National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act
|Other short titles||National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act of 1996|
|Long title||An Act to create the National Gambling Impact and Policy Commission.|
|Nicknames||National Gambling Impact and Policy Commission Act|
|Enacted by||the 104th United States Congress|
|Effective||August 3, 1996|
|Statutes at Large||110 Stat. 1482|
|Titles amended||18 U.S.C.: Crimes and Criminal Procedure|
|U.S.C. sections amended||18 U.S.C. ch. 95 § 1955|
The National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act of 1996 (Pub.L. 104–169, 110 Stat. 1482, enacted August 3, 1996) is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President of the United States Bill Clinton.
This legislation established the National Gambling Impact Study Commission in 1997 to conduct a comprehensive legal and factual study of the social and economic impacts of gambling in the United States on:
- Federal, State, local, and Native American tribal governments;
- Communities and social institutions generally, including individuals, families, and businesses within such communities and institutions.
Mandates a report to the President, the Congress, State Governors, and Native American tribal governments. Requires the Commission to contract with the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and the United States National Research Council for assistance with the study. Authorizes appropriations. Specifically the commission was to look at the following:
- existing policies and practices concerning the legalization of prohibition of gambling
- the relationship between gambling and crime
- the nature and impact of pathological and problem gambling
- the impacts of gambling on individuals, communities, and the economy, including depressed economic areas
- the extent to which gambling revenue had benefited various governments and whether alternative revenue sources existed
- the effects of technology, including the Internet on gambling
Findings on Indian Gaming
The commission had many recommendations for the Indian gaming industry. It primarily called on the United States Congress to resolve the cycle of legal issues produced by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. It also recommended that "tribes, states, and local governments should continue to work together to resolve issues of mutual concern rather than relying on federal law to solve problems for them" The results of the study on Indian gaming industry are hard to determine.
- Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "William J. Clinton: "Statement on Signing the National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act," August 3, 1996". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.
- Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress)
- Light, Steven Andrew, and Kathyryn R.L. Rand. "Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise". University Press of Kansas, 2005. (53-56)
- "National Gambling Impact Study Commission: Selected Operational Practices" (PDF). U.S. GAO ~ GGD-99-46. U.S. Government Accountability Office. April 16, 1999. OCLC 41289758.
- "Impact of Gambling: Economic Effects More Measurable Than Social Effects" (PDF). U.S. GAO ~ GGD-00-78. U.S. Government Accountability Office. April 27, 2000. OCLC 44033533.
- National Gambling Impact Study Commission website
- Works by National Gambling Impact Study Commission Act at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)