senate Bill S5302C

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing certain interactive poker games

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to racing and wagering
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2016 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2016 2nd report cal.
amended 5302d
Jun 02, 2016 1st report cal.1402
May 13, 2016 print number 5302c
May 13, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
Feb 02, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 25, 2016 print number 5302b
Jan 25, 2016 amend and recommit to racing, gaming and wagering
Jan 07, 2016 print number 5302a
Jan 07, 2016 amend and recommit to racing, gaming and wagering
Jan 06, 2016 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
May 13, 2015 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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Jun 2, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S5302C
20
8
committee
20
Aye
8
Nay
8
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 2, 2016 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S5302B
9
0
committee
9
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 2, 2016

aye wr (2)

S5302 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9049A
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14 §§1400 - 1405, RWB L; amd §225.00, add §225.36, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6913A, A9591A

S5302 - Summary

Allows certain interactive poker games be considered games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review and state tax implications; makes corresponding penal law amendments.

S5302 - Sponsor Memo

S5302 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5302

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 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 racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and
  the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games

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

  Section  1.  The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding law is
amended by adding a new article 14 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 14
                           INTERACTIVE GAMING
SECTION 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
        1401. DEFINITIONS.
        1402. AUTHORIZATION.
        1403. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
        1404. SCOPE OF LICENSING REVIEW.
        1405. STATE TAX.
  S 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
AND DECLARES THAT: 1. UNDER THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON  ENGAGES  IN
GAMBLING  WHEN  HE  OR  SHE  STAKES OR RISKS SOMETHING OF VALUE UPON THE
OUTCOME OF A CONTEST OF CHANCE OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT  EVENT  NOT  UNDER
HIS OR HER CONTROL OR INFLUENCE, UPON AN AGREEMENT OR UNDERSTANDING THAT
HE  OR  SHE  WILL  RECEIVE  SOMETHING OF VALUE IN THE EVENT OF A CERTAIN
OUTCOME.
  2. A CONTEST OF CHANCE IS DEFINED AS ANY CONTEST, GAME, GAMING  SCHEME
OR  GAMING DEVICE IN WHICH THE OUTCOME DEPENDS IN A MATERIAL DEGREE UPON
AN ELEMENT OF CHANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT SKILL OF THE CONTESTANTS  MAY
ALSO  BE A FACTOR THEREIN. (SUBDIVISION 1 OF SECTION 225.00 OF THE PENAL
LAW). THUS, GAMES OF CHANCE MAY INVOLVE SOME SKILL, BUT IN  THOSE  GAMES
THE  LEVEL  OF  SKILL  DOES  NOT DETERMINE THE OUTCOME REGARDLESS OF THE
DEGREE OF SKILL EMPLOYED. SEE PEOPLE V. TURNER, 165 MISC. 2D  222,  224,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02917-04-5

S5302A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9049A
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14 §§1400 - 1405, RWB L; amd §225.00, add §225.36, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6913A, A9591A

S5302A - Summary

Allows certain interactive poker games be considered games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review and state tax implications; makes corresponding penal law amendments.

S5302A - Sponsor Memo

S5302A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5302--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 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  -- recommitted to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law  and
  the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games

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

  Section 1. The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding  law  is
amended by adding a new article 14 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 14
                           INTERACTIVE GAMING
SECTION 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
        1401. DEFINITIONS.
        1402. AUTHORIZATION.
        1403. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
        1404. SCOPE OF LICENSING REVIEW.
        1405. STATE TAX.
  S 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
AND  DECLARES  THAT: 1. UNDER THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON ENGAGES IN
GAMBLING WHEN HE OR SHE STAKES OR RISKS  SOMETHING  OF  VALUE  UPON  THE
OUTCOME  OF  A  CONTEST OF CHANCE OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT EVENT NOT UNDER
HIS OR HER CONTROL OR INFLUENCE, UPON AN AGREEMENT OR UNDERSTANDING THAT
HE OR SHE WILL RECEIVE SOMETHING OF VALUE IN  THE  EVENT  OF  A  CERTAIN
OUTCOME.
  2.  A CONTEST OF CHANCE IS DEFINED AS ANY CONTEST, GAME, GAMING SCHEME
OR GAMING DEVICE IN WHICH THE OUTCOME DEPENDS IN A MATERIAL DEGREE  UPON
AN  ELEMENT OF CHANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT SKILL OF THE CONTESTANTS MAY
ALSO BE A FACTOR THEREIN. (SUBDIVISION 1 OF SECTION 225.00 OF THE  PENAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02917-07-5

S5302B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9049A
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14 §§1400 - 1405, RWB L; amd §225.00, add §225.36, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6913A, A9591A

S5302B - Summary

Allows certain interactive poker games be considered games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review and state tax implications; makes corresponding penal law amendments.

