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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S55
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S55 - Details
S55 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S55 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to payment of winning lottery tickets PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to require New York State lottery sales agents to pay any valid winning lottery ticket valued at six hundred dollars or less within one year from the date of the drawing or from the close of the game. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1614 of the tax law is amended by chapter 166 of the laws of 1991, subdivision (a) is amended by chapter 170 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of any other law, rule or regulation, all winning tickets valued at six hundred dollars or less presented for payment within the expiration of a one-year time period from the date of the drawing or from the close of the game in which a prize was won shall be paid by the lottery sales agent presented with such ticket. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, lottery sales agents that are presented with a winning ticket valued under six hundred dollars will only pay the winner if
S55 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 55 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERALTA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wager- ing AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to payment of winning lottery tickets THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision a of section 1614 of the tax law, as amended by chapter 170 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: a. No prize claim shall be valid if submitted to the division follow- ing the expiration of a one-year time period from the date of the draw- ing or from the close of the game in which a prize was won, and the person otherwise entitled to such prize shall forfeit any claim or enti- tlement to such prize moneys. Unclaimed prize money, plus interest earned thereon, shall be retained in the lottery prize account to be used for payment of special lotto or supplemental lotto prizes offered pursuant to the plan or plans specified in this article, or for promo- tional purposes to supplement other games on an occasional basis not to exceed sixteen weeks within any twelve month period pursuant to the plan or plans specified in this article. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF ANY OTHER LAW, RULE OR REGULATION, ALL WINNING TICKETS VALUED AT SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS OR LESS PRESENTED FOR PAYMENT WITHIN THE EXPIRATION OF A ONE-YEAR TIME PERIOD FROM THE DATE OF THE DRAWING OR FROM THE CLOSE OF THE GAME IN WHICH A PRIZE WAS WON SHALL BE PAID BY THE LOTTERY SALES AGENT PRESENTED WITH SUCH TICKET. In the event that the director proposes to change any plan for the use of unclaimed prize funds or in the event the director intends to use funds in a game other than the game from which such unclaimed prize funds were derived, the director of the budget, the chairperson of the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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