Sunday, March 15, 2015

Child Support from Gambling Earnings

From Hutchinson News:

House members wagered Tuesday legislation targeting gamblers striking it rich at the three state-owned casinos could contribute cash to cover delinquent child support payments or unpaid state tax obligations.

House Bill 2269 would expand the state’s debt payment program that withholds outstanding child support from lottery ticket winnings in excess of $600. The bill incorporates into the formula the casinos in Dodge City, Mulvane and Kansas City, Kan., while also excluding the tribal casinos operating in Kansas.

Under the measure, the Kansas Department of Administration would work with casino managers to monitor individuals’ gambling activities and attach earnings when an indebted person pulled down at least $1,200 from a slot machine or bingo, $1,500 from keno or $5,000 from a poker tournament.

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