senate Bill S5898

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes casino gambling within the state as prescribed by the legislature

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8068 - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 26, 2013 delivered to secretary of state
Jun 21, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
referred to rules
3rd reading cal.1594
substituted for s5898
Jun 21, 2013 substituted by a8068
ordered to third reading cal.1594
Jun 19, 2013 referred to rules


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S5898 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 ยง9, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9556, S6734

S5898 - Summary

Authorizes casino gambling within the state as prescribed by the legislature.

S5898 - Sponsor Memo

S5898 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 19, 2013

Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Rules


proposing an amendment to subdivision 1 of section 9 of article 1 of the
  constitution, in relation to casino gambling in the state

  Section  1.  Resolved  (if the Assembly concur), That subdivision 1 of
section 9 of article 1  of  the  constitution  be  amended  to  read  as
  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  CASINO
BY THE LEGISLATURE 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.
  S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
be  submitted  to  the people for approval at the general election to be
held in the year 2013 in accordance with the provisions of the  election

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


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