HB2001 Revises law relating to compulsive gamblers.
Sponsor: Scheve, May (98) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 4458L.01I
Last Action: 02/24/2000 - Referred: Miscellaneous Bills and Resolutions (H)
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HB 2001 -- Gaming Commission

Sponsor:  Scheve

This bill makes several changes to statutes regulating the
powers of the Gaming Commission.  In its main provisions, the
bill:

(1)  Requires $1 of the $2 admission fee to be deposited into
the Gaming Commission Fund, and permits one cent of that dollar
to be deposited into the Compulsive Gamblers Fund, subject to
appropriation;

(2)  Authorizes the Gaming Commission to make rules allowing
problem gamblers to voluntarily exclude themselves from an
excursion gambling boat.  If a self-excluded person enters an
excursion gambling boat, he or she is guilty of first degree
trespassing;

(3)  Authorizes the establishment of programs to provide
treatment, prevention, and education services for compulsive
gambling.  Current law allows the establishment of an outpatient
center to provide services for compulsive gamblers and their
families.  The programs will be funded from the one-cent
admission fee, subject to appropriation, and may also be funded
from any city or county gaming taxes.  Current law allows city
or county gaming taxes to fund the centers;

(4)  Defines the term "compulsive gambling" instead of
"compulsive gambler" that is in current law; and

(5)  Allows either the Department of Mental Health or the Gaming
Commission to administer programs for compulsive gamblers.
Current law requires the Department of Mental Health to
administer the programs.


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