Bill S5883-2013

Enacts the upstate New York gaming economic development act of 2013

Enacts the upstate New York gaming economic development act of 2013.

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  • Jun 21, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A8101
  • Jun 21, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1590
  • Jun 18, 2013: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S5883

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, the penal law and the state finance law, in relation to commercial gaming; to amend the executive law, the state finance law and the Indian law, in relation to authorizing the settlement of disputes between the Oneida Nation of New York, the state, Oneida county and Madison county; to amend the Indian law and the tax law, in relation to identifying nations and tribes; to amend the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to video lottery gaming; to amend part HH of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013 relating to providing for the administration of certain funds and accounts related to the 2013-14 budget, in relation to the commercial gaming revenue fund; to amend chapter 50 of the laws of 2013 enacting the state operations budget, in relation to commercial gaming revenues; to amend the racing, pari-mutual wagering and breeding law, in relation to directing the state gaming commission to annually evaluate video lottery gaming; to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and the state finance law, in relation to account wagering on simulcast horse races; to repeal section 11 of the executive law relating to fuel and energy shortage state of emergency; and to repeal clause (G) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law relating to vendor's fees

Purpose:

The pending concurrent resolution to amend the New York State Constitution to permit casino gaming is not self-executing. This legislation would provide a statutory framework for gaming should the concurrent resolution obtain second passage and be approved by the State electorate. Additionally, this bill provides the authority to execute and it approves the Settlement Agreement between the Oneida Nation of New York and the State of New York entered into on the sixteenth of May, two thousand thirteen. Finally, it would amend the Indian Law and the Tax Law related to properly identify Indian nations and tribes, and the Penal Law relating to gaming crimes.

Summary of Provisions:

Section one of the bill provides a short title to the proposed legislation.

Section 2 of the bill would amend the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (Racing Law) by adding a new Article 13 which would authorize and comprehensively regulate commercial gaming. Specifically:

§ 1300 contains the legislative findings.

§ 1301 provides definitions.

§ 1302 authorizes the Gaming Commission (Commission) to audit licensed gaming facilities.

§ 1303 requires equipment at licensed gaming facilities to be tested by the Commission.

§ 1304 requires regular reporting by the Commission.

§ 1305 gives broad powers to the Commission to oversee and regulate gaming facilities.

§ 1306 gives powers to the Resort Gaming Facility Location Board (Board) to carry out and effectuate its duties under the new Article 13.

§ 1307 authorizes the Commission to promulgate regulations.

§ 1308 requires the Commission to report its recommendations for changes in the laws governing casino gaming.

§ 1309 is a severability clause.

§ 1310 divides the State into gaming development zones and regions. Zone one includes New York City and the counties of Nassau, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester. Zone two includes all other counties in the state.

§ 1311 establishes the parameters for the authorization of licenses.

§ 1312 authorizes the Board to issue requests for applications for gaming facility licenses and subjects Board activity to state procurement lobbying requirements.

§ 1313 provides for the form of application for a gaming facility license.

§ 1314 sets standards for gaming facility license applicants.

§ 1315 authorizes the Board to establish a minimum capital investment requirement by zone and region.

§ 1316 establishes minimum licensing thresholds for gaming facility license applicants.

§ 1317 requires the Commission to investigate applicants for a gaming facility license.

§ 1318 establishes disqualifying criteria for license applicants.

§ 1319 allows the Board and Commission to hold investigatory hearings involving the gaming facility license applicants.

§ 1320 establishes the criteria for the Board to use in reviewing applications for siting of gaming facilities.

§§ 1322-1325 establish criteria for the licensing and registration of officers and employees of licensed gaming facilities.

§§ 1326-1330 provide for the licensing of casino vendors, junket operators, labor organizations and lobbyists.

§ 1330-a requires campaign expenditures related to the Constitutional referendum on casino gaming to be reported to the Commission.

§ 1331 requires that a gaming facility have a valid operation certificate before it can operate.

§ 1332 establishes the age of 21 as the minimum age for gambling at licensed gaming facilities.

§ 1333 authorizes commercial gaming facilities to be open for 24 hours.

§ 1334 requires gaming facility licensees to have internal controls in place.

§ 1335 places limits on where gaming equipment can be placed and exhibited.

§ 1336 bans casino key employee licensees from wagering in any gaming facility in this state.

§ 1337 regulates tips and gratuities in gaming facilities

§ 1338 authorizes the Commission to regulate the number and location of and maximum withdrawal amounts from automated teller machines.

§ 1339 regulates the use of credit and check cashing at licensed gaming facilities.

§ 1340 regulates the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages at licensed gaming facilities.

§ 1341 regulates leases and contracts at a licensed gaming facility.

§§ 1342-1345 govern the exclusion of individuals from licensed gaming facilities.

§ 1346 provides for certain labor peace agreements at gaming facilities.

§ 1348 places a $500 annual assessment on each slot machine or table game at each licensed gaming facility that would be used for problem gambling education and treatment.

§§ 1349-1350 provide for the regulatory expenses of the gaming commission.

§ 1351 places a tax on gross gaming revenues, but a gaming facility licensee as part of the bidding contractual process, can agree to pay additional funds to the State.

§ 1352 establishes a commercial gaming revenue fund.

§ 1353 authorizes the Commission to audit the sufficiency of tax payments.

§ 1354 provides for the treatment of unclaimed funds at a licensed gaming facility.

§ 1355 regulates payments by gaming facility licensees to the racing industry.

§ 1362 requires gaming facility licensees to establish problem gambling prevention and outreach programs.

§ 1363 requires that advertising by gaming facility licensees be truthful.

§ 1364 bans smoking in licensed gaming facilities.

§ 1365 establishes procedures governing conservatorships at licensed gaming facilities.

§ 1366 deems licensed gaming facilities as approved uses under local ordinances.

§ 1367 bans sports wagering unless federal law governing such wagering is amended or a court finds such law unconstitutional.

§§ 1368-1371 establishes the office of the Gaming Inspector General in the Commission.

The remaining sections of the bill would amend the Penal Law, the Racing Law, the State Finance Law, the Tax Law, the Indian Law, and the Executive Law to conform existing law and enact new law to implement a regimen of gaming regulation in the State of New York. In addition, the amendments would authorize the execution of the Oneida Settlement Agreement, create a Commercial Gaming Revenue Fund and appropriate funds necessary to implement this new statutory framework. Finally, in the event a constitutional amendment authorizing extended gaming in New York is not enacted, the bill would provide a legislative framework for gaming, to the extent it could be otherwise permitted without a constitutional amendment.

Existing Law:

There is no existing comprehensive regulatory framework for casino gaming in New York.

Justification:

This comprehensive legislation is necessary to provide a statutory framework for casino gaming, should the concurrent resolution amending the State Constitution obtain second passage and be approved by the State electorate. Without such a framework, gaming cannot be conducted in New York State.

Legislative History:

This is a new bill.

Budget Implications:

Should the concurrent resolution to amend the State Constitution be approved by the electorate at referendum, it is expected the resulting fiscal impact of this enabling legislation will be positive.

Effective Dates:

The bill would take effect immediately, except that:

*§§ 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 27 and 31 take effect on the next January 1 after the date upon which casino gaming facilities are authorized by amendment to subdivision one of section nine of article one of the state constitution;

*§§ 6, 7, 14 and 16 take effect upon the effective date of the Settlement Agreement between the Oneida Nation of New York and the State of New York entered into on May 16, 2013;

*§ 1367 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as added by § 2 of the bill, takes effect upon a change in federal law authorizing such activity or upon the ruling of a court of competent jurisdiction that such activity is lawful;

*§ 35 is deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2013;

*§§ 32, 33, 34, 41 and 42 of the bill take effect only in the event that an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize casino gaming is defeated; and

