senate Bill S6932

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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May 06, 2014 reported and committed to finance
Apr 02, 2014 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

S6932 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7836
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19.09, 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

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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