H.R. 1170 (110th): Comprehensive Awareness of Problem Gambling Act of 2007

Introduced:
Feb 16, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Martin “Marty” Meehan
Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 16, 2007
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6009 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 28, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 16, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 16, 2007
 
Full Title

To address problem gambling.

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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/16/2007--Introduced.
Comprehensive Awareness of Problem Gambling Act of 2007 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a national campaign to increase knowledge and raise awareness of problem gambling.
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 to provide information aimed at preventing problem gambling; and (3) target radio and television audiences of sporting events and gambling.
Requires the President to: (1) establish and implement a national program of research on problem gambling; (2) appoint an advisory commission to coordinate federal research; and (3) consider the National Gambling Impact Study Commission's recommendations.
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.
Directs the President, acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to develop a Treatment Improvement Protocol for problem gambling
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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