assembly Bill A8587

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes fantasy sports wagering on professional sports

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 05, 2016 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2016 referred to racing and wagering
Dec 28, 2015 opinion referred to judiciary
Dec 04, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Dec 02, 2015 referred to racing and wagering

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A8587 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 ยง9, Constn

A8587 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes fantasy sports wagering on professional sports.

A8587 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8587

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Racing and Wagering

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in
  relation to authorizing fantasy sports wagering on professional sports

  Section  1.  Resolved  (if  the  Senate 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  AND  EXCEPT FOR FANTASY SPORTS WAGERING ON PROFES-
SIONAL SPORTS WHICH MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY THE LEGISLATURE,  IN  A  MANNER
PRESCRIBED  BY  THE  LEGISLATURE  FOR OFFERING AND CONDUCTING GAMING AND
WAGERING, PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT SUCH AUTHORIZATIONS SHALL  BE  PRECEDED
BY  THE  ELIMINATION OF THE FEDERAL BAN ON PROFESSIONAL SPORTS WAGERING,
shall hereafter be authorized or allowed  within  this  state;  and  the
legislature  shall pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any
of the provisions of this section.
  S 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.