senate Bill S3417

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits individuals under the age of twenty-one from gambling

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S3417 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2082A
Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §108, RWB L; amd §1617-a, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7043, A10229

S3417 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits individuals under the age of twenty-one from gambling.

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BILL NUMBER:S3417

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and
breeding law and the tax law, in relation to prohibiting individuals
under the age of twenty-one from gambling

PURPOSE: To prohibit individuals under the age of 21 from gambling.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends section 108 of the racing, pari-mutuel
wagering and breeding law, is amended to include individuals between 18
and 21 years of age from engaging in gambling.

EXISTING LAW: Existing law stipulates that certain individuals, i.e.
Certain racing and wagering officials, employees and minors under the
age of 18 are currently prohibited from placing wagers.

JUSTIFICATION: According to the NYS Council on Problem Gambling, 10A of
adolescents in NYS (approximately 140,000) have experienced problems due
to their gambling, and 28% of these adolescents who experienced problem
gambling in the past may also be in need of treatment for chemical
dependency. The organization Youth Gambling International found that
young adults from 18 to 21 are three times more likely to have problems
associated with gambling.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S. 7043 - Referred to Racing, Gaming and
Wagering.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act will take effect on the thirtieth day after it
has become a law, with provisions.

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

                                  3417

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 and
  the tax law, in relation to prohibiting individuals under the  age  of
  twenty-one from gambling

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  S 1. Subdivision 2 of section 108 of the racing, pari-mutuel  wagering
and  breeding  law, as added by section 1 of part A of chapter 60 of the
laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  2. No corporation, association or person that holds a license,  regis-
tration, franchise, certificate or permit issued by the commission shall
permit  any  person who is actually or apparently under [eighteen] TWEN-
TY-ONE years of age to bet on gaming activity, as defined in subdivision
five of section one hundred one of this article.
  S 2.  The opening paragraph of subdivision a of section 1617-a of  the
tax  law,  as amended by section 2 of part O-1 of chapter 57 of the laws
of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  The division of the lottery is hereby authorized to license,  pursuant
to  rules  and  regulations  to  be  promulgated  by the division of the
lottery, the operation of video lottery gaming at Aqueduct,  Monticello,
Yonkers,  Finger  Lakes,  and  Vernon  Downs racetracks, or at any other
racetrack licensed pursuant to article three of the racing,  pari-mutuel
wagering  and  breeding  law that are located in a county or counties in
which video lottery gaming has been authorized pursuant  to  local  law,
excluding  the  licensed racetrack commonly referred to in article three
of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law as  the  "New  York
state  exposition"  held  in  Onondaga  county and the racetracks of the
non-profit racing association known as Belmont Park  racetrack  and  the
Saratoga  thoroughbred  racetrack.    Such  rules  and regulations shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00031-02-3

S. 3417                             2

provide, as a condition of licensure, that racetracks to be licensed are
certified to be in compliance with all state and local fire  and  safety
codes,  THAT  NO  PERSON WHO IS ACTUALLY AND APPARENTLY UNDER TWENTY-ONE
YEARS  OF AGE SHALL BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING,
that the division is afforded adequate space, infrastructure, and  amen-
ities  consistent  with  industry  standards for such video gaming oper-
ations as found at racetracks in other states, that racetrack  employees
involved  in  the  operation  of  video  lottery gaming pursuant to this
section are licensed by the racing and wagering board,  and  such  other
terms  and  conditions  of  licensure  as  the  division  may establish.
Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, video lottery  gaming
at  a  racetrack  pursuant  to  this section shall be deemed an approved
activity for such racetrack under the relevant city,  county,  town,  or
village  land use or zoning ordinances, rules, or regulations. No entity
licensed by the division operating video lottery gaming pursuant to this
section may house such gaming activity in a structure deemed or approved
by the division as "temporary" for a duration of longer than  [eighteen-
months]  EIGHTEEN  MONTHS.  Nothing  in  this section shall prohibit the
division from licensing an entity to operate video lottery gaming at  an
existing  racetrack  as  authorized in this subdivision whether or not a
different entity is licensed to conduct  horse  racing  and  pari-mutuel
wagering  at  such  racetrack  pursuant  to  article two or three of the
racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law.
  S 3.  This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after  it  shall
have become a law.

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