Bill Text: NY A00716 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Permits state lottery winners to remain anonymous to the general public.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-9)

Status: (Vetoed) 2018-12-07 - tabled [A00716 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A00716-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2017
        Introduced  by  M. of A. GUNTHER, ZEBROWSKI, COOK, M. G. MILLER, RIVERA,
          sored by -- M. of A. FRIEND, HAWLEY, KEARNS, MAGEE, McKEVITT, McLAUGH-
          LIN, SIMANOWITZ, STEC, TITONE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Ways and Means
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the tax law, in relation to permitting state lottery
          winners to remain anonymous to the general public
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision a of section 1613 of the tax law, as amended by
     2  chapter 426 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows:
     3    a.  It  shall  be  the duty of the director to require that all prizes
     4  over five thousand dollars in any game be awarded to holders of  winning
     5  tickets  for  that  game as provided in this section and section sixteen
     6  hundred fourteen of this article. Within one week after any  drawing  or
     7  selection  of  prize winning lottery tickets, the division shall deliver
     8  to the comptroller a certified list of the tickets to which  prizes  are
     9  awarded  and  the amount of each such prize. Upon receipt of such certi-
    10  fied list and voucher of the division, moneys sufficient for the payment
    11  of such prizes shall be paid to the  division  from  the  lottery  prize
    12  account,  upon  audit  and  warrant  of  the comptroller. Moneys for the
    13  payment of lottery prizes shall be deposited by the director as provided
    14  in section sixteen hundred eleven of this article and the withdrawal  of
    15  such moneys for the payment of prize winners shall be subject to a check
    16  signed  by the director or such officers or employees of the division as
    17  the director may designate. The division shall each  month  provide  the
    18  comptroller  with  a  record of all such withdrawals from the director's
    19  accounts. Payment of prizes shall be made by the division to holders  of
    20  the  tickets  to  which  prizes  are awarded, except that payment of any
    21  prize drawn may be paid to the estate of a deceased prize winner, may be
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  paid pursuant to a court order granted as a result of  a  proceeding  as
     2  provided  in  subdivision  d of this section, and except that any person
     3  pursuant to an appropriate judicial order may be paid the prize to which
     4  the  winner  is entitled.   The division shall not publicly disclose the
     5  name, address or other  identifying  information  of  any  holder  of  a
     6  winning  ticket  or  require  any  winning  ticket holder to perform any
     7  public actions in connection with the awarding, payment or collection of
     8  prize moneys where a holder of  a  winning  ticket  provides  a  written
     9  request to the division. The division shall be discharged of all further
    10  liability upon payment of a prize pursuant to this subdivision.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.