*§§ 40 through 48 of the bill take effect on January 1, 2014; except that the Gaming Commission may accept and review applications for licenses for account wagering and for multi-jurisdictional account wagering providers commencing on October 1, 2013.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 5883 A. 8101 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y June 18, 2013 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. PRETLOW, GUNTHER -- (at request of the Governor) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Racing and Wagering AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, the penal law and the state finance law, in relation to commercial gaming; to amend the executive law, the state finance law and the Indian law, in relation to authorizing the settlement of disputes between the Oneida Nation of New York, the state, Oneida county and Madison coun- ty; to amend the Indian law and the tax law, in relation to identify- ing nations and tribes; to amend the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to video lottery gaming; to amend part HH of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013 relating to providing for the administration of certain funds and accounts related to the 2013-14 budget, in relation to the commercial gaming revenue fund; to amend chapter 50 of the laws of 2013 enacting the state operations budget, in relation to commer- cial gaming revenues; to amend the racing, pari-mutual wagering and breeding law, in relation to directing the state gaming commission to annually evaluate video lottery gaming; to amend the racing, pari-mu- tuel wagering and breeding law and the state finance law, in relation to account wagering on simulcast horse races; to repeal section 11 of the executive law relating to fuel and energy shortage state of emer- gency; and to repeal clause (G) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law relating to vendor's fees THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "upstate New York gaming economic development act of 2013."
S 2. The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended by adding a new article 13 to read as follows: ARTICLE 13 DESTINATION RESORT GAMING TITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS 2. FACILITY DETERMINATION AND LICENSING 3. OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING 4. ENTERPRISE AND VENDOR LICENSING AND REGISTRATION 5. REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDUCT AND OPERATION OF GAMING 6. TAXATION AND FEES 7. PROBLEM GAMBLING 8. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 9. GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL TITLE 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS SECTION 1300. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. 1301. DEFINITIONS. 1302. AUDITING DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION. 1303. EQUIPMENT TESTING. 1304. COMMISSION REPORTING. 1305. SUPPLEMENTAL POWER OF THE COMMISSION. 1306. POWERS OF THE BOARD. 1307. REQUIRED REGULATIONS. 1308. REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. 1309. SEVERABILITY AND PREEMPTION. S 1300. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. THE LEGISLATURE HEREBY FINDS AND DECLARES THAT: 1. NEW YORK STATE IS ALREADY IN THE BUSINESS OF GAMBLING WITH NINE VIDEO LOTTERY FACILITIES, FIVE TRIBAL CLASS III CASINOS, AND THREE TRIBAL CLASS II FACILITIES; 2. NEW YORK STATE HAS MORE ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINES THAN ANY STATE IN THE NORTHEAST OR MIDEAST; 3. WHILE GAMBLING ALREADY EXISTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, THE STATE DOES NOT FULLY CAPITALIZE ON THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL OF LEGALIZED GAMBLING; 4. THE STATE SHOULD AUTHORIZE FOUR DESTINATION RESORT CASINOS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK; 5. FOUR UPSTATE CASINOS CAN BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, CREATE THOU- SANDS OF WELL-PAYING JOBS AND PROVIDE ADDED REVENUE TO THE STATE; 6. THE UPSTATE TOURISM INDUSTRY CONSTITUTES A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF OUR STATE'S ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND THAT FOUR UPSTATE CASINOS WILL ATTRACT NON-NEW YORK RESIDENTS AND BRING DOWNSTATE NEW YORKERS TO UPSTATE; 7. THE CASINO SITES AND THE LICENSED OWNERS SHALL BE SELECTED ON MERIT; 8. LOCAL IMPACT OF THE CASINO SITES WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE CASINO EVALUATION PROCESS; 9. TRIBES WHOSE GAMING COMPACTS ARE IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE STATE WILL HAVE THEIR GEOGRAPHIC EXCLUSIVITY PROTECTED BY THIS ARTICLE; 10. REVENUE REALIZED FROM CASINOS SHALL BE UTILIZED TO INCREASE SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION BEYOND THAT OF THE STATE'S EDUCATION FORMULAE AND TO PROVIDE REAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO LOCALITIES; 11. CASINOS WILL BE TIGHTLY AND STRICTLY REGULATED BY THE COMMISSION TO GUARANTEE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE AND TRUST IN THE CREDIBILITY AND INTEGRI- TY OF ALL CASINO GAMBLING IN THE STATE AND TO PREVENT ORGANIZED CRIME FROM ANY INVOLVEMENT IN THE CASINO INDUSTRY;
12. THE NEED FOR STRICT STATE CONTROLS EXTENDS TO REGULATION OF ALL PERSONS, LOCATIONS, PRACTICES AND ASSOCIATIONS RELATED TO THE OPERATION OF LICENSED ENTERPRISES AND ALL RELATED SERVICE INDUSTRIES AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE; 13. THE STATE AND THE CASINOS WILL DEVELOP PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES TO COMBAT COMPULSIVE AND PROBLEM GAMBLING; 14. THE STATE WILL ENSURE THAT HOST MUNICIPALITIES OF CASINOS ARE PROVIDED WITH FUNDING TO LIMIT ANY POTENTIAL ADVERSE IMPACTS OF CASINOS; 15. POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE CASINO INDUSTRY WILL BE MINIMIZED TO REDUCE THE POTENTIAL OF POLITICAL CORRUPTION FROM CASINOS; AND 16. AS THOROUGHLY AND PERVASIVELY REGULATED BY THE STATE, FOUR UPSTATE CASINOS WILL WORK TO THE BETTERMENT OF ALL NEW YORK. S 1301. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL, UNLESS THE CONTEXT CLEARLY REQUIRES OTHERWISE, HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "AFFILIATE". A PERSON THAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THROUGH ONE OR MORE INTERMEDIARIES, CONTROLS OR IS CONTROLLED BY, OR IS UNDER COMMON CONTROL WITH, A SPECIFIED PERSON. 2. "APPLICANT". ANY PERSON WHO ON HIS OR HER OWN BEHALF OR ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER HAS APPLIED FOR PERMISSION TO ENGAGE IN ANY ACT OR ACTIVITY WHICH IS REGULATED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. 3. "APPLICATION". A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO ENGAGE IN ANY ACT OR ACTIVITY WHICH IS REGULATED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. 4. "AUTHORIZED GAME". ANY GAME DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND TO BE SUITABLE FOR CASINO USE AFTER SUCH APPROPRIATE TEST OR EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD AS THE COMMISSION MAY DEEM APPROPRIATE. AN AUTHORIZED GAME MAY INCLUDE GAMING TOURNAMENTS IN WHICH PLAYERS COMPETE AGAINST ONE ANOTHER IN ONE OR MORE OF THE GAMES AUTHORIZED HEREIN OR BY THE COMMISSION OR IN APPROVED VARIATIONS OR COMPOSITES THEREOF IF THE TOURNAMENTS ARE AUTHORIZED. 5. "BOARD". THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING FACILITY LOCATION BOARD ESTAB- LISHED BY THE COMMISSION PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED NINE-A OF THIS CHAPTER. 6. "BUSINESS". A CORPORATION, SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP, PARTNERSHIP, LIMIT- ED LIABILITY COMPANY OR ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION FORMED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING ON A COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE. 7. "CASINO". ONE OR MORE LOCATIONS OR ROOMS IN A GAMING FACILITY THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION FOR THE CONDUCT OF GAMING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. 8. "CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE". ANY NATURAL PERSON EMPLOYED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, OR HOLDING OR INTERMEDIARY COMPANY OF A GAMING FACIL- ITY LICENSEE, AND INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION OF A LICENSED GAMING FACILI- TY IN A SUPERVISORY CAPACITY AND EMPOWERED TO MAKE DISCRETIONARY DECI- SIONS WHICH REGULATE GAMING FACILITY OPERATIONS; OR ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE SO DESIGNATED BY THE COMMISSION FOR REASONS CONSISTENT WITH THE POLICIES OF THIS ARTICLE. 9. "CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE". ANY VENDOR OFFERING GOODS OR SERVICES WHICH DIRECTLY RELATE TO CASINO OR GAMING ACTIVITY, OR ANY VENDOR PROVIDING TO GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES OR APPLICANTS GOODS AND SERVICES ANCILLARY TO GAMING ACTIVITY. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, ANY FORM OF ENTERPRISE ENGAGED IN THE MANUFACTURE, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, TESTING OR REPAIR OF SLOT MACHINES WITHIN THE STATE, OTHER THAN ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINES, SHALL BE CONSIDERED A CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF ITS BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP, IF ANY, WITH GAMING FACILITY APPLICANTS AND LICENSEES IN THIS STATE.
10. "CLOSE ASSOCIATE". A PERSON WHO HOLDS A RELEVANT FINANCIAL INTER- EST IN, OR IS ENTITLED TO EXERCISE POWER IN, THE BUSINESS OF AN APPLI- CANT OR LICENSEE AND, BY VIRTUE OF THAT INTEREST OR POWER, IS ABLE TO EXERCISE A SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE OVER THE MANAGEMENT OR OPERATION OF A GAMING FACILITY OR BUSINESS LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. 11. "COMMISSION". THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION. 12. "COMPLIMENTARY SERVICE OR ITEM". A SERVICE OR ITEM PROVIDED AT NO COST OR AT A REDUCED COST TO A PATRON OF A GAMING FACILITY. 13. "CONSERVATOR". A PERSON APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSION TO TEMPORARILY MANAGE THE OPERATION OF A GAMING FACILITY. 14. "CREDIT CARD". A CARD, CODE OR OTHER DEVICE WITH WHICH A PERSON MAY DEFER PAYMENT OF DEBT, INCUR DEBT AND DEFER ITS PAYMENT, OR PURCHASE PROPERTY OR SERVICES AND DEFER PAYMENT THEREFOR, BUT NOT A CARD, CODE OR OTHER DEVICE USED TO ACTIVATE A PREEXISTING AGREEMENT BETWEEN A PERSON AND A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION TO EXTEND CREDIT WHEN THE PERSON'S ACCOUNT AT THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION IS OVERDRAWN OR TO MAINTAIN A SPECIFIED MINIMUM BALANCE IN THE PERSON'S ACCOUNT AT THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. 15. "DEBT". ANY LEGAL LIABILITY, WHETHER MATURED OR UNMATURED, LIQUI- DATED OR UNLIQUIDATED, ABSOLUTE, FIXED OR CONTINGENT, INCLUDING DEBT CONVERTIBLE INTO AN EQUITY SECURITY WHICH HAS NOT YET BEEN SO CONVERTED, AND ANY OTHER DEBT CARRYING ANY WARRANT OR RIGHT TO SUBSCRIBE TO OR PURCHASE AN EQUITY SECURITY WHICH WARRANT OR RIGHT HAS NOT YET BEEN EXERCISED. 16. "ENCUMBRANCE". A MORTGAGE, SECURITY INTEREST, LIEN OR CHARGE OF ANY NATURE IN OR UPON PROPERTY. 17. "EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR". THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION. 18. "FAMILY". SPOUSE, DOMESTIC PARTNER, PARTNER IN A CIVIL UNION, PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, SIBLINGS, UNCLES, AUNTS, NEPHEWS, NIECES, FATHERS-IN-LAW, MOTHERS-IN-LAW, DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW, SONS-IN-LAW, BROTHERS-IN-LAW AND SISTERS-IN-LAW, WHETHER BY THE WHOLE OR HALF BLOOD, BY MARRIAGE, ADOPTION OR NATURAL RELATIONSHIP. 19. "GAME". ANY BANKING OR PERCENTAGE GAME LOCATED WITHIN THE GAMING FACILITY PLAYED WITH CARDS, DICE, TILES, DOMINOES, OR ANY ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, OR MECHANICAL DEVICE OR MACHINE FOR MONEY, PROPERTY, OR ANY REPRESENTATIVE OF VALUE WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. 20. "GAMING" OR "GAMBLING". THE DEALING, OPERATING, CARRYING ON, CONDUCTING, MAINTAINING OR EXPOSING FOR PAY OF ANY GAME. 21. "GAMING DEVICE" OR "GAMING EQUIPMENT". ANY ELECTRONIC, ELECTRICAL, OR MECHANICAL CONTRIVANCE OR MACHINE USED IN CONNECTION WITH GAMING OR ANY GAME. 22. "GAMING EMPLOYEE". ANY NATURAL PERSON, NOT OTHERWISE INCLUDED IN THE DEFINITION OF CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE, WHO IS EMPLOYED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, OR A HOLDING OR INTERMEDIARY COMPANY OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, AND IS INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION OF A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY OR PERFORMS SERVICES OR DUTIES IN A GAMING FACILITY OR A RESTRICTED CASINO AREA; OR ANY OTHER NATURAL PERSON WHOSE EMPLOYMENT DUTIES PREDOMINANTLY INVOLVE THE MAINTENANCE OR OPERATION OF GAMING ACTIVITY OR EQUIPMENT AND ASSETS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH OR WHO, IN THE JUDGMENT OF THE COMMISSION, IS SO REGULARLY REQUIRED TO WORK IN A RESTRICTED CASINO AREA THAT REGISTRATION AS A GAMING EMPLOYEE IS APPRO- PRIATE. 23. "GAMING FACILITY". THE PREMISES APPROVED UNDER A GAMING LICENSE WHICH INCLUDES A GAMING AREA AND ANY OTHER NONGAMING STRUCTURE RELATED TO THE GAMING AREA AND MAY INCLUDE, BUT SHALL NOT BE LIMITED TO, HOTELS, RESTAURANTS OR OTHER AMENITIES.
24. "GAMING FACILITY LICENSE". ANY LICENSE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE WHICH AUTHORIZES THE HOLDER THEREOF TO OWN OR OPERATE A GAMING FACILITY. 25. "GROSS GAMING REVENUE". THE TOTAL OF ALL SUMS ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE FROM GAMING OPERATIONS LESS THE TOTAL OF ALL SUMS PAID OUT AS WINNINGS TO PATRONS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE TOTAL OF ALL SUMS PAID OUT AS WINNINGS TO PATRONS SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE CASH EQUIVALENT VALUE OF ANY MERCHANDISE OR THING OF VALUE INCLUDED IN A JACKPOT OR PAYOUT; PROVIDED FURTHER, THAT THE ISSUANCE TO OR WAGERING BY PATRONS OF A GAMING FACILITY OF ANY PROMOTIONAL GAMING CREDIT SHALL NOT BE TAXABLE FOR THE PURPOSES OF DETERMINING GROSS REVENUE. 26. "HOLDING COMPANY". A CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, FIRM, PARTNERSHIP, TRUST OR OTHER FORM OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION, OTHER THAN A NATURAL PERSON, WHICH, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OWNS, HAS THE POWER OR RIGHT TO CONTROL, OR HAS THE POWER TO VOTE ANY SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE OUTSTAND- ING VOTING SECURITIES OF A CORPORATION OR ANY OTHER FORM OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION WHICH HOLDS OR APPLIES FOR A GAMING LICENSE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT A "HOLDING COMPANY", IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER REASONABLE USE OF THE TERM, SHALL INDIRECTLY HAVE, HOLD OR OWN ANY SUCH POWER, RIGHT OR SECURITY IF IT DOES SO THROUGH AN INTEREST IN A SUBSIDIARY OR ANY SUCCESSIVE SUBSIDIARIES, NOTWITHSTANDING HOW MANY SUCH SUBSIDIARIES MAY INTERVENE BETWEEN THE HOLDING COMPANY AND THE GAMING FACILITY LICEN- SEE OR APPLICANT. 27. "HOST MUNICIPALITY". A CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE IN WHICH A GAMING FACILITY IS LOCATED OR IN WHICH AN APPLICANT HAS PROPOSED LOCATING A GAMING FACILITY. 28. "INTERMEDIARY COMPANY". A CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, FIRM, PARTNER- SHIP, TRUST OR OTHER FORM OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION, OTHER THAN A NATURAL PERSON, WHICH IS A HOLDING COMPANY WITH RESPECT TO A CORPORATION OR OTHER FORM OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION WHICH HOLDS OR APPLIES FOR A GAMING LICENSE, AND IS A SUBSIDIARY WITH RESPECT TO A HOLDING COMPANY. 29. "JUNKET". AN ARRANGEMENT INTENDED TO INDUCE A PERSON TO COME TO A GAMING FACILITY TO GAMBLE, WHERE THE PERSON IS SELECTED OR APPROVED FOR PARTICIPATION ON THE BASIS OF THE PERSON'S ABILITY TO SATISFY A FINAN- CIAL QUALIFICATION OBLIGATION RELATED TO THE PERSON'S ABILITY OR WILL- INGNESS TO GAMBLE OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS RELATED TO THE PERSON'S PROPEN- SITY TO GAMBLE AND PURSUANT TO WHICH AND AS CONSIDERATION FOR WHICH, ANY OF THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION, FOOD, LODGING, AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE PERSON IS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PAID BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR AN AFFILIATE OF THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE. 30. "JUNKET ENTERPRISE". A PERSON, OTHER THAN A GAMING FACILITY LICEN- SEE OR AN APPLICANT FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, WHO EMPLOYS OR OTHER- WISE ENGAGES THE SERVICES OF A JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE IN CONNECTION WITH A JUNKET TO A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THOSE ACTIVITIES OCCUR WITHIN THE STATE. 31. "JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE". A PERSON WHO NEGOTIATES THE TERMS OF, OR ENGAGES IN THE REFERRAL, PROCUREMENT OR SELECTION OF PERSONS WHO MAY PARTICIPATE IN, A JUNKET TO A GAMING FACILITY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THOSE ACTIVITIES OCCUR WITHIN THE STATE. 32. "OPERATION CERTIFICATE". A CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION WHICH CERTIFIES THAT OPERATION OF A GAMING FACILITY CONFORMS TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS AND THAT ITS PERSONNEL AND PROCEDURES ARE SUFFICIENT AND PREPARED TO ENTERTAIN THE PUBLIC.
