2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, CRESPO, DAVILA, BARRON -- read once
          and referred 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  gambling  by  New  York
          state residents
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 19.09 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
     2  adding a new subdivision (k) to read as follows:
     3    (k)  The  commissioner, in consultation with the New York state gaming
     4  commission, is authorized and directed to commission a statewide  evalu-
     5  ation  regarding  the  extent  of  gambling by New York state residents,
     6  including, but not limited to the lottery, horse racing, Native American
     7  casinos, internet gambling, sports betting, and poker.  Such  evaluation
     8  shall  be delivered to the governor and legislature no later than Decem-
     9  ber first, two thousand twenty-three. The evaluation shall  be  prepared
    10  by  an  independent  entity  and selected through a request for proposal
    11  process.  Such evaluation shall include:
    12    (1) the percentage of New York residents participating in each  gambl-
    13  ing activity by:
    14    (a) age;
    15    (b) race;
    16    (c) income;
    17    (d) education;
    18    (e) sex; and
    19    (f)  any  other  demographic that would be relevant to the evaluation;
    20  and
    21    (2) an estimate of the amount of money being wagered and lost  by  New
    22  York residents in each gambling activity.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.