A little over a week and a half ago, I posted about a bill being proposed in Indiana that would collect winnings won in casinos by parents who are behind in child support payments and handing them over to the kids.
Last Wednesday, the bill moved forward to the state Senate:
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-1 Wednesday to advance a bill to withhold gambling winnings from parents who owe back child support and win more than $1,200 on slot machines and different amounts on other winnings.
Of course, the casinos are still complaining about it, citing the same reason: searching and checking the names against a list of those owing child support would cause a two minute delay on the casino floors.
Two minutes. That’s all.
Two minutes the casinos aren’t making money, I guess….
Governor Mitch Daniels supports the bill, saying:
“…. helping single parents collect child support is more important than any minor inconvenience to casinos.”
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