Bill would withhold gambling winnings if behind on child support

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by AP

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Posted on January 6, 2010 at 3:48 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana parents who are behind on their child support payments would have to think twice before celebrating a big casino win if a legislative proposal becomes law.
A state Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would withhold gambling winnings from those who are behind on their child support payments. Supporters including Gov. Mitch Daniels say it makes sense to withhold cash from delinquent parents.
But casinos don’t like the bill. They worry it would cause a two-minute delay on casino floors while names of winners were checked against a list of people owing child support.
The Senate committee could vote on the bill next week.
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