A00878 Summary:

BILL NO    A00878 

SAME AS    SAME AS S03278

SPONSOR    Cymbrowitz (MS)

COSPNSR    Clark, Crespo, Ortiz

MLTSPNSR   Barrett, Cahill, Englebright, Galef, Hikind, Jaffee, Kearns, Markey,
           Roberts, Titone

Amd S102, RWB L

Relates to the qualifications of members of the gaming commission.
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A00878 Actions:

BILL NO    A00878 

01/08/2015 referred to racing and wagering
02/10/2015 reported 
02/19/2015 advanced to third reading cal.25
02/25/2015 passed assembly
02/25/2015 delivered to senate
02/25/2015 REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
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A00878 Votes:

A00878 02/25/2015 143/0
AbbateYClarkERGanttERKimYMorelleYRiveraYStecY
AbinantYColtonYGarbariYKolbYMosleyYRobertsYSteckY
ArroyoYCookYGiglioYLalorYMoyaYRobinsoYStirpeY
AubryYCorwinYGjonajYLavineYMurrayYRodriguYTediscoY
BarclayYCrespoYGlickYLawrencYNojayYRosenthYTenneyY
BarrettYCrouchYGoldfedYLentolYNolanYRozicYThieleY
BarronYCurranYGoodellYLiftonYOaksYRussellYTitoneY
BenedetYCusickYGottfriYLinaresERO'DonneYRyanYTitusY
BichottYCymbrowYGrafYLopezYOrtizYSaladinYWalkerY
BlakeYDavilaYGuntherERLupardoYOtisYSantabaYWalterY
BlankenYDenDekkERHawleyYLupinacYPalmesaYScarborYWeinsteY
BorelliYDilanYHevesiYMageeYPalumboYSchimelYWeprinY
BrabeneYDinowitYHikindYMagnareYPaulinYSchimmiYWoernerY
BraunstYDiPietrYHooperYMalliotYPeoplesYSeawrigYWozniakY
BrennanYDupreyYJaffeeYMarkeyYPerryYSepulveYWrightER
BrindisYEnglebrYJean-PiYMayerYPersaudYSilverYZebrowsY
BronsonYFahyYJohnsYMcDonalYPichardYSimanowYMr SpkrY
Brook-KYFarrellYJoynerYMcDonouYPretlowYSimonY
BuchwalYFinchYKaminskYMcKevitYQuartYSimotasY
ButlerYFitzpatYKatzYMcLaughYRaYSkartadY
CahillYFriendYKavanagYMillerYRaiaYSkoufisY
CerettoYGalefYKearnsYMontesaYRamosYSolagesY

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A00878 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A878

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and
breeding law, in relation to the qualifications of members of the
gaming commission

PURPOSE: To provide expertise to the New York State Gambling
Commission on issues related to problem gambling

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This legislation will require at least
one of the Commission's seven board members significant experience in
the prevention and treatment of compulsive gambling

JUSTIFICATION: The recently enacted 2012-2013 New York State budget
amended the state constitution to allow for non-tribal casino gaming
in New York and also included provisions to merge the Division of
Lottery and the Racing and Wagering Board creating the New York State
Gaming Commission.

The Commission will be comprised of an Executive director and seven
members that must have no less than five years administrative
experience in public or business administration and one or more
qualifications in the following areas: (1) significant service as a
certified public accountant; (2) knowledge of corporate finance and
securities; (3) professional experience in gaming regulation
administration or management; and (4) experience in fields of criminal
investigation, law, or law enforcement,

While New York State appears to have the necessary structure in place
to ensure casino gaming will be properly regulated, be profitable
financially, and maintain integrity and fairness with all gaining
activity, there remains no internal controls to make certain that
gaming policies exist which promote responsible gaming practices.

Other states have recognized the importance of developing a
comprehensive gaming plan that is proactive in diminishing the risks
and consequences associated with problem gambling in Pennsylvania, a
Gaming Control Board regulates its gaming industry. Within that Board
is the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling and one of its roles
is to make recommendations to the Board on how to improve programs and
change policy to achieve a positive impact on the gaming industry's
responsible gaming practices.

The New York State Commission, as it is currently formed would be ill
prepared and lacks the knowledge or experience to address issues that
are related to problem gambling. It is imperative that as we move
forward with our plan to expand gaming opportunities in New York,
there is a member of the Commission with significant experience in the
prevention and treatment of problem gambling. This ensures that gaming
facilities in New York State will implement effective problem gambling
programs which promote responsible gaming by their patrons.

This bill will enable the New York State Gaming Commission to promote
responsible gaming practices and aim to mitigate problems associated
with problem gambling in gaming facilities


PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  2011-12 A.10023 Referred to Racing, Gaming
& Wagering
        S.7305 Referred to Racing, Gaming & Wagering 2013-14 A.2268
Referred to Racing, Gaming & Wagering
        S.7412 Referred to Racing, Gaming & Wagering

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A00878 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                          878

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                    January 8, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M. of A. CYMBROWITZ, CLARK, CRESPO, ORTIZ -- Multi-Spon-
         sored by -- M. of A.   BARRETT, CAHILL,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GALEF,  HIKIND,
         JAFFEE,  KEARNS,  MARKEY, ROBERTS, TITONE -- read once and referred to
         the Committee on Racing and Wagering

       AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law,  in
         relation to the qualifications of members of the gaming commission

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section  102  of
    2  the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as added by section 1
    3  of part A of chapter 60 of the laws of 2012, are amended and a new para-
    4  graph (e) is added to read as follows:
    5    (c)  professional  experience  in gaming or racing regulatory adminis-
    6  tration or gaming or racing industry management, [or]
    7    (d) significant experience in the fields  of  criminal  investigation,
    8  law enforcement, or law[.], OR
    9    (E)  SIGNIFICANT  EXPERIENCE IN THE PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF PROBLEM
   10  GAMBLING.
   11    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD05249-01-5
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