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HB 258 (BR 912) - T. Mills, S. Overly, L. Clark, J. DeCesare, C. Embry Jr., D. Graham, J. Richards, R. Smart, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to problem, compulsive, or pathological gambling and making an appropriation therefor.
     Amend KRS 222.005 to define "pathological gambling" and "problem gambling"; create new sections of KRS Chapter 222 to establish the problem or pathological gamblers awareness and treatment fund; direct the use of funds and limit annual administrative costs to $50,000; establish the Gamblers Awareness the Treatment Fund Advisory Council; establish the council's membership and responsibilities; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations in collaboration with the council; establish a funding and application process, certify disbursement of funds, and report annually; assign responsibilities to the director of the Division of Mental Health and Substance abuse; amend KRS 138.510 to provide funding from the total amount wagered in Kentucky; amend KRS 154A.130 to provide funding from net lottery revenues of the state lottery; amend KRS 238.570 to provide funding from the gross receipts from all charitable gaming; amend KRS 222.001 and 222.003 to conform.

     Jan 12-introduced in House
     Jan 17-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 21-posted in committee

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