Skip to comments.Tennessee to Revoke Hunting, Fishing Licenses of Deadbeat Parents
Posted on 09/17/2008 1:19:22 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The state is warning parents delinquent on child support payments that they risk losing drivers licenses, professional licenses and hunting and fishing licenses if they don't pay.
A news release from the Department of Human Services Tuesday says letters are being delivered to parents across the state behind at least $500 and haven't made a payment in more than 90 days.
More than 7,000 licenses were revoked last year for failure to pay, and there are more than 20,000 licenses currently at risk. Professional licenses that could be revoked include those of registered nurses, real estate agents, security guards and teachers.
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Bet if you took away their right to buy beer, they’d cough up that money.
Big Brutha at it again.
What happens if the dead beat moves to another state?
what about the ones that truly can’t pay what the state says they have to pay each month...i know here in florida if they go by the state mandated table it is very hard for a mother or father paying child support to be able to put a roof over thier own head and food in thier stomach...meanwhile the custodial parent is having a ball in most cases partying on the other parents money like it is a windfall....and i do speak from experience....
states have agreed to work with each other to make life miserable whereever you move too.....
It’s exactly this kind of non-sequitor that means I MUST give out my SSN in order to get a hunting/fishing license. Suddenly my federally-mandated retirement plan becomes an issue at Wal-Mart because some total strangers won’t take care of their own kids - WTF?
How about something more direct & useful - like terminating the deadbeat’s Social Security benefits (tax still to be paid though) and routing his own money to his own kids? Leave my time in the woods out of it.
This is wrong.
During the last depression, one could blow off steam by hunting, fishing, smoking, drinking, etc.
What are we going to do for fun in this depression?
Yes, it is about time. Now the state should revoke the deadbeat parent’s right to by beer and cigarettes.
The right to use those commodities was revoked a long time ago.
the reason they can still be bought is that the state is greedy for the revenue from sales, excise, and social-engineering taxes.
Well, I agree, and I’m surprised they haven’t been doing this for years, as other states have.
The other thing that should be examined though is whether or not the “deadbeat dad” can possibly even make the payments that the court orders.
There are a lot of cases where “deadbeat dads” are really “dead broke” Dad’s through no fault of their own. A family court has ordered excessive child support payments and there is no appeal process, so they run, and no one benefits.
Then they really do become “deadbeat dad’s” even though they’d rather pay.
“How about something more direct & useful - like terminating the deadbeats Social Security benefits (tax still to be paid though) and routing his own money to his own kids?”
I agree completely. If a father can be located, his wages can be attached, as they are in cases of court ordered payments of other debts.
You can already put folks in jail for not paying
this is excessive to me and more far reaching...
we don’t do this to folks who owe on thern homes, credit cards, have fraud judgements against them, rape, murder or daon’t pay taxes
pedophiles can get a fishing license
this is another step to requiring a background check for a hunting licesnse
you just wait and see.
I don’t favor it. Put folks in jail if they don’t pay but all this other stuff is just over the top and let’s be honest...
this is directed at men 99% of the time
can you imagine a law like this directed at just women?
(from someone who paid nearly one million dollars in child support over 14 years to a woman who left me for a rich old fart)
and I’m still raising and paying for them in college now
a hunting license will become a privilege just like everything else the state “grants”
I live here, Tennessee sometimes acts like one big stupidassed nanny State from beer regs, to smoke nazis and so forth
I was hoping this would slow down when Steve Cohen went to DC...
this is directed at men 99% of the time
True. Men who don’t pay for their kids.
These laws are not targeting men like you. But rather the chronic baby-daddies who impregnate as many women as they can without even a thought of their offspring.
And so the state must enlarge the welfare rolls. Or they can get creative and do some real damage to the thugs who “hit and run”.
Again.... this law is not relevant to men who pay their child support.
You can't by beer in TN without a DL. No matter how old you look everyone gets carded.
Opps. Make that “buy”.