assembly Bill A4605

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing alcoholic beverages as prizes in any game of chance

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to racing and wagering
Feb 04, 2019 referred to racing and wagering

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A4605 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3009
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§195-d & 190-a, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8623, S6265
2017-2018: A4568, S940
2021-2022: A1868

A4605 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing alcoholic beverages as prizes in any game of chance.

A4605 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  4605

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Racing and Wagering

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to allowing alco-
  holic beverages as prizes in any game of chance

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

  Section  1.  Section 195-d of the general municipal law, as amended by
section 13 of part MM of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017,  subdivision  3
as  amended  by  chapter  464 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as
follows:
  § 195-d. Charge for admission and  participation;  amount  of  prizes;
award  of  prizes. 1. A fee may be charged by any licensee for admission
to any game or games of chance conducted under any license issued  under
this  article. The clerk or department may in its discretion fix a mini-
mum fee.
  2. With the exception of bell jars, coin boards, seal cards,  merchan-
dise  boards  and  raffles,  every  winner shall be determined and every
prize shall be awarded and delivered within the  same  calendar  day  as
that  upon  which  the  game was played. [No alcoholic beverage shall be
offered or given as a prize in any game of chance.]
  3. A player may purchase a chance with  cash  or,  if  the  authorized
organization wishes, with a personal check, credit card or debit card.
  §  2.  Subdivision 3 of section 190-a of the general municipal law, as
added by chapter 400 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  3. No person under the age of eighteen shall  be  permitted  to  play,
operate  or  assist  in  any  raffle conducted pursuant to this section.
WHERE ANY SUCH RAFFLE AWARDS A PRIZE CONTAINING ALCOHOL, NO PERSON UNDER
THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE SHALL BE PERMITTED TO PLAY, OPERATE OR  ASSIST  IN
SUCH RAFFLE CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07069-01-9