|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 06, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Apr 02, 2014||referred to alcoholism and drug abuse|
senate Bill S6932
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6932 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §19.09, Ment Hyg L
S6932 - Summary
Authorizes and directs the commissioner of mental health to commission a statewide evaluation regarding the extent of legal and illegal gambling by New York state residents.
S6932 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6932 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to commissioning a statewide evaluation regarding the extent of legal and illegal gambling by New York residents PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to mitigate the social costs related to problem gambling by conducting a social impact study on problem gambling. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends 19.09 of mental hygiene law by requiring the commissioner of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services in consultation with the New York State Gaming Commission to conduct a statewide evaluation regarding the extent of legal and illegal gambling by New York State residents. JUSTIFICATION: A survey conducted by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) found that five percent of adults, or 668,000 individuals, exhibited problem gambling behaviors within the past year. Another survey of seventh through twelfth grade students revealed that ten percent, or 140,000 students, showed signs of problem gambling in the past 12 months and another ten percent of those students were in need of treatment for problem gambling. Of those students in the survey who were identified as in need of chemical dependency treatment, forty five percent were at risk or in need of treatment for problem gambling.
S6932 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6932 I N S E N A T E April 2, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- 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, in relation to commissioning a statewide evaluation regarding the extent of legal and illegal gambl- ing by New York residents THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 19.09 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows: (I) THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION, IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO COMMISSION A STATEWIDE EVALU- ATION REGARDING THE EXTENT OF LEGAL AND ILLEGAL GAMBLING BY NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE LOTTERY, HORSE RACING, NATIVE AMERICAN CASINOS, INTERNET GAMBLING, SPORTS BETTING, AND POKER. SUCH EVALUATION SHALL BE DELIVERED TO THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLA- TURE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN. THE EVALU- ATION SHALL BE PREPARED BY AN INDEPENDENT ENTITY AND SELECTED THROUGH A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROCESS. (1) SUCH EVALUATION SHALL INCLUDE: (A) THE PERCENTAGE OF NEW YORK RESIDENTS PARTICIPATING IN EACH GAMBL- ING ACTIVITY BY: (I) AGE; (II) RACE; (III) INCOME; (IV) EDUCATION; (V) SEX; AND (VI) ANY OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC THAT WOULD BE RELEVANT TO THE EVALUATION; AND (B) AN ESTIMATE OF THE AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING WAGERED AND LOST BY NEW YORK RESIDENTS IN EACH GAMBLING ACTIVITY. (2) SUCH EVALUATION SHALL PROVIDE A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE RELATION- SHIPS BETWEEN PROBLEM GAMBLING AND BANKRUPTCY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SUICIDE, CRIME, AND ANY OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEM THAT IS RELEVANT TO THE EVALUATION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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