senate Bill S7753A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to video lottery gaming

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Jun 12, 2014 print number 7753a
amend and recommit to racing, gaming and wagering
Jun 05, 2014 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

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S7753 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10009A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1617-a & 1612, Tax L

S7753 - Bill Texts

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Relates to video lottery gaming; permits Ulster County to allow two existing destination resorts in such county to install video lottery terminals, subject to a local resolution.

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BILL NUMBER:S7753

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to video
lottery gaming

PURPOSE: To permit Sullivan and Ulster Counties to allow two existing
destination resorts in each county to install Video Lottery Terminals.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 1617-a of the tax to
permit Sullivan and Ulster Counties to allow two existing destination
resorts in each county to install Video Lottery Terminals, subject to
a local resolution. The terminals will be operated by Catskill
Off-track Betting Corporation. Resorts must have over one hundred
hotel rooms and have been in continuous operation for no less than the
past three years.

Sections 2, 3, and 4: Changes section 1617 of the tax law to include
the counties of Ulster and Sullivan in addition to Suffolk and Nassau
counties in relation to Video Lottery Terminals

Section 5: This act shall take effect immediately

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation will help smaller, existing
destination resorts stay competitive in light of new Las Vegas-Style
Casinos which have been proposed for the Hudson Valley region. Video
Lottery Terminals will attract tourism dollars without detracting from
the larger, full casinos. Legislation to permit Video Lottery
Terminals in Nassau and Suffolk counties for this same purpose was
already enacted in 2012.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  7753

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- 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 video lottery gaming

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 4 of subdivision a of section 1617-a of  the  tax
law,  as added by chapter 174 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as
follows:
  (4) at a maximum of [two] SIX facilities,  ONE  EACH  IN  THE  SUFFOLK
REGION  AND  THE  NASSAU  REGION,  neither  to exceed one thousand video
lottery gaming devices, established within region three of zone  one  as
defined  by  section one thousand three hundred ten of the racing, pari-
mutuel wagering and breeding law, one each  operated  by  a  corporation
established pursuant to section five hundred two of the racing, pari-mu-
tuel  wagering  and  breeding  law  in the Suffolk region and the Nassau
region to be located within a facility authorized pursuant  to  sections
one  thousand  eight  or  one  thousand  nine of the racing, pari-mutuel
wagering and breeding law, AND FOUR FACILITIES, TWO EACH IN SULLIVAN AND
ULSTER COUNTIES, NONE  TO  EXCEED  FIVE  HUNDRED  VIDEO  LOTTERY  GAMING
DEVICES,  EACH OPERATED BY A CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION
FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW TO
BE LOCATED WITHIN A FACILITY AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS  ONE  THOU-
SAND  EIGHT OR ONE THOUSAND NINE OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND
BREEDING LAW. IN RESPECT TO THE SULLIVAN AND ULSTER  COUNTY  FACILITIES,
CATSKILL OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATION WILL BE THE GAMING OPERATOR AND A
LOCAL  RESOLUTION  IN  SUPPORT  OF  THE FACILITY WILL BE REQUIRED. ADDI-
TIONALLY, IN RESPECT TO THE SULLIVAN AND ULSTER COUNTY  FACILITIES,  THE
FACILITIES  MUST  BE  DESTINATION  RESORT  PROPERTIES  WITH AT LEAST ONE
HUNDRED HOTEL ROOMS, HAVE SIGNIFICANT  RESORT  AMENITIES,  BE  CURRENTLY
OPEN  AND  OPERATING,  AND HAVE BEEN IN CONTINUOUS OPERATION FOR NO LESS
THAN THE PAST THREE YEARS. The facilities authorized  pursuant  to  this
paragraph shall be deemed vendors for all purposes under this article.
  S 2. Clause (G-1) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b
of section 1612 of the tax law, as amended by chapter 175 of the laws of
2013, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15469-01-4

