senate Bill S876A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Mar 25, 2014 amended on third reading 876a
Jan 28, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jan 27, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jan 23, 2014 1st report cal.50
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.787
Apr 23, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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Jan 23, 2014 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S876
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 29, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S876
29
3
committee
29
Aye
3
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Apr 23, 2013 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S876
11
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committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S876 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A208A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§185, 186, 189, 195-d & 195-e, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4662A, A6297A
2009-2010: S767B, A8832A

S876 - Summary

Authorizes licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers.

S876 - Sponsor Memo

S876 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   876

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 general municipal law, in relation to poker tourna-
  ments

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

  Section  1.    Section 185 of the general municipal law, as amended by
chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  S 185. Short title; purpose of article. This article  shall  be  known
and  may  be cited as the games of chance licensing law. The legislature
hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide
charitable, educational, scientific,  health,  religious  and  patriotic
causes and undertakings, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, is in
the  public  interest.  It  hereby finds that, as conducted prior to the
enactment of this article, games of chance were the subject of exploita-
tion by professional gamblers, promoters, and commercial interests,  AND
IT  FINDS  FURTHER THAT, ALTHOUGH ELEMENTS OF SKILL MAY BE INVOLVED, THE
VARIOUS GAMES OF POKER, INCLUDING THE GAME KNOWN AS  "TEXAS  HOLD  'EM,"
ARE  GAMES  OF CHANCE THAT SHOULD BE REGULATED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. It is
hereby declared to be the policy of the legislature that all  phases  of
the  supervision, licensing and regulation of games of chance and of the
conduct of games of chance, should be closely controlled  and  that  the
laws and regulations pertaining thereto should be strictly construed and
rigidly  enforced; that the conduct of the game and all attendant activ-
ities should be so regulated and adequate controls so instituted  as  to
discourage commercialization of gambling in all its forms, including the
rental of commercial premises for games of chance, and to ensure a maxi-
mum  availability of the net proceeds of games of chance exclusively for
application to the worthy causes and undertakings specified herein; that

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

Co-Sponsors

S876A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A208A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§185, 186, 189, 195-d & 195-e, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4662A, A6297A
2009-2010: S767B, A8832A

S876A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers.

S876A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S876A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 876--A
    Cal. No. 50

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BONACIC, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Racing,  Gaming
  and  Wagering  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and
  Wagering in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported  favora-
  bly  from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered
  to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
  in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to poker  tourna-
  ments

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

  Section 1.  Section 185 of the general municipal law,  as  amended  by
chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  S  185.  Short  title; purpose of article. This article shall be known
and may be cited as the games of chance licensing law.  The  legislature
hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide
charitable,  educational,  scientific,  health,  religious and patriotic
causes and undertakings, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, is in
the public interest. It hereby finds that, as  conducted  prior  to  the
enactment of this article, games of chance were the subject of exploita-
tion  by professional gamblers, promoters, and commercial interests, AND
IT FINDS FURTHER THAT THE VARIOUS GAMES OF  POKER,  INCLUDING  THE  GAME
KNOWN AS "TEXAS HOLD 'EM," AS OFFERED BY AUTHORIZED ORGANIZATIONS PURSU-
ANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  SECTION NINE OF ARTICLE I OF THE NEW YORK
STATE CONSTITUTION, SHOULD BE REGULATED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. It is hereby
declared to be the policy of the legislature  that  all  phases  of  the
supervision,  licensing  and  regulation  of  games of chance and of the
conduct of games of chance, should be closely controlled  and  that  the
laws and regulations pertaining thereto should be strictly construed and
rigidly  enforced; that the conduct of the game and all attendant activ-

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

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