SPONSOR:   

Sen. Peterson & Rep. Kowalko

 

Sen. Sorenson; Reps. George, Hudson, Lavelle & D. Short

 

DELAWARE STATE SENATE

146th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

SENATE BILL NO. 151

 

 

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LOTTERY FACILITIES AND DELINQUENT CHILD SUPPORTERS.

 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

 


Section 1. Amend Subchapter I, Chapter 48, Title 29 of the Delaware Code by inserting a new §4838 to read as follows:

Ҥ4838. Delinquent Child Supporters.

(a) Upon notification by the Division of Child Support Enforcement that a person who is entitled to all or part of a lottery prize, including video lotteries and table game prizes or winnings, is delinquent in the payment of child support or spousal support, the Director shall forward to the Division of Child Support Enforcement the prize or portion to be distributed directly from the state lottery office that is available to be applied to the delinquent support payment.

(b)  The Director shall enter into a written agreement with the Division of Child Support Enforcement for the purpose of establishing a procedure for the collection of prizes as set forth in subsection (a) of this section.  The Director shall include in the agreement a method by which the Division of Child Support Enforcement will receive the names of lottery winners as expeditiously as possible.”


SYNOPSIS

This Bill requires that the Director of Lotteries be notified by the Division of Child Support Enforcement that a person is delinquent in support payments.  The Bill would require that that person’s prize winnings be sent to the Division to be applied to the delinquent support.

Author: Senator Peterson