assembly Bill A8623

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing alcoholic beverages as prizes in any game of chance

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to racing and wagering
Dec 16, 2015 referred to racing and wagering

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A8623 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6265
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง195-d & 190-a, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A4568, S940
2019-2020: A4605, S3009
2021-2022: A1868

A8623 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing alcoholic beverages as prizes in any game of chance.

A8623 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8623

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 16, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Racing and Wagering

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to allowing alco-
  holic beverages as prizes in any game of chance

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

  Section  1.  Section 195-d of the general municipal law, as amended by
chapter 637 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  S 195-d. Charge for admission and  participation;  amount  of  prizes;
award  of  prizes. A fee may be charged by any licensee for admission to
any game or games of chance conducted under  any  license  issued  under
this  article. The clerk or department may in its discretion fix a mini-
mum fee. With the exception of  bell  jars,  coin  boards,  seal  cards,
merchandise  boards,  and  raffles, every winner shall be determined and
every prize shall be awarded and delivered within the same calendar  day
as  that upon which the game was played. [No alcoholic beverage shall be
offered or given as a prize in any game of chance.]
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 190-a of the general municipal  law,  as
added by chapter 400 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  No  person  under  the age of eighteen shall be permitted to play,
operate or assist in any raffle  conducted  pursuant  to  this  section.
WHERE ANY SUCH RAFFLE AWARDS A PRIZE CONTAINING ALCOHOL, NO PERSON UNDER
THE  AGE  OF TWENTY-ONE SHALL BE PERMITTED TO PLAY, OPERATE OR ASSIST IN
SUCH RAFFLE CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13029-02-5