Bill Text: NY S01282 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Authorizes gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges at betting facilities located at thoroughbred and harness racetracks operating in this state, in simulcast theaters operated by off-track betting corporations and in any constitutionally authorized casino facility; provides that the proceeds of such gambling be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-06-14 - PRINT NUMBER 1282A [S01282 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S01282-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         1282--A
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2017
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sens.  AVELLA,  ADDABBO, HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY, SANDERS --
          read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
          the  Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to the Committee on Judici-
          ary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee  discharged,
          bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
          committee
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
        proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in
          relation to authorizing gambling on professional sporting  events  and
          athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges
     1    Section  1.  Resolved  (if the Assembly concur), That subdivision 1 of
     2  section 9 of article 1  of  the  constitution  be  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    1. No law shall be passed abridging the rights of the people peaceably
     5  to  assemble  and to petition the government, or any department thereof;
     6  nor shall  any  divorce  be  granted  otherwise  than  by  due  judicial
     7  proceedings;  except  as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the sale of
     8  lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of  gambl-
     9  ing,  except  lotteries  operated  by  the state and the sale of lottery
    10  tickets in connection therewith as may be authorized and  prescribed  by
    11  the  legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied exclusively
    12  to or in aid or support of education in this state  as  the  legislature
    13  may  prescribe,  except  pari-mutuel  betting  on  horse races as may be
    14  prescribed by the legislature and from which the state  shall  derive  a
    15  reasonable  revenue  for  the  support  of government, and except casino
    16  gambling at no more than seven facilities as authorized  and  prescribed
    17  by  the legislature shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within this
    18  state; and except wagering on professional sporting events and  athletic
    19  events  sponsored  by  universities  or  colleges  at betting facilities
    20  located at thoroughbred and harness racetracks operating in this  state,
    21  in  simulcast  theaters  operated  by off-track betting corporations, on
    22  mobile platforms, and in any constitutionally authorized casino  facili-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89012-02-8

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     1  ty,  as  may be prescribed by the legislature, the net proceeds of which
     2  shall be applied exclusively to or in aid or  support  of  education  in
     3  this  state  as the legislature may prescribe, and the legislature shall
     4  pass  appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any of the provisions
     5  of this section.
     6    § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
     7  be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
     8  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
     9  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
    10  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
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