|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
|Mar 30, 2017||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S5466
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5466 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5466 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5466 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE : To shield the identity of lottery winners for their own personal privacy and safety. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : To prevent the Division of the Lottery from publicly disclosing the name, address, or other identifying information of any holder of a winning ticket holder to perform any public actions in connection with the awarding, payment or collection of prize moneys unless a holder of a winning ticket gives consent to the Division to do so. JUSTIFICATION : There have been incidences of violent crime, including murder against several winners of large lottery prizes. In addition, many have been victims of fraud and abuse by illicit firms that advertise as wealth managers or financial planners. A winner of the New York State lottery should be able to decide if they wish to remain anonymous.
S5466 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5466 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 30, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 requiring the state to keep state lottery winners identities anonymous to the general public unless the lottery winner gives their consent THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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