Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 25, 2022||
reported and committed to finance
|Feb 24, 2022||
referred to racing, gaming and wagering
Senate Bill S8412
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8412 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S8412 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8412 SPONSOR: ADDABBO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to authorizing interactive gaming PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize online interactive gaming in New York State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill adds a new article 15 to the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law. Within the new Article 15: (1) section 1500 provides for the legislative intent and findings; (2) section 1501 provides for the definitions of key terms; (3) section 1502 provides for the conditions of authorization of interactive gaming by the Gaming Commission; (4) section 1503 provides for detailed required safeguards to address problem gambling; and (5) section 1504 provides for the impo- sition of taxes on interactive gaming and distribution of revenue to
2021-S8412 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8412 I N S E N A T E February 24, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wager- ing AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to authorizing interactive gaming THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended by adding a new article 15 to read as follows: ARTICLE 15 INTERACTIVE GAMING SECTION 1500. LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND FINDINGS. 1501. DEFINITIONS. 1502. AUTHORIZATION. 1503. REQUIRED SAFEGUARDS. 1504. STATE TAXES. § 1500. LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND FINDINGS. SECTION NINE OF ARTICLE ONE OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION WAS RECENTLY AMENDED AND PROVIDES "CASINO GAMBLING AT NO MORE THAN SEVEN FACILITIES AS AUTHORIZED AND PRESCRIBED BY THE LEGISLATURE SHALL HEREAFTER BE AUTHORIZED OR ALLOWED WITHIN THIS STATE." IT HAS BEEN, AND CONTINUES TO BE, THE SENSE OF THE LEGISLATURE THAT THIS PROVISION IS NOT CONTRAVENED BY A STATUTE THAT AUTHORIZES THE ACCEPTANCE OF A WAGER BY AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS BETTING BY VIRTUAL OR ELECTRONIC MEANS AND THE WAGER IS ACCEPTED THROUGH EQUIPMENT LOCATED WITHIN A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY; PROVIDED THAT ANY SUCH WAGER MEETS OTHER SAFEGUARDS ENSURING THAT THE PLAIN TEXT OF THIS PROVISION IS HONORED IN SUCH STRUCTURE. INTERACTIVE GAMING IS NOW LEGAL ONLINE IN SEVEN STATES, INCLUDING THE BORDERING STATES OF NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA AND CONNECTICUT, WHILE IT IS PERMITTED ONLY IN PERSON IN NEW YORK AT FOUR UPSTATE COMMERCIAL GAMING FACILITIES AND NATIVE AMERICAN CLASS III GAMING FACILITIES. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT AN INTERACTIVE GAMING WAGER THAT IS MADE THROUGH VIRTUAL OR ELECTRONIC MEANS FROM A LOCATION WITHIN NEW YORK STATE AND IS TRANSMITTED TO AND ACCEPTED BY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT LOCATED AT A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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