senate Bill S8766A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to interactive fantasy sports contests; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 29, 2020 print number 8766a
Jul 29, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Jul 15, 2020 referred to rules

S8766 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §1412, add §1413, RWB L; amd §225.00, Pen L

S8766 - Summary

Repeals provisions prohibiting the conduct of unregistered interactive fantasy sports contests; provides that interactive fantasy sports contests are not considered a contest of chance constituting a gambling offense under the penal law.

S8766 - Sponsor Memo

S8766 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8766

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 15, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutual wagering and  breeding  law  and
  the penal law, in relation to interactive fantasy sports contests; and
  to  repeal  certain provisions of the racing, pari-mutual wagering and
  breeding law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Section 1412 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breed-
ing law is REPEALED.
  §  2.  The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended by
adding a new section 1413 to read as follows:
  § 1413. SEVERABILITY. IF ANY CLAUSE, SENTENCE, PARAGRAPH,  SECTION  OR
PART  OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE ADJUDGED BY ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURIS-
DICTION TO BE INVALID AND  AFTER  EXHAUSTION  OF  ALL  FURTHER  JUDICIAL
REVIEW,  THE JUDGMENT SHALL NOT AFFECT, IMPAIR OR INVALIDATE THE REMAIN-
DER THEREOF, BUT SHALL BE CONFINED  IN  ITS  OPERATION  TO  THE  CLAUSE,
SENTENCE,  PARAGRAPH,  SECTION OR PART OF THIS ARTICLE DIRECTLY INVOLVED
IN THE CONTROVERSY IN WHICH THE JUDGMENT SHALL HAVE BEEN RENDERED.
  § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 225.00 of the penal law is  amended  and
two new subdivisions 30 and 31 are added to read as follows:
  1.  "Contest  of  chance"  means  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. AN INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS CONTEST IS NOT A
CONTEST OF CHANCE.
  30. "INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS CONTEST" SHALL MEAN A  GAME  OF  SKILL
WHEREIN  ONE  OR  MORE  CONTESTANTS  COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER BY USING
THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF ATHLETIC  EVENTS  AND  ATHLETES  TO
SELECT AND MANAGE ROSTERS OF SIMULATED PLAYERS WHOSE PERFORMANCE DIRECT-
LY  CORRESPONDS  WITH  THE  ACTUAL  PERFORMANCE  OF HUMAN COMPETITORS ON
SPORTS TEAMS AND IN SPORTS EVENTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16810-01-0

S8766A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §1412, add §1413, RWB L; amd §225.00, Pen L

S8766A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Repeals provisions prohibiting the conduct of unregistered interactive fantasy sports contests; provides that interactive fantasy sports contests are not considered a contest of chance constituting a gambling offense under the penal law.

S8766A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8766A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8766--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 15, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  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 interactive fantasy sports contests; and
  to repeal certain provisions of the racing, pari-mutuel  wagering  and
  breeding law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Section 1412 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breed-
ing law is REPEALED.
  § 2. The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is  amended  by
adding a new section 1413 to read as follows:
  §  1413.  SEVERABILITY. IF ANY CLAUSE, SENTENCE, PARAGRAPH, SECTION OR
PART OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE ADJUDGED BY ANY COURT OF COMPETENT  JURIS-
DICTION  TO  BE  INVALID  AND  AFTER  EXHAUSTION OF ALL FURTHER JUDICIAL
REVIEW, THE JUDGMENT SHALL NOT AFFECT, IMPAIR OR INVALIDATE THE  REMAIN-
DER  THEREOF,  BUT  SHALL  BE  CONFINED  IN ITS OPERATION TO THE CLAUSE,
SENTENCE, PARAGRAPH, SECTION OR PART OF THIS ARTICLE  DIRECTLY  INVOLVED
IN THE CONTROVERSY IN WHICH THE JUDGMENT SHALL HAVE BEEN RENDERED.
  §  3.  Subdivision 1 of section 225.00 of the penal law is amended and
two new subdivisions 30 and 31 are added to read as follows:
  1. "Contest of chance" means  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. AN INTERACTIVE FANTASY SPORTS CONTEST IS NOT A
CONTEST OF CHANCE.
  30.  "INTERACTIVE  FANTASY  SPORTS CONTEST" SHALL MEAN A GAME OF SKILL
WHEREIN ONE OR MORE CONTESTANTS COMPETE  AGAINST  EACH  OTHER  BY  USING
THEIR  KNOWLEDGE  AND  UNDERSTANDING  OF ATHLETIC EVENTS AND ATHLETES TO
SELECT AND MANAGE ROSTERS OF SIMULATED PLAYERS WHOSE PERFORMANCE DIRECT-
LY CORRESPONDS WITH THE  ACTUAL  PERFORMANCE  OF  HUMAN  COMPETITORS  ON
SPORTS TEAMS AND IN SPORTS EVENTS.

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

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