senate Bill S3602

Relates to internet video displays of horse racing

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING

Summary

Relates to internet video displays of horse racing.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3602
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1003, RWB L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S6895

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BILL NUMBER:S3602

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation
to internet video displays of horse racing

PURPOSE:
This bill would enact into law recommendation number six from the Task
Force on the Future of Off-Track Betting In New York State.
Specifically, the bill would amend RWL § 1003 regarding in-home
simulcasting to make clear that the display of live horse racing over
the internet be exempted from said provisions.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Amends section 1003 of the simulcasting provisions of the
RWL by adding a new subdivision (6) regarding internet video displays
of horse racing.

Section 2 - This act shall take effect immediately.

EXISTING LAW:
The current section, when enacted did not address internet video
streaming of horse racing because at the time this technology was not
in existence.

JUSTIFICATION:
The current statute did not contemplate internet use for simulcasting
and creates an undue burden on the tracks and OTBs while frustrating
bettors and fans. Freeing the tracks, both harness and thoroughbred
to display their races in format and forum they choose would provide
them the opportunity to open markets that are not readily available
to them. Additionally, relieving this restriction will also enable
the OTBs to compete with out of state advance depositing wagering
outlets and help to expand the market as well.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010: S.6895 Held in Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3602

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
  ing

AN  ACT  to  amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in
  relation to internet video displays of horse racing

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 1003 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breed-
ing law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows;
  6.  IN-HOME SIMULCASTING, AS AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF
THIS SECTION, SHALL NOT BE DEFINED TO INCLUDE INTERNET VIDEO DISPLAYS OF
HORSE RACING. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION  SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  TO  PREVENT
RACING  ASSOCIATIONS OR CORPORATIONS FROM DISPLAYING LIVE INTERNET VIDEO
OF THEIR RACES ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL WEBSITES.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05914-02-1

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