senate Bill S170

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes age sixteen as the minimum age for assisting in the conduct of any game of bingo

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
Jan 05, 2011 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

S170 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5136
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง486, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S437, A935

S170 - Bill Texts

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Establishes age sixteen as the minimum age for assisting in the conduct of any game of bingo.

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BILL NUMBER:S170

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to establishing age
sixteen as the minimum age for assisting in the conduct of any
game of bingo

PURPOSE:
To allow individuals age sixteen and seventeen to assist in the
conducting of bingo games.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends section 486 of the general municipal law to allow
individuals age sixteen and seventeen to assist in bingo games.

JUSTIFICATION:
This legislation would allow individuals who are sixteen and seventeen
to assist in conducting bingo games. This legislation would in no way
allow them to run games. But this legislation would expand the areas
they can work in. Many volunteer organizations use younger members at
bingo fund raising events to help get them involved in the
organization. Under current law, there is an extremely limited scope
of what these younger members can legally do. This legislation would
still prevent them from conducting bingo games, but it would expand
their ability to do more than for example working the food counter.

Bingo is a highly regulated and supervised activity. Those individuals
who are assisting in bingo operations would be assisting directly
with an older individual who would naturally be in a position to
supervise the proceedings. Many organizations that run bingo games
operate with limited manpower, by allowing younger members to assist
in games we would be assisting them. Also bingo games are not usually
the high stakes events that other gambling activities are.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.2626 of 2003 - Veto
160.
S.6767 of 2004; Referred to Senate Racing and Wagering Committee
S.112 of 2005; Referred to Senate Racing and Wagering Committee.
S.518 of 2007-2008; Referred to Senate Racing and Wagering Committee
S.437/A.935 of 2009-2010; Referred to Senate Racing and Wagering
Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                   170

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 establishing
  age sixteen as the minimum age for assisting in  the  conduct  of  any
  game of bingo

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

  Section 1. Section 486 of the general municipal  law,  as  amended  by
chapter 438 of the laws of 1962, is amended to read as follows:
  S  486.  Participation  by persons under eighteen. No person under the
age of eighteen years shall be permitted to play any game  or  games  of
bingo conducted pursuant to any license issued under this article unless
accompanied by an adult. No person under the age of eighteen years shall
be  permitted to conduct [or assist in the conduct of] any game of bingo
conducted pursuant to any license issued under this article.  NO  PERSON
UNDER  THE  AGE  OF  SIXTEEN  YEARS  SHALL BE PERMITTED TO ASSIST IN THE
CONDUCT OF ANY GAME OF BINGO CONDUCTED PURSUANT  TO  ANY  LICENSE  UNDER
THIS ARTICLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01372-01-1

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