assembly Bill A1425

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to electronic bell jar vending machines

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to racing and wagering
Jan 11, 2021 referred to racing and wagering


A1425 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 188-a, 189, 189-a, 195-c, 195-n, 195-o & 195-q, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10199
2013-2014: A4669
2015-2016: A932
2017-2018: A2303
2019-2020: A4697, S6284
2023-2024: A4813, S1959

A1425 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing and regulating the use of electronic bell jar vending machines.

A1425 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             January 11, 2021
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PRETLOW,  HAWLEY,  DiPIETRO -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Racing and Wagering
 AN ACT to amend the general municipal law,  in  relation  to  electronic
   bell jar games

   Section 1.  Legislative findings and purpose. 1. The legislature here-
 by finds that:
   (a) bell jar games are a popular and profitable fundraising  mechanism
 for  bona fide not-for-profit organizations across the state, generating
 millions of dollars in net revenues for charitable purposes every year;
   (b) authorized organizations that offer bell jars and other  games  of
 chance  must  meet  strict  standards  established by the New York state
 general municipal law and the New York state gaming commission,  includ-
 ing receiving a license to conduct charitable gaming activities; and
   (c)  while  other  types of gaming in New York state have continued to
 expand and improve, the operation of charitable  gaming  activities  has
 largely remained the same over the last several decades.
   2.  For  the  aforementioned  reasons, the legislature hereby declares
 that authorized organizations licensed by  the  New  York  state  gaming
 commission  to  conduct charitable gaming would greatly benefit from the
 ability to operate electronic bell jar vending machines,  which  display
 and  dispense  pre-printed  bell  jar  tickets  that  have predetermined
 winners and predetermined values for prizes, in order to  help  increase
 charitable  gaming  profits across the state and attract more members to
 join such organizations.
   § 2. Subdivision 3-a of section 186 of the general municipal  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  531  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
   3-a. "Bell jars" shall mean and include those games in which a partic-
 ipant shall draw a card from a jar, vending machine, INCLUDING AN  ELEC-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.