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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Gambling addiction services. Creates the pathological gambling addiction fund. Requires the division of mental health to allocate at least 40% (instead of 25%) of its riverboat admissions tax allocation to the prevention and treatment of compulsive gambling. Allocates one-half of this money to the pathological gambling addiction fund and one-half to the addiction services fund. Requires the division of mental health to develop and administer, either directly or by contract, programs for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pathological gambling addiction disorders. Limits to $1,000,000 the amount of money the division of mental health may in a state fiscal year allocate to certified providers for pathological gambling addiction services. Requires the division of mental health to submit an annual report to the governor and the legislative council regarding pathological gambling addiction.