Bill Text: NY A05128 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: 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.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-07 - referred to alcoholism and drug abuse [A05128 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05128-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 7, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. CYMBROWITZ, CAHILL, CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by
          --  M.  of  A.     BENEDETTO,  COLTON,  COOK,   FITZPATRICK,   JAFFEE,
          PEOPLES-STOKES,  RIVERA,  THIELE  --  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 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:
     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 legal and illegal  gambling  by  New  York
     6  state  residents,  including,  but  not  limited  to  the lottery, horse
     7  racing, Native American casinos, Internet gambling, sports betting,  and
     8  poker.  Such  evaluation shall be delivered to the governor and legisla-
     9  ture no later than December first, two thousand twenty-three. The evalu-
    10  ation shall be prepared by an independent entity and selected through  a
    11  request for proposal process.
    12    (1) Such evaluation shall include:
    13    (a)  the percentage of New York residents participating in each gambl-
    14  ing activity by:
    15    (i) age;
    16    (ii) race;
    17    (iii) income;
    18    (iv) education;
    19    (v) sex; and
    20    (vi) any other demographic that would be relevant to  the  evaluation;
    21  and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (b)  an  estimate of the amount of money being wagered and lost by New
     2  York residents in each gambling activity.
     3    (2) Such evaluation shall provide a critical analysis of the relation-
     4  ships  between  problem  gambling  and  bankruptcy,  domestic  violence,
     5  suicide, crime, and any other social problem that  is  relevant  to  the
     6  evaluation.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.