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.
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
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.