senate Bill S491

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the maximum bingo prize awards in a single game and single bingo occasions

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

S491 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7947
Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง479, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S412

S491 - Bill Texts

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Increases the maximum bingo prize awards in a single game and on single bingo occasions.

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BILL NUMBER:S491

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general municipal law, in relation to increasing the
maximum prize awards allowed in bingo games

PURPOSE:
Raise minimum limits on bingo games run by charitable organizations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Increases maximum bingo prize
from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 and aggregate total prize from $3,000.00 to
$6,000.00.

JUSTIFICATION:
In these times of fiscal restraint not
for profit organizations and charitable organizations need alternative
methods of fundraising. Increasing the bingo prizes will enable those
organizations to make more money from bingo by charging more based upon
the larger prize award.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2003-2004 - S.3902 Referred to Racing and Wagering
2007 - S.2024 Passed Senate
2008 - S.2024 Passed Senate
2009 - S.412 Referred to Racing and Wagering

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   491

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 increasing the
  maximum prize awards allowed in bingo games

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 5 and 6 of section 479 of the general  munici-
pal  law,  as amended by chapter 328 of the laws of 1994, are amended to
read as follows:
  5. No prize shall exceed the sum or  value  of  [one]  THREE  thousand
dollars in any single game of bingo.
  6.  No series of prizes on any one bingo occasion shall aggregate more
than [three] SIX thousand dollars.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01923-01-1

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