senate Bill S940

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
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

S940 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3080
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 ยง9, 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

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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