senate Bill S8412

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes interactive gaming in the state of New York

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 25, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Feb 24, 2022 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

Votes

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Apr 25, 2022 - Racing, Gaming and Wagering committee Vote

S8412
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Vote: Apr 25, 2022

aye wr (2)

S8412 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9436
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 15 §§1500 - 1504, RWB L

S8412 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes interactive gaming in the state of New York.

S8412 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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