HBA-JEK S.B. 700 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 700 By: Ellis, Rodney Juvenile Justice & Family Issues 5/3/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law authorizes a court to suspend the driver's, business, occupation, professional, or other regulated activity license (license) of a person for failing to pay child support. However, the law does not provide for the suspension of the license of a person who fails to comply with the terms of a court order regarding the possession of or access to a child. Senate Bill 700 authorizes a court to order such a suspension. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS Senate Bill 700 amends the Family Code to authorize a court to issue an order suspending the driver's, business, occupation, professional, or other regulated activity license of an individual who fails to comply with the terms of a court order providing for the possession of or access to a child. The bill provides that a petition for such a suspension may include the enforcement order and the court order containing the provisions that the individual was found to have violated. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.