Senate Bill S1959

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to electronic bell jar vending machines

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S1959 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§186, 188-a, 189, 189-a, 195-c, 195-n, 195-o & 195-q, Gen Muni L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10199
2013-2014: A4669
2015-2016: A932
2017-2018: A2303
2019-2020: S6284, A4697
2021-2022: S1440, A1425

2023-S1959 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing and regulating the use of electronic bell jar vending machines.

2023-S1959 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1959 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 17, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the general municipal law, in relation to electronic
   bell jar games
   Section 1.  Legislative findings and purpose. 1. The legislature here-
 by finds that:
   (a)  bell jar games are a popular and profitable fundraising mechanism
 for bona fide not-for-profit organizations across the state,  generating
 millions of dollars in net revenues for charitable purposes every year;
   (b)  authorized  organizations that offer bell jars and other games of
 chance must meet strict standards established  by  the  New  York  state
 general  municipal law and the New York state gaming commission, includ-
 ing receiving a license to conduct charitable gaming activities; and
   (c) while other types of gaming in New York state  have  continued  to
 expand  and  improve,  the operation of charitable gaming activities has
 largely remained the same over the last several decades.
   2. For the aforementioned reasons,  the  legislature  hereby  declares
 that  authorized  organizations  licensed  by  the New York state gaming
 commission to conduct charitable gaming would greatly benefit  from  the
 ability  to  operate electronic bell jar vending machines, which display
 and dispense  pre-printed  bell  jar  tickets  that  have  predetermined
 winners  and  predetermined values for prizes, in order to help increase
 charitable gaming profits across the state and attract more  members  to
 join such organizations.
   §  2.  Subdivision 3-a of section 186 of the general municipal law, as
 amended by chapter 531 of the laws  of  2011,  is  amended  to  read  as
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
 S. 1959                             2


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