senate Bill S1975

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the disposition of off-track pools

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 31, 2019 signed chap.241
Aug 30, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.388
substituted for a7187
May 22, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 15, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2019 1st report cal.655
Jan 18, 2019 referred to racing, gaming and wagering


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May 13, 2019 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: May 13, 2019

S1975 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §527, RWB L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9096, A11218

S1975 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Adds tracks located in Westchester county to the tracks excepted from being considered regional tracks.

S1975 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1975 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2019

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

AN  ACT  to  amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in
  relation to the disposition of off-track pools


  Section  1.  The  opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 527 of
the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as amended by section
4 of part BB of chapter 60 of the laws of 2016, is amended  to  read  as
  The  disposition  of the retained commission from pools resulting from
regular, multiple or exotic bets, as the case may be, whether placed  on
races  run  within  a  region  or  outside a region, conducted by racing
corporations, harness racing associations or corporations, quarter horse
racing associations or corporations or races run outside the state shall
be governed by the tables in paragraphs a and b of this subdivision. The
rate denominated "state tax" shall represent the rate  of  a  reasonable
tax imposed upon the retained commission for the privilege of conducting
off-track  pari-mutuel  betting, which tax is hereby levied and shall be
payable in the manner set forth in this section. Each off-track  betting
corporation  shall  pay  to  the  gaming commission as a regulatory fee,
which fee is hereby levied, six-tenths of one percent of the total daily
pools of such  corporation.  Each  corporation  shall  also  pay  twenty
percent  of  the  breaks  derived  from  bets on harness races and fifty
percent of the breaks derived from bets on all other races to the  agri-
culture  and  New  York State horse breeding and development fund and to
the thoroughbred breeding  and  development  fund,  the  total  of  such
payments  to  be  apportioned  fifty  percent to each such fund. For the
purposes of this section, the New York city, Suffolk,  Nassau,  and  the
Catskill  regions  shall constitute a single region and any thoroughbred

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


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