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 state’s 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).
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