§9:315.32. Order of suspension of license; noncompliance with support order; contempt of court
A. (1)(a) In or ancillary to any action to make past-due child support executory, for contempt of court for failure to comply with an order of support, or a criminal neglect of family proceeding, the court on its own motion or upon motion of an obligee or the department shall, unless the court determines good cause exists, issue an order of suspension of a license or licenses of any obligor who is not in compliance with an order of child support. The court shall give specific written and oral reasons supporting its determination of good cause including a finding as to the particular facts and circumstances that warrant a determination not to suspend a license or licenses of an obligor who is not in compliance with an order of child support. The reasons shall become part of the record of the proceeding.
(b) An order suspending a license to operate a motor vehicle may provide specific time periods for the suspension at the court’s discretion.
(2) In or ancillary to any child support or paternity proceeding, the court on its own motion or upon motion of any party or the department may issue an order of suspension of a license of any person who is guilty of contempt of court for failure to comply with a subpoena or warrant. Provided that before the issuance of an order for a suspension of a license of any person in, or ancillary to, any paternity proceeding where paternity has not yet been established, the court shall notify such person by personal service.
B. The order of suspension shall contain the name, address, and social security number of the obligor, if known, and shall indicate whether the suspension is for a particular, specified license, or all licenses which the obligor may possess, or any combination thereof at the discretion of the court.
C. An order of suspension may include a provision whereby the obligor is required to disclose to the court information concerning the types of licenses which the obligor possesses, which written disclosure when attached to the order of suspension becomes a part thereof.
Acts 1995, No. 1078, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Acts 1997, No. 1249, §1, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 559, §1, eff. July 1, 1999.