senate Bill S7506

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to restrictions upon the conduct of games of chance

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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view actions (12)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 07, 2012 signed chap.455
Aug 27, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.584
substituted for a10411
Jun 12, 2012 referred to racing and wagering
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1199
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 30, 2012 referred to racing, gaming and wagering


S7506 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง189, Gen Muni L

S7506 - Summary

Relates to restrictions upon the conduct of games of chance.

S7506 - Sponsor Memo

S7506 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            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-

AN  ACT  to amend the general municipal law, in relation to restrictions
  upon games of chance


  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
  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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