Fiscal Note & Local Impact Statement

126 th General Assembly of Ohio

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Sub. H.B. 122


May 31, 2005


As Passed by the House


Rep. Wagoner



No local cost



Prohibits the payment of lottery prizes in excess of $599 unless the beneficial owner's information is provided to the Lottery Commission


State Fiscal Highlights


        No direct fiscal effect on the state.

Local Fiscal Highlights


        No direct fiscal effect on political subdivisions.




Detailed Fiscal Analysis


The bill prohibits any lottery prize award with a value that exceeds $599 from being claimed by or paid to any person until the name, address, and social security number of each beneficial owner of the prize award are disclosed to the Ohio Lottery Commission. "Person" means, as generally defined for purposes of the Ohio Revised Code, an individual, corporation, estate, trust, partnership, or any association. A beneficial owner is the ultimate recipient or, if there is more than one, each ultimate recipient of a lottery prize award. Under current law, the Ohio Lottery Commission is required to collect all outstanding child support, spousal support, and other debt owed to the state by a lottery prizewinner. The bill specifies that a child support enforcement agency shall issue an intercept directive to the Ohio Lottery Commission if a recipient of a lottery prize award is subject to a determination of child support default. The bill requires the Ohio Lottery Commission to transmit to the office of child support in the Department of Job and Family Services the proceeds of the prize award to pay for the arrearage owed by the prizewinner.


The bill has no state or local fiscal effect.


LSC fiscal staff: Jean J. Botomogno, Economist