33. "PERSON". ANY CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, OPERATION, FIRM, PARTNER- SHIP, TRUST OR OTHER FORM OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, AS WELL AS A NATURAL PERSON. 34. "REGISTRATION". ANY REQUIREMENT OTHER THAN ONE WHICH REQUIRES A LICENSE AS A PREREQUISITE TO CONDUCT A PARTICULAR BUSINESS AS SPECIFIED BY THIS ARTICLE. 35. "REGISTRANT". ANY PERSON WHO IS REGISTERED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. 36. "RESTRICTED CASINO AREAS". THE CASHIER'S CAGE, THE SOFT COUNT ROOM, THE HARD COUNT ROOM, THE SLOT CAGE BOOTHS AND RUNWAY AREAS, THE INTERIOR OF TABLE GAME PITS, THE SURVEILLANCE ROOM AND CATWALK AREAS, THE SLOT MACHINE REPAIR ROOM AND ANY OTHER AREA SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED BY THE COMMISSION AS RESTRICTED IN A LICENSEE'S OPERATION CERTIFICATE. 37. "QUALIFICATION" OR "QUALIFIED". THE PROCESS OF LICENSURE SET FORTH BY THE COMMISSION TO DETERMINE THAT ALL PERSONS WHO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL INTEREST IN A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, OR CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE, OR THE BUSINESS OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR GAMING VENDOR, MEET THE SAME STANDARDS OF SUITABILITY TO OPERATE OR CONDUCT BUSINESS WITH A GAMING FACILITY. 38. "SLOT MACHINE". A MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL OR OTHER DEVICE, CONTRI- VANCE OR MACHINE WHICH, UPON INSERTION OF A COIN, TOKEN OR SIMILAR OBJECT THEREIN, OR UPON PAYMENT OF ANY CONSIDERATION WHATSOEVER, IS AVAILABLE TO PLAY OR OPERATE, THE PLAY OR OPERATION OF WHICH, WHETHER BY REASON OF THE SKILL OF THE OPERATOR OR APPLICATION OF THE ELEMENT OF CHANCE, OR BOTH, MAY DELIVER OR ENTITLE THE INDIVIDUAL PLAYING OR OPER- ATING THE MACHINE TO RECEIVE CASH, OR TOKENS TO BE EXCHANGED FOR CASH, OR TO RECEIVE MERCHANDISE OR ANY OTHER THING OF VALUE, WHETHER THE PAYOFF IS MADE AUTOMATICALLY FROM THE MACHINE OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER, EXCEPT THAT THE CASH EQUIVALENT VALUE OF ANY MERCHANDISE OR OTHER THING OF VALUE SHALL NOT BE INCLUDED IN DETERMINING THE PAYOUT PERCENTAGE OF A SLOT MACHINE. 39. "SPORTS WAGERING". THE ACTIVITY AUTHORIZED BY SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE, PROVIDED THAT THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN FEDERAL LAW AUTHORIZING SUCH ACTIVITY OR UPON RULING OF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION THAT SUCH ACTIVITY IS LAWFUL. 40. "SUBSIDIARY". A CORPORATION, A SIGNIFICANT PART OF WHOSE OUTSTAND- ING EQUITY SECURITIES ARE OWNED, SUBJECT TO A POWER OR RIGHT OF CONTROL, OR HELD WITH POWER TO VOTE, BY A HOLDING COMPANY OR AN INTERMEDIARY COMPANY, OR A SIGNIFICANT INTEREST IN A FIRM, ASSOCIATION, PARTNERSHIP, TRUST OR OTHER FORM OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION, OTHER THAN A NATURAL PERSON, WHICH IS OWNED, SUBJECT TO A POWER OR RIGHT OF CONTROL, OR HELD WITH POWER TO VOTE, BY A HOLDING COMPANY OR AN INTERMEDIARY COMPANY. 41. "TABLE GAME". A GAME, OTHER THAN A SLOT MACHINE, WHICH IS AUTHOR- IZED BY THE COMMISSION TO BE PLAYED IN A GAMING FACILITY. 42. "TRANSFER". THE SALE OR OTHER METHOD, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECT- LY, OF DISPOSING OF OR PARTING WITH PROPERTY OR AN INTEREST THEREIN, OR THE POSSESSION THEREOF, OR OF FIXING A LIEN UPON PROPERTY OR UPON AN INTEREST THEREIN, ABSOLUTELY OR CONDITIONALLY, VOLUNTARILY OR INVOLUN- TARILY, BY OR WITHOUT JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS, AS A CONVEYANCE, SALE, PAYMENT, PLEDGE, MORTGAGE, LIEN, ENCUMBRANCE, GIFT, SECURITY OR OTHER- WISE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE RETENTION OF A SECURITY INTEREST IN PROPERTY DELIVERED TO A CORPORATION SHALL BE DEEMED A TRANSFER SUFFERED BY SUCH CORPORATION. S 1302. AUDITING DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION SHALL AUDIT AS OFTEN AS THE COMMISSION DETERMINES NECESSARY, BUT NOT LESS THAN ANNU- ALLY, THE ACCOUNTS, PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES, AND FUNCTIONS OF ALL GAMING
FACILITY LICENSEES, INCLUDING THE AUDIT OF PAYMENTS MADE PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER. TO CONDUCT THE AUDIT, AUTHORIZED OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE ACCESS TO SUCH ACCOUNTS AT REASONABLE TIMES AND THE COMMIS- SION MAY REQUIRE THE PRODUCTION OF BOOKS, DOCUMENTS, VOUCHERS AND OTHER RECORDS RELATING TO ANY MATTER WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE AUDIT. ALL AUDITS SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GENERALLY ACCEPTED AUDITING STAND- ARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNT- ANTS. IN ANY AUDIT REPORT OF THE ACCOUNTS, FUNDS, PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION CONTAINING ADVERSE OR CRITICAL AUDIT RESULTS, THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE A RESPONSE, IN WRITING, TO THE AUDIT RESULTS. THE RESPONSE SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE COMMISSION WITHIN FIFTEEN DAYS OF NOTIFICATION BY THE COMMISSION. S 1303. EQUIPMENT TESTING. UNLESS THE COMMISSION OTHERWISE DETERMINES IT TO BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE STATE, THE COMMISSION SHALL UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF AN INDEPENDENT TESTING LABORATORY THAT HAS BEEN QUALIFIED AND APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE TO PERFORM THE TESTING OF SLOT MACHINES AND OTHER GAMING EQUIPMENT AND MAY ALSO UTILIZE APPLICABLE DATA FROM THE INDEPENDENT TESTING LABORATORY, OR FROM A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OF A STATE OTHER THAN NEW YORK, AUTHORIZED TO REGULATE SLOT MACHINES AND OTHER GAMING EQUIPMENT. S 1304. COMMISSION REPORTING. THE COMMISSION SHALL REPORT MONTHLY TO THE GOVERNOR, THE SENATE AND THE ASSEMBLY, THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THE ASSEMBLY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, AND THE CHAIRS OF THE SENATE RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE AND THE ASSEMBLY RACING AND WAGER- ING COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ON THE TOTAL GAMING REVENUES, PRIZE DISBURSEMENTS AND OTHER EXPENSES FOR THE PRECEDING MONTH AND SHALL MAKE AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE SAME RECIPIENTS WHICH SHALL INCLUDE A FULL AND COMPLETE STATEMENT OF GAMING REVENUES, PRIZE DISBURSEMENTS AND OTHER EXPENSES, INCLUDING SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS AS THE COMMISSION CONSIDERS NECESSARY OR ADVISABLE. THE COMMISSION SHALL ALSO REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THE AFOREMENTIONED ON ANY MATTER WHICH REQUIRES IMMEDIATE CHANGES IN THE LAWS IN ORDER TO PREVENT ABUSES OR EVASIONS OF THE LAWS, RULES OR REGULATIONS RELATED TO GAMING OR TO RECTIFY UNDESIRABLE CONDITIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OR OPERATION OF GAMING IN THE STATE. S 1305. SUPPLEMENTAL POWER OF THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE ALL POWERS NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT TO CARRY OUT AND EFFECTUATE ITS PURPOSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE POWER TO: 1. EXECUTE ALL INSTRUMENTS NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT FOR ACCOMPLISHING THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE; 2. ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS OR OTHER TRANSACTIONS WITH A PERSON, INCLUD- ING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A PUBLIC ENTITY OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL INSTRU- MENTALITY OR AUTHORITY IN CONNECTION WITH ITS POWERS AND DUTIES UNDER THIS ARTICLE; 3. REQUIRE AN APPLICANT FOR A POSITION WHICH REQUIRES A LICENSE UNDER THIS ARTICLE TO APPLY FOR SUCH LICENSE AND APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE ANY SUCH APPLICATION OR OTHER TRANSACTIONS, EVENTS AND PROCESSES AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE; 4. REQUIRE A PERSON WHO HAS A BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF ANY KIND WITH A GAMING LICENSEE OR APPLICANT TO BE QUALIFIED FOR LICENSURE UNDER THIS ARTICLE; 5. DETERMINE A SUITABLE DEBT-TO-EQUITY RATIO FOR APPLICANTS FOR A GAMING LICENSE;
6. DENY AN APPLICATION OR LIMIT, CONDITION, RESTRICT, REVOKE OR SUSPEND A LICENSE, REGISTRATION, FINDING OF SUITABILITY OR APPROVAL, OR FINE A PERSON LICENSED, REGISTERED, FOUND SUITABLE OR APPROVED FOR ANY CAUSE THAT THE COMMISSION DEEMS REASONABLE; 7. MONITOR THE CONDUCT OF LICENSEES AND OTHER PERSONS HAVING A MATERI- AL INVOLVEMENT, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, WITH A LICENSEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENSURING THAT LICENSES ARE NOT ISSUED TO OR HELD BY AND THAT THERE IS NO DIRECT OR INDIRECT MATERIAL INVOLVEMENT WITH A LICENSEE, BY AN UNQUALIFIED OR UNSUITABLE PERSON OR BY A PERSON WHOSE OPERATIONS ARE CONDUCTED IN AN UNSUITABLE MANNER OR IN UNSUITABLE OR PROHIBITED PLACES AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE; 8. GATHER FACTS AND INFORMATION APPLICABLE TO THE COMMISSION'S OBLI- GATION TO ISSUE, SUSPEND OR REVOKE LICENSES, WORK PERMITS OR REGISTRA- TIONS FOR: (A) A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE OR ANY REGULATION ADOPTED BY THE COMMISSION; (B) WILLFULLY VIOLATING AN ORDER OF THE COMMISSION DIRECTED TO A LICENSEE; (C) THE CONVICTION OF CERTAIN CRIMINAL OFFENSES; OR (D) THE VIOLATION OF ANY OTHER OFFENSE WHICH WOULD DISQUALIFY SUCH A LICENSEE FROM HOLDING A LICENSE, WORK PERMIT OR REGISTRATION; 9. CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF ANY REGULATED ENTITY AND ALL APPLICANTS FOR LICENSURE; 10. REQUEST AND RECEIVE FROM THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE-B OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW FOR THE PURPOSE OF EVALUATING APPLI- CANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT BY ANY REGULATED ENTITY, AND EVALUATING LICENSEES AND APPLICANTS FOR LICENSURE UNDER THIS ARTICLE; 11. BE PRESENT, THROUGH ITS AGENTS, AT ALL TIMES, IN A GAMING FACILITY FOR THE PURPOSES OF: (A) CERTIFYING REVENUE; (B) RECEIVING COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF GAMING AND WAGERING OPERATIONS; (C) EXAMINING RECORDS OF REVENUES AND PROCEDURES AND INSPECTING AND AUDITING ALL BOOKS, DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS OF LICENSEES; (D) CONDUCTING PERIODIC REVIEWS OF OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF REGULATIONS ADOPTED HEREUNDER; AND (E) EXERCISING ITS OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES WITH RESPECT TO GAMING; 12. INSPECT AND HAVE ACCESS TO ALL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES IN A GAMING FACILITY OR ON PREMISES WHERE GAMING EQUIPMENT IS MANUFACTURED, SOLD OR DISTRIBUTED; 13. SEIZE AND REMOVE FROM THE PREMISES OF A GAMING LICENSEE AND IMPOUND ANY EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES, DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXAMINATION AND INSPECTION; 14. DEMAND ACCESS TO AND INSPECT, EXAMINE, PHOTOCOPY AND AUDIT ALL PAPERS, BOOKS AND RECORDS OF ANY AFFILIATE OF A GAMING LICENSEE OR GAMING VENDOR WHOM THE COMMISSION SUSPECTS IS INVOLVED IN THE FINANCING, OPERATION OR MANAGEMENT OF THE GAMING LICENSEE OR GAMING VENDOR; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE INSPECTION, EXAMINATION, PHOTOCOPYING AND AUDIT MAY TAKE PLACE ON THE AFFILIATE'S PREMISES OR ELSEWHERE AS PRACTI- CABLE AND IN THE PRESENCE OF THE AFFILIATE OR ITS AGENT; 15. REQUIRE THAT THE BOOKS AND FINANCIAL OR OTHER RECORDS OR STATE- MENTS OF A GAMING LICENSEE OR GAMING VENDOR BE KEPT IN A MANNER THAT THE COMMISSION CONSIDERS PROPER;
16. LEVY AND COLLECT ASSESSMENTS, FEES, FINES AND INTEREST AND IMPOSE PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS AS AUTHORIZED BY LAW FOR A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE OR ANY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSION; 17. COLLECT TAXES, FEES AND INTEREST UNDER THIS ARTICLE; 18. RESTRICT, SUSPEND OR REVOKE LICENSES ISSUED UNDER THIS ARTICLE; 19. REFER CASES FOR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION TO THE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL AUTHORITIES; 20. ADOPT, AMEND OR REPEAL REGULATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION, ADMIN- ISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THIS ARTICLE; AND 21. DETERMINE A SUITABLE DURATION FOR EACH LICENSE, REGISTRATION OR FINDING OF SUITABILITY OR APPROVAL. S 1306. POWERS OF THE BOARD. THE NEW YORK STATE RESORT GAMING FACILITY LOCATION BOARD SHALL SELECT, FOLLOWING A COMPETITIVE PROCESS AND SUBJECT TO THE RESTRICTIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, NO MORE THAN FOUR ENTITIES TO APPLY TO THE COMMISSION FOR GAMING FACILITY LICENSES. IN EXERCISING ITS AUTHORITY, THE BOARD SHALL HAVE ALL POWERS NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT TO FULLY CARRY OUT AND EFFECTUATE ITS PURPOSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING POWERS. THE BOARD SHALL: 1. ISSUE A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ZONE TWO GAMING FACILITY LICENSES PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWELVE OF THIS ARTICLE; 2. ASSIST THE COMMISSION IN PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF THE APPLICATION FOR ZONE TWO GAMING FACILITY LICENSES INCLUDING INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED BY AN APPLICANT CONCERNING AN APPLICANT'S ANTECEDENTS, HABITS, CHARACTER, ASSOCIATES, CRIMINAL RECORD, BUSINESS ACTIVITIES AND FINAN- CIAL AFFAIRS, PAST OR PRESENT PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THIRTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE; 3. DEVELOP CRITERIA, IN ADDITION TO THOSE OUTLINED IN THIS ARTICLE, TO ASSESS WHICH APPLICATIONS PROVIDE THE HIGHEST AND BEST VALUE TO THE STATE, THE ZONE AND THE REGION IN WHICH A GAMING FACILITY IS TO BE LOCATED; 4. DETERMINE A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE FEE TO BE PAID BY AN APPLICANT; 5. DETERMINE, FROM TIME TO TIME, WHETHER TRIBAL-STATE GAMING COMPACTS ARE IN OR REMAIN IN GOOD STANDING FOR THE PURPOSES OF DETERMINING WHETH- ER A GAMING FACILITY MAY BE LOCATED IN AREAS DESIGNATED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE; 6. DETERMINE, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE COMMISSION, THE SOURCES AND TOTAL AMOUNT OF AN APPLICANT'S PROPOSED CAPITALIZATION TO DEVELOP, CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE A PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY LICENSE UNDER THIS ARTICLE; 7. HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATIVE HEARINGS CONCERNING THE CONDUCT OF GAMING AND GAMING OPERATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY PROCE- DURES SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE AND ANY APPLICABLE IMPLEMENTING REGU- LATIONS; 8. ISSUE DETAILED FINDINGS OF FACTS AND CONCLUSIONS DEMONSTRATING THE REASONS SUPPORTING ITS DECISIONS TO SELECT APPLICANTS FOR COMMISSION LICENSURE; 9. REPORT ANNUALLY TO THE GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, ITS PROCEEDINGS FOR THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR AND ANY SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS AS IT SHALL DEEM DESIRABLE; 10. PROMULGATE ANY RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT IT DEEMS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT ITS RESPONSIBILITIES; 11. HAVE THE POWER TO ADMINISTER OATHS AND EXAMINE WITNESSES; AND REQUEST AND RECEIVE CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE-B OF THE
EXECUTIVE LAW OF THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION EIGHT-A OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN OF THE EXECU- TIVE LAW, IN CONNECTION WITH EXECUTING THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD RELATING TO LICENSING INCLUDING FINGERPRINTING, CRIMINAL HISTORY INFOR- MATION AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS, OF ENTITIES APPLYING FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE. AT THE REQUEST OF THE BOARD, THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL SUBMIT A FINGERPRINT CARD, ALONG WITH THE SUBJECT'S PROCESSING FEE, TO THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING A CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH AND RETURNING A REPORT THEREON. THE BOARD SHALL ALSO BE ENTITLED TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE, PURSU- ANT TO A WRITTEN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FILED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE, ANY INFORMATION IN THE POSSESSION OF THE STATE ATTORNEY GENER- AL RELATING TO THE INVESTIGATION OF ORGANIZED CRIME, GAMING OFFENSES, OTHER REVENUE CRIMES OR TAX EVASION. PROVIDED HOWEVER, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY WITHHOLD ANY INFORMATION THAT (A) WOULD IDENTIFY A CONFIDEN- TIAL SOURCE OR DISCLOSE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION RELATING TO A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, (B) WOULD INTERFERE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIONS OR JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS, (C) REVEAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES, THAT, IF DISCLOSED, COULD ENDANGER THE LIFE OR SAFETY OF ANY PERSON, OR (D) CONSTITUTES RECORDS RECEIVED FROM OTHER STATE, LOCAL OR FEDERAL AGENCIES THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS PROHIBITED BY LAW, REGU- LATION OR AGREEMENT FROM DISCLOSING. S 1307. REQUIRED REGULATIONS. 1. THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED: (A) TO ADOPT, AMEND OR REPEAL SUCH REGULATIONS, CONSISTENT WITH THE POLICY AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS ARTICLE, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, AS IT MAY DEEM NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; AND (B) TO ADOPT, AMEND OR REPEAL SUCH REGULATIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE CONDUCT OF HEARINGS BEFORE THE COMMISSION AND FOR THE MATTERS WITHIN ALL OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE. 2. THE COMMISSION SHALL, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC PROVISIONS IN ITS REGULATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE: (A) PRESCRIBING THE METHODS AND FORMS OF APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION WHICH ANY APPLICANT OR REGISTRANT SHALL FOLLOW AND COMPLETE; (B) PRESCRIBING THE METHODS, PROCEDURES AND FORM FOR DELIVERY OF INFORMATION CONCERNING ANY PERSON'S FAMILY, HABITS, CHARACTER, ASSOCI- ATES, CRIMINAL RECORD, BUSINESS ACTIVITIES AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS; (C) PRESCRIBING SUCH PROCEDURES FOR THE FINGERPRINTING OF AN APPLI- CANT, EMPLOYEE OF A LICENSEE, OR REGISTRANT, AND METHODS OF IDENTIFICA- TION WHICH MAY BE NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS TO THE CASINO AND OTHER RESTRICTED CASINO AREAS OF THE GAMING FACILITY; (D) PRESCRIBING THE METHOD OF NOTICE TO AN APPLICANT, REGISTRANT OR LICENSEE CONCERNING THE RELEASE OF ANY INFORMATION OR DATA PROVIDED TO THE COMMISSION BY SUCH APPLICANT, REGISTRANT OR LICENSEE; (E) PRESCRIBING THE MANNER AND PROCEDURE OF ALL HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE COMMISSION OR ANY PRESIDING OFFICER; (F) PRESCRIBING THE MANNER AND METHOD OF COLLECTION OF PAYMENTS OF TAXES, FEES, INTEREST AND PENALTIES; (G) DEFINING AND LIMITING THE AREAS OF OPERATION, THE RULES OF AUTHOR- IZED GAMES, ODDS, AND DEVICES PERMITTED, AND THE METHOD OF OPERATION OF SUCH GAMES AND DEVICES; (H) REGULATING THE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURES FOR NEGOTIABLE TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING PATRONS, INCLUDING LIMITATIONS ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND
