senate Bill S331

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Feb 21, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Feb 06, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S331 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A867
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 ยง9, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7401A, A10464A

S331 - 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.

S331 - Sponsor Memo

S331 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   331

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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  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.

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

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