senate Bill S1979

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits individuals under the age of twenty-one from gambling

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to racing, gaming and wagering
Jan 18, 2019 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

S1979 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §108, RWB L; amd §1617-a, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7043, A10229
2013-2014: S3417, A2082
2015-2016: S2748, A3913
2017-2018: S4229, A6322
2021-2022: S1446, A7144

S1979 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits individuals under the age of twenty-one from gambling.

S1979 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1979 (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 and
  the tax law, in relation to prohibiting individuals under the  age  of
  twenty-one from gambling


  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 108  of  the  racing,  pari-mutuel
wagering and breeding law, as added by section 1 of part A of chapter 60
of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  No corporation, association or person that holds a license, regis-
tration, franchise, certificate or permit issued by the commission shall
permit any person who is actually or apparently under  [eighteen]  TWEN-
TY-ONE years of age to bet on gaming activity, as defined in subdivision
five of section one hundred one of this article.
  §  2.  The opening paragraph of subdivision b of section 1617-a of the
tax law, as amended by section 1 of part SS of chapter 60 of the laws of
2016, is amended to read as follows:
  Such rules and regulations shall provide, as a condition of licensure,
that racetracks to be licensed are certified to be  in  compliance  with
all state and local fire and safety codes, THAT NO PERSON WHO IS ACTUAL-
PARTICIPATE IN VIDEO LOTTERY  GAMING,  that  the  gaming  commission  is
afforded  adequate  space, infrastructure, and amenities consistent with
industry standards for such video lottery gaming operations as found  at
racetracks  in  other  states,  that racetrack employees involved in the
operation of video lottery gaming pursuant to this section are  licensed
by  the  gaming commission and such other terms and conditions of licen-
sure as the gaming commission may establish.  Notwithstanding any incon-
sistent provision of law, video lottery gaming at a  racetrack  pursuant

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


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