Senate Bill S6284

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to electronic bell jar vending machines

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

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

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2019-S6284 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
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
2021-2022: S1440, A1425
2023-2024: S1959, A4813

2019-S6284 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

2019-S6284 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2019-S6284 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               June 3, 2019
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the general municipal law,  in  relation  to  electronic
   bell jar games

   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
   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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