Bill S4150-2011

Permits employees of authorized organizations to operate games of chance

Permits employees of authorized organizations to operate games of chance.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 21, 2012: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 25, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 19, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 18, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.493
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • Jun 24, 2011: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Apr 12, 2011: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 11, 2011: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 6, 2011: 1ST REPORT CAL.327
  • Mar 21, 2011: REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Racing, Gaming and Wagering - Apr 6, 2011
Ayes (8): Bonacic, Griffo, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Adams, Addabbo, Stewart-Cousins
Ayes W/R (1): Hannon
Excused (1): Huntley
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Racing, Gaming and Wagering - Apr 18, 2012
Ayes (8): Bonacic, Griffo, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Adams, Addabbo, Stewart-Cousins
Excused (2): Hannon, Huntley

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4150

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to employees of authorized organizations operating games of chance

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow employees of authorized organizations such as the American Legion to participate in the management of games of chance.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Currently only members of the American Legion or members of the Auxiliary or Sons of American Legion if they have their ID numbers, can sell tickets for games of chance. This legislation would allow employees of the licensed authorized organization, its auxiliary or affiliated organization to participate in the operation of such game. No person other than an employee would receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game. The head or heads of the authorized organization shall upon request certify, under oath, that the persons operating any game of chance are bona fide members or employees of such authorized organization, auxiliary or affiliated organization.

JUSTIFICATION: The age of the average member of organizations such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars has increased dramatically in recent years. This has necessitated the hiring of employees who are not members to assist in the daily running of these organizations to perform jobs such as bartending. Tickets for games of chance are regularly sold at such organizations as a means of fundraising and since only members are allowed to sell these tickets, when a member is not available they cannot be sold.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4150 A. 6485 2011-2012 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 21, 2011 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. BLANKENBUSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Racing and Wagering AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to employees of authorized organizations operating games of chance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 10 and 11 of section 189 of the general munic- ipal law, as amended by chapter 574 of the laws of 1978, are amended to read as follows: 10. No person except a bona fide member OR EMPLOYEE of the licensed authorized organization shall participate in the management of such games; no person except a bona fide member OR EMPLOYEE of the licensed authorized organization, its auxiliary or affiliated organization, shall participate in the operation of such game, as set forth in section one hundred ninety-five-c of this article. 11. No person OTHER THAN AN EMPLOYEE shall receive any remuneration for participating in the management or operation of any such game. S 2. Section 195-c of the general municipal law, as amended by chapter 252 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: S 195-c. [1.] Persons operating games; equipment; expenses; compen- sation. 1. No person shall operate any game of chance under any license issued under this article except a bona fide member OR EMPLOYEE of the authorized organization to which the license is issued, or a bona fide member OR EMPLOYEE of an organization or association which is an auxil- iary to the licensee or a bona fide member OR EMPLOYEE of an organiza- tion or association of which such licensee is an auxiliary or a bona fide member OR EMPLOYEE of an organization or association which is
affiliated with the licensee by being, with it, auxiliary to another organization or association. Nothing herein shall be construed to limit the number of games of chance licensees for whom such persons may oper- ate games of chance nor to prevent non-members OR NON-EMPLOYEES from assisting the licensee in any activity other than managing or operating games. No game of chance shall be conducted with any equipment except such as shall be owned or leased by the authorized organization so licensed or used without payment of any compensation therefor by the licensee. However, in no event shall bell jar tickets be transferred from one authorized organization to another, with or without payment of any compensation thereof. The head or heads of the authorized organiza- tion shall upon request certify, under oath, that the persons operating any game of chance are bona fide members OR EMPLOYEES of such authorized organization, auxiliary or affiliated organization. Upon request by an officer or the department any such person involved in such games of chance shall certify that he or she has no criminal record. No items of expense shall be incurred or paid in connection with the conducting of any game of chance pursuant to any license issued under this article except those that are reasonable and are necessarily expended for games of chance supplies and equipment, prizes, security personnel, stated rental if any, bookkeeping or accounting services according to a sched- ule of compensation prescribed by the board, janitorial services and utility supplies if any, and license fees, and the cost of bus transpor- tation, if authorized by such clerk or department. No commission, sala- ry, compensation, reward or recompense shall be paid or given to any person OTHER THAN AN EMPLOYEE for the sale or assisting with the sale of raffle tickets. 2. For the purpose of the sale of tickets for the game of raffle, the term "operate" shall not include the sale of such tickets by persons of lineal or collateral consanguinity to members of an authorized organiza- tion licensed to conduct a raffle. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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