Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 75-6217

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a set of United States statutes added as Title VIII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Its purpose is to ensure ethical practices in the collection of consumer debts and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order to ensure the information's accuracy. It is often used in conjunction with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Source: OCC
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.

(a) Prior to any lottery gaming facility manager, racetrack gaming facility manager or facility owner licensee paying on behalf of the state any moneys requiring the completion of an internal revenue service form W-2G, the lottery gaming facility manager, racetrack gaming facility manager or facility owner licensee shall cause the person winning the prize to be matched against the state debtor files maintained by the director of accounts and reports as prescribed under K.S.A. 75-6201 et seq., and amendments thereto. If such person is listed in the state debtor files, the prize shall be withheld by the lottery gaming facility manager, racetrack gaming facility manager or facility owner licensee to the extent of such person’s debt as set forth in the state debtor files.

(b) The lottery gaming facility manager, racetrack gaming facility manager or facility owner licensee shall not be subject to any civil, criminal or administrative liability for any actions taken pursuant to this section, unless such actions are intentional, malicious or wanton by such lottery gaming facility manager, racetrack gaming facility manager or facility owner licensee or employees or agents thereof. The state shall indemnify the lottery gaming facility manager, racetrack gaming facility manager or facility owner licensee for any and all expenses, losses, damages and attorney fees that arise directly or indirectly from the performance of activities related to this section. For the purposes of the fair debt collection practices act, and any other federal or state law, the lottery gaming facility manager, racetrack gaming facility manager or facility owner licensee shall have all of the protections of the state under the Kansas tort claims act, K.S.A. 75-6101 et seq., and amendments thereto. The sole remedy at law for persons who claim prizes were wrongfully withheld pursuant to this section shall be to submit an appeal to the department of administration pursuant to K.S.A. 75-6201 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(c) Moneys withheld, based on the state debtor files, shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. The state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury and credit it to the department of administration’s setoff clearing fund.

(d) Nothing in this section shall apply to Native American tribal gaming facilities.

(e) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the state debt setoff program.