Gov. Quinn signs "deadbeat" bill

By Vanessa Johnson

August 12, 2013 Updated Aug 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois casinos and race tracks are now required to garnish gambling winnings of "deadbeat" parents.

Legislation signed by Governor Pat Quinn Monday, requires that the casino winings be turned over to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

The money will then be given to the parent who is owed.

The new law, which took effect Monday, applies to winnings of $1,200 or more.

State Senator Darin LaHood sponsored the bill. He said "deadbeat" parents in Illinois owe more than $3 billion in child support payments.

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