A00878 Summary:

BILL NOA00878
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03278
 
SPONSORCymbrowitz
 
COSPNSRCrespo, Ortiz
 
MLTSPNSRBarrett, Cahill, Englebright, Galef, Hikind, Jaffee, Kearns, Markey, Titone
 
Amd S102, RWB L
 
Relates to the qualifications of members of the gaming commission.
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A00878 Actions:

BILL NOA00878
 
01/08/2015referred to racing and wagering
02/10/2015reported
02/19/2015advanced to third reading cal.25
02/25/2015passed assembly
02/25/2015delivered to senate
02/25/2015REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
01/06/2016DIED IN SENATE
01/06/2016RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/06/2016ordered to third reading cal.44
01/20/2016committed to racing and wagering
02/09/2016reported
02/18/2016advanced to third reading cal.375
02/24/2016passed assembly
02/24/2016delivered to senate
02/24/2016REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
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A00878 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A878
 
SPONSOR: Cymbrowitz (MS)
  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 Commis- sion 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 manage- ment; 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 finan- cially, 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 comprehen- sive gaming plan that is proactive in diminishing the risks and conse- quences 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:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           878
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     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    § 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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