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Bill S5200-2013

Includes the city of Syracuse in the capital district off track betting region

Includes the city of Syracuse in the capital district off-track betting region.

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Actions

  • Jun 5, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 4, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.1008
  • May 29, 2013: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • May 14, 2013: REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING

Meetings

Calendars

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Racing, Gaming and Wagering - May 29, 2013
Ayes (9): Bonacic, Boyle, Carlucci, Marchione, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Addabbo, Adams, Sanders
Ayes W/R (2): Griffo, Latimer

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5200

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to including the city of Syracuse in the capital district off track betting region

PURPOSE:

This bill would include the city of Syracuse in the capital district off track betting region.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - To amend the opening paragraph and paragraphs e and f of subdivision 1 of section 519 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, paragraph e as amended by chapter 260 of the laws of 1987 and paragraph f as amended by chapter 125 of the laws of 1997.

Section 2 - Effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

The State of NY is currently moving toward allowing the voters to decide whether there should be additional gaming permitted to provide additional revenue sources, especially for the Upstate economy which has not recovered as quickly as other regions. It has been well documented that the City of Syracuse is experiencing severe fiscal difficulty due to the current economy, increased mandates and a shrinking tax base. This bill will provide the City Council with the option to have an OTB operation in the City of Syracuse. This option, if approved by the City, would provide an opportunity to receive additional revenues.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5200 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 14, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to including the city of Syracuse in the capital district off track betting region THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraphs e and f of subdivision 1 of section 519 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, paragraph e as amended by chapter 260 of the laws of 1987 and paragraph f as amended by chapter 125 of the laws of 1997, are amended to read as follows: One or more of the following named regions comprised of the counties AND CITIES indicated: e. Capital District: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Onei- da, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington counties, AND THE CITY OF SYRACUSE; f. Central: Lewis and Onondaga counties, NOT INCLUDING THE CITY OF SYRACUSE; S 2. This shall take effect immediately.

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