H.R. 6009 (109th): Comprehensive Awareness of Problem Gambling Act of 2006

Jul 28, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Martin “Marty” Meehan
Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
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Jul 28, 2006
5 pages
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H.R. 1170 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 16, 2007


This bill was introduced on July 28, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 28, 2006
Referred to Committee Jul 28, 2006
Full Title

To address problem gambling.


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Comprehensive Awareness of Problem Gambling Act of 2006 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a national campaign to raise awareness of problem gambling issues.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) administer and coordinate the voluntary donation of resources to assist in implementing new programs and augmenting existing national campaigns to provide national strategies for dissemination of information intended to address problem gambling; (2) encourage media outlets throughout the country to provide information aimed at preventing problem gambling; and (3) target radio and television audiences of sporting events and gambling.
Requires the President: (1) to establish and implement a national program of research on problem gambling; (2) to appoint an advisory commission to coordinate the activities of federal agencies relating to such research; (3) to consider the National Gambling Impact Study Commission's recommendations; and (4) acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to develop a Treatment Improvement Protocol for problem gambling.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to states, local governments, and nonprofit agencies to provide comprehensive services with respect to treatment and prevention of, and education about, problem gambling issues.
Expresses the sense of Congress that every state should contribute a percentage of its revenue from gambling towards prevention and treatment of, and services and education about, problem gambling.

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