S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 3, 2013
Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law and the education law, in
relation to requiring the office of alcoholism and substance abuse
services to establish a curriculum in problem gambling which may be
provided in grades four through twelve
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 19.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by
adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows:
(I) THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, IN CONSUL-
TATION WITH THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SHALL ESTABLISH A CURRICULUM
FOR A COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN ADOLESCENT PROBLEM GAMBLING WHICH MAY, AT
THE OPTION OF ANY SCHOOL, BE PROVIDED IN GRADES FOUR THROUGH TWELVE.
SUCH COURSE OF INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE MATERIALS TO EDUCATE STUDENTS
ON THE DANGERS AND CONSEQUENCES OF PROBLEM GAMBLING, AND SHALL BE AVAIL-
ABLE ON THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF SUCH OFFICE.
S 2. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 43 to read as follows:
43. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE, ON THE DEPARTMENT INTERNET
WEBSITE, THE CURRICULUM OF THE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN ADOLESCENT PROB-
LEM GAMBLING ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (I) OF SECTION 19.07 OF
THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW.
S 3. This act shall take effect August 1, 2014.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.