Provides that a franchised corporation operating a simulcast theatre in a region wholly contained within one county shall only be permitted to operate a simulcast theatre in the territory of such regional corporation.
Ayes (59): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Espaillat, Golden
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to simulcast theaters
PURPOSE: Provides that a franchised corporation operating a simulcast theater in a region wholly contained within one county shall only be permitted to operate in the territory of such regional corporation.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision 2 of section 1009 of the racing pari-mutuel wagering, and breeding law, as amended by chapter 18 of the laws of 2008 providing that on and after August 13, 2014, a franchised corporation operating a simulcast theater in a region wholly contained in one county is only permitted to operate a simulcast theater in the regional corporation's territory. All revenues derived by such simulcast theater shall be distributed.
Section two sets an immediate effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Nassau County Off-Track Betting, being a county OTB with NYRA facilities is in a unique position to be unfairly impacted by competition at the track. This bill changes that by helping offset the impact to Nassau County taxpayers.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5584--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 22, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wager- ing -- recommitted to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit- tee AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to simulcast theaters THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 1009 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as amended by chapter 18 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 2. Such a simulcast theater, pursuant to a license issued in accord- ance with the provisions of this section and section one thousand three of this article may be owned or leased, and operated, (a) by one or more racing associations or corporations; (b) by the regional off-track betting corporation of the region where such simulcast theater facility is to be located; (c) jointly by one or more racing associations or corporations and the regional off-track betting corporation of the region where such simulcast theater facility is to be located; or (d) by a franchised corporation; provided, however, that for the purposes of paragraph (a) of subdivision two-a of this section, an entity authorized by paragraph (b) or (c) of this subdivision to own, lease or operate a simulcast theater may, pursuant to a competitive bidding procedure carried out in accordance with rules and regulations issued by the
[board]GAMING COMMISSION, select another person, firm or corporation to operate or jointly own or lease such facility and enter into a written agreement with such person, firm or corporation provided that such party shall be subject to the licensing requirements of the [board]GAMING COMMISSION. ON AND AFTER AUGUST THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN THEEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11241-02-4 S. 5584--A 2
FRANCHISED CORPORATION OPERATING A SIMULCAST THEATER IN A REGION WHOLLY CONTAINED WITHIN ONE COUNTY SHALL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO OPERATE A SIMUL- CAST THEATER IN THE TERRITORY OF SUCH A REGIONAL CORPORATION, PURSUANT TO AN AGREEMENT WITH SUCH REGIONAL CORPORATION. ALL REVENUES DERIVED BY SUCH SIMULCAST THEATER SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF SUCH AGREEMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.