By Oliveira H.B. No. 566
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to certain deductions from the winnings of lottery
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Sections 466.407(a) and (c), Government Code, are
1-6 amended to read as follows:
1-7 (a) The executive director shall deduct the amount of a
1-8 delinquent tax or other money from the winnings of a person who has
1-9 been finally determined to be:
1-10 (1) delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money
1-11 collected by the comptroller, the Texas Workforce Commission
state treasurer], or the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission;
1-13 (2) delinquent in making child support payments
1-14 administered or collected by the attorney general;
1-15 (3) in default on a loan made under Chapter 52,
1-16 Education Code; [ or]
1-17 (4) in default on a loan guaranteed under Chapter 57,
1-18 Education Code; or
1-19 (5) delinquent in payment of an obligation to the
1-20 crime victims compensation fund or in the payment of an order of
1-21 restitution following conviction in a criminal case.
2-1 (c) The attorney general, comptroller, Texas Workforce
2-2 Commission [ state treasurer], Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission,
2-3 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Texas Guaranteed
2-4 Student Loan Corporation shall each provide the executive director
2-5 with a report of persons who have been finally determined to be
2-6 delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the
2-7 agency. The commission shall adopt rules regarding the form and
2-8 frequency of reports under this subsection.
2-9 SECTION 2. Subchapter I, Chapter 466, Government Code, is
2-10 amended by adding Section 466.4075 to read as follows:
2-11 Sec. 466.4075. DEDUCTIONS OF CHILD SUPPORT FROM CERTAIN
2-12 LOTTERY WINNINGS. (a) This section applies only to a prize that
2-13 is required to be awarded by the director under Section 466.402(b).
2-14 (b) The executive director shall deduct an amount a court
2-15 has ordered a person to pay as delinquent or other child support
2-16 from a person's winnings if the executive director has been
2-17 provided with a copy of a court order, a notice of a child support
2-18 lien for delinquent child support created under Subchapter G,
2-19 Chapter 157, Family Code, or a writ of withholding issued under
2-20 Chapter 158, Family Code.
2-21 (c) If a person's winnings exceed the amount deducted under
2-22 Subsection (b) and any other section of this chapter allowing a
2-23 deduction from the winnings of a lottery winner, the executive
2-24 director shall pay the balance to the person. The executive
2-25 director shall transfer the money deducted under Subsection (b) to
2-26 the appropriate person.
2-27 (d) The commission shall adopt rules necessary to administer
2-28 this section.
2-29 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
2-30 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
3-1 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
3-2 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
3-3 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
3-4 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
3-5 passage, and it is so enacted.