assembly Bill A7539

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the state to keep state lottery winners identities anonymous

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to ways and means
May 01, 2017 referred to ways and means

A7539 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1613, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A1574, S7267
2021-2022: A907, S1452
2023-2024: S1807

A7539 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the state to keep state lottery winners' identities anonymous to the general public unless the lottery winner gives their consent.

A7539 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 1, 2017

Introduced  by  M.  of A. PHEFFER AMATO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to requiring the state to  keep
  state  lottery  winners  identities  anonymous  to  the general public
  unless the lottery winner gives their consent


  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 1613 of the tax law, as amended by
chapter 426 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
  a.  It  shall  be  the duty of the director to require that all prizes
over five thousand dollars in any game be awarded to holders of  winning
tickets  for  that  game as provided in this section and section sixteen
hundred fourteen of this article. Within one week after any  drawing  or
selection  of  prize winning lottery tickets, the division shall deliver
to the comptroller a certified list of the tickets to which  prizes  are
awarded  and  the amount of each such prize. Upon receipt of such certi-
fied list and voucher of the division, moneys sufficient for the payment
of such prizes shall be paid to the  division  from  the  lottery  prize
account,  upon  audit  and  warrant  of  the comptroller. Moneys for the
payment of lottery prizes shall be deposited by the director as provided
in section sixteen hundred eleven of this article and the withdrawal  of
such moneys for the payment of prize winners shall be subject to a check
signed  by the director or such officers or employees of the division as
the director may designate. The division shall each  month  provide  the
comptroller  with  a  record of all such withdrawals from the director's
accounts. Payment of prizes shall be made by the division to holders  of
the  tickets  to  which  prizes  are awarded, except that payment of any
prize drawn may be paid to the estate of a deceased prize winner, may be
paid pursuant to a court order granted as a result of  a  proceeding  as
provided  in  subdivision  d of this section, and except that any person
pursuant to an appropriate judicial order may be paid the prize to which

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.