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Gambling Legislation 2019

Bill Number Bill Title Brief Explanation Status Companion Bill Documents

HB 1302

Creating a self-exclusion program for persons with a gambling problem or gambling disorder

Would authorize the Gambling Commission to create rules for a state-wide self-exclusion program for licensed card rooms and also create a process for tribal operations to voluntarily opt into the program.  Similar legislation—HB 2332 and SB 6331—was supported by the Commission during the 2018 session.

In the House:

Mar 5: House passed 1st substitute bill

In the Senate:

Apr 17: Senate passed 1st substitute bill

SB 5416

Self-exclusion program info

HB 1880

Creating a joint legislative task force on problem gambling

Would create a joint legislative task force on problem gambling in order for there to be a comprehensive review of current problem gambling funding, services, programs, and policies. The task force will be responsible for providing recommendations to the Legislature on how to assist problem gamblers.

In the House:

Mar 11: House passed 1st substitute bill

In the Senate:

Apr 12: Returned to second reading for amendment

SB 5818

 

 

Legislation relating to law enforcement...

Bill Number

Bill Title

Brief Explanation

Status

Companion Bill

Documents

HB 1064

Concerning law enforcement

Requires de-escalation training; requires LE to provide first aid at the earliest safe opportunity; requires an independent investigation to determine if deadly force meets the good faith standard; requires the state to reimburse a peace officer for defense costs if found not guilty or no charges are filed

Feb 4:  Signed by Governor. Effective 2/4/19.

SB 5029

Letter in support of HB1064

HB 1919

Preventing and responding to animal abuse

A person who intentionally mutilates an animal in furtherance of animal fighting would be a Class B felony

In the House:

Mar 1: House passed 1st substitute bill

In the Senate:

Mar 29: Senate passed 1st substitute bill

 

Animal fighting info

Letter in support of HB1919

Letter in support of SHB1919

HB 1356

Concerning privileged communication with peer support group counselors

Modifies peer support group counselor provisions regarding privileged communication

In the House:

Mar 1: House passed 1st substitute bill

In the Senate:

Apr 11: Senate passed 1st substitute bill

 

Letter in support of HB1356

Letter in support of HB1356