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HR-8 (2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 07, 2013


House Resolution
No. 8

Introduced by Assembly Member Hall
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Allen, Ammiano, Atkins, Bigelow, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Bradford, Brown, Buchanan, Ian Calderon, Campos, Chau, Chávez, Chesbro, Conway, Cooley, Dahle, Daly, Dickinson, Donnelly, Eggman, Fong, Fox, Frazier, Garcia, Gatto, Gomez, Gordon, Gorell, Gray, Hagman, Harkey, Roger Hernández, Holden, Hueso, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Logue, Maienschein, Mansoor, Medina, Melendez, Mitchell, Morrell, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Nestande, Olsen, Pan, Patterson, Perea, John A. Pérez, V. Manuel Pérez, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Salas, Skinner, Ting, Torres, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wieckowski, Wilk, Williams, and Yamada)

February 19, 2013

Relative to Problem Gambling Awareness Week.


HR 8, as amended, Hall.

WHEREAS, The National Council on Problem Gambling has designated the week of March 3, 2013, to March 9, 2013, inclusive, as National Problem Gambling Awareness Week; and
WHEREAS, Problem gambling is a public health issue affecting Californians to lose relationships, homes, jobs, and possessions. Problem gambling is isolating and has a significant societal and economic cost; and
WHEREAS, The Office of Problem and Pathological Gambling, the Gambling Studies Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, and trained authorized therapists throughout the state have provided services to more than 3,100 clients affected by problem gambling behavior; and
WHEREAS, The Office of Problem and Pathological Gambling has now interpreted treatment services available in the Sacramento area to help licensed therapists treat limited English speaking California residents; and
WHEREAS, Individuals, professionals, and organizations within California have come together to educate the public about the negative impacts of problem gambling behavior and to raise awareness of treatment services available locally and nationally; and
WHEREAS, The Bureau of Gambling Control within the Department of Justice, the California Gambling Control Commission, the California State Lottery, the California Friday Night Live Partnership, the California Gaming Association, the California Tribal Business Alliance, Media Solutions, the NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, and the National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA) have joined the Office of Problem and Pathological Gambling within the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and the California Council on Problem Gambling in a collaborative effort to promote problem gambling prevention and treatment programs; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the week of March 3, 2013, to March 9, 2013, inclusive, be recognized as Problem Gambling Awareness Week and the agencies and organizations described above be commended for their concerted effort to raise public awareness of problem gambling; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.