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Raised Bill No. 118

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 1093

 

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Referred to Committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY

 

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AN ACT CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES AND CHILD SUPPORT FROM LOTTERY WINNINGS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 52-362d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(c) When any person redeems a winning lottery ticket worth [five thousand] six hundred dollars or more at [the central office of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation] any office of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation that processes such a lottery ticket, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall check the name and other identifying information of such person against a list of obligors supplied by the Commissioner of Social Services. If such person is included on the list of obligors, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall request confirmation from the Commissioner of Social Services that such person is in fact an obligor, and upon notification by the Commissioner of Social Services that money is due from any such person as a result of a claim for support which has been assigned to the state pursuant to section 17b-77, or is to be paid to the state acting by and through the IV-D agency, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall withhold from any lottery winnings payable to such person under the provisions of chapter 226 or chapter 229a the amount of such claim for support owed to an individual for any portion of support which has not been assigned to the state and then the amount of such claim for support owed to the state, provided the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall notify such person that (1) lottery winnings have been withheld as a result of the amount due for such support, and (2) such person has the right to a hearing before a hearing officer designated by the Commissioner of Social Services if such person contests the amount of the alleged claim for support. The Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall pay any such person in accordance with any decisions of the hearing officer or the court upon appeal of the hearing officer's decision.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 12-829 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(a) On or after January 1, [2012] 2017, when any person redeems a winning lottery ticket worth [five thousand] six hundred dollars or more at [the central office of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation] any office of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation that processes such a lottery ticket, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation shall check the name and other identifying information of such person against a list of taxpayers who are delinquent, supplied by the Commissioner of Revenue Services.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2016

52-362d(c)

Sec. 2

October 1, 2016

12-829(a)

Statement of Purpose:

To reduce the threshold amount to collect lottery winnings for child support and delinquent taxes.

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