assembly Bill A3963

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 14, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 17, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to racing and wagering
Feb 13, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 01, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 31, 2019 referred to racing and wagering

A3963 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §9, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10464
2013-2014: A867
2015-2016: A3080
2017-2018: A5438

A3963 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges at betting facilities located at thoroughbred and harness racetracks operating in this state, in simulcast theaters operated by off-track betting corporations and in any constitutionally authorized casino facility; provides that the proceeds of such gambling be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education.

A3963 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3963

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 31, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Racing and Wagering

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in
  relation  to  authorizing gambling on professional sporting events and
  athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate  concur),  That  subdivision  1  of
section  9  of  article  1  of  the  constitution  be amended to read as
follows:
  1. No law shall be passed abridging the rights of the people peaceably
to assemble and to petition the government, or any  department  thereof;
nor  shall  any  divorce  be  granted  otherwise  than  by  due judicial
proceedings; except as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the  sale  of
lottery  tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambl-
ing, except lotteries operated by the state  and  the  sale  of  lottery
tickets  in  connection therewith as may be authorized and prescribed by
the legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied  exclusively
to  or  in  aid or support of education in this state as the legislature
may prescribe, except pari-mutuel betting  on  horse  races  as  may  be
prescribed  by  the  legislature and from which the state shall derive a
reasonable revenue for the support  of  government,  and  except  casino
gambling  at  no more than seven facilities as authorized and prescribed
by the legislature shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within  this
state;  AND EXCEPT WAGERING ON PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS AND ATHLETIC
EVENTS SPONSORED BY  UNIVERSITIES  OR  COLLEGES  AT  BETTING  FACILITIES
LOCATED  AT THOROUGHBRED AND HARNESS RACETRACKS OPERATING IN THIS STATE,
IN SIMULCAST THEATERS OPERATED BY OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS AND  IN
ANY CONSTITUTIONALLY AUTHORIZED CASINO FACILITY, AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED BY
THE  LEGISLATURE, THE NET PROCEEDS OF WHICH SHALL BE APPLIED EXCLUSIVELY
TO OR IN AID OR SUPPORT OF EDUCATION IN THIS STATE  AS  THE  LEGISLATURE
MAY  PRESCRIBE,  and  the  legislature  shall  pass  appropriate laws to
prevent offenses against any of the provisions of this section.

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