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|Apr 06, 2016||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Mar 14, 2016||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to judiciary|
|Feb 05, 2015||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jan 16, 2015||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 07, 2015||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S940
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- Passed Senate
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S940 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Judiciary
- Law Section:
- Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
- Laws Affected:
- Amd Art 1 §9, Constn
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7401, A10464
2013-2014: S331, A867
2017-2018: S1282, A5438
2019-2020: S1490, A3963
S940 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Authorizes gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges at betting facilities located at thoroughbred and harness racetracks operating in this state, in simulcast theaters operated by off-track betting corporations and in any constitutionally authorized casino facility; provides that the proceeds of such gambling be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education.
S940 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S940 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in relation to authorizing gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Article 1, Section 9 of the State Constitution would be amended to allow for an additional exception to the prohibition on all gambling authorizing wagering on professional and collegiate sporting events at betting facilities located at horse racing tracks, simulcast theaters operated by off-track betting corporations and in any constitutionally authorized casino facility as may be prescribed by the legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education. EXISTING LAW: Article 1, Section 9 of the State Constitution generally proscribes an gambling except for four exceptions. These four exceptions are: (1) pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing; (2) State lotteries; (3) bingo conducted by certain charitable, non-profit and religious organizations; and (4) games of chance conducted by these same charitable, non-profit, and religious organizations.
S940 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 940 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in relation to authorizing gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That subdivision 1 of section 9 of article 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: 1. No law shall be passed abridging the rights of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government, or any department thereof; nor shall any divorce be granted otherwise than by due judicial proceedings; except as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambl- ing, except lotteries operated by the state and the sale of lottery tickets in connection therewith as may be authorized and prescribed by the legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education in this state as the legislature may prescribe, except pari-mutuel betting on horse races as may be prescribed by the legislature and from which the state shall derive a reasonable revenue for the support of government, and except casino gambling at no more than seven facilities as authorized and prescribed by the legislature shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within this state; AND EXCEPT WAGERING ON PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS AND ATHLETIC EVENTS SPONSORED BY UNIVERSITIES OR COLLEGES AT BETTING FACILITIES LOCATED AT THOROUGHBRED AND HARNESS RACETRACKS OPERATING IN THIS STATE, IN SIMULCAST THEATERS OPERATED BY OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS AND IN ANY CONSTITUTIONALLY AUTHORIZED CASINO FACILITY, AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED BY THE LEGISLATURE, THE NET PROCEEDS OF WHICH SHALL BE APPLIED EXCLUSIVELY TO OR IN AID OR SUPPORT OF EDUCATION IN THIS STATE AS THE LEGISLATURE MAY PRESCRIBE, and the legislature shall pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any of the provisions of this section. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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