H. B. 4421
(By Delegates White, Skaff, Boggs, Barrett,
Craig, A. Evans, Manchin, Reynolds,
Storch, Swartzmiller and Marcum)
(By request of the Lottery Commission)
[Introduced February 6, 2014; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §29-22-30, relating to payment of lottery prizes; and permitting additional forms of payments consistent with current banking practices.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §29-22-30, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 22. STATE LOTTERY ACT.
§29-22-30. Methods of payment for lottery prizes.
Notwithstanding any provision of this article or any rule to the contrary, the lottery shall pay a prize to a claimant by check, electronic funds transfer or any other method of payment acceptable to the Federal Reserve System.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow the lottery to pay prizes utilizing other payment methods in addition to checks.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.