Bill Text: NY A01682 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Prohibits individuals under the age of twenty-one from gambling.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-16 - referred to racing and wagering [A01682 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A01682-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 16, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. PHEFFER AMATO, D'URSO, COLTON, ORTIZ, COOK, GALEF
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on Racing and Wagering
        AN  ACT  to  amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and
          the tax law, in relation to prohibiting individuals under the  age  of
          twenty-one from gambling
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 108  of  the  racing,  pari-mutuel
     2  wagering and breeding law, as added by section 1 of part A of chapter 60
     3  of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
     4    2.  No corporation, association or person that holds a license, regis-
     5  tration, franchise, certificate or permit issued by the commission shall
     6  permit any person who is actually or apparently under  [eighteen]  twen-
     7  ty-one years of age to bet on gaming activity, as defined in subdivision
     8  five of section one hundred one of this article.
     9    §  2.  The opening paragraph of subdivision b of section 1617-a of the
    10  tax law, as amended by section 1 of part SS of chapter 60 of the laws of
    11  2016, is amended to read as follows:
    12    Such rules and regulations shall provide, as a condition of licensure,
    13  that racetracks to be licensed are certified to be  in  compliance  with
    14  all state and local fire and safety codes, that no person who is actual-
    15  ly  and  apparently  under twenty-one years of age shall be permitted to
    16  participate in video lottery  gaming,  that  the  gaming  commission  is
    17  afforded  adequate  space, infrastructure, and amenities consistent with
    18  industry standards for such video lottery gaming operations as found  at
    19  racetracks  in  other  states,  that racetrack employees involved in the
    20  operation of video lottery gaming pursuant to this section are  licensed
    21  by  the  gaming commission and such other terms and conditions of licen-
    22  sure as the gaming commission may establish.  Notwithstanding any incon-
    23  sistent provision of law, video lottery gaming at a  racetrack  pursuant
    24  to  this section shall be deemed an approved activity for such racetrack
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 1682                             2
     1  under the relevant city, county, town, or village  land  use  or  zoning
     2  ordinances,  rules,  or  regulations.  No  entity licensed by the gaming
     3  commission operating video lottery gaming pursuant to this  section  may
     4  house  such  gaming  activity  in  a structure deemed or approved by the
     5  division as "temporary" for a duration of longer than  [eighteen-months]
     6  eighteen  months.    Nothing  in  this section shall prohibit the gaming
     7  commission from licensing an entity to operate video lottery  gaming  at
     8  an existing racetrack as authorized in this subdivision whether or not a
     9  different  entity  is  licensed  to conduct horse racing and pari-mutuel
    10  wagering at such racetrack pursuant to  article  two  or  three  of  the
    11  racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law.
    12    §  3.   This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    13  have become a law.