|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 07, 2012||signed chap.455|
|Aug 27, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 21, 2012||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.584
substituted for a10411
|Jun 12, 2012||referred to racing and wagering|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1199
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 30, 2012||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S7506Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7506 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- General Municipal Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §189, Gen Muni L
S7506 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7506 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to restrictions upon games of chance PURPOSE OF THE BILL: Technical amendments to permit authorized organizations that operate without profit to its members to increase their revenues by increasing the total aggregate value of prizes awarded by raffle that such author- ized organizations may award. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: These technical amendments would permit authorized organizations to increase their revenues by increasing the total aggregate value of prizes awarded by raffle, under the current statutory limits to two million dollars. JUSTIFICATION: The Buffalo Sabres Foundation (an authorized organization) currently conducts 50/50 split club raffles at each Buffalo Sabres home game. The proceeds from each raffle help offset the cost of operating the Buffalo Junior Sabres, a scholarship program for Western New York area high school students as well as donations to entities such as Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute and St. Mary's Hospital.
S7506 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7506 I N S E N A T E May 30, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 restrictions upon games of chance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 5 and 8 of section 189 of the general munici- pal law, subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 337 of the laws of 1998 and subdivision 8 as amended by chapter 302 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows: 5. No single prize awarded by games of chance other than raffle shall exceed the sum or value of three hundred dollars, except that for merchandise wheels, no single prize shall exceed the sum or value of two hundred fifty dollars. No single prize awarded by raffle shall exceed the sum or value of [fifty] ONE HUNDRED thousand dollars[, except that an authorized organization may award by raffle a single prize having a value of up to and including one hundred thousand dollars if its appli- cation for a license filed pursuant to section one hundred ninety of this article includes a statement of its intent to award a prize having such value]. No single wager shall exceed six dollars and for bell jars, coin boards, or merchandise boards, no single prize shall exceed five hundred dollars provided, however, that such limitation shall not apply to the amount of money or value paid by the participant in a raffle in return for a ticket or other receipt. For coin boards and merchandise boards, the value of a prize shall be determined by its costs to the authorized organization or, if donated, its fair market value. 8. Except for merchandise wheels and raffles, no series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than four hundred dollars when the licensed authorized organization conducts five single types of games of chance during any one license period. Except for merchandise wheels, raffles and bell jars, no series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than five hundred dollars when the licensed authorized EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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