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4.47 REPORT ON COMPULSIVE GAMBLING.

The governor shall report to the legislature by February 1 of each odd-numbered year on the state's progress in addressing the problem of compulsive gambling. The report must include:

(1) a summary of available data describing the extent of the problem in Minnesota;

(2) a summary of programs, both governmental and private, that

(i) provide diagnosis and treatment for compulsive gambling;

(ii) enhance public awareness of the problem and the availability of compulsive gambling services;

(iii) are designed to prevent compulsive gambling and other problem gambling by elementary and secondary school students and vulnerable adults; and

(iv) offer professional training in the identification, referral, and treatment of compulsive gamblers;

(3) the likely impact on compulsive gambling of each form of gambling; and

(4) budget recommendations for state-level compulsive gambling programs and activities.