senate Bill S1439

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to interactive fantasy sports contests; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2021 1st report cal.854
Jan 12, 2021 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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May 3, 2021 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: May 3, 2021

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S1439 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7264
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §1412, add §1413, RWB L; amd §225.00, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8766

S1439 (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.

S1439 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1439 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1439
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 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 ing law is REPEALED.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-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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