assembly Bill A9556

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes casino gambling within the state as prescribed by the legislature

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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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2012 delivered to secretary of state
Mar 14, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.367
substituted for s6734
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.17
rules report cal.17
reported referred to rules
reported referred to judiciary
to attorney-general for opinion
referred to racing and wagering


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A9556 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 ยง9, Constn

A9556 - Summary

Authorizes casino gambling within the state as prescribed by the legislature.

A9556 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 14, 2012

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW, GUNTHER -- (at request of the Governor)
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Racing and Wagering


proposing an amendment to subdivision 1 of section 9 of article 1 of the
  constitution, in relation to casino gambling in the state

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate  concur),  That  subdivision  1  of
section  9  of  article  1  of  the  constitution  be amended to read as
  1. No law shall be passed abridging the rights of the people peaceably
to assemble and to petition the government, or any  department  thereof;
nor  shall  any  divorce  be  granted  otherwise  than  by  due judicial
proceedings; except as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the  sale  of
lottery  tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambl-
ing, except lotteries operated by the state  and  the  sale  of  lottery
tickets  in  connection therewith as may be authorized and prescribed by
the legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied  exclusively
to  or  in  aid or support of education in this state as the legislature
may prescribe, [and] except pari-mutuel betting on horse races as may be
prescribed by the legislature and from which the state  shall  derive  a
reasonable  revenue  for  the  support  of government, AND EXCEPT CASINO
BY  THE LEGISLATURE shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within this
state; and the  legislature  shall  pass  appropriate  laws  to  prevent
offenses against any of the provisions of this section.
  S  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
referred to the first regular legislative session  convening  after  the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

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


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