senate Bill S1490

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 27, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 07, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 15, 2019 referred to judiciary

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S1490 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 1 §9, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7401
2013-2014: S331
2015-2016: S940
2017-2018: S1282

S1490 (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.

S1490 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1490 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1490

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

            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 Assembly 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, ON
MOBILE PLATFORMS, AND IN ANY CONSTITUTIONALLY AUTHORIZED CASINO  FACILI-
TY,  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

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

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