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A02082 Summary:

BILL NOA02082A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03417
 
SPONSORGoldfeder
 
COSPNSRAbinanti, 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 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2082A
 
SPONSOR: Goldfeder
  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 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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