S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
January 8, 2014
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 in consultation with the state education department to iden-
tify or develop materials on problem gambling among school-aged youth
to be used by school districts and boards of cooperative educational
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision (i) of section 19.07 of the mental hygiene
law, as added by chapter 551 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as
[(i)] (J) The office [of alcoholism and substance abuse services], in
consultation with the state education department, shall [establish a
curriculum for a course of instruction in adolescent] IDENTIFY OR DEVEL-
OP MATERIALS ON problem gambling AMONG SCHOOL-AGE YOUTH which may[, at
the option of any school, be provided in grades four through twelve.
Such course of instruction shall include materials] BE USED BY SCHOOL
DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, AT THEIR
OPTION, to educate students on the dangers and consequences of problem
gambling[, and] AS THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE. SUCH MATERIALS shall be avail-
able on the internet website of [such office] THE STATE EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT. THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE A HYPER-
LINK TO THE INTERNET PAGE OF THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT THAT
DISPLAYS SUCH MATERIALS.
S 2. Subdivision 43 of section 305 of the education law, as added by
chapter 551 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
43. The commissioner shall make available, on the department internet
website, [the curriculum of the course of instruction in] MATERIALS ON
[adolescent] problem gambling [established] AMONG SCHOOL-AGE YOUTH IDEN-
TIFIED OR DEVELOPED BY THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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SERVICES IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT, pursuant to subdivision
[(i)] (J) of section 19.07 of the mental hygiene law.
S 3. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same
manner as chapter 551 of the laws of 2013, takes effect.