AMOUNTS OF SUCH TRANSACTIONS, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FORMS AND PROCE- DURES FOR NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT TRANSACTIONS, REDEMPTIONS, AND CONSOL- IDATIONS; (I) PRESCRIBING GROUNDS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE REVOCATION OR SUSPEN- SION OF OPERATING CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS; (J) GOVERNING THE MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTION, SALE, DEPLOYMENT, AND SERVICING OF GAMING DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT; (K) PRESCRIBING FOR GAMING OPERATIONS THE PROCEDURES, FORMS AND METH- ODS OF MANAGEMENT CONTROLS, INCLUDING EMPLOYEE AND SUPERVISORY TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITY, AND MINIMUM SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE STANDARDS, INCLUDING SECURITY PERSONNEL STRUCTURE, ALARM AND OTHER ELEC- TRICAL OR VISUAL SECURITY MEASURES; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE COMMIS- SION SHALL GRANT AN APPLICANT BROAD DISCRETION CONCERNING THE ORGANIZA- TION AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL WHO ARE NOT DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE SUPERVISION OF GAMING OPERATIONS; (L) PRESCRIBING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF, AND THE CONDITIONS PURSUANT TO WHICH, ENGINEERS, ACCOUNTANTS, AND OTHERS SHALL BE PERMITTED TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE COMMISSION OR TO SUBMIT MATERIALS ON BEHALF OF ANY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE; (M) PRESCRIBING MINIMUM PROCEDURES FOR THE EXERCISE OF EFFECTIVE CONTROL OVER THE INTERNAL FISCAL AFFAIRS OF A LICENSEE, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR THE SAFEGUARDING OF ASSETS AND REVENUES, THE RECORDING OF CASH AND EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS, AND THE MAINTENANCE OF RELIABLE RECORDS, ACCOUNTS, AND REPORTS OF TRANSACTIONS, OPERATIONS AND EVENTS, INCLUDING REPORTS TO THE COMMISSION; (N) PROVIDING FOR A MINIMUM UNIFORM STANDARD OF ACCOUNTANCY METHODS, PROCEDURES AND FORMS; A UNIFORM CODE OF ACCOUNTS AND ACCOUNTING CLASSI- FICATIONS; AND SUCH OTHER STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES, AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO ASSURE CONSISTENCY, COMPARABILITY, AND EFFECTIVE DISCLOSURE OF ALL FINANCIAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING CALCULATIONS OF PERCENTAGES OF PROFIT BY GAMES, TABLES, GAMING DEVICES AND SLOT MACHINES; (O) REQUIRING QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORTS AND THE FORM THEREOF, AND AN ANNUAL AUDIT PREPARED BY A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT LICENSED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE, ATTESTING TO THE FINANCIAL CONDITION OF A LICEN- SEE AND DISCLOSING WHETHER THE ACCOUNTS, RECORDS AND CONTROL PROCEDURES EXAMINED ARE MAINTAINED BY THE LICENSEE AS REQUIRED BY THIS ARTICLE AND THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED HEREUNDER; (P) GOVERNING THE GAMING-RELATED ADVERTISING OF LICENSEES, THEIR EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, WITH THE VIEW TOWARD ASSURING THAT SUCH ADVERTISE- MENTS ARE NOT DECEPTIVE; AND (Q) GOVERNING THE DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON THE PREMISES OF THE LICENSEE. 3. THE COMMISSION SHALL, IN ITS REGULATIONS, PRESCRIBE THE MANNER AND PROCEDURE OF ALL HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE COMMISSION. S 1308. REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. THE COMMISSION SHALL CARRY ON A CONTINUOUS STUDY OF THE OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF CASINO CONTROL LAWS WHICH MAY BE IN EFFECT IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS, LITERATURE ON THIS SUBJECT WHICH MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BECOME AVAILABLE, AND FEDERAL LAWS WHICH MAY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF CASINO GAMING IN THIS STATE. IT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASCERTAINING ANY DEFECTS IN THIS ARTICLE OR IN THE RULES AND REGULATIONS ISSUED THEREUNDER, FORMULATING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES IN THIS ARTICLE. THE COMMISSION SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE WITHIN ITS ANNUAL REPORT AN ACCOUNTING OF ALL REVENUES, EXPENSES AND DISBURSEMENTS, A REVIEW OF ITS LICENSING AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY OF THIS ARTICLE AND SHALL INCLUDE THEREIN SUCH RECOMMENDA-
TIONS FOR CHANGES IN THIS ARTICLE AS THE COMMISSION DEEMS NECESSARY OR DESIRABLE. S 1309. SEVERABILITY AND PREEMPTION. 1. IF ANY CLAUSE, SENTENCE, SUBPARAGRAPH, PARAGRAPH, SUBDIVISION, SECTION, ARTICLE OR OTHER PORTION OF THIS ARTICLE OR THE APPLICATION THEREOF TO ANY PERSON OR CIRCUM- STANCES SHALL BE HELD TO BE INVALID, SUCH HOLDING SHALL NOT AFFECT, IMPAIR OR INVALIDATE THE REMAINDER OF THIS ARTICLE OR THE APPLICATION OF SUCH PORTION HELD INVALID TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT SHALL BE CONFINED IN ITS OPERATION TO THE CLAUSE, SENTENCE, PARAGRAPH, SUBPARAGRAPH, SUBDIVISION, SECTION, ARTICLE OR OTHER PORTION THEREOF DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN SUCH HOLDING OR TO THE PERSON OR CIRCUMSTANCE THER- EIN INVOLVED. 2. IF ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE IS INCONSISTENT WITH, IN CONFLICT WITH, OR CONTRARY TO ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, SUCH PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL PREVAIL OVER SUCH OTHER PROVISION AND SUCH OTHER PROVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE SUPERSEDED TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH INCONSISTENCY OR CONFLICT. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY OTHER LAW TO THE CONTRA- RY, NO LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT OF THIS STATE MAY ENACT OR ENFORCE ANY ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION CONFLICTING WITH ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE OR WITH ANY POLICY OF THIS STATE EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED HEREIN, WHETHER BY EXCLUSION OR INCLUSION. THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER ALL MATTERS DELEGATED TO IT OR WITHIN THE SCOPE OF ITS POWERS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. TITLE 2 FACILITY DETERMINATION AND LICENSING SECTION 1310. DEVELOPMENT ZONES AND REGIONS. 1311. LICENSE AUTHORIZATION; RESTRICTIONS. 1312. REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS. 1313. FORM OF APPLICATION. 1314. LICENSE APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY. 1315. REQUIRED CAPITAL INVESTMENT. 1316. MINIMUM LICENSE THRESHOLDS. 1317. INVESTIGATION OF LICENSE APPLICANTS. 1318. DISQUALIFYING CRITERIA. 1319. INVESTIGATIVE HEARINGS. 1320. SITING EVALUATION. 1321. INTENTIONALLY OMITTED. S 1310. DEVELOPMENT ZONES AND REGIONS. 1. THERE ARE HEREBY CREATED TWO DEVELOPMENT ZONES TO BE KNOWN AS THE ZONE ONE AND ZONE TWO. ZONE ONE SHALL INCLUDE THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND THE COUNTIES OF NASSAU, PUTNAM, ROCKLAND, SUFFOLK AND WESTCHESTER. ZONE TWO SHALL INCLUDE ALL THE OTHER COUNTIES OF THE STATE. 2. EACH ZONE SHALL BE DIVIDED INTO DEVELOPMENT REGIONS. (A) THE THREE DEVELOPMENT REGIONS IN ZONE ONE SHALL BE COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: (1) REGION ONE SHALL CONSIST OF PUTNAM, ROCKLAND AND WESTCHESTER COUN- TIES; (2) REGION TWO SHALL CONSIST OF BRONX, KINGS, NEW YORK, QUEENS AND RICHMOND COUNTIES. NO GAMING FACILITY SHALL BE AUTHORIZED IN REGION TWO; AND (3) REGION THREE SHALL CONSIST OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTIES. (B) THE SIX DEVELOPMENT REGIONS IN ZONE TWO SHALL BE COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: (1) REGION ONE SHALL CONSIST OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, DUTCHESS, GREENE, ORANGE, SULLIVAN AND ULSTER COUNTIES;
(2) REGION TWO SHALL CONSIST OF ALBANY, FULTON, MONTGOMERY, RENSSE- LAER, SARATOGA, SCHENECTADY, SCHOHARIE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES. (3) REGION THREE SHALL CONSIST OF CLINTON, ESSEX, FRANKLIN, HAMILTON, JEFFERSON, SAINT LAWRENCE AND WARREN COUNTIES; (4) REGION FOUR SHALL CONSIST OF CAYUGA, CHENANGO, CORTLAND, HERKIMER, LEWIS, MADISON, ONEIDA, ONONDAGA, OSWEGO AND OTSEGO COUNTIES; (5) REGION FIVE SHALL CONSIST OF BROOME, CHEMUNG (EAST OF STATE ROUTE 14), SCHUYLER (EAST OF STATE ROUTE 14), SENECA, TIOGA, TOMPKINS, AND WAYNE (EAST OF STATE ROUTE 14) COUNTIES; AND (6) REGION SIX SHALL CONSIST OF ALLEGANY, CATTARAUGUS, CHAUTAUQUA, CHEMUNG (WEST OF STATE ROUTE 14), ERIE, GENESEE, LIVINGSTON, MONROE, NIAGARA, ONTARIO, ORLEANS, SCHUYLER (WEST OF STATE ROUTE 14), STEUBEN, WAYNE (WEST OF STATE ROUTE 14), WYOMING, AND YATES COUNTIES. S 1311. LICENSE AUTHORIZATION; RESTRICTIONS. 1. THE COMMISSION IS AUTHORIZED TO AWARD UP TO FOUR GAMING FACILITY LICENSES, IN REGIONS ONE, TWO AND FIVE OF ZONE TWO. THE DURATION OF SUCH INITIAL LICENSE SHALL BE TEN YEARS. THE TERM OF RENEWAL SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION MAY AWARD A SECOND LICENSE TO A QUALIFIED APPLICANT IN NO MORE THAN A SINGLE REGION. THE COMMISSION IS NOT EMPOWERED TO AWARD ANY LICENSE IN ZONE ONE. NO GAMING FACILITIES ARE AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS ARTICLE FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK OR ANY OTHER PORTION OF ZONE ONE. AS A CONDITION OF LICENSURE, LICENSEES ARE REQUIRED TO COMMENCE GAMING OPERATIONS NO LESS THAN TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS FOLLOWING LICENSE AWARD. NO ADDITIONAL LICENSES MAY BE AWARDED DURING THE TWENTY-FOUR MONTH PERIOD, NOR FOR AN ADDITIONAL SIXTY MONTHS FOLLOWING THE END OF THE TWENTY-FOUR MONTH PERIOD. SHOULD THE STATE LEGISLATIVELY AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL GAMING FACILITY LICENSES WITHIN THESE PERIODS, LICENSEES SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECOVER THE LICENSE FEE PAID PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIX OF THIS ARTICLE. THIS RIGHT SHALL BE INCORPORATED INTO THE LICENSE ITSELF, VEST UPON THE OPENING OF A GAMING FACILITY IN ZONE ONE OR IN THE SAME REGION AS THE LICENSEE AND ENTITLE THE HOLDER OF SUCH LICENSE TO BRING AN ACTION IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS TO RECOVER THE LICENSE FEE PAID PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE IN THE EVENT THAT ANY GAMING FACILITY LICENSE IN EXCESS OF THE NUMBER AUTHORIZED BY THIS SECTION AS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION IS AWARDED WITHIN SEVEN YEARS FROM THE DATE THAT THE INITIAL GAMING FACILITY LICENSE IS AWARDED. THIS RIGHT TO RECOVER ANY SUCH FEE SHALL BE PROPORTIONATE TO THE LENGTH OF THE RESPECTIVE PERIOD THAT IS STILL REMAINING UPON THE VESTING OF SUCH RIGHT. ADDITIONALLY, THE RIGHT TO BRING AN ACTION IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS TO RECOVER THE FEE PAID TO THE STATE ON THE TWENTY-FOURTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, TWO THOUSAND TEN, BY THE OPERATOR OF A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY IN A CITY OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION SHALL VEST WITH SUCH OPERATOR UPON THE OPENING OF ANY GAMING FACILITY LICENSED BY THE COMMISSION IN ZONE ONE WITHIN SEVEN YEARS FROM THE DATE THAT THE INITIAL GAMING FACILITY LICENSE IS AWARDED; PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE AMOUNT RECOVERABLE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE PRO RATA AMOUNT OF THE TIME REMAINING UNTIL THE END OF THE SEVEN YEAR EXCLUSIVITY PERIOD, PROPORTIONATE TO THE PERIOD OF TIME BETWEEN THE DATE OF OEPNING OF THE VIDEO LOTTERY FACILITY UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE SEVEN YEAR PERIOD. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, NO CASINO GAMING FACILITY SHALL BE AUTHORIZED: (A) IN THE COUNTIES OF CLINTON, ESSEX, FRANKLIN, HAMILTON, JEFFERSON, LEWIS, SAINT LAWRENCE AND WARREN;
(B) WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREA: (1) TO THE EAST, STATE ROUTE 14 FROM SODUS POINT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA BORDER WITH NEW YORK; (2) TO THE NORTH, THE BORDER BETWEEN NEW YORK AND CANADA; (3) TO THE SOUTH, THE PENNSYLVA- NIA BORDER WITH NEW YORK; AND (4) TO THE WEST, THE BORDER BETWEEN NEW YORK AND CANADA AND THE BORDER BETWEEN PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK; AND (C) IN THE COUNTIES OF CAYUGA, CHENANGO, CORTLAND, HERKIMER, LEWIS, MADISON, ONEIDA, ONONDAGA, OSWEGO AND OTSEGO. S 1312. REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS. 1. THE BOARD SHALL ISSUE WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF A MAJORITY OF MEMBERS BEING APPOINTED A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE IN REGIONS ONE, TWO AND FIVE IN ZONE TWO; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE BOARD SHALL NOT ISSUE ANY REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ANY REGION IN ZONE ONE; AND FURTHER PROVIDED THAT THE BOARD SHALL NOT ISSUE ANY REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANY GAMING FACILITY SUBSEQUENTLY LEGISLATIVELY AUTHOR- IZED UNTIL SEVEN YEARS FOLLOWING THE COMMENCEMENT OF GAMING ACTIVITIES IN ZONE TWO. ALL REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS SHALL INCLUDE: (A) THE TIME AND DATE FOR RECEIPT OF RESPONSES TO THE REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS, THE MANNER THEY ARE TO BE RECEIVED AND THE ADDRESS OF THE OFFICE TO WHICH THE APPLICATIONS SHALL BE DELIVERED; (B) THE FORM OF THE APPLICATION AND THE METHOD FOR SUBMISSION; (C) A GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE FOR PROCESSING THE APPLICATION; (D) THE CONTACT INFORMATION OF BOARD EMPLOYEES RESPONSIBLE FOR HANDL- ING APPLICANT QUESTIONS; AND (E) ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT THE BOARD DETERMINES. 2. BOARD ACTIVITIES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE-J AND SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE-K OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. 3. REQUESTS FOR APPLICATIONS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE ADVERTISED IN A NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION AND ON THE OFFICIAL INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE COMMISSION AND THE BOARD. 4. THE BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH DEADLINES FOR THE RECEIPT OF ALL APPLICA- TIONS. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE SHALL NOT BE REVIEWED BY THE BOARD. S 1313. FORM OF APPLICATION. 1. THE COMMISSION AND THE BOARD SHALL PRESCRIBE THE INITIAL FORM OF THE APPLICATION FOR GAMING LICENSES WHICH SHALL REQUIRE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (A) THE NAME OF THE APPLICANT; (B) THE MAILING ADDRESS AND, IF A CORPORATION, THE NAME OF THE STATE UNDER THE LAWS OF WHICH IT IS INCORPORATED, THE LOCATION OF ITS PRINCI- PAL PLACE OF BUSINESS AND THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ITS DIRECTORS AND SUCH STOCKHOLDERS AS TO BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION; (C) THE IDENTITY OF EACH PERSON HAVING A DIRECT OR INDIRECT INTEREST IN THE BUSINESS AND THE NATURE OF SUCH INTEREST; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF THE DISCLOSED ENTITY IS A TRUST, THE APPLICATION SHALL DISCLOSE THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ALL BENEFICIARIES; PROVIDED FURTHER, THAT IF THE DISCLOSED ENTITY IS A PARTNERSHIP, THE APPLICATION SHALL DISCLOSE THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ALL PARTNERS, BOTH GENERAL AND LIMITED; AND PROVIDED FURTHER, THAT IF THE DISCLOSED ENTITY IS A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, THE APPLICATION SHALL DISCLOSE THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ALL MEMBERS; (D) AN INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT OF ALL FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES AND INTER- ESTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DISCLOSURE OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS, DONATIONS, LOANS OR ANY OTHER FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS TO OR FROM A GAMING ENTITY OR OPERATOR IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS;
