senate Bill S7401A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jun 05, 2012 print number 7401a
amend (t) and recommit to judiciary
May 08, 2012 referred to judiciary

S7401 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §9, Constn

S7401 - Summary

Authorizes gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges at betting facilities located at thoroughbred and harness racetracks operating in this state, in simulcast theaters operated by off-track betting corporations and in any constitutionally authorized casino facility; provides that the proceeds of such gambling be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education.

S7401 - Sponsor Memo

S7401 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7401

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 gambling on professional sporting events

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That  subdivision  1  of
section  9  of  article  1  of  the  constitution  be amended to read as
follows:
  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 WAGERING ON
PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS AT BETTING FACILITIES LOCATED AT  THOROUGH-
BRED  AND HARNESS RACETRACKS OPERATING IN THIS STATE, IN SIMULCAST THEA-
TERS OPERATED BY OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS  AND  IN  ANY  CONSTITU-
TIONALLY  AUTHORIZED  CASINO  FACILITY,  AS  MAY  BE  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, shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within  this  state;
and  the  legislature  shall  pass  appropriate laws to prevent offenses
against any of the provisions of this section.
  S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
be referred the to first regular legislative session convening after the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

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

S7401A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §9, Constn

S7401A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges at betting facilities located at thoroughbred and harness racetracks operating in this state, in simulcast theaters operated by off-track betting corporations and in any constitutionally authorized casino facility; provides that the proceeds of such gambling be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education.

S7401A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7401A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7401--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in
  relation  to  authorizing gambling on professional sporting events and
  athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That  subdivision  1  of
section  9  of  article  1  of  the  constitution  be amended to read as
follows:
  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 WAGERING ON
PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS AND ATHLETIC EVENTS SPONSORED BY  UNIVERSI-
TIES  OR  COLLEGES  AT  BETTING  FACILITIES  LOCATED AT THOROUGHBRED AND
HARNESS RACETRACKS OPERATING IN THIS STATE, IN SIMULCAST THEATERS  OPER-
ATED  BY  OFF-TRACK  BETTING  CORPORATIONS  AND  IN ANY CONSTITUTIONALLY
AUTHORIZED CASINO FACILITY, AS MAY BE 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,
shall hereafter be authorized or allowed  within  this  state;  and  the
legislature  shall pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any
of the provisions of this section.
  S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
be referred the to first regular legislative session convening after the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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