licenses until they contact Child Support Enforcement (CSE) to make payment
Individuals denied a recreational license can resolve the issue by contacting
CSE. A parent can choose to pay past due child support in full, accept income
withholding, or agree to a payment plan. Once arrangements have been made,
individuals’ ability to purchase a license will be reinstated.
The program has been successful thus far, as response to previous mailings
has resulted in collection of substantial payments on support arrearages owed to