(E) CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF FINANCIAL STABILITY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BANK REFERENCES, BUSINESS AND PERSONAL INCOME AND DISBURSEMENT SCHEDULES, TAX RETURNS AND OTHER REPORTS FILED BY GOVERN- MENT AGENCIES AND BUSINESS AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTING CHECK RECORDS AND LEDGERS; (F) INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTATION TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE APPLICANT HAS SUFFICIENT BUSINESS ABILITY AND EXPERIENCE TO CREATE THE LIKELIHOOD OF ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING A SUCCESSFUL GAMING FACILITY; (G) A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED INTERNAL CONTROLS AND SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY AND ANY RELATED FACILITIES; (H) THE DESIGNS FOR THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY, INCLUDING THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THE ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS, AND A TIMELINE OF CONSTRUCTION THAT INCLUDES DETAILED STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION FOR THE GAMING FACILITY AND NON-GAMING STRUCTURES, WHERE APPLICABLE, AND A PROPOSED DATE TO OPEN FOR GAMING; (I) THE NUMBER OF CONSTRUCTION HOURS ESTIMATED TO COMPLETE THE WORK; (J) A DESCRIPTION OF THE ANCILLARY ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES AND AMEN- ITIES TO BE PROVIDED AT THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY; (K) THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES TO BE EMPLOYED AT THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY, INCLUDING DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PAY RATE AND BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES; (L) COMPLETED STUDIES AND REPORTS AS REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, AN EXAMINATION OF THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY'S: (1) ECONOMIC BENEFITS TO THE REGION AND THE STATE; (2) LOCAL AND REGIONAL SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, TRAFFIC AND INFRASTRUC- TURE IMPACTS; (3) IMPACT ON THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMY, INCLUDING THE IMPACT ON CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND ON SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE HOST MUNICIPALITY AND NEARBY MUNICIPALITIES; (4) COST TO THE HOST MUNICIPALITY, NEARBY MUNICIPALITIES AND THE STATE FOR THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY TO BE LOCATED AT THE PROPOSED LOCATION; AND (5) THE ESTIMATED STATE TAX REVENUE TO BE GENERATED BY THE GAMING FACILITY; (M) THE NAMES OF PROPOSED VENDORS OF GAMING EQUIPMENT; (N) THE LOCATION OF THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE THE ADDRESS, MAPS, BOOK AND PAGE NUMBERS FROM THE APPROPRIATE REGISTRY OF DEEDS, ASSESSED VALUE OF THE LAND AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION AND OWNERSHIP INTERESTS OVER THE PAST TWENTY YEARS, INCLUDING ALL INTERESTS, OPTIONS, AGREEMENTS IN PROPERTY AND DEMOGRAPHIC, GEOGRAPHIC AND ENVIRON- MENTAL INFORMATION AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION REQUESTED BY THE COMMIS- SION; (O) THE TYPE AND NUMBER OF GAMES TO BE CONDUCTED AT THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION OF THE GAMES IN THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY; (P) THE NUMBER OF HOTELS AND ROOMS, RESTAURANTS AND OTHER AMENITIES LOCATED AT THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY AND HOW THEY MEASURE IN QUALITY TO OTHER AREA HOTELS AND AMENITIES; (Q) WHETHER THE APPLICANT'S PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY IS PART OF A REGIONAL OR LOCAL ECONOMIC PLAN; AND (R) WHETHER THE APPLICANT PURCHASED OR INTENDS TO PURCHASE PUBLICLY-OWNED LAND FOR THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY. 2. APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSES SHALL BE PUBLIC RECORDS; PROVIDED HOWEV- ER, THAT TRADE SECRETS, COMPETITIVELY-SENSITIVE OR OTHER PROPRIETARY INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE COURSE OF AN APPLICATION FOR A GAMING
LICENSE UNDER THIS ARTICLE, THE DISCLOSURE OF WHICH WOULD PLACE THE APPLICANT AT A COMPETITIVE DISADVANTAGE, MAY BE WITHHELD FROM DISCLOSURE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (D) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION EIGHTY-SEVEN OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW. S 1314. LICENSE APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY. 1. GAMING FACILITY LICENSES SHALL ONLY BE ISSUED TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE QUALIFIED UNDER THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE, AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION. 2. AS A CONDITION OF FILING, EACH POTENTIAL LICENSE APPLICANT MUST DEMONSTRATE TO THE BOARD'S SATISFACTION THAT LOCAL SUPPORT HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED. 3. WITHIN ANY DEVELOPMENT REGION, IF THE COMMISSION IS NOT CONVINCED THAT THERE IS AN APPLICANT THAT HAS MET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OR THE BOARD FINDS THAT NO APPLICANT HAS PROVIDED SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT ITS PROPOSAL WILL PROVIDE VALUE TO THE REGION IN WHICH THE GAMING FACILITY IS PROPOSED TO BE LOCATED, NO GAMING FACILITY LICENSE SHALL BE AWARDED IN THAT REGION. S 1315. REQUIRED CAPITAL INVESTMENT. 1. THE BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH THE MINIMUM CAPITAL INVESTMENT FOR A GAMING FACILITY BY ZONE AND REGION. SUCH INVESTMENT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, A CASINO AREA, AT LEAST ONE HOTEL AND OTHER AMENITIES; AND PROVIDED FURTHER, THAT THE BOARD SHALL DETERMINE WHETHER IT WILL INCLUDE THE PURCHASE OR LEASE PRICE OF THE LAND WHERE THE GAMING FACILITY WILL BE LOCATED OR ANY INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT THE SITE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DRAINAGE, UTILITY SUPPORT, ROADWAYS, INTERCHANGES, FILL AND SOIL OR GROUNDWATER OR SURFACE WATER CONTAMINATION ISSUES. THE BOARD MAY CONSIDER PRIVATE CAPITAL INVESTMENT MADE PREVIOUS TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, BUT MAY, IN ITS DISCRETION, DISCOUNT A PERCENTAGE OF THE INVESTMENT MADE. UPON AWARD OF A GAMING LICENSE BY THE COMMISSION, THE APPLICANT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO DEPOSIT TEN PERCENT OF THE TOTAL INVESTMENT PROPOSED IN THE APPLICATION INTO AN INTEREST-BEARING ACCOUNT. MONIES RECEIVED FROM THE APPLICANT SHALL BE HELD IN ESCROW UNTIL THE FINAL STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION, AS DETAILED IN THE TIMELINE OF CONSTRUCTION SUBMITTED WITH THE LICENSEE'S APPLICATION AND APPROVED BY THE COMMIS- SION, AT WHICH TIME THE DEPOSIT PLUS INTEREST EARNED SHALL BE RETURNED TO THE APPLICANT TO BE APPLIED FOR THE FINAL STAGE. SHOULD THE APPLI- CANT BE UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE GAMING FACILITY, THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE FORFEITED TO THE STATE. IN PLACE OF A CASH DEPOSIT, THE COMMISSION MAY ALLOW FOR AN APPLICANT TO SECURE A DEPOSIT BOND INSURING THAT TEN PERCENT OF THE PROPOSED CAPITAL INVESTMENT SHALL BE FORFEITED TO THE STATE IF THE APPLICANT IS UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE GAMING FACILITY. 2. EACH APPLICANT SHALL SUBMIT ITS PROPOSED CAPITAL INVESTMENT WITH ITS APPLICATION TO THE BOARD WHICH SHALL INCLUDE STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE GAMING FACILITY AND THE DEADLINE BY WHICH THE STAGES AND OVERALL CONSTRUCTION AND ANY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE COMPLETED. IN AWARDING A LICENSE, THE COMMISSION SHALL DETERMINE AT WHAT STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION A LICENSEE SHALL BE APPROVED TO OPEN FOR GAMING; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT A LICENSEE SHALL NOT BE APPROVED TO OPEN FOR GAMING UNTIL THE COMMISSION HAS DETERMINED THAT AT LEAST THE GAMING AREA AND OTHER ANCILLARY ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES AND NON-GAMING AMENITIES, AS REQUIRED BY THE BOARD, HAVE BEEN BUILT AND ARE OF A SUPERIOR QUALITY AS SET FORTH IN THE CONDITIONS OF LICENSURE. THE COMMISSION SHALL NOT APPROVE A GAMING FACILITY TO OPEN BEFORE THE COMPLETION OF THE PERMANENT CASINO AREA. 3. A LICENSEE WHO FAILS TO BEGIN GAMING OPERATIONS WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS FOLLOWING LICENSE AWARD SHALL BE SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION OR REVOCA- TION OF THE GAMING LICENSE BY THE COMMISSION AND MAY, AFTER BEING FOUND
BY THE COMMISSION AFTER NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING TO HAVE ACTED IN BAD FAITH IN ITS APPLICATION, BE ASSESSED A FINE OF UP TO FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS. 4. THE BOARD SHALL DETERMINE A LICENSING FEE TO BE PAID BY A LICENSEE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE AWARD OF THE LICENSE WHICH SHALL BE DEPOS- ITED INTO THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND. THE LICENSE SHALL SET FORTH THE CONDITIONS TO BE SATISFIED BY THE LICENSEE BEFORE THE GAMING FACILITY SHALL BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC. THE COMMISSION SHALL SET ANY RENEWAL FEE FOR SUCH LICENSE BASED ON THE COST OF FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVALUATION OF A LICENSEE UNDER THIS ARTICLE WHICH SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE COMMERCIAL GAMING FUND. SUCH RENEWAL FEE SHALL BE EXCLUSIVE OF ANY SUBSEQUENT LICENSING FEES UNDER THIS SECTION. 5. THE COMMISSION SHALL DETERMINE THE SOURCES AND TOTAL AMOUNT OF AN APPLICANT'S PROPOSED CAPITALIZATION TO DEVELOP, CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE A PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY UNDER THIS ARTICLE. UPON AWARD OF A GAMING LICENSE, THE COMMISSION SHALL CONTINUE TO ASSESS THE CAPITALIZA- TION OF A LICENSEE FOR THE DURATION OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY AND THE TERM OF THE LICENSE. S 1316. MINIMUM LICENSE THRESHOLDS. NO APPLICANT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A GAMING LICENSE UNLESS THE APPLICANT MEETS THE FOLLOWING CRITE- RIA AND CLEARLY STATES AS PART OF AN APPLICATION THAT THE APPLICANT SHALL: 1. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DESIGN PLANS SUBMITTED WITH THE LICENSEE'S APPLICATION TO THE BOARD, INVEST NOT LESS THAN THE REQUIRED CAPITAL UNDER THIS ARTICLE INTO THE GAMING FACILITY; 2. OWN OR ACQUIRE, WITHIN SIXTY DAYS AFTER A LICENSE HAS BEEN AWARDED, THE LAND WHERE THE GAMING FACILITY IS PROPOSED TO BE CONSTRUCTED; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT OWNERSHIP OF THE LAND SHALL INCLUDE A TENANCY FOR A TERM OF YEARS UNDER A LEASE THAT EXTENDS NOT LESS THAN SIXTY YEARS BEYOND THE TERM OF THE GAMING LICENSE ISSUED UNDER THIS ARTICLE; 3. MEET THE LICENSEE DEPOSIT REQUIREMENT; 4. DEMONSTRATE THAT IT IS ABLE TO PAY AND SHALL COMMIT TO PAYING THE GAMING LICENSING FEE; 5. DEMONSTRATE TO THE COMMISSION HOW THE APPLICANT PROPOSES TO ADDRESS PROBLEM GAMBLING CONCERNS, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOP- MENT AND HOST AND NEARBY MUNICIPALITY IMPACT AND MITIGATION ISSUES; 6. IDENTIFY THE INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS OF THE HOST MUNICIPALITY INCURRED IN DIRECT RELATION TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A GAMING FACILI- TY AND COMMIT TO A COMMUNITY MITIGATION PLAN FOR THE HOST MUNICIPALITY; 7. IDENTIFY THE SERVICE COSTS OF THE HOST MUNICIPALITY INCURRED FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES IN DIRECT RELATION TO THE OPERATION OF A GAMING FACILITY AND COMMIT TO A COMMUNITY MITIGATION PLAN FOR THE HOST MUNICI- PALITY; 8. PAY TO THE COMMISSION AN APPLICATION FEE OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO DEFRAY THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATION AND INVESTIGATION OF THE APPLICANT; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF THE COSTS OF THE INVESTIGATION EXCEED THE INITIAL APPLICATION FEE, THE APPLICANT SHALL PAY THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNT TO THE COMMISSION WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER NOTIFICATION OF INSUFFICIENT FEES OR THE APPLICATION SHALL BE REJECTED AND FURTHER PROVIDED THAT SHOULD THE COSTS OF SUCH INVESTI- GATION NOT EXCEED THE FEE REMITTED, ANY UNEXPENDED PORTION SHALL BE RETURNED TO THE APPLICANT; 9. COMPLY WITH STATE BUILDING AND FIRE PREVENTION CODES; 10. FORMULATE FOR BOARD APPROVAL AND ABIDE BY AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY WHEREBY THE APPLICANT ESTABLISHES SPECIFIC
GOALS FOR THE UTILIZATION OF MINORITIES, WOMEN AND VETERANS ON CONSTRUCTION JOBS. S 1317. INVESTIGATION OF LICENSE APPLICANTS. 1. UPON RECEIPT OF AN APPLICATION FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, THE COMMISSION SHALL CAUSE TO BE COMMENCED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SUITABILITY OF THE APPLICANT. IN EVALUATING THE SUITABILITY OF THE APPLICANT, THE COMMISSION SHALL CONSIDER THE OVERALL REPUTATION OF THE APPLICANT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION: (A) THE INTEGRITY, HONESTY, GOOD CHARACTER AND REPUTATION OF THE APPLICANT; (B) THE FINANCIAL STABILITY, INTEGRITY AND BACKGROUND OF THE APPLI- CANT; (C) THE BUSINESS PRACTICES AND THE BUSINESS ABILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A SUCCESSFUL GAMING FACILITY; (D) WHETHER THE APPLICANT HAS A HISTORY OF COMPLIANCE WITH GAMING LICENSING REQUIREMENTS IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS; (E) WHETHER THE APPLICANT, AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, IS A DEFENDANT IN LITIGATION INVOLVING ITS BUSINESS PRACTICES; (F) THE SUITABILITY OF ALL PARTIES IN INTEREST TO THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, INCLUDING AFFILIATES AND CLOSE ASSOCIATES AND THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES OF THE APPLICANT; AND (G) WHETHER THE APPLICANT IS DISQUALIFIED FROM RECEIVING A LICENSE UNDER THIS ARTICLE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IN CONSIDERING THE REHABILI- TATION OF AN APPLICANT FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, THE COMMISSION SHALL NOT AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFY AN APPLICANT IF THE APPLICANT AFFIR- MATIVELY DEMONSTRATES, BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE, THAT THE APPLI- CANT HAS FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, CHARACTER, REPUTATION, INTEGRITY AND GENERAL FITNESS AS SUCH TO WARRANT BELIEF BY THE COMMISSION THAT THE APPLICANT WILL ACT HONESTLY, FAIRLY, SOUNDLY AND EFFICIENTLY AS A GAMING LICENSEE. 2. IF THE INVESTIGATION REVEALS THAT AN APPLICANT HAS FAILED TO: (A) ESTABLISH THE APPLICANT'S INTEGRITY OR THE INTEGRITY OF ANY AFFIL- IATE, CLOSE ASSOCIATE, FINANCIAL SOURCE OR ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED BY THE COMMISSION; (B) DEMONSTRATE RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES IN ANY JURISDICTION; OR (C) OVERCOME ANY OTHER REASON, AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION, AS TO WHY IT WOULD BE INJURIOUS TO THE INTERESTS OF THE STATE IN AWARDING THE APPLICANT A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, THE COMMISSION SHALL DENY THE APPLICATION, SUBJECT TO NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING. 3. IF THE INVESTIGATION REVEALS THAT AN APPLICANT IS SUITABLE TO RECEIVE A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, THE ENTITY SHALL RECOMMEND THAT THE COMMISSION COMMENCE A REVIEW OF THE APPLICANT'S ENTIRE APPLICATION. S 1318. DISQUALIFYING CRITERIA. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL DENY A LICENSE TO ANY APPLICANT WHO THE COMMISSION DETERMINES IS DISQUALIFIED ON THE BASIS OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA, SUBJECT TO NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING: (A) FAILURE OF THE APPLICANT TO PROVE BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT THE APPLICANT IS QUALIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; (B) FAILURE OF THE APPLICANT TO PROVIDE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION AND ASSURANCES REQUIRED BY THIS ARTICLE OR REQUESTED BY THE COMMISSION, OR FAILURE OF THE APPLICANT TO REVEAL ANY FACT MATERIAL TO QUALIFICATION, OR THE SUPPLYING OF INFORMATION WHICH IS UNTRUE OR MISLEADING AS TO A MATERIAL FACT PERTAINING TO THE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA; (C) THE CONVICTION OF THE APPLICANT, OR OF ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AS A CONDITION OF A LICENSE, OF ANY OFFENSE
IN ANY JURISDICTION WHICH IS OR WOULD BE A FELONY OR OTHER CRIME INVOLV- ING PUBLIC INTEGRITY, EMBEZZLEMENT, THEFT, FRAUD OR PERJURY; (D) COMMITTED PRIOR ACTS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN PROSECUTED OR IN WHICH THE APPLICANT, OR OF ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AS A CONDITION OF A LICENSE, WAS NOT CONVICTED BUT FORM A PATTERN OF MISCONDUCT THAT MAKES THE APPLICANT UNSUITABLE FOR A LICENSE UNDER THIS ARTICLE; OR (E) IF THE APPLICANT, OR OF ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AS A CONDITION OF A LICENSE, HAS AFFILIATES OR CLOSE ASSO- CIATES THAT WOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR A LICENSE OR WHOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE APPLICANT MAY POSE AN INJURIOUS THREAT TO THE INTERESTS OF THE STATE IN AWARDING A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE TO THE APPLICANT; (F) ANY OTHER OFFENSE UNDER PRESENT STATE OR FEDERAL LAW WHICH INDI- CATES THAT LICENSURE OF THE APPLICANT WOULD BE INIMICAL TO THE POLICY OF THIS ARTICLE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE DISQUALIFICATION PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY WITH REGARD TO ANY MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION; (G) CURRENT PROSECUTION OR PENDING CHARGES IN ANY JURISDICTION OF THE APPLICANT OR OF ANY PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AS A CONDITION OF A LICENSE, FOR ANY OF THE OFFENSES ENUMERATED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT AT THE REQUEST OF THE APPLICANT OR THE PERSON CHARGED, THE COMMIS- SION MAY DEFER DECISION UPON SUCH APPLICATION DURING THE PENDENCY OF SUCH CHARGE; (H) THE PURSUIT BY THE APPLICANT OR ANY PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AS A CONDITION OF A LICENSE OF ECONOMIC GAIN IN AN OCCUPATIONAL MANNER OR CONTEXT WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL OR CIVIL PUBLIC POLICIES OF THIS STATE, IF SUCH PURSUIT CREATES A REASONABLE BELIEF THAT THE PARTICIPATION OF SUCH PERSON IN GAMING FACILITY OPERATIONS WOULD BE INIMICAL TO THE POLICIES OF THIS ARTICLE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, OCCUPATIONAL MANNER OR CONTEXT SHALL BE DEFINED AS THE SYSTEMATIC PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION, MANAGEMENT, OR EXECUTION OF AN ACTIVITY FOR FINANCIAL GAIN; (I) THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE APPLICANT OR ANY PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AS A CONDITION OF A LICENSE AS A CAREER OFFENDER OR A MEMBER OF A CAREER OFFENDER CARTEL OR AN ASSOCIATE OF A CAREER OFFENDER OR CAREER OFFENDER CARTEL IN SUCH A MANNER WHICH CREATES A REASONABLE BELIEF THAT THE ASSOCIATION IS OF SUCH A NATURE AS TO BE INIMICAL TO THE POLICY OF THIS ARTICLE. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, CAREER OFFENDER SHALL BE DEFINED AS ANY PERSON WHOSE BEHAVIOR IS PURSUED IN AN OCCUPATIONAL MANNER OR CONTEXT FOR THE PURPOSE OF ECONOMIC GAIN, UTILIZING SUCH METHODS AS ARE DEEMED CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS OF THE PUBLIC POLICY OF THIS STATE. A CAREER OFFENDER CARTEL SHALL BE DEFINED AS ANY GROUP OF PERSONS WHO OPERATE TOGETHER AS CAREER OFFEN- DERS; (J) THE COMMISSION BY THE APPLICANT OR ANY PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AS A CONDITION OF A LICENSE OF ANY ACT OR ACTS WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE ANY OFFENSE UNDER PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDI- VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, EVEN IF SUCH CONDUCT HAS NOT BEEN OR MAY NOT BE PROSECUTED UNDER THE CRIMINAL LAWS OF THIS STATE OR ANY OTHER JURIS- DICTION; (K) FLAGRANT DEFIANCE BY THE APPLICANT OR ANY PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE OF ANY LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATORY BODY OR OTHER OFFICIAL INVESTIGATORY BODY OF ANY STATE OR OF THE UNITED STATES WHEN SUCH BODY IS ENGAGED IN THE INVESTIGATION OF CRIMES RELATING TO GAMING, OFFICIAL CORRUPTION, OR ORGANIZED CRIME ACTIVITY; AND
