senate Bill S3746

Amended

Authorizes peace officers at the video lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 13 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.767
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.91
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • AMENDED 3746A
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Authorizes peace officers at the video lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5461
Versions:
S3746
S3746A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง1617-a, Tax L

Votes

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Nay
2
aye with reservations
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absent
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excused
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abstained
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BILL NUMBER:S3746

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to peace offi-
cers at the video lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack

PURPOSE: To require the presence of peace officers at the Aqueduct race-
track.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends section 1617-a of the tax law by adding a new subdivi-
sion g to require the presence of peace officers at the Aqueduct race-
track, pursuant to the approval of the gaming commission. The legis-
lation stipulates that these peace officers are not authorized to carry,
possess a firearm in the course of their duties.

Section 2. The effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, Aqueduct casino employs security guards to
ensure the security of the public who attend the site and the employees
who work there. However, they are not authorized to make arrests but
only to detain an offender until the NYPD arrives. Other casinos such as
Empire City Casino, employs peace officers who can make arrests. With
Aqueduct employing peace officer with this authority, it will deter
future instances of criminal activity and dissuade others who may choose
to perpetrate crimes upon the public visiting the casino.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  3746

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 tax law, in relation to peace officers at the video
  lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack

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

  Section  1.  Section  1617-a of the tax law is amended by adding a new
subdivision g to read as follows:
  G. FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRESERVING ORDER,  THE  OPERATOR  OF  THE  VIDEO
LOTTERY  GAMING FACILITY AT THE AQUEDUCT RACETRACK IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED,
WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE GAMING COMMISSION TO APPOINT FROM TIME TO  TIME
SPECIAL  POLICE  OFFICERS, AND THE SAME TO REMOVE AT PLEASURE, WHO, WHEN
APPOINTED, SHALL BE PEACE OFFICERS WITH THE SAME POWERS WITHIN AND ABOUT
SUCH FACILITY AS ARE SET FORTH IN SECTION 2.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
LAW; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED
TO AUTHORIZE SUCH EMPLOYEES TO CARRY, POSSESS, REPAIR, OR DISPOSE  OF  A
FIREARM.    THE  APPOINTMENT  OF  POLICE  OFFICERS  IN PURSUANCE OF THIS
SECTION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO  SUPERSEDE  IN  ANY  WAY  AT  SUCH  VIDEO
LOTTERY  GAMING FACILITY THE AUTHORITY OF PEACE OFFICERS OR POLICE OFFI-
CERS OF THE JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH FACILITY IS LOCATED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08626-02-3

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