senate Bill S3898

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing certain interactive poker games

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2017 referred to racing and wagering
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2017 amended on third reading 3898a
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

Votes

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May 9, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S3898
27
9
committee
27
Aye
9
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Feb 14, 2017 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S3898
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: Feb 14, 2017

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S3898 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5250
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5302D, A9049B
2013-2014: S6913A, A9591A

S3898 - 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.

S3898 - Sponsor Memo

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

Co-Sponsors

S3898A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5250
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5302D, A9049B
2013-2014: S6913A, A9591A

S3898A (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.

S3898A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3898A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3898--A
    Cal. No. 895

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 27, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BONACIC, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Racing,  Gaming
  and  Wagering  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed
  to the Committee on Finance -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading

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

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