assembly Bill A4697A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to electronic bell jar vending machines

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to racing and wagering
May 22, 2019 print number 4697a
May 22, 2019 amend and recommit to racing and wagering
Feb 05, 2019 referred to racing and wagering

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A4697 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6284
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: A10199
2013-2014: A4669
2015-2016: A932
2017-2018: A2303

A4697 - Summary

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

A4697 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4697

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PRETLOW,  HAWLEY,  DiPIETRO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Racing and Wagering

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.
  § 2. 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, INCLUDING AN  ELEC-

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

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A4697A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6284
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: A10199
2013-2014: A4669
2015-2016: A932
2017-2018: A2303

A4697A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A4697A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4697--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PRETLOW,  HAWLEY,  DiPIETRO -- read once and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Racing  and  Wagering  --  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.
  §  2.  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:

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