|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 04, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
|May 29, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 28, 2013||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S3026
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3026 - Details
S3026 - Summary
Provides that antitrust laws shall not apply to any joint agreement entered into, in consultation with and jointly approved by the state gaming commission and the attorney general, by or among non-profit associations, thoroughbred racing associations or corporations, harness racing associations or corporations, quarter horse racing associations or corporations and regional off-track betting corporations to coordinate the dates and times under which they will conduct programs of racing and offer pari-mutuel wagering; also provides that such laws shall not apply to agreements entered into to sell, transfer, assign or purchase the rights to broadcast, simulcast, electronically transmit or offer pari-mutuel wagering on horse races.
S3026 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3026 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to antitrust exemptions for horse racing agreements PURPOSE: To permit racetracks and other racing event producers or retailers to band together to establish agreements governing the sched- uling of their races and to establish joint agreements involving the sale and purchase of broadcasting and simulcasting rights. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1; Adds a new Racing & Wagering Law section 113-a to grant anti- trust immunity to certain agreements among entities licensed by the State Gaming Commission to conduct wagering. These entities would be granted anti-trust immunity to develop agreements which coordinate the dates and times of their races and are also given immunity to enter into contracts involving the joint purchase or sale of their broadcasts, simulcasts, and electronic transmissions. All such agreements must be approved by the State Gaming Commission and the NYS Attorney General. The standard of review is that such agreements must protect the contin- ued viability of the State's horse racing and agricultural industries. EXISTING LAW: Such agreements may, under current law, violate the State and Federal anti-trust laws.
S3026 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3026 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 28, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- 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 racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to antitrust exemptions for horse racing agreements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended by adding a new section 113-a to read as follows: S 113-A. ANTITRUST EXEMPTIONS. STATE AND FEDERAL ANTITRUST LAWS SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY JOINT AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO, IN CONSULTATION WITH AND JOINTLY APPROVED BY THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION AND THE ATTORNEY GENER- AL, BY OR AMONG NON-PROFIT RACING ASSOCIATIONS, THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCIATIONS OR CORPORATIONS, HARNESS RACING ASSOCIATIONS OR CORPO- RATIONS, QUARTER HORSE RACING ASSOCIATIONS OR CORPORATIONS, AND REGIONAL OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS TO COORDINATE THE DATES AND TIMES UNDER WHICH THEY WILL CONDUCT PROGRAMS OF RACING AND OFFER PARI-MUTUEL WAGER- ING. IN ADDITION, SUCH ANTITRUST LAWS SHALL NOT APPLY TO JOINT AGREE- MENTS ENTERED INTO, IN CONSULTATION WITH AND JOINTLY APPROVED BY THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, BY OR AMONG NON-PROFIT RACING ASSOCIATIONS, THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCIATIONS OR CORPORATIONS, HARNESS RACING ASSOCIATIONS OR CORPORATIONS, QUARTER HORSE RACING ASSO- CIATIONS OR CORPORATIONS, AND REGIONAL OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS TO SELL, TRANSFER, ASSIGN OR PURCHASE THE RIGHTS TO BROADCAST, SIMULCAST, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMIT OR OFFER PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING ON HORSE RACES. THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL JOINTLY CONSIDER AND APPROVE SUCH AGREEMENTS AND THE TERMS THEREIN TO FURTHER THE STATE'S INTEREST IN ENSURING THE VIABILITY AND CONTINUED EXISTENCE IN THIS STATE OF THE HORSE RACING AND AGRICULTURE INDUSTRIES. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07679-02-3
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