Jindal signs bill to allow deduction of gambling winnings for Child Support
POSTED: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 3:23pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 3:24pm
Baton Rouge — On Tuesday Governor Jindal announced that he signed HB 236, written by Rep. Chris Broadwater, which allows the state Office of Debt Recovery (ODR) to offset gaming winnings from casinos in order to collect back payments of child support and other state debts.
HB 236 allows the Office of Debt Recovery to offset gaming winnings to pay for back payments of Child Support and other debt owed to the state. The bill creates a database of outstanding debt, which will be made available to gaming entities. It will allow the gaming entities to search and recognize whether a delinquent parent has winnings that can be offset for payments. The bill also requires that payment of back child support shall be the first priority of payment from gaming offsets.