senate Bill S2315

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to certain payments of the horsemen's organization

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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
Jul 27, 2019 signed chap.122
Jul 22, 2019 delivered to governor
May 07, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.243
substituted for a4734
Mar 11, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 04, 2019 advanced to third reading
Jan 29, 2019 2nd report cal.
Jan 28, 2019 1st report cal.65
Jan 24, 2019 referred to racing, gaming and wagering


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Jan 28, 2019 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: Jan 28, 2019


S2315 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §228, RWB L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6684
2017-2018: S4154, S7602, A9687

S2315 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to certain payments to the horsemen's organization.

S2315 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2315 (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 24, 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 certain payments to the horsemen's organization


  Section  1.  The  opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 228 of
the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as amended by chapter
137 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
  The New York state gaming commission shall, as a condition of  racing,
require  any  franchised corporation and every other corporation subject
to its jurisdiction to withhold one percent of all purses,  except  that
for  the  franchised corporation, starting on September first, two thou-
sand seven and continuing  through  August  thirty-first,  two  thousand
[nineteen]  TWENTY, two percent of all purses shall be withheld, and, in
the case  of  the  franchised  corporation,  to  pay  such  sum  to  the
horsemen's  organization  or  its  successor  that was first entitled to
receive payments pursuant to this section in accordance  with  rules  of
the commission adopted effective November third, nineteen hundred eight-
y-three representing at least fifty-one percent of the owners and train-
ers  utilizing  the  facilities  of  such franchised corporation, on the
condition that such horsemen's organization shall expend as much  as  is
necessary,  but not to exceed one-half of one percent of such total sum,
to acquire and maintain the equipment required to establish a program at
a state college within  this  state  with  an  approved  equine  science
program to test for the presence of steroids in horses, provided further
that  the  qualified  organization shall also, in an amount to be deter-
mined by its board of directors, annually include  in  its  expenditures
for  benevolence  programs,  funds  to support an organization providing
services necessary to backstretch employees, and, in the case  of  every

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


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