senate Bill S6793A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to regulation of interactive fantasy sports

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2016 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 01, 2016 reported and committed to finance
May 24, 2016 print number 6793a
amend (t) and recommit to racing, gaming and wagering
Feb 23, 2016 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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Jun 8, 2016 - Finance committee Vote

S6793A
35
0
committee
35
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 1, 2016 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S6793A
3
2
committee
3
Aye
2
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: Jun 1, 2016

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S6793 - Details

Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 15 §§1500 - 1505, RWB L

S6793 - Summary

Relates to regulation of interactive fantasy sports; requires registration and prohibits certain participants; imposes a 15% tax on gross revenue.

S6793 - Sponsor Memo

S6793 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6793

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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 racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and
  the financial services law, in relation to interactive fantasy sports

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

  Section  1.  The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding law is
amended by adding a new article 15 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 15
                       INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS
SECTION 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
        1501. DEFINITIONS.
        1502. REGISTRATION.
        1503. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
        1504. SCOPE OF REGISTRATION REVIEW.
        1505. STATE TAX.
  S 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
AND DECLARES THAT:
  1. UNDER THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON ENGAGES IN GAMBLING  WHEN  HE
OR  SHE STAKES OR RISKS SOMETHING OF VALUE UPON THE OUTCOME OF A CONTEST
OF CHANCE OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT EVENT NOT UNDER HIS OR HER  CONTROL  OR
INFLUENCE,  UPON  AN  AGREEMENT  OR  UNDERSTANDING  THAT  HE OR SHE WILL
RECEIVE SOMETHING OF VALUE IN THE EVENT OF A CERTAIN OUTCOME;
  2. INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS IN MANY INSTANCES HAVE BEEN DEFINED AS A
GAME OF SKILL AND WERE EXEMPTED FROM THE DEFINITION OF UNLAWFUL INTERNET
GAMBLING UNDER THE UNLAWFUL INTERNET GAMBLING ENFORCEMENT  ACT  OF  2006
(31 U.S.C. S 5362);
  3.  INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS CONSIST OF FANTASY OR SIMULATION SPORTS
GAMES OR EDUCATIONAL GAMES OR CONTESTS IN WHICH  THE  FANTASY  OR  SIMU-
LATION  SPORTS  TEAMS ARE SELECTED BASED UPON THE SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE OF
THE PARTICIPANTS AND NOT BASED ON THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP  OF  AN  ACTUAL
TEAM THAT IS A MEMBER OF AN AMATEUR OR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS ORGANIZATION.
AS GAMES OF SKILL, INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS CONTESTS DO NOT FALL UNDER
THE DEFINITION OF GAMBLING AS PROHIBITED BY THE PENAL LAW; AND
  4.  THE  LEGISLATURE  FURTHER FINDS THAT AS THE INTERNET HAS BECOME AN
INTEGRAL PART OF SOCIETY, AND INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS A MAJOR FORM OF

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S6793A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 15 §§1500 - 1505, RWB L

S6793A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to regulation of interactive fantasy sports; requires registration and prohibits certain participants; imposes a 15% tax on gross revenue.

S6793A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6793A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6793--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 23, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  AVELLA,  RANZENHOFER  -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Racing,  Gaming  and  Wagering  -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law,  in
  relation to interactive fantasy sports

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

  Section 1. The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding  law  is
amended by adding a new article 15 to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 15
                       INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS
SECTION 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
        1501. DEFINITIONS.
        1502. REGISTRATION.
        1503. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
        1504. SCOPE OF REGISTRATION REVIEW.
        1505. STATE TAX.
  S 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
AND DECLARES THAT:
  1.  UNDER  THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON ENGAGES IN GAMBLING WHEN HE
OR SHE STAKES OR RISKS SOMETHING OF VALUE UPON THE OUTCOME OF A  CONTEST
OF  CHANCE  OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT EVENT NOT UNDER HIS OR HER CONTROL OR
INFLUENCE, UPON AN AGREEMENT  OR  UNDERSTANDING  THAT  HE  OR  SHE  WILL
RECEIVE SOMETHING OF VALUE IN THE EVENT OF A CERTAIN OUTCOME;
  2. INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS IN MANY INSTANCES HAVE BEEN DEFINED AS A
GAME OF SKILL AND WERE EXEMPTED FROM THE DEFINITION OF UNLAWFUL INTERNET
GAMBLING  UNDER  THE  UNLAWFUL INTERNET GAMBLING ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 2006
(31 U.S.C. S 5362);
  3. INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS CONSIST OF FANTASY OR SIMULATION  SPORTS
GAMES  OR  EDUCATIONAL  GAMES  OR CONTESTS IN WHICH THE FANTASY OR SIMU-
LATION SPORTS TEAMS ARE SELECTED BASED UPON THE SKILL AND  KNOWLEDGE  OF
THE  PARTICIPANTS  AND  NOT BASED ON THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF AN ACTUAL
TEAM THAT IS A MEMBER OF AN AMATEUR OR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS ORGANIZATION.

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

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