(L) FAILURE BY THE APPLICANT OR ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AS A CONDITION OF A LICENSE TO MAKE REQUIRED PAYMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER, REPAY AN OVERPAYMENT FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BENEFITS, OR REPAY ANY OTHER DEBT OWED TO THE STATE UNLESS SUCH APPLICANT PROVIDES PROOF TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S SATIS- FACTION OF PAYMENT OF OR ARRANGEMENT TO PAY ANY SUCH DEBTS PRIOR TO LICENSURE. S 1319. HEARINGS. THE COMMISSION AND THE BOARD SHALL HAVE THE INDE- PENDENT AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT HEARINGS CONCERNING THE CONDUCT OF GAMING AND APPLICANTS FOR GAMING FACILITY LICENSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY PROCEDURES SET FORTH IN THIS ARTICLE AND ANY APPLICABLE IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS. S 1320. SITING EVALUATION. IN DETERMINING WHETHER AN APPLICANT SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, THE BOARD SHALL EVALUATE AND ISSUE A FINDING OF HOW EACH APPLICANT PROPOSES TO ADVANCE THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES. 1. THE DECISION BY THE BOARD TO SELECT A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE APPLICANT SHALL BE WEIGHTED BY SEVENTY PERCENT BASED ON ECONOMIC ACTIV- ITY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FACTORS INCLUDING: (A) REALIZING MAXIMUM CAPITAL INVESTMENT EXCLUSIVE OF LAND ACQUISITION AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS; (B) MAXIMIZING REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE STATE AND LOCALITIES; (C) PROVIDING THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF QUALITY JOBS IN THE GAMING FACILI- TY; (D) BUILDING A GAMING FACILITY OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER WITH A VARIETY OF QUALITY AMENITIES TO BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE GAMING FACILITY; (E) OFFERING THE HIGHEST AND BEST VALUE TO PATRONS TO CREATE A SECURE AND ROBUST GAMING MARKET IN THE REGION AND THE STATE; (F) PROVIDING A MARKET ANALYSIS DETAILING THE BENEFITS OF THE SITE LOCATION OF THE GAMING FACILITY AND THE ESTIMATED RECAPTURE RATE OF GAMING-RELATED SPENDING BY RESIDENTS TRAVELLING TO AN OUT-OF-STATE GAMING FACILITY; (G) OFFERING THE FASTEST TIME TO COMPLETION OF THE FULL GAMING FACILI- TY; (H) DEMONSTRATING THE ABILITY TO FULLY FINANCE THE GAMING FACILITY; AND (I) DEMONSTRATING EXPERIENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF A QUALITY GAMING FACILITY. 2. THE DECISION BY THE BOARD TO SELECT A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE APPLICANT SHALL BE WEIGHTED BY TWENTY PERCENT BASED ON LOCAL IMPACT AND SITING FACTORS INCLUDING: (A) MITIGATING POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON HOST AND NEARBY MUNICIPALITIES WHICH MIGHT RESULT FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OR OPERATION OF THE GAMING FACILITY; (B) GAINING PUBLIC SUPPORT IN THE HOST AND NEARBY MUNICIPALITIES WHICH MAY BE DEMONSTRATED THROUGH THE PASSAGE OF LOCAL LAWS OR PUBLIC COMMENT RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OR GAMING APPLICANT; (C) OPERATING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AND PROMOTING LOCAL HOTELS, RESTAU- RANTS AND RETAIL FACILITIES SO THAT PATRONS EXPERIENCE THE FULL DIVERSI- FIED REGIONAL TOURISM INDUSTRY; AND (D) ESTABLISHING A FAIR AND REASONABLE PARTNERSHIP WITH LIVE ENTER- TAINMENT VENUES THAT MAY BE IMPACTED BY A GAMING FACILITY UNDER WHICH THE GAMING FACILITY ACTIVELY SUPPORTS THE MISSION AND THE OPERATION OF THE IMPACTED ENTERTAINMENT VENUES.
3. THE DECISION BY THE BOARD TO SELECT A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE APPLICANT SHALL BE WEIGHTED BY TEN PERCENT BASED ON WORKFORCE ENHANCE- MENT FACTORS INCLUDING: (A) IMPLEMENTING A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT UTILIZES THE EXIST- ING LABOR FORCE, INCLUDING THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF CONSTRUCTION JOBS A PROPOSED GAMING FACILITY WILL GENERATE, THE DEVELOPMENT OF WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAMS THAT SERVE THE UNEMPLOYED AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING EMPLOYMENT AT THE GAMING FACILITY; (B) TAKING ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO ADDRESS PROBLEM GAMBLING INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TRAINING OF GAMING EMPLOYEES TO IDENTIFY PATRONS EXHIBITING PROBLEMS WITH GAMBLING; (C) UTILIZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (1) HAVING NEW AND RENOVATION CONSTRUCTION CERTIFIED UNDER THE APPRO- PRIATE CERTIFICATION CATEGORY IN THE LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRON- MENTAL DESIGN GREEN BUILDING RATING SYSTEM CREATED BY THE UNITED STATES GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL; (2) EFFORTS TO MITIGATE VEHICLE TRIPS; (3) EFFORTS TO CONSERVE WATER AND MANAGE STORM WATER; (4) DEMONSTRATING THAT ELECTRICAL AND HVAC EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES WILL BE ENERGY STAR LABELED WHERE AVAILABLE; (5) PROCURING OR GENERATING ON-SITE TEN PERCENT OF ITS ANNUAL ELEC- TRICITY CONSUMPTION FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES; AND (6) DEVELOPING AN ONGOING PLAN TO SUBMETER AND MONITOR ALL MAJOR SOURCES OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND UNDERTAKE REGULAR EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF BUILDINGS IN THEIR SYSTEMS; (D) ESTABLISHING, FUNDING AND MAINTAINING HUMAN RESOURCE HIRING AND TRAINING PRACTICES THAT PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SKILLED AND DIVERSE WORKFORCE AND ACCESS TO PROMOTION OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH A WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAM THAT: (1) ESTABLISHES TRANSPARENT CAREER PATHS WITH MEASURABLE CRITERIA WITHIN THE GAMING FACILITY THAT LEAD TO INCREASED RESPONSIBILITY AND HIGHER PAY GRADES THAT ARE DESIGNED TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO PURSUE CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND PROMOTION; (2) PROVIDES EMPLOYEE ACCESS TO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, SUCH AS TUITION REIMBURSEMENT OR STIPEND POLICIES, TO ENABLE EMPLOYEES TO ACQUIRE THE EDUCATION OR JOB TRAINING NEEDED TO ADVANCE CAREER PATHS BASED ON INCREASED RESPONSIBILITY AND PAY GRADES; AND (3) ESTABLISHES AN ON-SITE CHILD DAY CARE PROGRAM; (E) PURCHASING, WHENEVER POSSIBLE, DOMESTICALLY MANUFACTURED SLOT MACHINES FOR INSTALLATION IN THE GAMING FACILITY; (F) IMPLEMENTING A WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT: (1) INCORPORATES AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BY WHICH THE APPLICANT GUARANTEES TO PROVIDE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL EMPLOYEES QUALIFIED FOR LICENSURE IN ALL EMPLOYMENT CATEGORIES, INCLUDING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES; (2) UTILIZES THE EXISTING LABOR FORCE IN THE STATE; (3) ESTIMATES THE NUMBER OF CONSTRUCTION JOBS A GAMING FACILITY WILL GENERATE AND PROVIDES FOR EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND WHICH INCLUDES SPECIFIC GOALS FOR THE UTILIZATION OF MINORITIES, WOMEN AND VETERANS ON THOSE CONSTRUCTION JOBS; (4) IDENTIFIES WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE GAMING FACILITY; AND (5) IDENTIFIES THE METHODS FOR ACCESSING EMPLOYMENT AT THE GAMING FACILITY; AND
(G) DEMONSTRATING THAT THE APPLICANT HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH ORGANIZED LABOR, INCLUDING HOSPITALITY SERVICES, AND HAS THE SUPPORT OF ORGANIZED LABOR FOR ITS APPLICATION, WHICH SPECIFIES: (1) THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES TO BE EMPLOYED AT THE GAMING FACILITY, INCLUDING DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PAY RATE AND BENEFITS FOR EMPLOY- EES AND CONTRACTORS IN THE GAMING FACILITY AND ALL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS RELATED TO THE PROJECT; AND (2) DETAILED PLANS FOR ASSURING LABOR HARMONY DURING ALL PHASES OF THE CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF THE GAMING FACILITY. S 1321. INTENTIONALLY OMITTED. TITLE 3 OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING SECTION 1322. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 1323. KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSES. 1324. GAMING EMPLOYEE REGISTRATION. 1325. APPROVAL, DENIAL AND RENEWAL OF EMPLOYEE LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS. S 1322. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 1. IT SHALL BE THE AFFIRMATIVE RESPONSI- BILITY OF EACH APPLICANT OR LICENSEE TO ESTABLISH BY CLEAR AND CONVINC- ING EVIDENCE ITS INDIVIDUAL QUALIFICATIONS, AND FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF EACH PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED TO BE QUALI- FIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. 2. ANY APPLICANT, LICENSEE, REGISTRANT, OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO MUST BE QUALIFIED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL PROVIDE ALL LEGALLY REQUIRED INFORMATION AND SATISFY ALL LAWFUL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION PERTAINING TO QUALIFICATION AND IN THE FORM SPECIFIED BY REGULATION. ALL APPLI- CANTS, REGISTRANTS, AND LICENSEES SHALL WAIVE LIABILITY AS TO THE STATE, AND ITS INSTRUMENTALITIES AND AGENTS, FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY DISCLOSURE OR PUBLICATION IN ANY MANNER, OTHER THAN A WILLFULLY UNLAWFUL DISCLOSURE OR PUBLICATION, OF ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION ACQUIRED DURING INQUIRIES, INVESTIGATIONS OR HEARINGS. 3. ALL APPLICANTS, LICENSEES, REGISTRANTS, INTERMEDIARY COMPANIES, AND HOLDING COMPANIES SHALL CONSENT TO INSPECTIONS, SEARCHES AND SEIZURES WHILE AT A GAMING FACILITY AND THE SUPPLYING OF HANDWRITING EXEMPLARS AS AUTHORIZED BY THIS ARTICLE AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED HEREUNDER. 4. ALL APPLICANTS, LICENSEES, REGISTRANTS, AND ANY OTHER PERSON WHO SHALL BE QUALIFIED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL HAVE THE CONTINUING DUTY TO PROVIDE ANY ASSISTANCE OR INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE COMMIS- SION, AND TO COOPERATE IN ANY INQUIRY, INVESTIGATION OR HEARING CONDUCTED BY THE COMMISSION. IF, UPON ISSUANCE OF A FORMAL REQUEST TO ANSWER OR PRODUCE INFORMATION, EVIDENCE OR TESTIMONY, ANY APPLICANT, LICENSEE, REGISTRANT, OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO SHALL BE QUALIFIED PURSU- ANT TO THIS ARTICLE REFUSES TO COMPLY, THE APPLICATION, LICENSE, REGIS- TRATION OR QUALIFICATION OF SUCH PERSON MAY BE DENIED OR REVOKED. 5. EACH APPLICANT OR PERSON WHO MUST BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE PHOTOGRAPHED AND FINGERPRINTED FOR IDENTIFICATION AND INVESTI- GATION PURPOSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROCEDURES SET FORTH BY REGULATION. 6. ALL LICENSEES, ALL REGISTRANTS, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS REQUIRED TO BE QUALIFIED UNDER THIS ARTICLE SHALL HAVE A DUTY TO INFORM THE COMMIS- SION OF ANY ACTION WHICH THEY BELIEVE WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE. NO PERSON WHO SO INFORMS THE COMMISSION SHALL BE DISCRIMI- NATED AGAINST BY AN APPLICANT, LICENSEE OR REGISTRANT BECAUSE OF THE SUPPLYING OF SUCH INFORMATION. S 1323. KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSES. 1. NO LICENSEE OR A HOLDING OR INTER- MEDIARY COMPANY OF A LICENSEE MAY EMPLOY ANY PERSON AS A CASINO KEY
EMPLOYEE UNLESS THE PERSON IS THE HOLDER OF A VALID CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION. 2. EACH APPLICANT FOR A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE MUST, PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF ANY CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE, PRODUCE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION AND ASSURANCES CONCERNING THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: (A) EACH APPLICANT FOR A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE SHALL PRODUCE SUCH INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION AND ASSURANCES AS MAY BE LAWFULLY REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THE FINANCIAL STABILITY, INTEGRITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BANK REFERENCES, BUSINESS AND PERSONAL INCOME AND DISBURSEMENTS SCHEDULES, TAX RETURNS AND OTHER REPORTS FILED WITH GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, AND BUSINESS AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTING AND CHECK RECORDS AND LEDGERS. IN ADDITION, EACH APPLICANT SHALL, IN WRITING, AUTHORIZE THE EXAMINATION OF ALL BANK ACCOUNTS AND RECORDS AS MAY BE DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE COMMISSION. (B) EACH APPLICANT FOR A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE SHALL PRODUCE SUCH INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION AND ASSURANCES AS MAY BE REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THE APPLICANT'S GOOD CHARAC- TER, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL INCLUDE DATA PERTAIN- ING TO FAMILY, HABITS, CHARACTER, REPUTATION, CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMA- TION, BUSINESS ACTIVITIES, FINANCIAL AFFAIRS, AND BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ASSOCIATES, COVERING AT LEAST THE TEN YEAR PERIOD IMME- DIATELY PRECEDING THE FILING OF THE APPLICATION. EACH APPLICANT SHALL NOTIFY THE COMMISSION OF ANY CIVIL JUDGMENTS OBTAINED AGAINST SUCH APPLICANT PERTAINING TO ANTITRUST OR SECURITY REGULATION LAWS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, OF THIS STATE OR OF ANY OTHER STATE, JURISDICTION, PROVINCE OR COUNTRY. IN ADDITION, EACH APPLICANT SHALL, UPON REQUEST OF THE COMMISSION, PRODUCE LETTERS OF REFERENCE FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AGEN- CIES HAVING JURISDICTION IN THE APPLICANT'S PLACE OF RESIDENCE AND PRIN- CIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS, WHICH LETTERS OF REFERENCE SHALL INDICATE THAT SUCH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES DO NOT HAVE ANY PERTINENT NON-SEALED INFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICANT, OR IF SUCH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY DOES HAVE SUCH INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE APPLICANT, SHALL SPECIFY WHAT THAT INFORMATION IS. IF THE APPLICANT HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH GAMING OPERATIONS IN ANY CAPACITY, POSITION OR EMPLOYMENT IN A JURISDIC- TION WHICH PERMITS SUCH ACTIVITY, THE APPLICANT SHALL, UPON REQUEST OF THE COMMISSION, PRODUCE LETTERS OF REFERENCE FROM THE GAMING ENFORCEMENT OR CONTROL AGENCY, WHICH SHALL SPECIFY THE EXPERIENCE OF SUCH AGENCY WITH THE APPLICANT, HIS OR HER ASSOCIATES AND HIS OR HER PARTICIPATION IN THE GAMING OPERATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF NO SUCH LETTERS ARE RECEIVED FROM THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF THE APPLICANT'S REQUEST THEREFOR, THE APPLICANT MAY SUBMIT A STATEMENT UNDER OATH THAT HE OR SHE IS OR WAS DURING THE PERIOD SUCH ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED IN GOOD STANDING WITH SUCH GAMING ENFORCEMENT OR CONTROL AGENCY. (C) EACH APPLICANT EMPLOYED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF THE STATE PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT UPON PETITION BY THE HOLDER OF A LICENSE, THE COMMISSION MAY WAIVE THIS RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR ANY APPLICANT WHOSE PARTICULAR POSITION WILL REQUIRE HIM TO BE EMPLOYED OUTSIDE THE STATE; AND PROVIDED FURTHER THAT NO APPLICANT EMPLOYED BY A HOLDING OR INTERMEDIARY COMPANY OF A LICENSEE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH RESIDENCY IN THIS STATE. (D) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, EACH APPLICANT SHALL SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSION THE APPLICANT'S NAME, ADDRESS, FINGERPRINTS AND WRITTEN
