1-1                                   AN ACT

 1-2     relating to certain deductions from the winnings of lottery

 1-3     winners.


 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

1-12     [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:


 2-6     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

         APPROVED:  _____________________