BILL NO A02082
SAME AS No same as
COSPNSR Abinanti, Cymbrowitz, Miller
Amd SS104 & 108, 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 2856 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: New Bill.
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.