A02082 Summary:

BILL NO    A02082A

SAME AS    SAME AS S03417

SPONSOR    Goldfeder

COSPNSR    Abinanti, Cymbrowitz, Miller

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S108, RWB L; amd S1617-a, Tax L

Prohibits individuals under the age of twenty-one from gambling.
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A02082 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02082 Memo:

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  chemical
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
Wagering.

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.
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