senate Bill S1379

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2021 referred to racing and wagering
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.86
Jan 11, 2021 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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Jan 19, 2021 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S1379
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Abstained
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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

S1379 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4967
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§185, 186, 189, 195-d & 195-e, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S767, A8832
2011-2012: S4662, A6297
2013-2014: S876, A208
2015-2016: S1631, A4052
2017-2018: S988, A5420
2019-2020: S3301, A7307

S1379 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes licensed authorized organizations to conduct certain poker tournaments as licensed games of chance fundraisers.

S1379 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1379 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1379
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- 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 general municipal law, in relation to poker tourna-
   ments
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Section 185 of the general municipal law, as amended by
 chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
   § 185. Short title; purpose of article. This article  shall  be  known
 and  may  be cited as the games of chance licensing law. The legislature
 hereby declares that the raising of funds for the promotion of bona fide
 charitable, educational, scientific,  health,  religious  and  patriotic
 causes and undertakings, where the beneficiaries are undetermined, is in
 the  public  interest.  It  hereby finds that, as conducted prior to the
 enactment of this article, games of chance were the subject of exploita-
 tion by professional gamblers, promoters, and commercial interests,  AND
 IT  FINDS  FURTHER  THAT  TOURNAMENTS  OF  THE VARIOUS GAMES OF POKER AS
 OFFERED BY AUTHORIZED  ORGANIZATIONS  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF
 SECTION  NINE  OF ARTICLE ONE OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTION, SHOULD
 BE REGULATED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. It is hereby declared to be the  policy
 of  the  legislature  that  all phases of the supervision, licensing and
 regulation of games of chance and of the conduct  of  games  of  chance,
 should  be closely controlled and that the laws and regulations pertain-
 ing thereto should be strictly construed and rigidly enforced; that  the
 conduct  of the game and all attendant activities should be so regulated
 and adequate controls so instituted as to  discourage  commercialization
 of  gambling  in all its forms, including the rental of commercial prem-
 ises for games of chance, and to ensure a maximum  availability  of  the
 net  proceeds  of  games  of  chance  exclusively for application to the
 worthy causes and undertakings specified herein; that  the  only  justi-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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