BILL NO A02082A
SAME AS SAME AS S03417
COSPNSR Abinanti, Cymbrowitz, Miller
Amd S108, RWB L; amd S1617-a, Tax L
Prohibits individuals under the age of twenty-one from gambling.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A2082A
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and
breeding law and the tax law, in relation to prohibiting individuals
under the age of twenty-one from gambling
PURPOSE: To prohibit individuals under the age of 21 from gambling.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 104 of the racing, pari-mutuel
wagering and breeding law, is amended to include individuals between 18
and 21 years of age from engaging in gambling.
EXISTING LAW: Existing law stipulates that certain individuals, i.e.
Certain racing and wagering officials, employees and minors under the
age of 18 are currently prohibited from placing wagers.
JUSTIFICATION: According to the NYS Council on Problem Gambling, 10%
of adolescents in NYS (approximately 140,000) have experienced problems
due to their gambling, and 28% of these adolescents who experienced
problem gambling in the past may also be in need of treatment for chemi-
cal dependency. The organization Youth Gambling International found that
young adults from 18 to 21 are three times more likely to have problems
associated with gambling.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S. 7043 - Referred to Racing, Gaming and
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act will take effect on the thirtieth day after
it has become a law, with provisions.