senate Bill S3327

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes and limits casino gambling in the county of Sullivan

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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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2012 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 18, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 16, 2011 referred to judiciary

S3327 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3605
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §9, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S634, A219

S3327 - Summary

Authorizes and limits casino gambling in the county of Sullivan; subjects amounts offered as prizes for games to the approval of the legislature which periodically shall revise prize levels as it deems necessary.

S3327 - Sponsor Memo

S3327 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3327

                       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 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 REFEREN-
DUM OFFERED PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE 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  HOWEV-
ER,  THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL SHARES TO ANY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BE LESS THAN
REASONABLE, AS DETERMINED BY THE LEGISLATURE, TO OFFSET COSTS  ATTRIBUT-

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

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