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|Feb 08, 2012||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jan 09, 2012||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to judiciary|
|Feb 18, 2011||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Feb 16, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S3326
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S3326 - Details
S3326 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3326 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in relation to authorizing and limiting casino gambling in Sullivan county PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To permit the construction and operation of no more than three privately owned casinos in Sullivan County and to expand allowable forms of gambling. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 9 of article 1 of the Constitution to authorize by the Legislature for up to three privately owned casinos in Sullivan County and expands wagering permitted at those casinos to include all forms of gambling unusually associated with casinos, including pari-mutuel betting on horse races, as well as wagering on professional sports provided that such authorizations shall be preceded by local approval, resulting from passage of a single county-wide referendum. EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: The State Constitution prohibits gambling of any kind unless specifically permitted by an amendment.
S3326 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3326 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 16, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in relation to authorizing and limiting casino gambling in Sullivan coun- ty Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 9 of arti- cle 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: S 9. 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 FOR NO MORE THAN THREE PRIVATELY OWNED CASINOS WHICH MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY THE LEGIS- LATURE FOR OPERATIONS IN SULLIVAN COUNTY, IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THE LEGISLATURE FOR OFFERING AND CONDUCTING GAMING, WHICH MAY INCLUDE GAMES OF CHANCE, SLOT MACHINES AND CARD AND BOARD GAMES COMMONLY AND TRADI- TIONALLY OFFERED AT CASINOS, AND INCLUDING WAGERING ON PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AND PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING ON HORSE RACING, PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT SUCH AUTHORIZATIONS SHALL BE PRECEDED BY LOCAL APPROVAL, RESULTING FROM PASSAGE OF A SINGLE COUNTY-WIDE REFERENDUM OFFERED PURSUANT TO APPLICA- BLE STATE AND COUNTY LAWS, THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE DIRECTION OF THE LEGISLATURE WHICH MAY FROM TIME TO TIME REVISE THE DISTRIBUTION FORMULAS, PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL SHARES TO ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BE LESS THAN REASONABLE, AS DETERMINED BY THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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