Issues: Racing

Senator Bonacic Releases Statement re: the report of the Inspector General Investigation into Improper Takeout Rate Charged by NYRA

Statement by Senator John J. Bonacic, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, regarding the report of the Inspector General Investigation into the Improper Takeout Rate Charged by the New York Racing Association, Inc.:

August 26, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  Friday, June 20, 2014 Room 332 CAP

*This meeting will be held OFF THE FLOOR* 

The Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee will consider the following nomination:  Robert T. Williams as Executive Director of the New York State Gaming Commission (TO APPEAR) 

June 20, 12:30 AM - 1:22 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, May 13, 2014 Room 510 LOB

May 13, 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
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SENATOR VALESKY HAILS PASSAGE OF FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today lauded the passage of the state’s fourth and historic consecutive on-time budget. This has not been accomplished with the same Governor and legislative leaders in more than 40 years.

April 1, 2014
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March 26, 7:00 PM - 7:05 PM
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March 20, 11:30 AM - 11:34 AM
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March 17, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering  Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  Tuesday, March 4, 2014  332 CAP

March 4, 3:48 PM - 4:13 PM
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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, Thursday, February 27, 2014  Room 510 LOB

February 27, 9:30 AM - 9:33 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, February 4, 2014 Room 510 LOB

February 4, 9:32 AM - 9:36 AM
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Sens. Krueger, Tkaczyk Introduce Bill to Protect Communities’ Home Rule and Zoning Rights with Respect to Casinos

Today State Senators Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) and Cecilia Tkaczyk (D-Duanesburg) announced the introduction of legislation protecting the basic home-rule rights of municipalities with respect to casino siting (S. 6433-2014).

January 23, 2014
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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, Thursday, January 23, 2014 Room 510 LOB

January 23, 9:30 AM - 9:33 AM
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SENATOR BONACIC WILL APPEAR ON ABC 7’S “UP CLOSE” ON SUNDAY TO DISCUSS CASINO GAMING WITH DIANA WILLIAMS

On Sunday, October 27th, 2013, Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope), will appear on “Up Close” with Diana Williams on ABC Channel 7.  The show broadcasts on ABC Channel 7 (out of New York City) at 11 am on Sunday.  The show was recorded Friday afternoon.  

October 26, 2013
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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing For VLTs At OTBs On Long Island

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act, a comprehensive new law that, pending approval of a referendum this fall, will establish four destination gaming resorts in Upstate New York and boost tourism and economic development in communities across the region. Under the casino gaming plan outlined in the new law, all localities in the state will share in increased education aid, or lower property taxes, no matter where the casinos are located.

July 30, 2013
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Senator Bonacic Discusses Casino Gaming Legislation during a Session of the New York State Senate

Senator Bonacic speaks on the Senate floor about casino gaming legislation during a session of the New York State Senate on Friday, June 21, 2013. 

June 25, 2013
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Your Voice with Senator John Bonacic: Casino Gambling Legislation

Senator John Bonacic discusses casino gambling in NY.

June 25, 2013
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PRESS RELEASE- BONACIC: IT’S UP TO THE PEOPLE

After 50 Years, Legislature Poised to Pass Bill to Allow Casino Gaming in Catskills

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow last night introduced legislation (S.5883/A.8101) that is expected to pass the Senate and Assembly this week to authorize up to four casinos across three regions, including the Catskills, if voters approve the plan this November.

June 19, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Room 124 CAP

June 19, 11:00 AM - 11:42 AM
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SENATOR BONACIC CONTINUES CALL FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY IN CASINO SITING PROCESS: Urges That Seven Locations be Identified With as Much Specificity as Possible

State Senator John Bonacic today thanked Governor Cuomo for submitting casino gaming legislation, but indicated he was very concerned the Governor’s proposal would be defeated if adopted by the Legislature and put before the voters in November in its present form.

June 6, 2013
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