S5302B - Sponsor Memo

S5302B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5302--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 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  -- recommitted to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and
  the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games

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

  Section  1.  The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding law is
amended by adding a new article 14 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 14
                           INTERACTIVE GAMING
SECTION 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
        1401. DEFINITIONS.
        1402. AUTHORIZATION.
        1403. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
        1404. SCOPE OF LICENSING REVIEW.
        1405. STATE TAX.
  S 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
AND DECLARES THAT: 1. UNDER THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON  ENGAGES  IN
GAMBLING  WHEN  HE  OR  SHE  STAKES OR RISKS SOMETHING OF VALUE UPON THE
OUTCOME OF A CONTEST OF CHANCE OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT  EVENT  NOT  UNDER
HIS OR HER CONTROL OR INFLUENCE, UPON AN AGREEMENT OR UNDERSTANDING THAT
HE  OR  SHE  WILL  RECEIVE  SOMETHING OF VALUE IN THE EVENT OF A CERTAIN
OUTCOME.
  2. A CONTEST OF CHANCE IS DEFINED AS ANY CONTEST, GAME, GAMING  SCHEME
OR  GAMING DEVICE IN WHICH THE OUTCOME DEPENDS IN A MATERIAL DEGREE UPON
AN ELEMENT OF CHANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT SKILL OF THE CONTESTANTS  MAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02917-09-6

Co-Sponsors

S5302C - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9049A
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14 §§1400 - 1405, RWB L; amd §225.00, add §225.36, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6913A, A9591A

S5302C - Summary

Allows certain interactive poker games be considered games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review and state tax implications; makes corresponding penal law amendments.

S5302C - Sponsor Memo

S5302C - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5302--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 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  -- recommitted to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- 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 racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and
  the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games

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

  Section  1.  The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding law is
amended by adding a new article 14 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 14
                           INTERACTIVE GAMING
SECTION 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
        1401. DEFINITIONS.
        1402. AUTHORIZATION.
        1403. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
        1404. SCOPE OF LICENSING REVIEW.
        1405. STATE TAX.
  S 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
AND DECLARES THAT: 1. UNDER THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON  ENGAGES  IN
GAMBLING  WHEN  HE  OR  SHE  STAKES OR RISKS SOMETHING OF VALUE UPON THE
OUTCOME OF A CONTEST OF CHANCE OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT  EVENT  NOT  UNDER
HIS OR HER CONTROL OR INFLUENCE, UPON AN AGREEMENT OR UNDERSTANDING THAT
HE  OR  SHE  WILL  RECEIVE  SOMETHING OF VALUE IN THE EVENT OF A CERTAIN
OUTCOME.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02917-11-6

Co-Sponsors

S5302D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9049A
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14 §§1400 - 1405, RWB L; amd §225.00, add §225.36, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6913A, A9591A

S5302D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows certain interactive poker games be considered games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review and state tax implications; makes corresponding penal law amendments.

S5302D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5302D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5302--D
    Cal. No. 1402

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BONACIC, AVELLA -- 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  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said  committee  --  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 -- reported favorably from
  said committee, ordered to first  report,  amended  on  first  report,
  ordered  to a second report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
  in the order of second report

AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law  and
  the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games

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

  Section 1. The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding  law  is
amended by adding a new article 14 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 14
                           INTERACTIVE GAMING
SECTION 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
        1401. DEFINITIONS.
        1402. AUTHORIZATION.
        1403. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
        1404. SCOPE OF LICENSING REVIEW.
        1405. STATE TAX.
  S 1400. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
AND  DECLARES  THAT: 1. UNDER THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON ENGAGES IN
GAMBLING WHEN HE OR SHE STAKES OR RISKS  SOMETHING  OF  VALUE  UPON  THE
OUTCOME  OF  A  CONTEST OF CHANCE OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT EVENT NOT UNDER

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

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