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Senate Bill No. 596

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-236

AN ACT CONCERNING ASSIGNMENT AND GARNISHMENT OF LOTTERY WINNINGS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 12-568 of the general statutes, as amended by section 38 of public act 95-160, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) The executive director, with the advice and consent of the board, shall determine the number of times a lottery shall be held in each year, the form and price of the tickets therefor and shall award prizes to winning participants, determined in a manner designated by the executive director. The proceeds of the sale of tickets shall be deposited in the Lottery Fund from which prizes shall be paid, upon vouchers signed by the executive director, or by either of two persons designated and authorized by him, in such numbers and amounts as the executive director determines. THE RIGHT OF ANY PERSON TO A PRIZE DRAWN SHALL NOT BE ASSIGNABLE, EXCEPT THAT PAYMENT OF ANY PRIZE DRAWN MAY BE PAID (1) TO THE ESTATE OF A DECEASED PRIZE WINNER, (2) TO A PERSON PURSUANT TO AN APPROPRIATE JUDICIAL ORDER, OR (3) PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (c) OF SECTION 52-362d.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved June 6, 1996. Effective June 6, 1996.

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