NDT C.S.H.B. 3081 75(R)BILL ANALYSIS LICENSING & ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES C.S.H.B. 3081 By: Dunnam 4-28-97 Committee Report (Substituted) BACKGROUND Retailers, or "sales agents", who sell lottery tickets in Texas receive compensation per ticket sold at their store. Additionally, sales agents who sell various winning Lotto tickets, currently receive a "bonus." The bonus is based on the total prize amount of the winning ticket sold. Currently delinquent taxes and other moneys, such as delinquent child support and student loans, are deducted from a person's lottery winnings. However, other than sales taxes due, there is not a similar requirement that such delinquent monies be deducted from the compensation paid sales agents for selling lottery tickets. In addition, the Texas Workforce Commission needs to be added as an agency required to report to the Lottery Commission on delinquencies owed to the State. PURPOSE The purpose of this legislation is to provide a method for delinquent taxes and other moneys due the State of Texas to be deducted from the compensation paid to a lottery sales agent. In addition, the amendment adds the Texas Workforce Commission as an agency required to report to the Lottery Commission on delinquencies owed the State. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill will grant additional rulemaking authority to the Texas Lottery Commission in SECTION 1 of the bill. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 466.358 of the Government Code by adding Subsections (c) through (e). These new sections will give the Texas Lottery Commission the authority to deduct delinquent monies owed to the State of Texas by way of compensation to lottery sales agents. The state agencies that are eligible to have monies deducted are the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the Texas Comptroller, the Texas Attorney General's Office, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. SECTION 2. Amends Section 466.407(a) and (c) of the Government Code to add the Texas Workforce Commission to the list of agencies required to report to the Lottery Commission persons and sales agents who are delinquent in payments owed to the State and requires the Lottery Commission to deduct the delinquencies from the lottery winnings of a lottery winner and the compensation paid to a sales agent under Section 466.358 of the Government Code. SECTION 3. Emergency Clause. COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL TO SUBSTITUTE The Committee Substitute for H.B. 3081 removes the Crime Victims Compensation fund from the original list of agencies who would be eligible to collect any outstanding monies owed to the State of Texas. The reason for this section's removable is do to the fact that there is no centralized mechanism for collecting these monies, since counties are responsible for such collections and data .