25-7A-56. Prohibition against issuance or renewal of professional license, registration, certification, or permit of applicant in child support arrearage--Adoption of rules by state agencies. No state agency or board may issue or renew the professional, sporting, or recreational license, registration, certification, or permit of any applicant after receiving notice from the Department of Social Services that the applicant has support arrearages in the sum of one thousand dollars or more, unless the applicant first makes satisfactory arrangements with the Department of Social Services for payment of any accumulated arrearages. An applicant who disputes a determination by the Department of Social Services that the applicant has support arrearages of one thousand dollars or more shall, upon request, be given a due process hearing by the department. Upon recommendation by the department, the licensing agency or board may issue a temporary license, registration, certification, or permit to the applicant pending final resolution of the due process hearing. The department may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to implement the provisions of this section.
The term professional license, registration, certification, or permit as specified by this section includes any profession or occupation as specified in Title 36; insurance brokers, agents, and solicitors as specified in chapter 58-30; teachers and administrators as specified in chapters 13-42 and 13-43; attorneys as specified in chapter 16-16; securities agents, securities brokers, investment advisers, or investment adviser representatives as specified in chapter 47-31B; pilots as specified in chapter 50-11; day care providers as specified in chapter 26-6; gaming employees as specified in chapter 42-7B; and law enforcement officers as specified in chapter 23-3. The state agencies or boards which govern the professions, recreational licenses, and occupations listed in this paragraph may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to implement the provisions of this section for their particular profession or occupation.
Source: SL 1993, ch 195; SL 1994, ch 202, § 1; SL 1996, ch 167, § 1; SL 1997, ch 155, § 19; SL 1998, ch 157, § 5; SL 2004, ch 278, § 60; SL 2007, ch 160, § 1.