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Title 15 : Domestic Relations

Chapter 011 : ANNULMENT AND DIVORCE

Subchapter 007 : Child Support Enforcement

(Cite as: 15 V.S.A. § 795)
  • § 795. Licenses or governmental contracts

    (a) As used in this section:

    (1) "Agency" means any unit of state government, including agencies, departments, boards, commissions, authorities, or public corporations.

    (2) "License" means any license, certification, or registration issued by an agency to conduct a trade or business, including a license to practice a profession or occupation, or a license required to engage in recreational activities, including the license to hunt, fish, or trap.

    (3) "Contract" means a contract for the provision of goods, services or real estate space.

    (b) Every applicant for a license shall sign a statement that the applicant is not subject to a child support order, or if subject to a child support order is in good standing with respect to the order or in full compliance with a plan to pay any and all child support payable under a support order as of the date the application is filed. A license may not be issued or renewed without such a statement.

    (c) No agency shall enter into, extend, or renew any contract unless the person submits a statement that the person is not under an obligation to pay child support or is in good standing with respect to or in full compliance with a plan to pay any and all child support payable under a support order as of the date the contract is made.

    (d) For the purposes of this section, a person is in good standing with respect to any and all support payable if:

    (1) less than one-twelfth of the annual support obligation is overdue; or

    (2) liability for any support payable is being contested in a judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding; or

    (3) the person is in compliance with a repayment plan approved by the office of child support or agreed to by the parties; or

    (4) in the case of a licensee, the licensing agency finds that requiring immediate payment of support due and payable would impose an unreasonable hardship. (Added 1989, No. 220 (Adj. Sess.), § 29; amended 1997, No. 63, § 16, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.)