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S00940 Summary:

BILL NOS00940
 
SAME ASSAME AS A03080
 
SPONSORAVELLA
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd Art 1 S9, Constn
 
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.
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S00940 Actions:

BILL NOS00940
 
01/07/2015REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
01/16/2015TO ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR OPINION
02/05/2015OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
01/06/2016REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
03/14/2016TO ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR OPINION
04/06/2016OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY
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S00940 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                           940
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     January 7, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 
                    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 and in
    22  any constitutionally authorized casino facility, as may be prescribed by
    23  the legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied  exclusively
    24  to  or  in  aid or support of education in this state as the legislature
    25  may prescribe, and  the  legislature  shall  pass  appropriate  laws  to
    26  prevent offenses against any of the provisions of this section.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89005-01-5

        S. 940                              2
 
     1    §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
     2  be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
     3  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
     4  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
     5  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
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