senate Bill S8721

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of bingo games

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2018 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

S8721 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §495-a, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S177
2021-2022: S2606

S8721 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes housing authorities to operate bingo games; adds guests invited by residents of any apartment, condominium or cooperative complex, housing authority, retirement community, or other group residential complex or facility to the scope of application; allows games to be conducted two days per week; makes related provisions.

S8721 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8721 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018

Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-

AN  ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the operation
  of bingo games


  Section 1. Clause (B) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) of subdivi-
sion  2  of  section  495-a  of the general municipal law, as amended by
chapter 441 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (B) within any apartment, condominium or cooperative complex,  HOUSING
AUTHORITY,  retirement  community, or other group residential complex or
facility where (I) [sponsored by  the  operator  of  or  an  association
related  to  such  complex,  community or facility, (II)] such games are
conducted solely for the purpose of  amusement  and  recreation  of  its
residents  AND  GUESTS INVITED BY SUCH RESIDENTS, [(III)] (II) no player
or other person furnishes anything of MORE THAN ONE DOLLAR IN value  PER
GAME  for  the opportunity to participate, [(IV)] (III) the value of the
prizes shall not exceed ten dollars for any one game or a total  of  one
hundred fifty dollars in any calendar day, [(V)] (IV) such games are not
conducted  on  more  than  [fifteen] TWO days during any calendar [year]
WEEK, and [(VI)] (V) no person [other than an employee or  volunteer  of
such  complex,  community  or  facility  conducts or assists] IS PAID TO
CONDUCT OR ASSIST in conducting the game or games.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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