S. 7753                             2

  (G-1)  Notwithstanding  [clause]  CLAUSES (A) and (B) of this subpara-
graph, when a video lottery gaming facility is located in  [either]  the
[county]  COUNTIES  of  Nassau  [or], Suffolk, SULLIVAN OR ULSTER and is
operated by a corporation established pursuant to section  five  hundred
two  of  the  racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law at a rate of
thirty-five percent of the total revenue wagered  at  the  vendor  after
payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter;
  S  3.  Paragraph 2 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law, as
amended by section 1 of part OO of chapter 59 of the laws  of  2014,  is
amended to read as follows:
  2. As consideration for the operation of a video lottery gaming facil-
ity,  the division, shall cause the investment in the racing industry of
a portion of the vendor fee received pursuant to paragraph one  of  this
subdivision  in  the  manner  set  forth in this subdivision.   With the
exception of Aqueduct racetrack or a facility in the  [county]  COUNTIES
of  Nassau  [or],  Suffolk, SULLIVAN OR ULSTER operated by a corporation
established pursuant to section five hundred two of the racing, pari-mu-
tuel wagering and breeding law, each such track shall dedicate a portion
of its vendor fees, received pursuant to clause (A), (B), (C), (D), (E),
(F), or (G) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph one of  this  subdivision,
for the purpose of enhancing purses at such track, in an amount equal to
eight  and  three-quarters  percent  of the total revenue wagered at the
vendor track after pay out for prizes. One percent of  the  gross  purse
enhancement  amount,  as  required by this subdivision, shall be paid to
the gaming commission to be  used  exclusively  to  promote  and  ensure
equine health and safety in New York. Any portion of such funding to the
gaming  commission  unused during a fiscal year shall be returned to the
video lottery gaming operators on a pro rata basis  in  accordance  with
the  amounts  originally  contributed by each operator and shall be used
for the purpose of enhancing purses at  such  track.  One  and  one-half
percent  of  the gross purse enhancement amount at a thoroughbred track,
as required by this subdivision, shall be paid to an account established
pursuant to section two hundred twenty-one-a of the racing,  pari-mutuel
wagering  and  breeding  law  to  be  used exclusively to provide health
insurance for jockeys. In addition, with the exception of Aqueduct race-
track or a facility in the [county] COUNTIES of  Nassau  [or],  Suffolk,
SULLIVAN  OR  ULSTER  operated  by a corporation established pursuant to
section five hundred two of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breed-
ing  law,  one  and  one-quarter percent of total revenue wagered at the
vendor track after pay out for prizes, received pursuant to clause  (A),
(B), (C), (D), (E), (F), or (G) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph one of
this  subdivision, shall be distributed to the appropriate breeding fund
for the manner of racing conducted by such track.
  S 4. The opening paragraph of subdivision f-1 of section 1612  of  the
tax  law,  as  amended by chapter 175 of the laws of 2013, is amended to
read as follows:
  As consideration  for  operation  of  video  lottery  gaming  facility
located  in  the  [county] COUNTIES of Nassau [or], Suffolk, SULLIVAN OR
ULSTER and operated by a corporation  established  pursuant  to  section
five  hundred  two of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law,
the division shall cause the investment in the racing  industry  of  the
following  percentages  of  the  vendor  fee  to be deposited or paid as
follows:
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

S7753A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10009A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1617-a & 1612, Tax L

S7753A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to video lottery gaming; permits Ulster County to allow two existing destination resorts in such county to install video lottery terminals, subject to a local resolution.

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BILL NUMBER:S7753A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to video
lottery gaming

PURPOSE: To permit Sullivan and Ulster Counties to allow two existing
destination resorts in each county to install Video Lottery Terminals.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 1617-a of the tax to
permit Sullivan and Ulster Counties to allow two existing destination
resorts in each county to install Video Lottery Terminals, subject to
a local resolution. The terminals will be operated by Catskill
Off-track Betting Corporation. Resorts must have over one hundred
hotel rooms and have been in continuous operation for no less than the
past three years.

Sections 2, 3, and 4: Changes section 1617 of the tax law to include
the counties of Ulster and Sullivan in addition to Suffolk and Nassau
counties in relation to Video Lottery Terminals

Section 5: This act shall take effect immediately

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation will help smaller, existing
destination resorts stay competitive in light of new Las Vegas-Style
Casinos which have been proposed for the Hudson Valley region. Video
Lottery Terminals will attract tourism dollars without detracting from
the larger, full casinos. Legislation to permit Video Lottery
Terminals in Nassau and Suffolk counties for this same purpose was
already enacted in 2012.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 7753--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
  ing  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to video lottery gaming

