senate Bill S18A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing certain interactive poker games

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
Apr 03, 2019 print number 18a
Apr 03, 2019 amend and recommit to racing, gaming and wagering
Jan 09, 2019 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Co-Sponsors

S18 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4924
Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 15 §§1500 - 1506, RWB L; amd §225.00, add §225.36, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6913, A9591
2015-2016: S5302, A9049
2017-2018: S3898, A5250

S18 - Summary

Allows certain interactive poker games be considered games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review and state tax implications; makes corresponding penal law amendments.

S18 - Sponsor Memo

S18 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    18
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 9, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and
   the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding law is
 amended by adding a new article 15 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 15
                            INTERACTIVE GAMING
 SECTION 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
         1501. DEFINITIONS.
         1502. AUTHORIZATION.
         1503. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
         1504. SCOPE OF LICENSING REVIEW.
         1505. STATE TAX.
         1506. DISPOSITION OF TAXES.
   § 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
 AND DECLARES THAT: 1. UNDER THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON  ENGAGES  IN
 GAMBLING  WHEN  HE  OR  SHE  STAKES OR RISKS SOMETHING OF VALUE UPON THE
 OUTCOME OF A CONTEST OF CHANCE OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT  EVENT  NOT  UNDER
 HIS OR HER CONTROL OR INFLUENCE, UPON AN AGREEMENT OR UNDERSTANDING THAT
 HE  OR  SHE  WILL  RECEIVE  SOMETHING OF VALUE IN THE EVENT OF A CERTAIN
 OUTCOME.
   2. A CONTEST OF CHANCE IS DEFINED AS ANY CONTEST, GAME, GAMING  SCHEME
 OR  GAMING DEVICE IN WHICH THE OUTCOME DEPENDS IN A MATERIAL DEGREE UPON
 AN ELEMENT OF CHANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT SKILL OF THE CONTESTANTS  MAY
 ALSO  BE A FACTOR THEREIN. (SUBDIVISION 1 OF SECTION 225.00 OF THE PENAL
 LAW). THUS, GAMES OF CHANCE MAY INVOLVE SOME SKILL, BUT IN  THOSE  GAMES

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

Co-Sponsors

S18A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4924
Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 15 §§1500 - 1506, RWB L; amd §225.00, add §225.36, Pen L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6913, A9591
2015-2016: S5302, A9049
2017-2018: S3898, A5250

S18A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows certain interactive poker games be considered games of skill rather than games of luck; includes definitions, authorization, required safeguards and minimum standards, the scope of licensing review and state tax implications; makes corresponding penal law amendments.

S18A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S18A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   18--A
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 9, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  ADDABBO, FUNKE -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Racing,  Gaming
   and  Wagering -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
   as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law  and
   the penal law, in relation to allowing certain interactive poker games
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding  law  is
 amended by adding a new article 15 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 15
                            INTERACTIVE GAMING
 SECTION 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
         1501. DEFINITIONS.
         1502. AUTHORIZATION.
         1503. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS/MINIMUM STANDARDS.
         1504. SCOPE OF LICENSING REVIEW.
         1505. STATE TAX.
         1506. DISPOSITION OF TAXES.
   § 1500. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS
 AND  DECLARES  THAT: 1. UNDER THE NEW YORK PENAL LAW A PERSON ENGAGES IN
 GAMBLING WHEN HE OR SHE STAKES OR RISKS  SOMETHING  OF  VALUE  UPON  THE
 OUTCOME  OF  A  CONTEST OF CHANCE OR A FUTURE CONTINGENT EVENT NOT UNDER
 HIS OR HER CONTROL OR INFLUENCE, UPON AN AGREEMENT OR UNDERSTANDING THAT
 HE OR SHE WILL RECEIVE SOMETHING OF VALUE IN  THE  EVENT  OF  A  CERTAIN
 OUTCOME.
   2.  A CONTEST OF CHANCE IS DEFINED AS ANY CONTEST, GAME, GAMING SCHEME
 OR GAMING DEVICE IN WHICH THE OUTCOME DEPENDS IN A MATERIAL DEGREE  UPON
 AN  ELEMENT OF CHANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT SKILL OF THE CONTESTANTS MAY
 ALSO BE A FACTOR THEREIN. (SUBDIVISION 1 OF SECTION 225.00 OF THE  PENAL

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

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