The knee jerk reaction to this is a that it’s a good thing. Having seen a few good men get royally screwed by the child support system though..
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) – If you’re behind on your child support payments, this new Utah bill could prohibit you from hunting or fishing.
H.B. 197, sponsored by Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, would ban people who aren’t up to date on their child support payments from getting a license, permit or tag related to fishing or hunting in the state of Utah.
The bill would prohibit anyone who owes $2,500 or more child support from obtaining the legal permits from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
An individual would only be allowed to buy a permit after they are no longer behind on payments and the Office of Recovery Services has made note of the payment.
If it passes, the bill will go into effect on July 1, 2021.