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.
1-19 (c) The attorney general, comptroller, Texas Workforce
1-20 Commission [ state treasurer], Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission,
1-21 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Texas Guaranteed
1-22 Student Loan Corporation shall each provide the executive director
1-23 with a report of persons who have been finally determined to be
1-24 delinquent in the payment of a tax or other money collected by the
2-1 agency. The commission shall adopt rules regarding the form and
2-2 frequency of reports under this subsection.
2-3 SECTION 2. Subchapter I, Chapter 466, Government Code, is
2-4 amended by adding Section 466.4075 to read as follows:
2-5 Sec. 466.4075. DEDUCTIONS OF CHILD SUPPORT FROM CERTAIN
2-6 LOTTERY WINNINGS. (a) This section applies only to a prize that
2-7 is required to be awarded by the director under Section 466.402(b).
2-8 (b) The executive director shall deduct an amount a court
2-9 has ordered to pay as delinquent from a person's winnings if the
2-10 executive director has been provided with a certified copy of a
2-11 court order and a notice of child support lien for delinquent child
2-12 support created under Subchapter G, Chapter 157, Family Code.
2-13 (c) If a person's winnings exceed the amount deducted under
2-14 Subsection (b) and any other section of this chapter allowing a
2-15 deduction from the winnings of a lottery winner, the executive
2-16 director shall pay the balance to the person. The executive
2-17 director shall transfer the money deducted under Subsection (b) to
2-18 the appropriate person.
2-19 (d) The commission shall adopt rules necessary to administer
2-20 this section.
2-21 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
2-22 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-23 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-24 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-25 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-26 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-27 passage, and it is so enacted.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 566 was passed by the House on March
12, 1997, by a non-record vote; and that the House concurred in
Senate amendments to H.B. No. 566 on May 7, 1997, by a non-record
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 566 was passed by the Senate, with
amendments, on May 5, 1997, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays
Secretary of the Senate