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph 4 of subdivision a of section 1617-a of the tax
law, as added by chapter 174 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read  as
follows:
  (4)  at  a  maximum  of [two] FOUR facilities, ONE EACH IN THE SUFFOLK
REGION AND THE NASSAU REGION,  neither  to  exceed  one  thousand  video
lottery  gaming  devices, established within region three of zone one as
defined by section one thousand three hundred ten of the  racing,  pari-
mutuel  wagering  and  breeding  law, one each operated by a corporation
established pursuant to section five hundred two of the racing, pari-mu-
tuel wagering and breeding law in the  Suffolk  region  and  the  Nassau
region  to  be located within a facility authorized pursuant to sections
one thousand eight or one  thousand  nine  of  the  racing,  pari-mutuel
wagering  and breeding law, AND TWO FACILITIES IN ULSTER COUNTY, NONE TO
EXCEED FIVE HUNDRED VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING DEVICES,  EACH  OPERATED  BY  A
CORPORATION  ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THE
RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW TO  BE  LOCATED  WITHIN  A
FACILITY AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS ONE THOUSAND EIGHT OR ONE THOU-
SAND  NINE  OF  THE  RACING,  PARI-MUTUEL  WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW. IN
RESPECT TO THE ULSTER  COUNTY  FACILITIES,  CATSKILL  OFF-TRACK  BETTING
CORPORATION  WILL  BE  THE  GAMING  OPERATOR  AND  A LOCAL RESOLUTION IN
SUPPORT OF THE FACILITY WILL BE REQUIRED. ADDITIONALLY,  IN  RESPECT  TO
THE  ULSTER COUNTY FACILITIES, THE FACILITIES MUST BE DESTINATION RESORT
PROPERTIES WITH AT LEAST  ONE  HUNDRED  HOTEL  ROOMS,  HAVE  SIGNIFICANT
RESORT  AMENITIES,  BE  CURRENTLY  OPEN  AND OPERATING, AND HAVE BEEN IN
CONTINUOUS OPERATION FOR NO LESS THAN THE PAST THREE YEARS. The  facili-
ties  authorized  pursuant to this paragraph shall be deemed vendors for
all purposes under this article.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15469-03-4

S. 7753--A                          2

  S 2. Clause (G-1) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b
of section 1612 of the tax law, as amended by chapter 175 of the laws of
2013, is amended to read as follows:
  (G-1)  Notwithstanding  [clause]  CLAUSES (A) and (B) of this subpara-
graph, when a video lottery gaming facility is located in  [either]  the
[county] COUNTIES of Nassau [or], Suffolk OR ULSTER and is operated by a
corporation  established  pursuant  to  section  five hundred two of the
racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law at a rate  of  thirty-five
percent  of  the  total  revenue  wagered at the vendor after payout for
prizes pursuant to this chapter;
  S 3. Paragraph 2 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax  law,  as
amended  by  section  1 of part OO of chapter 59 of the laws of 2014, is
amended to read as follows:
  2. As consideration for the operation of a video lottery gaming facil-
ity, the division, shall cause the investment in the racing industry  of
a  portion  of the vendor fee received pursuant to paragraph one of this
subdivision in the manner set forth  in  this  subdivision.    With  the
exception  of  Aqueduct racetrack or a facility in the [county] COUNTIES
of Nassau [or], Suffolk OR ULSTER operated by a corporation  established
pursuant to section five hundred two of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering
and breeding law, each such track shall dedicate a portion of its vendor
fees,  received  pursuant to clause (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), or (G)
of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph  one  of  this  subdivision,  for  the
purpose  of  enhancing purses at such track, in an amount equal to eight
and three-quarters percent of the total revenue wagered  at  the  vendor
track  after pay out for prizes. One percent of the gross purse enhance-
ment amount, as required by this  subdivision,  shall  be  paid  to  the
gaming  commission  to  be used exclusively to promote and ensure equine
health and safety in New York. Any portion of such funding to the gaming
commission unused during a fiscal year shall be returned  to  the  video
lottery  gaming  operators  on  a  pro rata basis in accordance with the
amounts originally contributed by each operator and shall  be  used  for
the  purpose of enhancing purses at such track. One and one-half percent
of the gross purse  enhancement  amount  at  a  thoroughbred  track,  as
required  by  this  subdivision, shall be paid to an account established
pursuant to section two hundred twenty-one-a of the racing,  pari-mutuel
wagering  and  breeding  law  to  be  used exclusively to provide health
insurance for jockeys. In addition, with the exception of Aqueduct race-
track or a facility in the [county] COUNTIES of Nassau [or], Suffolk  OR
ULSTER  operated  by  a corporation established pursuant to section five
hundred two of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law,  one
and  one-quarter  percent  of  total revenue wagered at the vendor track
after pay out for prizes, received pursuant to  clause  (A),  (B),  (C),
(D),  (E),  (F),  or  (G)  of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph one of this
subdivision, shall be distributed to the appropriate breeding  fund  for
the manner of racing conducted by such track.
  S  4.  The opening paragraph of subdivision f-1 of section 1612 of the
tax law, as amended by chapter 175 of the laws of 2013,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  As  consideration  for  operation  of  video  lottery  gaming facility
located in the [county] COUNTIES of Nassau [or], Suffolk OR  ULSTER  and
operated  by  a corporation established pursuant to section five hundred
two of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law,  the  division
shall  cause  the  investment  in  the  racing industry of the following
percentages of the vendor fee to be deposited or paid as follows:
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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