|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
|Feb 28, 2011||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S3591
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- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S3591 - Details
S3591 - Summary
Authorizes licensing of bowling establishments to offer video gaming if structure allows for segregated areas from patrons under 21 years of age; entitles the operators of bowling establishments to vendor fees where video lottery terminals are located.
S3591 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3591 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to video lottery gaming at commercial bowling establishments PURPOSE: This bill will allow the installation of video lottery terminals in bowling establishments. The installation will be limited to an area where persons under the age of 21 are prohibited from entering. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law to entitle operators of a bowling establishment to vendor fees where Video Lottery terminals are located. Section 2 amends section 1617-a of the tax law by adding a new subdivision a-1 which will authorize the operation of video gaming at commercial bowling establishments. JUSTIFICATION: While bowling is still a relatively popular recreation activity in this country, the proprietor's of New York's bowling establishments face a business crisis. With the high cost of insurance, the escalating prices of utilities, and severe weather
S3591 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3591 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 28, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADAMS -- 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 video lottery gaming at commercial bowling establishments THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law, as amended by section 1 of part O-1 of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (iii) less an additional vendor's marketing allowance at a rate of ten percent for the first one hundred million dollars annually and eight percent thereafter of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes to be used by the vendor track for the marketing and promotion and associated costs of its video lottery gaming oper- ations and pari-mutuel horse racing operations, as long as any such costs associated with pari-mutuel horse racing operations simultaneously encourage increased attendance at such vendor's video lottery gaming facilities, consistent with the customary manner of marketing comparable operations in the industry and subject to the overall supervision of the division; provided, however, that the additional vendor's marketing allowance shall not exceed eight percent in any year for any operator of a racetrack located in the county of Westchester or Queens; provided, however, a vendor track that receives a vendor fee pursuant to clause (G) of subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph shall not receive the addi- tional vendor's marketing allowance. A COMMERCIAL BOWLING ESTABLISHMENT THAT IS AUTHORIZED BY SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THIS ARTI- CLE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO A VENDOR FEE OF NOT LESS THAN 20.25 PERCENT IN THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD YEARS OF VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AT SUCH COMMERCIAL BOWLING ESTABLISHMENT, 20.0 PERCENT IN THE FOURTH AND FIFTH YEARS AND 17.5 PERCENT IN ALL SUBSEQUENT YEARS. In establishing the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05813-01-1
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