|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
|Jan 17, 2013||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S2428
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2428 - Details
S2428 - Summary
Eases certain restrictions on the conducting of games of chance for charitable purposes; authorizes the payment, out of the net proceeds of games of chance, of reimbursement for reasonable expenses of volunteers working at the games; expands the frequency upon which games of chance may be held; authorizes auxiliary members of authorized organizations to operate games of chance… (view more) authorizes persons convicted of crimes to operate games of chance when participating in a rehabilitation program; authorizes conducting of games of chance on Sundays; expands advertising of games of chance.
S2428 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2428 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the conducting of games of chance by certain organizations PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to update the provisions that govern the conduct of games of chance in New York. Article 9-A of the General municipal Law was first codified in 1967 and has not been substantially modified since that date. The operation of games of chance, such as bell jars, raffles, and Las Vegas Nights raises significant funds for not-for-profit organizations that helps to support their charitable purposes. However, the change in lifestyles and entertainment venues has slowly curtailed the amount of charitable gaming money raised by charitable organizations to support their charitable purposes. This bill hopes to modernize the provisions of Article 9-A to stabilize the revenue raised by charitable organizations and enhance their ability to support their designated charitable purposes. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends General Municipal Law section 186 to up-date definitions that are used in Article 9-A that govern the regulation
S2428 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2428 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 17, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, CARLUCCI, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the conducting of games of chance by certain organizations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 4 and 6 of section 186 of the general munici- pal law, as amended by chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, are amended and two new subdivisions 4-a and 22 are added to read as follows: 4. "Authorized organization" shall mean and include any bona fide religious or charitable organization or bona fide educational, fraternal or service organization or bona fide organization of veterans [or], volunteer [firemen] FIREFIGHTERS OR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE WORKERS, which by its charter, certificate of incorporation, constitution, or act of the legislature, shall have among its dominant purposes one or more of the lawful purposes as defined in this article, provided that each shall operate without profit to its members, and provided that each such organization has engaged in serving one or more of the lawful purposes as defined in this article for a period of three years [immediatley] IMMEDIATELY prior to applying for a license under this article. No organization shall be deemed an authorized organization which is formed primarily for the purpose of conducting games of chance and which does not devote at least seventy-five percent of its activities to other than conducting games of chance. No political party shall be deemed an authorized organization. 4-A. "AUXILIARY MEMBER" SHALL MEAN A BONA FIDE MEMBER OF AN ORGANIZA- TION OR ASSOCIATION WHICH IS AUXILIARY TO AN AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE; OR A BONA FIDE MEMBER OF AN ORGANIZA- TION OR ASSOCIATION OF WHICH AN AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATION LICENSED PURSU- ANT TO THIS ARTICLE IS AN AUXILIARY; OR A BONA FIDE MEMBER OF AN ORGAN- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00919-01-3
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