A00716 Summary:

BILL NOA00716
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00219
 
SPONSORGunther (MS)
 
COSPNSRZebrowski, Cook, Miller MG, Rivera, Titus, Gottfried, Arroyo, Hooper, Steck, Pichardo, Richardson, Crouch, Walter, Raia, Montesano, McDonough, Murray, Weprin, Dinowitz
 
MLTSPNSRFriend, Hawley, Magee, Stec, Titone
 
Amd 1613, Tax L
 
Permits state lottery winners to remain anonymous to the general public.
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A00716 Actions:

BILL NOA00716
 
01/09/2017referred to ways and means
01/03/2018referred to ways and means
06/05/2018reported referred to rules
06/11/2018reported
06/12/2018rules report cal.86
06/12/2018ordered to third reading rules cal.86
06/12/2018passed assembly
06/12/2018delivered to senate
06/12/2018REFERRED TO RULES
06/19/2018SUBSTITUTED FOR S219
06/19/20183RD READING CAL.1810
06/19/2018PASSED SENATE
06/19/2018RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
11/26/2018delivered to governor
12/07/2018vetoed memo.268
12/07/2018tabled
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A00716 Floor Votes:

DATE:06/12/2018Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 140/3
AbbateYCookYGarbarinoYLupardoYPellegrinoYStecY
AbinantiYCrespoYGiglioYMageeYPeoples-StokesYSteckY
ArroyoYCrouchYGlickYMagnarelliYPerryYSternY
AshbyYCurranYGoodellYMalliotakisYPheffer AmatoYStirpeY
AubryYCusickYGottfriedYMcDonaldYPichardoYTagueY
BarclayYCymbrowitzYGuntherYMcDonoughYPretlowYTaylorY
BarnwellYDavilaYHawleyYMikulinYQuartYThieleY
BarrettYDe La RosaYHevesiYMill B YRaNOTitoneY
BarronYDenDekkerYHikindYMill MGYRaiaYTitusY
BenedettoYDickensYHooperYMill MLYRamosYVanelY
BichotteYDilanYHunterYMontesanoYRichardsonYWalkerY
BlakeYDinowitzYHyndmanYMorelleYRiveraYWallaceY
BlankenbushYDiPietroYJaffeeYMorinelloYRodriguezYWalshY
BohenYD'UrsoYJean-PierreYMosleyYRose D YWalterY
BrabenecYEnglebrightYJenneYMurrayYRose L YWeinsteinY
BraunsteinYEpsteinYJohnsYNiouYRozicYWeprinY
BrindisiYErrigoYJonesYNolanYRyanYWilliamsY
BronsonYEspinalYJoynerYNorrisYSantabarbaraYWoernerY
BuchwaldYFahyYKimYOaksYSchimmingerYWrightY
ButlerYFernandezYKolbYO'DonnellERSeawrightYZebrowskiER
ByrneYFinchYLalorYOrtizYSimonYMr SpkrY
CahillYFitzpatrickNOLavineYOtisYSimotasY
CarrollYFriendYLawrenceYPalmesanoYSkoufisY
CastorinaNOGalefYLentolYPalumboYSmithY
ColtonYGanttERLiftonYPaulinYSolagesY

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A00716 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A716
 
SPONSOR: Gunther (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to permitting state lottery winners to remain anonymous to the general public   PURPOSE: To protect the privacy of NYS lottery winners by limiting the disclosure of identifying information of any holder of a winning ticket.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision a of section 1613 of the tax law in relation to the disclosure of personal identifying information of NYS lottery winners. Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: In recent years, high jackpot lottery drawings seem to be more common. The benefits of winning such a lottery are obvious and well known. However, there are other consequences of being a "lucky" winner - espe- cially when identifying information about the winner is publicly disclosed. Lottery winners are besieged with requests. Sometimes the requests are legitimate (e.g. charitable donation), sometimes they are frivolous (e.g. speculative business ventures). Some requests are just scams. Public disclosure of a lottery winner's identifying information makes the winner vulnerable to this sort of activity. More importantly, it can make the lottery winner a target of criminal activity. This can include burglary, kidnapping, harassment, fraudulent lawsuits, etc. Unfortunately, in today's economic climate, winning the lottery has become the American Dream for some people. For those lucky enough to win the lottery, protections should be in place to preserve their privacy and well-being. By addressing this issue, this legislation will maintain privacy and protect lottery winners from potential criminal activity.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16: A1076A Referred to Ways & Means 2013-14: A2317A Held in Ways & Means/S1349 Referred to Racing, Gaming and Wagering 2011-12: S7315 Referred to Racing, Gaming and Wagering   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A00716 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           716
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 9, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. GUNTHER, ZEBROWSKI, COOK, M. G. MILLER, RIVERA,
          TITUS, GOTTFRIED, ARROYO, HOOPER, STECK, PICHARDO, RICHARDSON, CROUCH,
          WALTER, RAIA, MONTESANO, McDONOUGH, LUPINACCI, MURRAY  --  Multi-Spon-
          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.
                                                                   LBD02947-02-7

        A. 716                              2
 
     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.
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