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2013 House Bill 4855: Expand lottery winner government debt garnishment
  1. Introduced by Rep. Kenneth Kurtz (R) on June 20, 2013, to revise a law that requires the state lottery bureau to deduct any unemployment benefit overpayments, child support arrearages or debts to the state from the winnings of a person who wins $1,000 or more. The bill would also require any debt or liability to the state welfare bureau to be deducted.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on June 20, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on February 19, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on February 26, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 26, 2014.
  2. Passed 107 to 1 in the House on February 27, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on March 4, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 2, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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