senate Bill S4662A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
May 21, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 16, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 15, 2012 1st report cal.797
Feb 07, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 31, 2012 print number 4662a
amend and recommit to racing, gaming and wagering
Jan 04, 2012 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
Jun 13, 2011 reported and committed to rules
May 24, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Apr 14, 2011 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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May 15, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S4662A
24
3
committee
24
Aye
3
Nay
7
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 7, 2012 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S4662A
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: Feb 7, 2012

aye wr (2)

Jun 14, 2011 - Finance committee Vote

S4662
27
1
committee
27
Aye
1
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 24, 2011 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S4662
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 24, 2011

aye wr (2)

Bill Amendments

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S4662 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6297A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§185, 186, 189, 195-d & 195-e, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S767B, A8832A

S4662 - Summary

Authorizes licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers.

S4662 - Sponsor Memo

S4662 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4662

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 poker tourna-
  ments

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

  Section  1.    Section 185 of the general municipal law, as amended by
chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  S 185. Short title; purpose of article. This article  shall  be  known
and  may  be cited as the games of chance licensing law. The legislature
hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide
charitable, educational, scientific,  health,  religious  and  patriotic
causes and undertakings, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, is in
the  public  interest.  It  hereby finds that, as conducted prior to the
enactment of this article, games of chance were the subject of exploita-
tion by professional gamblers, promoters, and commercial interests,  AND
IT  FINDS  FURTHER THAT, ALTHOUGH ELEMENTS OF SKILL MAY BE INVOLVED, THE
VARIOUS GAMES OF POKER, INCLUDING THE GAME KNOWN AS  "TEXAS  HOLD  'EM,"
ARE  GAMES  OF CHANCE THAT SHOULD BE REGULATED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. It is
hereby declared to be the policy of the legislature that all  phases  of
the  supervision, licensing and regulation of games of chance and of the
conduct of games of chance, should be closely controlled  and  that  the
laws and regulations pertaining thereto should be strictly construed and
rigidly  enforced; that the conduct of the game and all attendant activ-
ities should be so regulated and adequate controls so instituted  as  to
discourage commercialization of gambling in all its forms, including the
rental of commercial premises for games of chance, and to ensure a maxi-
mum  availability of the net proceeds of games of chance exclusively for
application to the worthy causes and undertakings specified herein; that
the only justification for this article is to foster  and  support  such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10053-01-1

S4662A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6297A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§185, 186, 189, 195-d & 195-e, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S767B, A8832A

S4662A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers.

S4662A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4662A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4662--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 14, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
  ing  -- recommitted to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to poker  tourna-
  ments

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

  Section 1.  Section 185 of the general municipal law,  as  amended  by
chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  S  185.  Short  title; purpose of article. This article shall be known
and may be cited as the games of chance licensing law.  The  legislature
hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide
charitable,  educational,  scientific,  health,  religious and patriotic
causes and undertakings, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, is in
the public interest. It hereby finds that, as  conducted  prior  to  the
enactment of this article, games of chance were the subject of exploita-
tion  by professional gamblers, promoters, and commercial interests, AND
IT FINDS FURTHER THAT, ALTHOUGH ELEMENTS OF SKILL MAY BE  INVOLVED,  THE
VARIOUS  GAMES  OF  POKER, INCLUDING THE GAME KNOWN AS "TEXAS HOLD 'EM,"
ARE GAMES OF CHANCE THAT SHOULD BE REGULATED UNDER THIS ARTICLE.  It  is
hereby  declared  to be the policy of the legislature that all phases of
the supervision, licensing and regulation of games of chance and of  the
conduct  of  games  of chance, should be closely controlled and that the
laws and regulations pertaining thereto should be strictly construed and
rigidly enforced; that the conduct of the game and all attendant  activ-
ities  should  be so regulated and adequate controls so instituted as to
discourage commercialization of gambling in all its forms, including the
rental of commercial premises for games of chance, and to ensure a maxi-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10053-02-2

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