senate Bill S3746A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes peace officers at the video lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Feb 11, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 10, 2014 2nd report cal.
amended 3746a
Feb 04, 2014 1st report cal.91
Jan 08, 2014 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 03, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2013 1st report cal.767
Feb 13, 2013 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

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S3746 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5461A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1617-a, Tax L

S3746 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes peace officers at the video lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack.

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BILL NUMBER:S3746

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to peace offi-
cers at the video lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack

PURPOSE: To require the presence of peace officers at the Aqueduct race-
track.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends section 1617-a of the tax law by adding a new subdivi-
sion g to require the presence of peace officers at the Aqueduct race-
track, pursuant to the approval of the gaming commission. The legis-
lation stipulates that these peace officers are not authorized to carry,
possess a firearm in the course of their duties.

Section 2. The effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, Aqueduct casino employs security guards to
ensure the security of the public who attend the site and the employees
who work there. However, they are not authorized to make arrests but
only to detain an offender until the NYPD arrives. Other casinos such as
Empire City Casino, employs peace officers who can make arrests. With
Aqueduct employing peace officer with this authority, it will deter
future instances of criminal activity and dissuade others who may choose
to perpetrate crimes upon the public visiting the casino.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  3746

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 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 tax law, in relation to peace officers at the video
  lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack

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

  Section  1.  Section  1617-a of the tax law is amended by adding a new
subdivision g to read as follows:
  G. FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRESERVING ORDER,  THE  OPERATOR  OF  THE  VIDEO
LOTTERY  GAMING FACILITY AT THE AQUEDUCT RACETRACK IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED,
WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE GAMING COMMISSION TO APPOINT FROM TIME TO  TIME
SPECIAL  POLICE  OFFICERS, AND THE SAME TO REMOVE AT PLEASURE, WHO, WHEN
APPOINTED, SHALL BE PEACE OFFICERS WITH THE SAME POWERS WITHIN AND ABOUT
SUCH FACILITY AS ARE SET FORTH IN SECTION 2.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
LAW; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED
TO AUTHORIZE SUCH EMPLOYEES TO CARRY, POSSESS, REPAIR, OR DISPOSE  OF  A
FIREARM.    THE  APPOINTMENT  OF  POLICE  OFFICERS  IN PURSUANCE OF THIS
SECTION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO  SUPERSEDE  IN  ANY  WAY  AT  SUCH  VIDEO
LOTTERY  GAMING FACILITY THE AUTHORITY OF PEACE OFFICERS OR POLICE OFFI-
CERS OF THE JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH FACILITY IS LOCATED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08626-02-3

S3746A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5461A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1617-a, Tax L

S3746A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes peace officers at the video lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack.

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BILL NUMBER:S3746A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to peace
officers at the video lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct
racetrack

PURPOSE:

To require the presence of peace officers at the Aqueduct racetrack.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends section 1617-a of the tax law by adding a new
subdivision g to require the presence of peace officers at the
Aqueduct racetrack, pursuant to the approval of the gaming commission.
The legislation stipulates that these peace officers are not
authorized to carry, possess a firearm in the course of their duties.

Section 2. The effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Currently, Aqueduct casino employs security guards to ensure the
security of the public who attend the site and the employees who work
there. However, they are not authorized to make arrests but only to
detain an offender until the NYPD arrives. Other casinos such as
Empire City Casino, employs peace officers who can make arrests. With
Aqueduct employing peace officer with this authority, it will deter
future instances of criminal activity and dissuade others who may
choose to perpetrate crimes upon the public visiting the casino.

LEGISLATIVE, HISTORY:

2012: S. 3746 - Referred to Racing, Gaming and Wagering.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                 3746--A
    Cal. No. 91

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 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  -- recommitted to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from  said
  committee,  ordered  to first report, amended on first report, ordered
  to a second report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the
  order of second report

AN  ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to peace officers at the video
  lottery gaming facility at the Aqueduct racetrack

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

  Section  1.  Section  1617-a of the tax law is amended by adding a new
subdivision i to read as follows:
  I. FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRESERVING ORDER,  THE  OPERATOR  OF  THE  VIDEO
LOTTERY  GAMING FACILITY AT THE AQUEDUCT RACETRACK IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED,
WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE GAMING COMMISSION TO APPOINT FROM TIME TO  TIME
SPECIAL  POLICE  OFFICERS, AND THE SAME TO REMOVE AT PLEASURE, WHO, WHEN
APPOINTED, SHALL BE PEACE OFFICERS WITH THE SAME POWERS WITHIN AND ABOUT
SUCH FACILITY AS ARE SET FORTH IN SECTION 2.20 OF THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
LAW; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED
TO AUTHORIZE SUCH EMPLOYEES TO CARRY, POSSESS, REPAIR, OR DISPOSE  OF  A
FIREARM.    THE  APPOINTMENT  OF  POLICE  OFFICERS  IN PURSUANCE OF THIS
SECTION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO  SUPERSEDE  IN  ANY  WAY  AT  SUCH  VIDEO
LOTTERY  GAMING FACILITY THE AUTHORITY OF PEACE OFFICERS OR POLICE OFFI-
CERS OF THE JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH FACILITY IS LOCATED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08626-03-4

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