National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act Law and Legal Definition
The National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act of 1996 established the National Gambling Impact Study Commission to conduct a comprehensive legal and factual study of the social and economic impacts of gambling in the U.S. on:
1. Federal, State, local, and Native American tribal governments; and
2. Communities and social institutions generally, including individuals, families, and businesses within such communities and institutions.
The commission was established in the year 1997, to look into the matters like:
1. existing policies and practices concerning the legalization on prohibition of gambling;
2. the relationship between gambling and crime;
3. the nature and impact of pathological and problem gambling;
4. the impacts of gambling on individuals, communities, and the economy, including depressed economic areas;
5. the extent to which gambling revenue had benefited various governments and whether alternative revenue sources existed; and
6. the effects of technology, including the internet on gambling.
This Act mandates the committee to submit its report to the President, congress, state governors, and the Native American tribal governments. The Act also requires the commission to contract with the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and the U.S. National Research Council for assistance with the study. The commissions study lasted for two years and the final report was submitted in 1999.
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