Bill A9010-2011

Authorizes conducting of casino gambling at harness horse racing tracks and at thoroughbred horse racing tracks

Authorizes the conducting of casino gambling upon premises licensed to conduct both horse race meetings and pari-mutuel wagering; provides for the regulation of such gambling by the legislature.



  • Jan 17, 2012: to attorney-general for opinion
  • Jan 13, 2012: referred to racing and wagering


STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 9010 IN ASSEMBLY January 13, 2012 ___________
Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Racing and Wagering CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in relation to authorizing gambling and the conducting of games of chance upon premises licensed to conduct both horse race meetings and pari- mutuel wagering thereon Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 9 of article 1 of the constitution be amended by adding a new subdivision 3 to read as follows: 3. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, RACETRACKS AUTHOR- IZED TO CONDUCT EITHER HARNESS HORSE RACE MEETINGS OR THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACE MEETINGS AND PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING THEREON AS AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, MAY BE AUTHORIZED, BY LAW AND SUBJECT TO STATE LEGISLATIVE SUPERVISION AND CONTROL, TO CONDUCT GAMBLING AND GAMES OF CHANCE UPON THE PREMISES OF SUCH A RACETRACK. THE STATE SHALL DERIVE A REASONABLE REVENUE FROM SUCH GAMBLING AND GAMES FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE REGULATION THEREOF AND FOR THE SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT. THE LEGISLATURE SHALL PASS APPROPRIATE LAWS TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN THEIR SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF THE CONDUCT OF GAMBLING AND GAMES OF CHANCE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMIT- ED TO, LAWS TO DESCRIBE THE GAMES OF CHANCE THAT MAY BE CONDUCTED, TO PREVENT OFFENSES AGAINST ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION, TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, TO PREVENT PARTICIPATION BY CRIMINAL AND OTHER UNDESIRABLE ELEMENTS, AND TO PREVENT THE DIVERSION OF FUNDS FROM THE PURPOSES AUTHORIZED. S 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such election. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD89109-05-2


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