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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.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • 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.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 26, 2014.
    1. Passed 107 to 1 in the House on February 27, 2014, 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.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. 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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