Bill Summaries: H1016 GAMBLING EDUCATION.

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  • Summary date: May 3 2024 - View Summary

    Enacts new GS 115C-81.22 requiring instructing public middle and high school students in their health class on the addictive potential of gambling and the costs and consequences of a gambling addiction. Amends the following statutes to make the requirement applicable in other types of schools (without specifying the topic be a part of health class): GS 115C-218.85 (charter schools); GS 115C-238.66 (regional schools); GS 115C-150.12C (schools for deaf and blind students); GS 116-239.8 (laboratory schools). Makes conforming changes to SL 2018-32, as amended.

    Appropriates $10,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to develop standards for gambling education.

    Effective July 1, 2024, and applies beginning with the 2024-25 school year.