State Senate passes 'deadbeat' bill

By Corey Spencer

April 23, 2013 Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill -- "Deadbeat" parents are one step closer to losing their payouts at Illinois casinos and race tracks.

The state senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 1820, calling on casinos and race tracks to intercept cash winnings of parents who don't pay child support. This applies to winnings of $1,200 dollars or more.

State Senator Darin Lahood is a sponsor of the bill. He says all winners would be required to fill out a tax form, and a registry would be set up where parents are identified by their social security numbers.

Lahood says deadbeat parents in Illinois owe more than $3 billion in child support payments.

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