senate Bill S1371B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to electronic bell jar games

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to racing and wagering
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1756
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 06, 2016 print number 1371b
Jun 06, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
Feb 25, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
May 04, 2015 print number 1371a
May 04, 2015 amend and recommit to finance
Apr 28, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 12, 2015 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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Jun 15, 2016 - Rules committee Vote

S1371B
21
2
committee
21
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 25, 2016 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S1371A
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 25, 2016

aye wr (3)

Apr 28, 2015 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S1371
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1371 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A932
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 195-n & 195-q, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6961, A10199
2013-2014: S1889, A4669
2017-2018: S994, A2303
2019-2020: A4697

S1371 - Summary

Relates to electronic bell jar games.

S1371 - Sponsor Memo

S1371 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1371

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

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 electronic
  bell jar games

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

  Section  1.  Section  186  of  the general municipal law is amended by
adding two new subdivisions 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  22. "ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE" SHALL MEAN A DEVICE  OR  SYSTEM  THAT
MAY  BE  ACTIVATED BY THE INSERTION OF CASH OR A SWIPE CARD THAT PERMITS
SUCCESSIVE BELL JAR GAMES TO BE DISPLAYED ON AN  ELECTRONIC  SCREEN  AND
PRESERVE  SUCH  DATA  THAT  ENABLES THE BOARD TO DETERMINE THAT REVENUES
DERIVED FROM THE GAMES ARE PROPERLY ACCOUNTED FOR AND THAT THE INTEGRITY
OF THE GAMES IS MAINTAINED. PRIZES MAY BE AWARDED THROUGH A VOUCHER THAT
MAY BE ISSUED BY AN ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE OR THROUGH  CREDITS  THAT
MAY  BE RECORDED ON A SWIPE CARD, BOTH OF WHICH MAY BE REDEEMED FOR CASH
THROUGH A CASHIER OR OTHER REDEMPTION SYSTEM AUTHORIZED BY THE BOARD.
  23. "SWIPE CARD" MEANS A CARD THAT MAY BE PURCHASED FROM AN AUTHORIZED
ORGANIZATION AND INSERTED IN AN ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE,  WHICH  WILL
THEN RECORD WINS AND LOSSES DURING THE COURSE OF PLAYING SUCH ELECTRONIC
BELL JAR DEVICE.
  S 2. Section 195-n of the general municipal law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  NO MANUFACTURER OF ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICES SHALL SELL, LEASE
OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE SUCH DEVICES TO AN  AUTHORIZED  ORGANIZATION  OR
PERMIT  ITS  ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICES TO BE SOLD, LEASED OR OTHERWISE
DISTRIBUTED TO AN AUTHORIZED  ORGANIZATION UNTIL SUCH  MANUFACTURER  HAS
BEEN  ISSUED  A  LICENSE  BY  THE  BOARD  AND  UNTIL AN IDENTICAL DEVICE
CONTAINING IDENTICAL PROPRIETARY  SOFTWARE  HAS  BEEN  APPROVED  BY  THE
BOARD, PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD.  AN APPLICATION FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03362-01-5

S1371A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A932
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 195-n & 195-q, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6961, A10199
2013-2014: S1889, A4669
2017-2018: S994, A2303
2019-2020: A4697

S1371A - Summary

Relates to electronic bell jar games.

S1371A - Sponsor Memo

S1371A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1371--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general municipal law, in relation to electronic
  bell jar games

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

  Section  1.  Section  186  of  the general municipal law is amended by
adding two new subdivisions 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  22. "ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE" SHALL MEAN A DEVICE  OR  SYSTEM  THAT
MAY  BE  ACTIVATED BY THE INSERTION OF CASH OR A SWIPE CARD THAT PERMITS
SUCCESSIVE BELL JAR GAMES TO BE DISPLAYED ON AN  ELECTRONIC  SCREEN  AND
PRESERVE  SUCH  DATA  THAT  ENABLES THE BOARD TO DETERMINE THAT REVENUES
DERIVED FROM THE GAMES ARE PROPERLY ACCOUNTED FOR AND THAT THE INTEGRITY
OF THE GAMES IS MAINTAINED. PRIZES MAY BE AWARDED THROUGH A VOUCHER THAT
MAY BE ISSUED BY AN ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE OR THROUGH  CREDITS  THAT
MAY  BE RECORDED ON A SWIPE CARD, BOTH OF WHICH MAY BE REDEEMED FOR CASH
THROUGH A CASHIER OR OTHER REDEMPTION SYSTEM AUTHORIZED BY THE BOARD.
  23. "SWIPE CARD" MEANS A CARD THAT MAY BE PURCHASED FROM AN AUTHORIZED
ORGANIZATION AND INSERTED IN AN ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICE,  WHICH  WILL
THEN RECORD WINS AND LOSSES DURING THE COURSE OF PLAYING SUCH ELECTRONIC
BELL JAR DEVICE.
  S 2. Section 195-n of the general municipal law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  NO MANUFACTURER OF ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICES SHALL SELL, LEASE
OR OTHERWISE DISTRIBUTE SUCH DEVICES TO AN  AUTHORIZED  ORGANIZATION  OR
PERMIT  ITS  ELECTRONIC BELL JAR DEVICES TO BE SOLD, LEASED OR OTHERWISE
DISTRIBUTED TO AN AUTHORIZED  ORGANIZATION UNTIL SUCH  MANUFACTURER  HAS
BEEN  ISSUED  A  LICENSE  BY  THE  BOARD  AND  UNTIL AN IDENTICAL DEVICE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03362-02-5

S1371B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A932
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 195-n & 195-q, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6961, A10199
2013-2014: S1889, A4669
2017-2018: S994, A2303
2019-2020: A4697

S1371B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to electronic bell jar games.

S1371B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1371B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1371--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
  ing  --  reported  favorably  from said committee and committed to the
  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted
  to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wagering  in  accordance  with
  Senate  Rule  6,  sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee and
  committed to the Committee on Finance --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law,  in  relation  to  electronic
  bell jar games

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3-a of section 186  of  the  general  municipal
law,  as  amended by chapter 531 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read
as follows:
  3-a. "Bell jars" shall mean and include those games in which a partic-
ipant shall draw a card from a jar, vending machine, or  other  suitable
device  or  container which contains numbers, colors or symbols that are
covered and which, when uncovered, may reveal  that  a  prize  shall  be
awarded  on the basis of a designated winning number, color or symbol or
combination of numbers, colors or symbols. Bell jars shall also  include
seal  cards,  coin boards, event games, and merchandise boards. NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, BELL  JAR  VENDING  MACHINES  SHALL
DISPENSE  PRE-PRINTED PHYSICAL BELL JAR TICKETS AND MAY INCLUDE FEATURES
TO AID PLAYERS AND ENHANCE ACCOUNTABILITY,  INCLUDING  FUNCTIONALITY  TO
ELECTRONICALLY  VERIFY  IF  A  TICKET  IS REDEEMABLE FOR A PRIZE, REVEAL
TICKET RESULTS THROUGH CREATIVE AUDIO AND VIDEO DISPLAYS, AND  ELECTRON-
ICALLY  AGGREGATE  WINNING PRIZES FOR CONTINUED PLAY OR A SINGLE VOUCHER
FOR PRIZE REDEMPTION. AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THE  CHAPTER  OF  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03362-05-6

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