THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY BERNSTINE, A. HARRIS, O'NEILL, SOLOMON, METZGAR,
PICKETT, TOEPEL, RYAN, MILLARD, SANKEY, CAUSER, DUNBAR,
BOBACK AND WATSON, MARCH 2, 2017
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, MARCH 2, 2017
Amending the act of August 26, 1971 (P.L.351, No.91), entitled
"An act providing for a State Lottery and administration
thereof; authorizing the creation of a State Lottery
Commission; prescribing its powers and duties; disposition of
funds; violations and penalties therefor; exemption of prizes
from State and local taxation and making an appropriation,"
in State lottery, providing for lottery winnings intercept.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. The act of August 26, 1971 (P.L.351, No.91),
known as the State Lottery Law, is amended by adding a section
Section 316. Lottery winnings intercept.
(a) Duty of Department of Revenue.-- In the case of any
person winning a single lottery prize of more than $2,500 in the
State Lottery, the Department of Revenue shall:
(1) (i) Make reasonable efforts to determine if the
prizewinner has an outstanding State tax liability prior
to paying the lottery prize. If the Department of Revenue
determines that the prizewinner has an outstanding State