Bill Text: NY A02729 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to compulsive gambling assistance.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-25 - referred to alcoholism and drug abuse [A02729 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02729-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2729
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 25, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. CYMBROWITZ, ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
          A. BARRETT, BENEDETTO, COOK, CRESPO, ENGLEBRIGHT, JAFFEE, PERRY, TITUS
          -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Alcoholism  and  Drug
          Abuse
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene law and the racing, pari-mutuel
          wagering and breeding law, in relation to compulsive gambling  assist-
          ance
          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 two new subdivisions (k) and (l) to read as follows:
     3    (k)  The  commissioner  shall  create  educational materials regarding
     4  compulsive gambling for the purpose of educating individuals that volun-
     5  tarily place themselves on a self exclusion list of  an  association  or
     6  corporation  licensed  or  enfranchised  by  the  New  York state gaming
     7  commission pursuant to section one hundred eleven of the  racing,  pari-
     8  mutuel  wagering  and  breeding  law  immediately upon placement on such
     9  list. The educational materials shall be made available on  the  website
    10  of  the  office  and  shall  include  but not be limited to resources to
    11  treatment.
    12    (l) The commissioner, in consultation with the New York  state  gaming
    13  commission  shall  establish  a problem gambling education program to be
    14  completed by all individuals that  have  placed  themselves  on  a  self
    15  exclusion  list  pursuant  to  section one hundred eleven of the racing,
    16  pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, whom subsequently request removal
    17  from such exclusion list. This education program shall be made available
    18  on the websites of both the office and the New York state gaming commis-
    19  sion and shall include but not be limited to resources to treatment.
    20    § 2. Paragraphs (a) and (c) of subdivision 2 of  section  111  of  the
    21  racing,  pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as added by section 1 of
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06782-01-9

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     1  part A of chapter 60 of the  laws  of  2012,  are  amended  to  read  as
     2  follows:
     3    (a)  The commission shall promulgate rules and regulations pursuant to
     4  which people may: voluntarily exclude themselves from entering the prem-
     5  ises of an association or corporation licensed or  enfranchised  by  the
     6  commission  pursuant  to  this chapter; receive the required educational
     7  materials pursuant to subdivision (k) of section  19.09  of  the  mental
     8  hygiene  law;  and,  upon  request to be removed from the self exclusion
     9  list, complete the problem gambling education program pursuant to subdi-
    10  vision (l) of section 19.09 of the mental hygiene law.
    11    (c) No voluntary order or request to exclude persons from entering the
    12  premises of any  such  association,  corporation,  or  facility  may  be
    13  rescinded, canceled, or declared null and void until [seven days after a
    14  request]  such  individual  who  is  self excluded completes in paper or
    15  electronic format, an educational program approved by the office  pursu-
    16  ant  to the provisions of subdivision (l) of section 19.09 of the mental
    17  hygiene law and proof of completion has been received  by  such  associ-
    18  ation, corporation, or facility to cancel such order or request.
    19    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    20  have become a law.
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