Oregon Statutes - Chapter 461 - Oregon State Lottery - Section 461.715 - Holding of certain lottery prizes for child support; rules; procedure.

(1) The Oregon State Lottery Commission, by rule, shall develop procedures whereby:

(a) Before paying any portion of a lottery prize in excess of $600, the lottery commission shall check the name and Social Security number of the person entitled to payment against a computer database containing the names and Social Security numbers of obligors who are delinquent in paying child support obligations.

(b) When the person is listed in the database, the lottery commission shall:

(A) Place a 30-day hold on any payment to the person;

(B) Inform the person of the hold; and

(C) Notify the Division of Child Support of the Department of Justice that a delinquent obligor has won a lottery prize or is entitled to payment on a lottery prize.

(c) If a garnishment proceeding is initiated within the 30-day hold period, the lottery commission shall continue to hold any payment to the person pending disposition of the proceeding.

(d) If a garnishment proceeding is not initiated within the 30-day hold period, the lottery commission shall make payment on the prize to the person at the end of the 30-day hold period or when the division notifies the lottery commission that a garnishment proceeding will not be initiated, whichever is sooner.

(2) The lottery commission shall establish and operate a data match system using automated data exchanges with the division that identifies delinquent child support obligors. Any information necessary to identify delinquent obligors and hold a payment on a prize shall be available to the lottery commission through the data match system.

(3) The Department of Justice and the Oregon State Lottery Commission shall enter into an agreement regarding the procedures required by subsections (1) and (2) of this section. [1991 c.613 §§6,7; 2001 c.455 §25; 2003 c.73 §69]

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