senate Bill S7640A

Vetoed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "charitable gaming act of 2016"

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10249 - Vetoed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 28, 2016 tabled
vetoed memo.258
Nov 16, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1972
substituted for s7640a
Jun 17, 2016 substituted by a10249a
ordered to third reading cal.1972
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 31, 2016 print number 7640a
May 31, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
May 24, 2016 reported and committed to finance
May 11, 2016 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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Jun 17, 2016 - Rules committee Vote

S7640A
21
2
committee
21
Aye
2
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 24, 2016 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S7640
9
1
committee
9
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 24, 2016

nay (1)
excused (1)

Co-Sponsors

S7640 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10249A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 189 & 195-e, Gen Muni L

S7640 - Summary

Enacts the "charitable gaming act of 2016"; allows games known as "raffles" to accept legal tender, credit or debit card for payment; further authorizes "raffles" at the discretion of the games of chance licensee, to be purchased via the internet or mobile application with a credit or debit card upon the account holder's direct consent; makes related provisions.

S7640 - Sponsor Memo

S7640 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7640

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 enacting the
  "charitable gaming act of 2016"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "charitable
gaming act of 2016".
  S  2.  Legislative  intent. The legislature hereby finds that games of
chance, specifically games known as "raffles", conducted  by  bona  fide
charitable,  educational,  scientific,  health,  religious and patriotic
organizations  provide  vital  financial  support  to  many   worthwhile
programs in the communities in which they serve. Furthermore, conforming
current statutory language to address recent technological advances will
enhance  the ability of the public at large to participate and thusly is
deemed to be in the public interest.
  S 3. Subdivision 20 of section 186 of the general  municipal  law,  as
added by chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  20.  "Games  of  chance currency" shall mean legal tender or a form of
scrip or chip authorized  by  the  board,  EXCEPT  FOR  GAMES  KNOWN  AS
"RAFFLES"  WHEREBY PAYMENT SHALL MEAN LEGAL TENDER, CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD
OR PERSONAL CHECK, any of which may be used at  the  discretion  of  the
games of chance licensee.
  S  4.  Section 189 of the general municipal law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  16. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, GAMES  KNOWN
AS  "RAFFLES", AT THE DISCRETION OF THE GAMES OF CHANCE LICENSEE, MAY BE
PURCHASED VIA THE INTERNET OR MOBILE APPLICATION WITH A DEBIT OR  CREDIT
CARD,  UPON THE ACCOUNT HOLDER'S DIRECT CONSENT, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
THE GAMING COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE ANY  NECESSARY  RULES  AND  REGU-
LATIONS TO ENSURE, TO A REASONABLE DEGREE OF CERTAINTY THAT:
  (A)  THE  PURCHASE  OF  THE RAFFLE TICKET IS INITIATED AND RECEIVED OR
OTHERWISE MADE EXCLUSIVELY WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK;

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

Co-Sponsors

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S7640A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10249A
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 189 & 195-e, Gen Muni L

S7640A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "charitable gaming act of 2016"; allows games known as "raffles" to accept legal tender, credit or debit card for payment; further authorizes "raffles" at the discretion of the games of chance licensee, to be purchased via the internet or mobile application with a credit or debit card upon the account holder's direct consent; makes related provisions.

S7640A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7640A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7640--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GALLIVAN, FUNKE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Racing,  Gaming
  and  Wagering  -- 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 enacting the
  "charitable gaming act of 2016"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "charitable
gaming act of 2016".
  S  2.  Legislative  intent. The legislature hereby finds that games of
chance, specifically games known as "raffles", conducted  by  bona  fide
charitable,  educational,  scientific,  health,  religious and patriotic
organizations  provide  vital  financial  support  to  many   worthwhile
programs in the communities in which they serve. Furthermore, conforming
current statutory language to address recent technological advances will
enhance  the ability of the public at large to participate and thusly is
deemed to be in the public interest.
  S 3. Subdivision 20 of section 186 of the general  municipal  law,  as
added by chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  20.  "Games  of  chance currency" shall mean legal tender or a form of
scrip or chip authorized  by  the  board,  EXCEPT  FOR  GAMES  KNOWN  AS
"RAFFLES"  WHEREBY  PAYMENT  SHALL MEAN LEGAL TENDER, OR CREDIT OR DEBIT
CARD, any of which may be used at the discretion of the games of  chance
licensee.
  S  4.  Section 189 of the general municipal law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
  16. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, GAMES  KNOWN
AS  "RAFFLES", AT THE DISCRETION OF THE GAMES OF CHANCE LICENSEE, MAY BE
PURCHASED VIA THE INTERNET OR MOBILE APPLICATION WITH A DEBIT OR  CREDIT
CARD,  UPON THE ACCOUNT HOLDER'S DIRECT CONSENT, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
THE GAMING COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE ANY  NECESSARY  RULES  AND  REGU-
LATIONS TO ENSURE, TO A REASONABLE DEGREE OF CERTAINTY THAT:

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

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