2015 ORS § 461.549¹

Use of video lottery proceeds for treatment of gambling-related behavioral problems

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that emotional and behavioral problems related to gambling may impose additional costs on state government and on the state economy, such as additional mental health expenditures, increased law enforcement costs and lost economic output. The use of a portion of the net receipts from video lottery games to pay the costs of preventing and treating emotional and behavioral problems related to gambling promotes the creation of jobs and this states economic development by offsetting and treating the negative economic consequences of such behavior.

(2) In each fiscal quarter of a biennium, commencing with the fifth fiscal quarter of the biennium beginning July 1, 2013, there is allocated from the Administrative Services Economic Development Fund to the Problem Gambling Treatment Fund established by ORS 413.522 (Problem Gambling Treatment Fund) an amount equal to the greater of:

(a) One percent of the moneys transferred from the Oregon State Lottery Fund to the Administrative Services Economic Development Fund in that fiscal quarter; or

(b) One percent of the moneys transferred from the Oregon State Lottery Fund to the Administrative Services Economic Development Fund during the same fiscal quarter of the biennium beginning July 1, 2011. [1995 c.814 §1; 1999 c.985 §1; 2013 c.576 §1]

Note: See note under 461.544 (Use of proceeds of video lottery games).


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 461—Oregon State Lottery, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors461.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.