Ohio May Seize Gambling Winnings for Child Support

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A provision in Ohio Gov. John Kasich's budget bill would allow the state to seize the casino and racino winnings of deadbeat parents to pay back child support.

Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols says the measure puts Ohio in line with other states and the federal government.

Under the bill, which is being considered by the Ohio Senate on Wednesday, larger winnings that must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service could be held to pay back child support.

Those winnings would include $1,200 or more from a slot machine, $5,000 or more from a poker tournament or $600 or more on a $2 bet at a race track.

The legislation passed the House last month.


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