Authorizes casino gambling within the state as prescribed by the legislature.
Ayes (36): Alesi, Ball, Bonacic, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Johnson, Klein, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Robach, Saland, Savino, Seward, Skelos, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Absent (24): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espaillat, Gianaris, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Kennedy, Krueger, Montgomery, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Rivera, Sampson, Serrano, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 9556 IN ASSEMBLY March 14, 2012 ___________Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW, GUNTHER -- (at request of the Governor) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Racing and Wagering CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to subdivision 1 of section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in relation to casino gambling in the state Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That subdivision 1 of section 9 of article 1 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: 1. No law shall be passed abridging the rights of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government, or any department thereof; nor shall any divorce be granted otherwise than by due judicial proceedings; except as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambl- ing, except lotteries operated by the state and the sale of lottery tickets in connection therewith as may be authorized and prescribed by the legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education in this state as the legislature may prescribe, [and] except pari-mutuel betting on horse races as may be prescribed by the legislature and from which the state shall derive a reasonable revenue for the support of government, AND EXCEPT CASINO GAMBLING AT NO MORE THAN SEVEN FACILITIES AS AUTHORIZED AND PRESCRIBED BY THE LEGISLATURE shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within this state; and the legislature shall pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any of the provisions of this section. 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. LBD89143-05-2