Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||
referred to codes
|Jun 15, 2017||
reported referred to codes
|Feb 07, 2017||
referred to racing and wagering
Assembly Bill A5250
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
Stacey Pheffer Amato
2017-A5250 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Codes
- Law Section:
- Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add Art 15 §§1500 - 1506, RWB L; amd §225.00, add §225.36, Pen L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-A5250 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Allows certain interactive poker games be considered games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review and state tax implications; makes corresponding penal law amendments.
2017-A5250 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5250 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 7, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Racing and Wagering AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games 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 GAMING SECTION 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. 1501. DEFINITIONS. 1502. AUTHORIZATION. 1503. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS. 1504. SCOPE OF LICENSING REVIEW. 1505. STATE TAX. 1506. DISPOSITION OF TAXES. § 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. A CONTEST OF CHANCE IS DEFINED AS ANY CONTEST, GAME, GAMING SCHEME OR GAMING DEVICE IN WHICH THE OUTCOME DEPENDS IN A MATERIAL DEGREE UPON AN ELEMENT OF CHANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT SKILL OF THE CONTESTANTS MAY ALSO BE A FACTOR THEREIN. (SUBDIVISION 1 OF SECTION 225.00 OF THE PENAL LAW). THUS, GAMES OF CHANCE MAY INVOLVE SOME SKILL, BUT IN THOSE GAMES THE LEVEL OF SKILL DOES NOT DETERMINE THE OUTCOME REGARDLESS OF THE DEGREE OF SKILL EMPLOYED. SEE PEOPLE V. TURNER, 165 MISC. 2D 222, 224, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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