Racing, Gaming, Wagering Committee Meeting held on February 9, 2010

February 11, 2010

Video: 28 minutes


New York State Senator Eric Adams, Chairman, convened a meeting of his Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering at 9:30 AM Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in Room 124 of the Capitol. 


The first order of business was remarks, followed by the questioning of Charles J Diamond, Governor Paterson’s nominee to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.  The committee then took up its legislative agenda, consisting of the following bills:

Printed No:766/Refer to Finance        Sponsor: Johnson, C.   Title: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering, and breeding law, in relation to the creation of a local advisory board for the Belmont racetrack facility --

Printed No:1892        Sponsor: Klein    Title: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to requiring lottery sales agents to return previously purchased lottery tickets to the person submitting them to such agent for verification of prizes --

Printed No: 5671/Refer to Codes        Sponsor: Adams     Title: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to requiring a New York state legend on all bell jar tickets sold in New York State -- Printed No: 6039/Refer to Finance       Sponsor: Bonacic    Title: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to capital awards to vendor tracks -- The committee then voted on the nomination of Charles J Diamond, unanimously supporting confirmation of his appointment.  His nomination will now go before the Senate Finance Committee.