senate Bill S994C

Vetoed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to electronic bell jar vending machines

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  • 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
Dec 28, 2018 vetoed memo.351
Dec 18, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.169
substituted for a2303c
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2029
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 15, 2018 print number 994c
Jun 15, 2018 amend and recommit to racing, gaming and wagering
Apr 16, 2018 print number 994b
Apr 16, 2018 amend and recommit to racing, gaming and wagering
Jan 03, 2018 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
Jun 01, 2017 print number 994a
Jun 01, 2017 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 31, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2017 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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Jun 20, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S994C
17
1
committee
17
Aye
1
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 31, 2017 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S994
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)

S994 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2303
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 188-a, 189, 189-a, 195-c, 195-n, 195-o & 195-q, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6961, A10199
2013-2014: S1889, A4669
2015-2016: S1371, A932
2019-2020: A4697

S994 - Summary

Relates to authorizing and regulating the use of electronic bell jar vending machines.

S994 - Sponsor Memo

S994 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   994

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 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 general municipal law, in relation to electronic
  bell jar games

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3-a  of section 186 of the general municipal
law, as amended by chapter 531 of the laws of 2011, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  3-a. "Bell jars" shall mean and include those games in which a partic-
ipant  shall  draw a card from a jar, vending machine, or other suitable
device or container which contains numbers, colors or symbols  that  are
covered  and  which,  when  uncovered,  may reveal that a prize shall be
awarded on the basis of a designated winning number, color or symbol  or
combination  of numbers, colors or symbols. Bell jars shall also include
seal cards, coin boards, event games, and merchandise  boards.  NOTWITH-
STANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF LAW, BELL JAR VENDING MACHINES SHALL
DISPENSE PRE-PRINTED PHYSICAL BELL JAR TICKETS AND MAY INCLUDE  FEATURES
TO  AID  PLAYERS  AND ENHANCE ACCOUNTABILITY, INCLUDING FUNCTIONALITY TO
ELECTRONICALLY VERIFY IF A TICKET IS  REDEEMABLE  FOR  A  PRIZE,  REVEAL
TICKET  RESULTS THROUGH CREATIVE AUDIO AND VIDEO DISPLAYS, AND ELECTRON-
ICALLY AGGREGATE WINNING PRIZES FOR CONTINUED PLAY OR A  SINGLE  VOUCHER
FOR  PRIZE  REDEMPTION.  AFTER  THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CHAPTER OF THE
LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN THAT AMENDED  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  NO  NEW
BELL JAR TICKET VENDING MACHINE WHICH FEATURES THE PLAYER AIDS DESCRIBED
HEREIN SHALL BE DEPLOYED OR USED BY ANY LICENSED ORGANIZATION WITHIN THE
JURISDICTIONAL BOUNDARIES DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THIRTEEN
HUNDRED  ELEVEN  OF  THE  RACING,  PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW
UNLESS THE BOARD SHALL FIRST ISSUE A FORMAL  WRITTEN  OPINION  THAT  THE
SPECIFIC  TYPE  OF  VENDING MACHINE TO BE DEPLOYED IS NOT VIOLATIVE OF A

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

Co-Sponsors

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S994A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2303
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 188-a, 189, 189-a, 195-c, 195-n, 195-o & 195-q, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6961, A10199
2013-2014: S1889, A4669
2015-2016: S1371, A932
2019-2020: A4697

S994A - Summary

Relates to authorizing and regulating the use of electronic bell jar vending machines.

