Includes the city of Syracuse in the capital district off-track betting region.
Ayes (43): Addabbo, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Robach, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (16): Avella, Ball, Dilan, Espaillat, Gianaris, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Montgomery, Peralta, Perkins, Rivera, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Squadron, Stavisky
Excused (4): Adams, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Sampson
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: 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 within 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.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5200--A Cal. No. 1008 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 -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, amended on second report, ordered to a third reading, and to be reprinted as amended, retaining its place in the order of third reading 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, NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, THE CITY OF SYRACUSE WHICH SHALL NOT REQUIRE THE PARTICIPATION OR APPROVAL OF ONONDAGA COUNTY; f. Central: Lewis and Onondaga counties, NOT INCLUDING THE CITY OF SYRACUSE; S 2. This shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10170-03-3