senate Bill S177

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of bingo games

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Apr 10, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 09, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 08, 2019 1st report cal.375
Jan 09, 2019 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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Apr 8, 2019 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S177
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: Apr 8, 2019

S177 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §495-a, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8721

S177 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes housing authorities to operate bingo games; adds guests invited by residents of any apartment, condominium or cooperative complex, housing authority, retirement community, or other group residential complex or facility to the scope of application; allows games to be conducted two days per week; makes related provisions.

S177 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S177 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   177

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HELMING -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
  ing

AN  ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the operation
  of bingo games

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

  Section 1. Clause (B) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) of subdivi-
sion  2  of  section  495-a  of the general municipal law, as amended by
chapter 441 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (B) within any apartment, condominium or cooperative complex,  HOUSING
AUTHORITY,  retirement  community, or other group residential complex or
facility where (I) [sponsored by  the  operator  of  or  an  association
related  to  such  complex,  community or facility, (II)] such games are
conducted solely for the purpose of  amusement  and  recreation  of  its
residents  AND  GUESTS INVITED BY SUCH RESIDENTS, [(III)] (II) no player
or other person furnishes anything of MORE THAN ONE DOLLAR IN value  PER
GAME  for  the opportunity to participate, [(IV)] (III) the value of the
prizes shall not exceed ten dollars for any one game or a total  of  one
hundred fifty dollars in any calendar day, [(V)] (IV) such games are not
conducted  on  more  than  [fifteen] TWO days during any calendar [year]
WEEK, and [(VI)] (V) no person [other than an employee or  volunteer  of
such  complex,  community  or  facility  conducts or assists] IS PAID TO
CONDUCT OR ASSIST in conducting the game or games.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04987-01-9

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