Issues: Gaming

August 17, 2011
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Public Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York State

Sept. 7 Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Chair: Senator John J. Bonacic and Senate Standing Committee on Judiciary Chair: Senator John J. Bonacic Public Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York State Place: Van Buren Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York Time: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311 Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York State

PUBLIC HEARING OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 IS RE-SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 5, 2011

The Public Hearing of the New York State Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee originally scheduled for September 9, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Nassau County Office Building, 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola has been re-scheduled. The Public Hearing will now be on October 5, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the same location as originally scheduled.

Oct. 5 Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York StatePlace: Nassau County Office Building, Legislative Chamber, 1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 5, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Public Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York State

Sept. 7 Joint - Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. Bonacicand Senate Standing Committee on JudiciaryChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To discuss the potential of a constitutional amendment relating to casino gaming in New York StatePlace: Van Buren Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York State

Sept. 6 Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John J. BonacicPublic Hearing: To develop potential legislation to enhance the racing industry in New York StatePlace: Ontario County Safety Training Facility, Rooms 2 and 3, 2914 County Road 48, Canandaigua, New YorkTime: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.Contact: Langdon Chapman (845) 344-3311Media Contact: Jillian Deuel (518) 455-3181ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 6, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR BONACIC DISCUSSES $40 MILLION EXPANSION AT EMPIRE CASINO RACEWAY WITH PRESIDENT AND OWNER TIMOTHY J. ROONEY

On July 26, 2011 New York State Senator John J. Bonacic attended the groundbreaking of a $40 million expansion project at Empire Casino Raceway.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with Timothy J. Rooney, President and Owner of Empire Casino Raceway, after discussing the project.

July 27, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS THE GROUNDBREAKING OF A $40 MILLION EXPANSION AT EMPIRE CASINO RACEWAY

On July 26, 2011 New York State Senator John J. Bonacic attended the groundbreaking of a $40 million expansion project at Empire Casino Raceway in Yonkers, New York.  Senator Bonacic, second from left, said that "The job creation created by this investment is welcome both in New York State and the horse racing and entertainment industry.  I look forward to continuing to see our harness track properties grow with private sector development opportunity."

July 27, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat, Environmental Activists Demonstrate Against Dumping of Untreated Sewage into Hudson River and Call for Better Notification System to Protect the Public

State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) called for an end to the disturbing practice of dumping untreated sewage waste, even in extenuating circumstances. Sen. Espaillat, joined by environmental activists following a major accident at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant and the ensuing dumping of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson River, also called for better notification systems to alert the public in emergency cases where the quality of New York waterways has been compromised.

July 27, 2011
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BONACIC PLANS HEARINGS ON CASINO DEVELOPMENT AND RACING INDUSTRY IN NEW YORK

Chairman of Both Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Racing, Wagering and Gaming Committee Plans Effort to offer Constitutional Amendment on Casino Gaming; and Legislation to Enhance the Racing Industry 

July 8, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Room 510 LOB

May 24, 9:30 AM - 9:32 AM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2011 Room 510 LOB

April 6, 10:00 AM - 10:03 AM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Room 510 LOB

March 15, 9:30 AM - 9:34 AM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Room 510 LOB

March 8, 9:30 AM - 9:43 AM
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Senate Passes Legislation to Expand Sporting Opportunities

The State Senate today passed legislation supported by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would expand opportunities for New Yorkers to participate in sporting activities including snowmobiling and hunting. 

March 1, 2011
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ADDABBO: SENATE COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF HORSE RACING IN THE STATE AND AT AQUEDUCT

Queens, NY, February 7, 2010 -- The Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming & Wagering held a hearing in Albany on the future of horse racing and gaming in New York State.  Chaired by Senator John J. Bonacic (R-Middletown), the Senate panel included  Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a member of the committee.    

February 8, 2011
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SENATE RACING COMMITTEE TO HOLD HEARING MONDAY

State Senator John J. Bonacic, Chairman of the Senate Racing Committee, Wagering & Gaming today described his goals for Monday’s Committee hearing on the future of racing, wagering and gaming in New York.

“I am looking forward to hearing what those who are most hands-on with the racing industry have to say about the sport’s future in New York,” Senator Bonacic said.

February 4, 2011
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Public Hearing: To hear from interested parties on their views of the future of racing, wagering and gaming in New York State

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and WageringChair: Senator John BonacicPublic Hearing: To hear from interested parties on their views of the future of racing, wagering and gaming in New York StatePlace: Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 10:30 A.M.Contact: Adam Richardson (518) 455-2406ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 7, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On Statewide Fiscal Impact Of NYC OTB Closure

Racing & Wagering Board Meets to Stop Fiscal Hemorrhage; GOP Vote Compromises 17,000 Jobs, $500 Million in Payments to OTBs Statewide and Raises State Deficit to $10 Billion

December 9, 2010
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Griffo Urges Paterson to Disclose Casino Deal Details

Griffo: Release Full Terms of Casino Agreement

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today called upon Governor David Paterson and his administration to release all of the terms and conditions of the proposed agreement with the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe that will allow the tribe to develop a Catskill Casino and give up their Central New York land claims.

December 4, 2010
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