|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2017||advanced to third reading|
|May 10, 2017||2nd report cal.|
|May 09, 2017||1st report cal.895|
|Feb 14, 2017||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 27, 2017||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S3898
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3898 - Details
S3898 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3898 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games PURPOSE : To authorize the New York State Gaming Commission to license certain entities to offer for play to the public certain variants of internet poker which require a significant degree of skill, specifically "Omaha Hold'em" and "Texas Hold'em." SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Amends the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law to create a new Article 15 which authorizes the New York State Gaming Commission to license certain entities to offer online poker as provided below: Section 1500. Legislative findings and purpose. Provides for legislative findings. Section 1501. Definitions. Provides definitions.
S3898 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3898 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 27, 2017 ___________ 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 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. 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. 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 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04134-02-7
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