SB 38 (BR 337) - J. Carroll
AN ACT relating to compulsive gambling, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
Amend KRS 222.001 to include problem gambling in the chapter; amend KRS 222.003 to add voluntary or self-help problem gambling programs to programs not affected by KRS Chapter 222; amend KRS 222.005 to specify that chapter definitions do not apply to Sections 4 through 6; create new sections of KRS Chapter 222 to establish the problem gamblers awareness and treatment fund administered by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and appropriate moneys to promote awareness of and treatment for problem gambling, specify uses for the fund, establish incremental funding mechanisms and limitations on expenditures; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to establish standards for the program and the application process; amend KRS 138.510 to partially fund the compulsive gamblers awareness and treatment fund from the total amount wagered in Kentucky subject to excise taxes; amend KRS 154A.130 to partially fund the compulsive gambling awareness and treatment fund from the gross revenues of the state lottery; amend KRS 238.570 to partially fund the compulsive gambling awareness and treatment fund from the gross receipts derived from all charitable gaming; EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 8-introduced in Senate; to Appropriations & Revenue (S)