H.R.1170 - Comprehensive Awareness of Problem Gambling Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] (Introduced 02/16/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||02/27/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.1170 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/16/2007)
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.