senate Bill S1192

Relates to the premises on which games of chance may be conducted

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.569
  • 08 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / May / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO RACING AND WAGERING
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 27 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.189
  • 03 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 11 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO RACING AND WAGERING

Summary

Relates to the premises on which games of chance may be conducted.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3989
Versions:
S1192
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §189, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4692, A6693
2009-2010: S3918, A6243
2007-2008: A10669

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BILL NUMBER:S1192

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to games of chance

PURPOSE:

To allow qualifying not-for-profit organizations to conduct customary
and lawful activities, such as fundraising raffles, away from their
ordinary premises.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 13 of § 189 of the General
Municipal Law to define "premises" as any venue to conduct the
customary and lawful activities of the authorized organization.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Legislature has affirmed that raising funds for the public good is
in the public interest. The proposed amendment would modify
regulations to include all venues where authorized organizations
normally conduct business. Games of chance fundraising activities are
currently restricted to the premises of the authorized organization
or an authorized games of chance.
lessor, thereby hindering fund raising activities for authorized
non-profit organizations that utilize the premises of others for
their regular activities. Many not-for-profit entities use donated
space provided by others to carry on part of their regular activities.
For example, raffles during a golf fundraiser, or at a charity
banquet in a hotel would currently violate the existing statute.
Amending the law to include all venues where authorized organizations
conduct their customary and lawful activities would increase
opportunities for raising funds for the public good.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2007-08: Passed Senate/Assembly Racing & Wagering Cmte.
2009-10: S.3918 Racing, Gaming & Wagering Cmte.
2011-12: S.4692 Racing, Gaming & Wagering Cmte.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1192

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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  general  municipal law, in relation to games of
  chance

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 13 of section 189 of the general municipal law,
as  amended  by  chapter  252 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as
follows:
  13. No game of chance shall be conducted on other than the premises of
an authorized organization or an  authorized  games  of  chance  lessor.
Nothing  herein  shall prohibit the sale of raffle tickets to the public
outside the premises of an  authorized  organization  or  an  authorized
games  of  chance lessor; or in municipalities which have passed a local
law, ordinance or resolution in accordance  with  sections  one  hundred
eighty-seven  and one hundred eighty-eight of this article approving the
conduct of games of chance that are located in the county in  which  the
municipality  issuing  the  license is located and in the counties which
are contiguous to the county  in  which  the  municipality  issuing  the
raffle license is located, provided those municipalities have authorized
the  licensee,  in  writing,  to  sell  such  raffle tickets therein and
provided, however, that no sale of raffle tickets  shall  be  made  more
than  one  hundred eighty days prior to the date scheduled for the occa-
sion at which the raffle will be conducted. The  winner  of  any  single
prize  in  a raffle shall not be required to be present at the time such
raffle is conducted. PREMISES MAY INCLUDE ANY VENUE USED TO CONDUCT  THE
CUSTOMARY AND LAWFUL ACTIVITIES OF THE AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05660-01-3

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