assembly Bill A8216

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the operation of bingo games

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to racing and wagering
Aug 25, 2021 referred to racing and wagering

A8216 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §495-a, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8721
2019-2020: S177

A8216 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes housing authorities to operate bingo games; adds guests invited by residents of any apartment, condominium or cooperative complex, housing authority, retirement community, or other group residential complex or facility to the scope of application; allows games to be conducted two days per week; makes related provisions.

A8216 (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
                              August 25, 2021
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Racing and Wagering
 AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the  operation
   of bingo games

   Section 1. Clause (B) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (b) of subdivi-
 sion 2 of section 495-a of the general  municipal  law,  as  amended  by
 chapter 470 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   (B)  within any apartment, condominium or cooperative complex, HOUSING
 AUTHORITY, retirement community, or other group residential  complex  or
 facility  where  (I)  [sponsored  by  the  operator of or an association
 related to such complex, community or facility,  (II)]  such  games  are
 conducted  solely  for  the  purpose  of amusement and recreation of its
 residents AND GUESTS INVITED BY SUCH RESIDENTS, [(III)] (II)  no  player
 or  other person furnishes anything of MORE THAN ONE DOLLAR IN value PER
 GAME for the opportunity to participate, [(IV)] (III) the value  of  the
 prizes  shall  not exceed ten dollars for any one game or a total of one
 hundred fifty dollars in any calendar day, [(V)] (IV) such games are not
 conducted on more than one day per week and not more than [thirty times]
 TWO DAYS during any calendar [year]  WEEK,  and  [(VI)]  (V)  no  person
 [other  than  an  employee  or  volunteer  of such complex, community or
 facility conducts or assists] IS PAID TO CONDUCT OR ASSIST in conducting
 the game or games.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.