Issues: Racing

9/21/2011: Senate Committee on State-Native American Relations

Chair: Senator George D. Maziarz

Public Hearing: To discuss economic development issues and potential  partnerships between the Native American Nations and Tribes with New York State

Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, LOB, 2nd Floor, Albany New York

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact: Matt Nelligan (518) 455-2024

September 26, 2011
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Introducing Legislation Banning the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in New York’s Horseracing Industry

ALBANY, September 13, 2011 – As the Belmont Race Course opens its gates for its Fall season, Senator Thomas K. Duane today announced that he will introduce legislation banning the use of performance enhancing drugs, including the widely overused diuretic Lasix (Furosemide), on any horse participating in a New York State sanctioned horserace. The bill also carries stiff fines -- including a permanent ban on those who violate the law after a third violation.  Senator Duane said, "Until this legislation becomes law, I urge everyone to refrain from wagering on any horse that is being dosed with Lasix – or worse. No one in the horseracing industry should be monetarily rewarded for racing a horse which may be too sick to run without such drugs."

September 13, 2011
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PUBLIC HEARING OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 IS CANCELLED

PUBLIC HEARING OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 IS CANCELLED

September 8, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES RACING COMMITTEE HEARING IN CANANDAIGUA ON SEPTEMBER 6TH

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio, who serves on the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, has announced that the Committee will hold a public hearing in Canandaigua to discuss and develop legislative measures that will enhance the State’s horse racing industry. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, September 6th at the Ontario County Safety Training Facility in Canandaigua.

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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OTB Health Insurance for Retirees - Letter to Governor Cuomo

August 10, 2011 

 

Honorable Andrew Cuomo

Governor of New York

August 15, 2011
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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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SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO NYRA CALL CENTER BILL Bill Requires NYRA Call Centers to Be Located in New York State

    The New York State Senate gave final legislative approval to a measure that keeps jobs in New York by requiring racing and wagering call centers to be located in-state. The bill (S.4876), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), arises following a recent decision by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to locate it’s pari-mutel wagering call centers in Oregon.

June 22, 2011
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Senate Gives Final Legislative Passage to NYRA Call Center Bill

The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval to a measure that keeps jobs in New York by requiring racing and wagering call centers to be located in-state. The bill (S.4876), sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), arises following a recent decision by the New York Racing Association (NYRA) to locate it’s pari-mutel wagering call centers in Oregon.

June 21, 2011
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Griffo and Magee to Push Racetrack Expansion Measures

Griffo and Magee to Push Measures to Expand Racetrack Operations in Upstate Counties

June 6, 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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