CO: Gambling Windfalls To Be Intercepted for Child Support Arrearages

How many noncustodial parents in Colorado who are behind in their child support payments are blowing money at the track or in casinos?

More than a few, judging by the actions of the Colorado legislature.

From now on, winnings that are subject to income tax withholding will also be subject to interception for child support arrearages.

To implement interception, gaming establishments will be entrusted with a database of the names and social security numbers of deadbeat noncustodial parents to check for winners.

Intercepted monies are required to be transmitted to the state within twenty-four hours of winning.

Gaming companies are apparently not enthusiastic about their new duties in child support enforcement and probably fear, possibly with good reason, the chilling effect interception will have on their customers.

Read more in this [CO] KRDO News Radio article: New Law Ensures Gamblers Pay Their Child Support and this Colorado Springs Gazette article: Gambling winnings will be taken for unpaid support.