senate Bill S988A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 committed to rules
May 14, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 09, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 08, 2018 1st report cal.1090
Jan 09, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 15, 2017 referred to racing and wagering
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2017 amended on third reading 988a
May 22, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 17, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 16, 2017 1st report cal.1038
Jan 31, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2017 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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May 8, 2018 - Finance committee Vote

S988A
32
2
committee
32
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 9, 2018 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S988A
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2018

absent (1)

May 16, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S988
34
2
committee
34
Aye
2
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 31, 2017 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S988
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 31, 2017

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

S988 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5420
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§185, 186, 189, 195-d & 195-e, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S767, A8832
2011-2012: S4662, A6297
2013-2014: S876, A208
2015-2016: S1631, A4052
2019-2020: S3301, A7307

S988 - Summary

Authorizes licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers.

S988 - Sponsor Memo

S988 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   988

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  FUNKE, O'MARA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Racing,
  Gaming and Wagering

AN  ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to poker tourna-
  ments

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

  Section  1.    Section 185 of the general municipal law, as amended by
chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  § 185. Short title; purpose of article. This article  shall  be  known
and  may  be cited as the games of chance licensing law. The legislature
hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide
charitable, educational, scientific,  health,  religious  and  patriotic
causes and undertakings, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, is in
the  public  interest.  It  hereby finds that, as conducted prior to the
enactment of this article, games of chance were the subject of exploita-
tion by professional gamblers, promoters, and commercial interests,  AND
IT  FINDS  FURTHER  THAT  TOURNAMENTS  OF  THE VARIOUS GAMES OF POKER AS
OFFERED BY AUTHORIZED  ORGANIZATIONS  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
SECTION  NINE OF ARTICLE I OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION, SHOULD BE
REGULATED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. It is hereby declared to be the policy  of
the  legislature that all phases of the supervision, licensing and regu-
lation of games of chance and of the conduct of games of chance,  should
be closely controlled and that the laws and regulations pertaining ther-
eto  should be strictly construed and rigidly enforced; that the conduct
of the game and all attendant activities  should  be  so  regulated  and
adequate  controls  so  instituted as to discourage commercialization of
gambling in all its forms, including the rental of  commercial  premises
for  games  of  chance,  and to ensure a maximum availability of the net
proceeds of games of chance exclusively for application  to  the  worthy
causes  and  undertakings  specified herein; that the only justification

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

Co-Sponsors

S988A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5420
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§185, 186, 189, 195-d & 195-e, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S767, A8832
2011-2012: S4662, A6297
2013-2014: S876, A208
2015-2016: S1631, A4052
2019-2020: S3301, A7307

S988A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers.

S988A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S988A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 988--A
    Cal. No. 1038

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  AKSHAR, FUNKE, O'MARA -- 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 general municipal law, in relation to poker  tourna-
  ments

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

  Section 1.  Section 185 of the general municipal law,  as  amended  by
chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  §  185.  Short  title; purpose of article. This article shall be known
and may be cited as the games of chance licensing law.  The  legislature
hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide
charitable,  educational,  scientific,  health,  religious and patriotic
causes and undertakings, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, is in
the public interest. It hereby finds that, as  conducted  prior  to  the
enactment of this article, games of chance were the subject of exploita-
tion  by professional gamblers, promoters, and commercial interests, AND
IT FINDS FURTHER THAT TOURNAMENTS OF  THE  VARIOUS  GAMES  OF  POKER  AS
OFFERED  BY  AUTHORIZED  ORGANIZATIONS  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION TWO OF
SECTION NINE OF ARTICLE I OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION, SHOULD  BE
REGULATED  UNDER THIS ARTICLE. It is hereby declared to be the policy of
the legislature that all phases of the supervision, licensing and  regu-
lation  of games of chance and of the conduct of games of chance, should
be closely controlled and that the laws and regulations pertaining ther-
eto should be strictly construed and rigidly enforced; that the  conduct
of  the  game  and  all  attendant activities should be so regulated and
adequate controls so instituted as to  discourage  commercialization  of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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