|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 08, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Apr 17, 2012||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S6961
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6961 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- General Municipal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§186, 195-n & 195-q, Gen Muni L
S6961 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6961 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to electronic bell jar games SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the general municipal law to: (1) define an electronic bell jar device and a swipe card; (2) prohibit the sale, lease or distribution of an electronic bell jar device until it has been approved by the racing and wagering board; and (3) impose restrictions, reporting requirements and fees (three per cent of difference between tickets purchased and prizes awarded) upon manufacturers and authorized organizations that use electronic bell jar devices. JUSTIFICATION: This bill seeks to provide a more entertaining form of a "bell jar" game that has been a popular fundraising device for charitable and fraternal organizations for over twenty-five years. The electronic form of this game will also inhibit the purchase of illegal bell jar tickets and the manipulation of the outcome of bell jar games and provide state-of-the-art accounting devices that will provide regulators with assurances that bell jar games are conducted in accordance with law.
S6961 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6961 I N S E N A T E April 17, 2012 ___________ 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 electronic bell jar games THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 186 of the general municipal law is amended by adding two new subdivisions 22 and 23 to read as follows: 22. "ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE" SHALL MEAN A DEVICE OR SYSTEM THAT MAY BE ACTIVATED BY THE INSERTION OF CASH OR A SWIPE CARD THAT PERMITS SUCCESSIVE BELL JAR GAMES TO BE DISPLAYED ON AN ELECTRONIC SCREEN AND PRESERVE SUCH DATA THAT ENABLES THE BOARD TO DETERMINE THAT REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE GAMES ARE PROPERLY ACCOUNTED FOR AND THAT THE INTEGRITY OF THE GAMES IS MAINTAINED. PRIZES MAY BE AWARDED THROUGH A VOUCHER THAT MAY BE ISSUED BY AN ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE OR THROUGH CREDITS THAT MAY BE RECORDED ON A SWIPE CARD, BOTH OF WHICH MAY BE REDEEMED FOR CASH THROUGH A CASHIER OR OTHER REDEMPTION SYSTEM AUTHORIZED BY THE BOARD. 23. "SWIPE CARD" MEANS A CARD THAT MAY BE PURCHASED FROM AN AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION AND INSERTED IN AN ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE, WHICH WILL THEN RECORD WINS AND LOSSES DURING THE COURSE OF PLAYING SUCH ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE. S 2. Section 195-n of the general municipal law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. NO MANUFACTURER OF ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICES SHALL SELL, LEASE OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE SUCH DEVICES TO AN AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION OR PERMIT ITS ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICES TO BE SOLD, LEASED OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTED TO AN AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION UNTIL SUCH MANUFACTURER HAS BEEN ISSUED A LICENSE BY THE BOARD AND UNTIL AN IDENTICAL DEVICE CONTAINING IDENTICAL PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE BOARD, PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD. AN APPLICATION FOR A LICENSE OR A RENEWAL OF SUCH LICENSE SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FEE OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND SHALL BE MADE ON FORMS PRESCRIBED BY THE BOARD. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15309-02-2
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