assembly Bill A961A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to video gaming machines and disposition of revenues

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 12, 2016 amended on third reading 961a
Jan 06, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.45
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 11, 2015 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 10, 2015 ordered to third reading rules cal.202
rules report cal.202
reported
Jun 02, 2015 reported referred to rules
Jan 08, 2015 referred to ways and means

A961 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5930
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1612, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8570, S5805
2013-2014: A3710, S5295
2017-2018: A4645, A5983, S4068

A961 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to video gaming machines and disposition of revenues.

A961 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   961

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Ways and Means

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to video  gaming  machines  and
  disposition of revenues

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

  Section 1. Clause (H) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of  subdivi-
sion  b  of section 1612 of the tax law, as amended by section 1 of part
BB of chapter 59 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  (H) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F)  and  (G)  of
this  subparagraph, the track operator of a vendor track shall be eligi-
ble for a vendor's capital award of up to  four  percent  of  the  total
revenue  wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to
this chapter, which  shall  be  used  exclusively  for  capital  project
investments  to improve the facilities of the vendor track which promote
or encourage increased attendance at the video lottery  gaming  facility
including,  but  not limited to hotels, other lodging facilities, enter-
tainment  facilities,  retail  facilities,  dining  facilities,   events
arenas,  parking  garages  and  other improvements that enhance facility
amenities; provided that such capital investments shall be  approved  by
the  division, in consultation with the state racing and wagering board,
and that such vendor track demonstrates that such  capital  expenditures
will  increase  patronage at such vendor track's facilities and increase
the amount of revenue generated to support state education programs. The
annual amount of such vendor's capital awards that a vendor track  shall
be  eligible  to  receive  shall  be limited to two million five hundred
thousand dollars, except for Aqueduct racetrack, for which  there  shall
be  no  vendor's  capital awards. Except for tracks having less than one
thousand [one] NINE hundred video gaming  machines,  and  except  for  a
vendor  track  located  west  of  State Route 14 from Sodus Point to the
Pennsylvania border within  New  York,  each  track  operator  shall  be

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05388-01-5

A961A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5930
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1612, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8570, S5805
2013-2014: A3710, S5295
2017-2018: A4645, A5983, S4068

A961A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to video gaming machines and disposition of revenues.

A961A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 961--A
                                                         Cal. No. 45

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 8, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Ways and Means -- advanced to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend the tax law, in relation to video gaming machines and
  disposition of revenues

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

  Section  1. Clause (H) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivi-
sion b of section 1612 of the tax law, as amended by section 1  of  part
MM of chapter 59 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  (H)  notwithstanding  clauses  (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) of
this subparagraph, the track operator of a vendor track shall be  eligi-
ble  for  a  vendor's  capital  award of up to four percent of the total
revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant  to
this  chapter,  which  shall  be  used  exclusively  for capital project
investments to improve the facilities of the vendor track which  promote
or  encourage  increased attendance at the video lottery gaming facility
including, but not limited to hotels, other lodging  facilities,  enter-
tainment   facilities,  retail  facilities,  dining  facilities,  events
arenas, parking garages and other  improvements  that  enhance  facility
amenities;  provided  that such capital investments shall be approved by
the division, in consultation with the state racing and wagering  board,
and  that  such vendor track demonstrates that such capital expenditures
will increase patronage at such vendor track's facilities  and  increase
the amount of revenue generated to support state education programs. The
annual  amount of such vendor's capital awards that a vendor track shall
be eligible to receive shall be limited  to  two  million  five  hundred
thousand  dollars,  except for Aqueduct racetrack, for which there shall
be no vendor's capital awards. Except for tracks having  less  than  one
thousand  [one]  NINE  hundred  video  gaming machines, and except for a
vendor track located west of State Route 14  from  Sodus  Point  to  the

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

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