S994A - Sponsor Memo

S994A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 994--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 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  --  reported  favorably  from said committee and committed to the
  Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general municipal law, in relation to electronic
  bell jar games

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

  Section 1.  Legislative findings and purpose. 1. The legislature here-
by finds that:
  (a)  bell jar games are a popular and profitable fundraising mechanism
for bona fide not-for-profit organizations across the state,  generating
millions of dollars in net revenues for charitable purposes every year;
  (b)  authorized  organizations that offer bell jars and other games of
chance must meet strict standards established  by  the  New  York  state
general  municipal law and the New York state gaming commission, includ-
ing receiving a license to conduct charitable gaming activities; and
  (c) while other types of gaming in New York state  have  continued  to
expand  and  improve,  the operation of charitable gaming activities has
largely remained the same over the last several decades.
  2. For the aforementioned reasons,  the  legislature  hereby  declares
that  authorized  organizations  licensed  by  the New York state gaming
commission to conduct charitable gaming would greatly benefit  from  the
ability  to  operate electronic bell jar vending machines, which display
and dispense  pre-printed  bell  jar  tickets  that  have  predetermined
winners  and  predetermined values for prizes, in order to help increase
charitable gaming profits across the state and attract more  members  to
join such organizations.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04475-03-7

Co-Sponsors

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S994B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2303
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 188-a, 189, 189-a, 195-c, 195-n, 195-o & 195-q, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6961, A10199
2013-2014: S1889, A4669
2015-2016: S1371, A932
2019-2020: A4697

S994B - Summary

Relates to authorizing and regulating the use of electronic bell jar vending machines.

S994B - Sponsor Memo

S994B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 994--B

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  GALLIVAN,  MARCHIONE,  O'MARA, RITCHIE,
  SANDERS, SAVINO -- 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 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Racing,  Gaming  and Wagering in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the general municipal law, in relation to electronic
  bell jar games

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

  Section 1.  Legislative findings and purpose. 1. The legislature here-
by finds that:
  (a)  bell jar games are a popular and profitable fundraising mechanism
for bona fide not-for-profit organizations across the state,  generating
millions of dollars in net revenues for charitable purposes every year;
  (b)  authorized  organizations that offer bell jars and other games of
chance must meet strict standards established  by  the  New  York  state
general  municipal law and the New York state gaming commission, includ-
ing receiving a license to conduct charitable gaming activities; and
  (c) while other types of gaming in New York state  have  continued  to
expand  and  improve,  the operation of charitable gaming activities has
largely remained the same over the last several decades.
  2. For the aforementioned reasons,  the  legislature  hereby  declares
that  authorized  organizations  licensed  by  the New York state gaming
commission to conduct charitable gaming would greatly benefit  from  the
ability  to  operate electronic bell jar vending machines, which display
and dispense  pre-printed  bell  jar  tickets  that  have  predetermined
winners  and  predetermined values for prizes, in order to help increase

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

Co-Sponsors

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S994C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2303
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 188-a, 189, 189-a, 195-c, 195-n, 195-o & 195-q, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6961, A10199
2013-2014: S1889, A4669
2015-2016: S1371, A932
2019-2020: A4697

S994C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing and regulating the use of electronic bell jar vending machines.

S994C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S994C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 994--C

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BONACIC,  AVELLA,  GALLIVAN,  MARCHIONE,  O'MARA,
  RITCHIE, SANDERS, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wager-
  ing -- reported favorably from said committee  and  committed  to  the
  Committee  on  Finance  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
  to  the  Committee  on  Racing, Gaming and Wagering in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law,  in  relation  to  electronic
  bell jar games

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

  Section 1.  Legislative findings and purpose. 1. The legislature here-
by finds that:
  (a) bell jar games are a popular and profitable fundraising  mechanism
for  bona fide not-for-profit organizations across the state, generating
millions of dollars in net revenues for charitable purposes every year;
  (b) authorized organizations that offer bell jars and other  games  of
chance  must  meet  strict  standards  established by the New York state
general municipal law and the New York state gaming commission,  includ-
ing receiving a license to conduct charitable gaming activities; and
  (c)  while  other  types of gaming in New York state have continued to
expand and improve, the operation of charitable  gaming  activities  has
largely remained the same over the last several decades.
  2.  For  the  aforementioned  reasons, the legislature hereby declares
that authorized organizations licensed by  the  New  York  state  gaming
commission  to  conduct charitable gaming would greatly benefit from the
ability to operate electronic bell jar vending machines,  which  display

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

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