senate Bill S6288

Signed by Governor

Provides for promulgation of rules and regulations requiring the division of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering and division of gaming to post signs in facilities regulated by the division of gaming

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO RULES
  • 13 / Jan / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.17
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE
  • 03 / Feb / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A8504
  • 03 / Feb / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.425
  • 03 / Feb / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 03 / Feb / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 12 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Mar / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.14

Summary

Directs the commissioner of alcoholism and substance abuse services to promulgate rules and regulations requiring the division of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering and division of gaming to post signs in facilities regulated by the division of gaming advising patrons where to get help in dealing with a compulsion to gamble.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8504
Versions:
S6288
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.09, Ment Hyg L

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BILL NUMBER:S6288

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to
powers of the commissioner of the office of alcoholism and substance
abuse services

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation will require gaming
facilities to post signs in a prominent manner within reasonable
proximity to every exit and entrance of a gambling facility, regulated
by the division of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering and the
division of gaming.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends subdivision (h) of section 19.09 of the mental
hygiene law to require the division of gaming to provide for the
posting of signs in facilities regulated by the division of horse
racing and pari-mutuel wagering and facilities regulated by the
division of gaming advising patrons where to get help with a
compulsion to gamble.

JUSTIFICATION: Chapter 507 of the Laws of 2013 sought to raise
awareness on how to access supports and services for problem gambling
by increasing the visibility of signs posted in gaming facilities.
This chapter amendment represents discussions between the Governor,
the Senate and the Assembly to make minor technical changes that would
ensure its provisions were executed by the appropriate division.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the same date and in the
same manner as chapter 507 of the laws of 2013, takes effect

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6288

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation  to  powers  of  the
  commissioner of the office of alcoholism and substance abuse services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision (h) of section 19.09 of the mental hygiene law,
as amended by chapter 507 of the laws of 2013, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (h)  The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations requiring
the division of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering and  the  division
of  [lottery]  GAMING  to provide for the posting of signs in facilities
regulated by the division of horse racing and pari-mutuel  wagering  and
facilities  regulated  by  the  division  of  [lottery]  GAMING advising
PATRONS where to get help in dealing with a  compulsion  to  gamble.  In
addition, the information contained on such signs shall be posted on the
internet at appropriate internet sites. Such signs and information post-
ed  on  the internet shall include, but not be limited to, notice of the
availability of one or more organizations, approved by the commissioner,
[which] THAT offer assistance in the prevention and treatment of compul-
sive gambling. Such signs, not less than eight and  one-half  inches  by
eleven  inches, shall be posted in a prominent manner and within reason-
able distance of each entrance  and  exit  by  the  facility  [which  is
conducting]  THAT  CONDUCTS the gambling.  Such signs shall be available
at the [division of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering, the] division
of [lottery,] GAMING and the office of alcoholism  and  substance  abuse
services  and shall be distributed by the [appropriate licensing agency]
DIVISION OF GAMING.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the  same  date  and  in  the  same
manner as chapter 507 of the laws of 2013, takes effect.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13465-01-4

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