CONSENT FOR A CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE-B OF THE EXECU- TIVE LAW, TO BE PERFORMED. THE COMMISSION IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXCHANGE FINGERPRINT DATA WITH AND RECEIVE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION FROM THE STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE APPLICANT SHALL PAY THE FEE FOR SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION AS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. THE STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL PROMPTLY NOTIFY THE COMMISSION IN THE EVENT A CURRENT OR PROSPECTIVE LICENSEE, WHO WAS THE SUBJECT OF SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, IS ARRESTED FOR A CRIME OR OFFENSE IN THIS STATE AFTER THE DATE THE CHECK WAS PERFORMED. 3. THE COMMISSION SHALL DENY A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE TO ANY APPLICANT WHO IS DISQUALIFIED ON THE BASIS OF THE CRITERIA CONTAINED IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THIS TITLE, SUBJECT TO NOTICE AND HEARING. 4. UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION, THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE SUCH APPLICANT WITH A COPY OF SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFOR- MATION, TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE-A OF THE CORRECTION LAW, AND INFORM SUCH APPLICANT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO SEEK CORRECTION OF ANY INCORRECT INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION SHALL BE CONFIDENTIAL AND ANY PERSON WHO WILLFULLY PERMITS THE RELEASE OF SUCH CONFIDENTIAL CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION TO PERSONS NOT PERMITTED TO RECEIVE SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR. 5. UPON PETITION BY THE HOLDER OF A LICENSE, THE COMMISSION MAY ISSUE A TEMPORARY LICENSE TO AN APPLICANT FOR A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE, PROVIDED THAT: (A) THE APPLICANT FOR THE CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE HAS FILED A COMPLETED APPLICATION AS REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION; (B) THE PETITION FOR A TEMPORARY CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE CERTI- FIES, AND THE COMMISSION FINDS, THAT AN EXISTING CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE POSITION OF THE PETITIONER IS VACANT OR WILL BECOME VACANT WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE PETITION AND THAT THE ISSUANCE OF A TEMPORARY KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE IS NECESSARY TO FILL THE SAID VACANCY ON AN EMER- GENCY BASIS TO CONTINUE THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF THE CASINO, AND THAT SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES ARE EXTRAORDINARY AND NOT DESIGNED TO CIRCUMVENT THE NORMAL LICENSING PROCEDURES OF THIS ARTICLE; 6. UNLESS OTHERWISE TERMINATED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, ANY TEMPORARY CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL EXPIRE NINE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ITS ISSUANCE. S 1324. GAMING EMPLOYEE REGISTRATION. 1. NO PERSON MAY COMMENCE EMPLOYMENT AS A GAMING EMPLOYEE UNLESS SUCH PERSON HAS A VALID REGISTRA- TION ON FILE WITH THE COMMISSION, WHICH REGISTRATION SHALL BE PREPARED AND FILED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED HEREUNDER. 2. A GAMING EMPLOYEE REGISTRANT SHALL PRODUCE SUCH INFORMATION AS THE COMMISSION BY REGULATION MAY REQUIRE. SUBSEQUENT TO THE REGISTRATION OF A GAMING EMPLOYEE, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY REVOKE, SUSPEND, LIMIT, OR OTHERWISE RESTRICT THE REGISTRATION UPON A FINDING THAT THE REGISTRANT IS DISQUALIFIED ON THE BASIS OF THE CRITERIA CONTAINED IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THIS TITLE. IF A GAMING EMPLOYEE REGISTRANT HAS NOT BEEN EMPLOYED IN ANY POSITION WITHIN A GAMING FACILI-
TY FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS, THE REGISTRATION OF THAT GAMING EMPLOYEE SHALL LAPSE. 3. NO GAMING EMPLOYEE REGISTRATION SHALL BE DENIED OR REVOKED ON THE BASIS OF A MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION OF ANY OF THE OFFENSES ENUMERATED IN THIS ARTICLE AS DISQUALIFICATION CRITERIA OR THE COMMISSION OF ANY ACT OR ACTS WHICH WOULD CONSTITUTE ANY OFFENSE UNDER SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THIS TITLE, PROVIDED THAT THE REGISTRANT HAS AFFIRMATIVELY DEMONSTRATED THE REGISTRANT'S REHABILITATION, PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE-A OF THE CORRECTION LAW. 4. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, EACH REGISTRANT SHALL SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSION THE REGISTRANT'S NAME, ADDRESS, FINGERPRINTS AND WRITTEN CONSENT FOR A CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION TO BE PERFORMED. THE COMMIS- SION IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO EXCHANGE FINGERPRINT DATA WITH AND RECEIVE CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE-B OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW FROM THE STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE REGISTRANT SHALL PAY THE FEE FOR SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION AS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. THE STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL PROMPTLY NOTIFY THE COMMISSION IN THE EVENT A CURRENT OR PROSPEC- TIVE LICENSEE, WHO WAS THE SUBJECT OF A CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, IS ARRESTED FOR A CRIME OR OFFENSE IN THIS STATE AFTER THE DATE THE CHECK WAS PERFORMED. 5. UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION, THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE SUCH APPLICANT WITH A COPY OF SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFOR- MATION, TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE-A OF THE CORRECTION LAW, AND INFORM SUCH APPLICANT OF HIS OR HER RIGHT TO SEEK CORRECTION OF ANY INCORRECT INFORMATION CONTAINED IN SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION PURSUANT TO REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED BY THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LAW, SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION SHALL BE CONFIDENTIAL AND ANY PERSON WHO WILLFULLY PERMITS THE RELEASE OF SUCH CONFIDENTIAL CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION TO PERSONS NOT PERMITTED TO RECEIVE SUCH INFORMATION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR. S 1325. APPROVAL, DENIAL AND RENEWAL OF EMPLOYEE LICENSES AND REGIS- TRATIONS. 1. UPON THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR A CASINO KEY EMPLOY- EE LICENSE OR GAMING EMPLOYEE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY THIS ARTICLE AND AFTER SUBMISSION OF SUCH SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AS THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE, THE COMMISSION SHALL CONDUCT OR CAUSE TO BE CONDUCTED SUCH INVESTIGATION INTO THE QUALIFICATION OF THE APPLICANT, AND THE COMMIS- SION SHALL CONDUCT SUCH HEARINGS CONCERNING THE QUALIFICATION OF THE APPLICANT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS REGULATIONS, AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO DETERMINE QUALIFICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE. 2. AFTER SUCH INVESTIGATION, THE COMMISSION MAY EITHER DENY THE APPLI- CATION OR GRANT A LICENSE TO AN APPLICANT WHOM IT DETERMINES TO BE QUAL- IFIED TO HOLD SUCH LICENSE. 3. THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DENY ANY APPLICATION PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE FOLLOWING NOTICE AND OPPORTU- NITY FOR HEARING. 4. WHEN THE COMMISSION GRANTS AN APPLICATION, THE COMMISSION MAY LIMIT OR PLACE SUCH RESTRICTIONS THEREUPON AS IT MAY DEEM NECESSARY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST. 5. AFTER AN APPLICATION FOR A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE IS SUBMIT- TED, FINAL ACTION OF THE COMMISSION SHALL BE TAKEN WITHIN NINETY DAYS
AFTER COMPLETION OF ALL HEARINGS AND INVESTIGATIONS AND THE RECEIPT OF ALL INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION. 6. LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS OF CASINO KEY EMPLOYEES AND GAMING EMPLOYEES ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL REMAIN VALID FOR FIVE YEARS UNLESS SUSPENDED, REVOKED OR VOIDED PURSUANT TO LAW. SUCH LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS MAY BE RENEWED BY THE HOLDER THEREOF UPON APPLICATION, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSION, AND PAYMENT OF THE APPLICABLE FEE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FORGOING, IF A GAMING EMPLOYEE REGISTRANT HAS NOT BEEN EMPLOYED IN ANY POSITION WITHIN A GAMING FACILITY FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS, THE REGISTRATION OF THAT GAMING EMPLOYEE SHALL LAPSE. 8. THE COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH BY REGULATION APPROPRIATE FEES TO BE PAID UPON THE FILING OF THE REQUIRED APPLICATIONS. SUCH FEES SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND. TITLE 4 ENTERPRISE AND VENDOR LICENSING AND REGISTRATION SECTION 1326. LICENSING OF VENDOR ENTERPRISES. 1327. DURATION AND RENEWAL OF VENDOR REGISTRATION. 1328. JUNKET OPERATOR LICENSING. 1329. LOBBYIST REGISTRATION. 1330. REGISTRATION OF LABOR ORGANIZATIONS. 1330-A. CASINO GAMING EXPENDITURES. S 1326. LICENSING OF VENDOR ENTERPRISES. 1. ANY BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED WITH A GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE BY A VENDOR OFFERING GOODS OR SERVICES WHICH DIRECTLY RELATE TO GAMING ACTIVITY, INCLUDING GAMING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS, SUPPLIERS, REPAIRERS, AND INDEPENDENT TESTING LABORATORIES, SHALL BE LICENSED AS A CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE PRIOR TO CONDUCTING ANY BUSINESS WHATSOEVER WITH A GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE, ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT UPON A SHOW- ING OF GOOD CAUSE BY A GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE, THE EXECU- TIVE DIRECTOR MAY PERMIT AN APPLICANT FOR A CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS WITH SUCH GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE PRIOR TO THE LICENSURE OF THAT CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE APPLICANT UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION FOR SUCH PERIODS AS THE COMMISSION MAY ESTABLISH BY REGULATION. 2. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, ANY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE INTENDING TO MANUFACTURE, SELL, DISTRIBUTE, TEST OR REPAIR SLOT MACHINES WITHIN THE STATE SHALL BE LICENSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE PRIOR TO ENGAGING IN ANY SUCH ACTIVITIES; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT UPON A SHOWING OF GOOD CAUSE BY A GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY PERMIT AN APPLICANT FOR A CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS WITH THE GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE PRIOR TO THE LICENSURE OF THAT CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE APPLICANT UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION FOR SUCH PERIODS AS THE COMMISSION MAY ESTABLISH BY REGULATION; AND PROVIDED FURTHER, HOWEVER, THAT UPON A SHOWING OF GOOD CAUSE BY AN APPLICANT REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AS A CASINO VENDOR ENTER- PRISE PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY PERMIT THE CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE APPLICANT TO INITIATE THE MANUFACTURE OF SLOT MACHINES OR ENGAGE IN THE SALE, DISTRIBUTION, TESTING OR REPAIR OF SLOT MACHINES WITH ANY PERSON OTHER THAN A GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE, ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, PRIOR TO THE LICENSURE OF THAT CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE APPLICANT UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION. 3. VENDORS PROVIDING GOODS AND SERVICES TO GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES OR APPLICANTS ANCILLARY TO GAMING SHALL BE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AS AN
ANCILLARY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE AND SHALL COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS FOR CASINO VENDOR LICENSE APPLICANTS. 4. EACH CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, AS WELL AS ITS OWNERS; MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL; AND EMPLOYEES IF SUCH EMPLOYEES HAVE RESPONSIBIL- ITY FOR SERVICES TO A GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE, MUST QUALI- FY UNDER THE STANDARDS, EXCEPT RESIDENCY, ESTABLISHED FOR QUALIFICATION OF A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE UNDER THIS ARTICLE. 5. ANY VENDOR THAT OFFERS GOODS OR SERVICES TO A GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE THAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OR TWO OF THIS SECTION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SITE CONTRACTORS AND SUBCON- TRACTORS, SHOPKEEPERS LOCATED WITHIN THE FACILITY, GAMING SCHOOLS THAT POSSESS SLOT MACHINES FOR THE PURPOSE OF INSTRUCTION, AND ANY NON-SUPER- VISORY EMPLOYEE OF A JUNKET ENTERPRISE LICENSED UNDER SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, SHALL BE REQUIRED TO REGISTER WITH THE COMMISSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS AFOREMENTIONED, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY, CONSISTENT WITH THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND THE POLICIES OF THIS ARTI- CLE, DIRECT THAT INDIVIDUAL VENDORS REGISTERED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVI- SION BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR EITHER A CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, OR AN ANCILLARY VENDOR INDUSTRY ENTERPRISE LICENSE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, AS DIRECTED BY THE COMMISSION. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY ALSO ORDER THAT ANY ENTERPRISE LICENSED AS OR REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AS AN ANCILLARY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY ALSO, IN HIS OR HER DISCRETION, ORDER THAT AN INDEPENDENT SOFTWARE CONTRACTOR NOT OTHERWISE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED BE EITHER REGISTERED AS A VENDOR PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION OR BE LICENSED PURSUANT TO EITHER SUBDIVISION ONE OR THREE OF THIS SECTION. EACH ANCILLARY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED PURSU- ANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, AS WELL AS ITS OWNERS, MANAGE- MENT AND SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL, AND EMPLOYEES IF SUCH EMPLOYEES HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SERVICES TO A GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE, SHALL ESTABLISH THEIR GOOD CHARACTER, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE AND SHALL PROVIDE SUCH FINANCIAL INFORMATION AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION. ANY ENTERPRISE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AS AN ANCILLARY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE PERMITTED TO TRANSACT BUSINESS WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE UPON FILING OF THE APPROPRIATE VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM AND APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSURE. 6. ANY APPLICANT, LICENSEE OR QUALIFIER OF A CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE OR OF AN ANCILLARY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE UNDER SUBDI- VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, AND ANY VENDOR REGISTRANT UNDER SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CRITE- RIA CONTAINED IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE, EXCEPT THAT NO SUCH ANCILLARY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE UNDER SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION OR VENDOR REGISTRATION UNDER SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE DENIED OR REVOKED IF SUCH VENDOR REGISTRANT CAN AFFIRMATIVELY DEMONSTRATE REHABILITATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE-A OF THE CORRECTION LAW. 7. NO CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE OR ANCILLARY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSE SHALL BE ISSUED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION TO ANY PERSON UNLESS THAT PERSON SHALL PROVIDE PROOF OF VALID BUSINESS REGISTRATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
8. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, EACH APPLICANT SHALL SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSION THE NAME, ADDRESS, FINGERPRINTS AND A WRITTEN CONSENT FOR A CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION TO BE PERFORMED, FOR EACH PERSON REQUIRED TO QUALIFY AS PART OF THE APPLICATION. THE COMMISSION IS HEREBY AUTHOR- IZED TO EXCHANGE FINGERPRINT DATA WITH AND RECEIVE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION FROM THE STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES AND THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS. THE APPLICANT SHALL PAY THE FEE FOR SUCH CRIMINAL HISTORY INFORMATION AS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTY-FIVE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. THE STATE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES SHALL PROMPTLY NOTIFY THE COMMISSION IN THE EVENT A CURRENT OR PROSPECTIVE QUALIFIER, WHO WAS THE SUBJECT OF A CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, IS ARRESTED FOR A CRIME OR OFFENSE IN THIS STATE AFTER THE DATE THE CHECK WAS PERFORMED. 9. SUBSEQUENT TO THE LICENSURE OF ANY ENTITY PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING ANY FINDING OF QUALIFICATION AS MAY BE REQUIRED AS A CONDITION OF LICENSURE, OR THE REGISTRATION OF ANY VENDOR PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY REVOKE, SUSPEND, LIMIT, OR OTHERWISE RESTRICT THE LICENSE, REGISTRA- TION OR QUALIFICATION STATUS UPON A FINDING THAT THE LICENSEE, REGIS- TRANT OR QUALIFIER IS DISQUALIFIED ON THE BASIS OF THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE. 10. AFTER NOTICE AND HEARING PRIOR TO THE SUSPENSION OF ANY LICENSE, REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION ISSUED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS SECTION THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE OBLIGATION TO PROVE BY SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT THE LICENSEE, REGISTRANT OR QUALIFIER IS DISQUALIFIED ON THE BASIS OF THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN SECTION ONE THOU- SAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE. S 1327. DURATION AND RENEWAL OF VENDOR REGISTRATION. 1. A CASINO VENDOR REGISTRATION SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON ISSUANCE, AND SHALL REMAIN VALID FOR FIVE YEARS UNLESS REVOKED, SUSPENDED, VOIDED BY LAW, LIMITED, OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY THE COMMISSION. SUCH REGISTRATIONS MAY BE RENEWED BY THE HOLDER THEREOF UPON APPLICATION, ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSION, AND PAYMENT OF THE APPLICABLE FEE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IF A VENDOR REGISTRANT HAS NOT CONDUCTED BUSINESS WITH A GAMING FACILITY FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS, THE REGISTRATION OF THAT VENDOR REGISTRANT SHALL LAPSE. 2. THE COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH BY REGULATION REASONABLE AND APPRO- PRIATE FEES TO BE IMPOSED ON EACH VENDOR REGISTRANT WHO PROVIDES GOODS OR SERVICES TO A GAMING FACILITY, REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF ANY CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE VENDOR REGISTRANT AND GAMING FACIL- ITY, IF ANY. SUCH FEES SHALL BE PAID TO THE COMMISSION. S 1328. JUNKET OPERATOR LICENSING. 1. NO JUNKETS MAY BE ORGANIZED OR PERMITTED EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE. NO PERSON MAY ACT AS A JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE OR JUNKET ENTERPRISE EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION. 2. A JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, AN APPLICANT FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE OR AN AFFILIATE OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL BE LICENSED AS A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SAID LICENSEE NEED NOT BE A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE. NO GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR APPLICANT FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE MAY EMPLOY OR OTHERWISE ENGAGE A JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS NOT SO LICENSED. 3. JUNKET ENTERPRISES THAT, AND JUNKET REPRESENTATIVES NOT EMPLOYED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR AN APPLICANT FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE OR BY A JUNKET ENTERPRISE WHO, ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES GOVERNED BY THIS
SECTION SHALL BE LICENSED AS AN ANCILLARY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS TITLE, UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THE COMMISSION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY SUCH JUNKET ENTERPRISE OR JUNKET REPRESEN- TATIVE WHO HAS DISQUALIFIED SHALL BE ENTITLED TO ESTABLISH HIS OR HER REHABILITATION FROM SUCH DISQUALIFICATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE-A OF THE CORRECTION LAW. ANY NON-SUPERVISORY EMPLOYEE OF A JUNKET ENTERPRISE OR JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE LICENSED AS AN ANCILLARY CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX OF THIS TITLE SHALL BE REGISTERED. 4. PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF ANY LICENSE REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION, AN APPLICANT FOR LICENSURE SHALL SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND SHALL DEMONSTRATE THAT HE OR SHE IS AMENABLE TO SERVICE OF PROCESS WITHIN THIS STATE. FAILURE TO ESTABLISH OR MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL CONSTITUTE SUFFICIENT CAUSE FOR THE DENIAL, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF ANY LICENSE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. 5. UPON PETITION BY THE HOLDER OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, AN APPLI- CANT FOR A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSE INTENDING TO BE EMPLOYED AS A JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE MAY BE ISSUED A TEMPORARY LICENSE BY THE COMMIS- SION IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS PROMULGATED, PROVIDED THAT: (A) THE APPLICANT FOR LICENSURE IS EMPLOYED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE; AND (B) THE APPLICANT FOR LICENSURE HAS FILED A COMPLETED APPLICATION AS REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION. 6. THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO IMMEDIATELY SUSPEND, LIMIT OR CONDITION ANY TEMPORARY LICENSE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, PENDING A HEARING ON THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE JUNKET REPRESEN- TATIVE. 7. UNLESS OTHERWISE TERMINATED, ANY TEMPORARY LICENSE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL EXPIRE TWELVE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ITS ISSU- ANCE, AND SHALL BE RENEWABLE BY THE COMMISSION FOR ONE ADDITIONAL SIX MONTH PERIOD. 8. EVERY AGREEMENT CONCERNING JUNKETS ENTERED INTO BY A GAMING FACILI- TY LICENSEE AND A JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE OR JUNKET ENTERPRISE SHALL BE DEEMED TO INCLUDE A PROVISION FOR ITS TERMINATION WITHOUT LIABILITY ON THE PART OF THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, IF THE COMMISSION ORDERS THE TERMINATION UPON THE SUSPENSION, LIMITATION, CONDITIONING, DENIAL OR REVOCATION OF THE LICENSURE OF THE JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE OR JUNKET ENTERPRISE. FAILURE TO EXPRESSLY INCLUDE SUCH A CONDITION IN THE AGREE- MENT SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A DEFENSE IN ANY ACTION BROUGHT TO TERMINATE THE AGREEMENT. 9. A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF ANY JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE OR JUNKET ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATED WITH IT AND FOR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY JUNKET ENGAGED IN ON ITS PREMISES, REGARDLESS OF THE FACT THAT THE JUNKET MAY INVOLVE PERSONS NOT EMPLOYED BY SUCH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE. 10. A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIOLATION OR DEVIATION FROM THE TERMS OF A JUNKET. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, THE COMMISSION MAY ORDER RESTITUTION TO JUNKET PARTICIPANTS, ASSESS PENALTIES FOR SUCH VIOLATIONS OR DEVIATIONS, PROHIBIT FUTURE JUNKETS BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, JUNKET ENTER- PRISE OR JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE, AND ORDER SUCH FURTHER RELIEF AS IT DEEMS APPROPRIATE. 11. THE COMMISSION SHALL, BY REGULATION, PRESCRIBE METHODS, PROCEDURES AND FORMS FOR THE DELIVERY AND RETENTION OF INFORMATION CONCERNING THE
CONDUCT OF JUNKETS BY GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, EACH GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE COMMISSION, SHALL: (A) MAINTAIN ON FILE A REPORT DESCRIBING THE OPERATION OF ANY JUNKET ENGAGED IN ON ITS PREMISES; AND (B) SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSION A LIST OF ALL ITS EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ACTING AS JUNKET REPRESENTATIVES. 12. EACH GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE OR JUNKET ENTERPRISE SHALL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE COMMISSION, FILE A REPORT WITH THE COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO EACH LIST OF JUNKET PATRONS OR POTENTIAL JUNKET PATRONS PURCHASED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE OR ENTERPRISE. 13. THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE, EITHER BY REGULATION, OR UPON PETITION BY THE HOLDER OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, THAT A TYPE OF ARRANGEMENT OTHERWISE INCLUDED WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "JUNKET" SHALL NOT REQUIRE COMPLIANCE WITH ANY OR ALL OF THE REQUIRE- MENTS OF THIS SECTION. IN GRANTING EXEMPTIONS, THE COMMISSION SHALL CONSIDER SUCH FACTORS AS THE NATURE, VOLUME AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PARTICULAR TYPE OF ARRANGEMENT, AND WHETHER THE EXEMPTION WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THE PUBLIC POLICIES ESTABLISHED BY THIS ARTICLE. IN APPLYING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COMMISSION MAY CONDI- TION, LIMIT, OR RESTRICT ANY EXEMPTION AS IT MAY DEEM APPROPRIATE. 14. NO JUNKET ENTERPRISE OR JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE OR PERSON ACTING AS A JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE MAY: (A) ENGAGE IN EFFORTS TO COLLECT UPON CHECKS THAT HAVE BEEN RETURNED BY BANKS WITHOUT FULL AND FINAL PAYMENT; (B) EXERCISE APPROVAL AUTHORITY WITH REGARD TO THE AUTHORIZATION OR ISSUANCE OF CREDIT; (C) ACT ON BEHALF OF OR UNDER ANY ARRANGEMENT WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR A GAMING PATRON WITH REGARD TO THE REDEMPTION, CONSOL- IDATION, OR SUBSTITUTION OF THE GAMING PATRON'S CHECKS AWAITING DEPOSIT; (D) INDIVIDUALLY RECEIVE OR RETAIN ANY FEE FROM A PATRON FOR THE PRIV- ILEGE OF PARTICIPATING IN A JUNKET; AND (E) PAY FOR ANY SERVICES, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION, OR OTHER ITEMS OF VALUE PROVIDED TO, OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF, ANY PATRON PARTICIPATING IN A JUNKET. S 1329. LOBBYIST REGISTRATION. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERMS "LOBBYIST", "LOBBYING", "LOBBYING ACTIVITIES" AND "CLIENT" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS THOSE TERMS ARE DEFINED BY SECTION ONE-C OF THE LEGISLATIVE LAW. 2. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER REGISTRATION AND REPORTING REQUIRED BY LAW, EACH LOBBYIST SEEKING TO ENGAGE IN LOBBYING ACTIVITY ON BEHALF OF A CLIENT OR A CLIENT'S INTEREST BEFORE THE COMMISSION SHALL FIRST REGISTER WITH THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMISSION. THE SECRETARY SHALL CAUSE A REGIS- TRATION TO BE AVAILABLE ON THE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF SUBMISSION. S 1330. REGISTRATION OF LABOR ORGANIZATIONS. 1. EACH LABOR ORGANIZA- TION, UNION OR AFFILIATE SEEKING TO REPRESENT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE EMPLOYED IN A GAMING FACILITY BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL REGISTER WITH THE COMMISSION BIENNIALLY, AND SHALL DISCLOSE SUCH INFORMATION AS THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE, INCLUDING THE NAMES OF ALL AFFILIATED ORGANIZA- TIONS, PENSION AND WELFARE SYSTEMS AND ALL OFFICERS AND AGENTS OF SUCH ORGANIZATIONS AND SYSTEMS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO LABOR ORGANIZA- TION, UNION, OR AFFILIATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH SUCH INFORMATION TO THE EXTENT SUCH INFORMATION IS INCLUDED IN A REPORT FILED BY ANY LABOR ORGANIZATION, UNION, OR AFFILIATE WITH THE SECRETARY OF LABOR
PURSUANT TO 29 U.S.C. S 431 ET SEQ. OR S 1001 ET SEQ. IF A COPY OF SUCH REPORT, OR OF THE PORTION THEREOF CONTAINING SUCH INFORMATION, IS FURNISHED TO THE COMMISSION PURSUANT TO THE AFORESAID FEDERAL PROVISIONS. THE COMMISSION MAY IN ITS DISCRETION EXEMPT ANY LABOR ORGAN- IZATION, UNION, OR AFFILIATE FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBDIVISION WHERE THE COMMISSION FINDS THAT SUCH ORGANIZATION, UNION OR AFFILIATE IS NOT THE CERTIFIED BARGAINING REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY EMPLOYEE WHO IS EMPLOYED IN A GAMING FACILITY BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, IS NOT INVOLVED ACTIVELY, DIRECTLY OR SUBSTANTIALLY IN THE CONTROL OR DIRECTION OF THE REPRESENTATION OF ANY SUCH EMPLOYEE, AND IS NOT SEEKING TO DO SO. 2. NO PERSON MAY ACT AS AN OFFICER, AGENT OR PRINCIPAL EMPLOYEE OF A LABOR ORGANIZATION, UNION OR AFFILIATE REGISTERED OR REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IF THE PERSON HAS BEEN FOUND DISQUALIFIED BY THE COMMISSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CRITERIA CONTAINED IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE. THE COMMISSION MAY, FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, WAIVE ANY DISQUALI- FICATION CRITERION CONSISTENT WITH THE PUBLIC POLICY OF THIS ARTICLE AND UPON A FINDING THAT THE INTERESTS OF JUSTICE SO REQUIRE. 3. NEITHER A LABOR ORGANIZATION, UNION OR AFFILIATE NOR ITS OFFICERS AND AGENTS NOT OTHERWISE INDIVIDUALLY LICENSED OR REGISTERED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AND EMPLOYED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE MAY HOLD ANY FINAN- CIAL INTEREST WHATSOEVER IN THE GAMING FACILITY OR GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE WHOSE EMPLOYEES THEY REPRESENT. 4. THE COMMISSION MAY MAINTAIN A CIVIL ACTION AND PROCEED IN A SUMMARY MANNER, WITHOUT POSTING BOND, AGAINST ANY PERSON, INCLUDING ANY LABOR ORGANIZATION, UNION OR AFFILIATE, TO COMPEL COMPLIANCE WITH THIS SECTION, OR TO PREVENT ANY VIOLATIONS, THE AIDING AND ABETTING THEREOF, OR ANY ATTEMPT OR CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE THIS SECTION. 5. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER REMEDIES PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, A LABOR ORGANIZATION, UNION OR AFFILIATE REGISTERED OR REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY BE PROHIBITED BY THE COMMISSION FROM RECEIVING ANY DUES FROM ANY EMPLOYEE LICENSED OR REGISTERED UNDER THIS ARTICLE AND EMPLOYED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR ITS AGENT, IF ANY OFFICER, AGENT OR PRINCIPAL EMPLOYEE OF THE LABOR ORGANIZATION, UNION OR AFFILIATE HAS BEEN FOUND DISQUALIFIED AND IF SUCH DISQUALIFICATION HAS NOT BEEN WAIVED BY THE COMMISSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. S 1330-A. CASINO GAMING EXPENDITURES. 1. (A) IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER REGISTRATION OR REPORTING REQUIRED BY LAW, ANY ENTITY LICENSED UNDER SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THE TAX LAW, OR WHICH POSSESSES A PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING LICENSE OR FRANCHISE AWARDED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWO OR THREE OF THIS CHAPTER THAT MAKES AN EXPENDITURE OF MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ANY WRITTEN, TYPED, OR OTHER PRINTED COMMUNICATION, OR ANY INTERNET-BASED COMMUNICATION, OR ANY TELEVISION OR RADIO COMMUNI- CATION, OR ANY AUTOMATED OR PAID TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS, IN SUPPORT OR OPPOSITION TO ANY REFERENDUM AUTHORIZED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE FOLLOW- ING SECOND PASSAGE OF A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTI- TUTION TO PERMIT OR AUTHORIZE CASINO GAMING TO A GENERAL PUBLIC AUDI- ENCE, SHALL FILE ANY REPORTS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THE ELECTION LAW SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH THE GAMING COMMISSION AND SHALL PROVIDE SUCH ADDI- TIONAL REPORTS AS REQUIRED BY THE GAMING COMMISSION. THIS REQUIREMENT SHALL APPLY IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER SUCH ENTITY MAKES SUCH EXPENDITURE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY VIA ONE OR MORE PERSONS. THE GAMING COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
(B) CASINO GAMING EXPENDITURES DO NOT INCLUDE EXPENDITURES IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) A WRITTEN NEWS STORY, COMMENTARY, OR EDITORIAL OR A NEWS STORY, COMMENTARY, OR EDITORIAL DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE FACILITIES OF ANY BROADCASTING STATION, CABLE OR SATELLITE UNLESS SUCH PUBLICATION OR FACILITIES ARE OWNED OR CONTROLLED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY THE PERSON MAKING SUCH EXPENDITURE; OR (II) A COMMUNICATION PUBLISHED ON THE INTERNET, UNLESS THE COMMUNI- CATION IS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT. (C) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "PERSON" SHALL MEAN PERSON, GROUP OF PERSONS, CORPORATION, UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS ENTITY, LABOR ORGANIZATION OR BUSINESS, TRADE OR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OR ORGANIZA- TION, OR POLITICAL COMMITTEE. (D) A KNOWING OR WILLFUL VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL SUBJECT THE PERSON TO A CIVIL PENALTY EQUAL TO UP TO ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS OR THE COST OF THE COMMUNICATION, WHICHEVER IS GREATER, IMPOSED BY THE GAMING COMMISSION FOR EACH VIOLATION. 2. A COPY OF ALL COMMUNICATIONS PAID FOR BY THE CASINO GAMING EXPENDI- TURE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BROADCAST, CABLE OR SATELLITE SCHED- ULES AND SCRIPTS, ADVERTISEMENTS, PAMPHLETS, CIRCULARS, FLYERS, BROCHURES, LETTERHEADS AND OTHER PRINTED MATTER AND STATEMENTS OR INFOR- MATION CONVEYED TO ONE THOUSAND OR MORE MEMBERS OF A GENERAL PUBLIC AUDIENCE SHALL BE FILED WITH THE GAMING COMMISSION WITH THE STATEMENTS REQUIRED THIS ARTICLE. TITLE 5 REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDUCT AND OPERATION OF GAMING SECTION 1331. OPERATION CERTIFICATE. 1332. AGE FOR GAMING PARTICIPATION. 1333. HOURS OF OPERATION. 1334. INTERNAL CONTROLS. 1335. GAMES AND GAMING EQUIPMENT. 1336. CERTAIN WAGERING PROHIBITED. 1337. GRATUITIES. 1338. LIMITATION ON CERTAIN FINANCIAL ACCESS. 1339. CREDIT. 1340. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. 1341. LICENSEE LEASES AND CONTRACTS. 1342. REQUIRED EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN PERSONS. 1343. EXCLUSION, EJECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONS. 1344. LIST OF PERSONS SELF-EXCLUDED FROM GAMING ACTIVITIES. 1345. EXCLUDED PERSON; FORFEITURE OF WINNINGS; OTHER SANCTIONS. 1346. LABOR PEACE AGREEMENTS FOR CERTAIN FACILITIES S 1331. OPERATION CERTIFICATE. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING THE ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE THEREFOR, NO GAMING FACILITY MAY BE OPENED OR REMAIN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND NO GAMING ACTIVITY, EXCEPT FOR TEST PURPOSES, MAY BE CONDUCTED THEREIN, UNLESS AND UNTIL A VALID OPERATION CERTIFICATE HAS BEEN ISSUED TO THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE BY THE COMMISSION. SUCH CERTIFICATE SHALL BE ISSUED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UPON A DETERMI- NATION THAT A GAMING FACILITY COMPLIES IN ALL RESPECTS WITH THE REQUIRE- MENTS OF THIS ARTICLE AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED HEREUNDER, AND THAT THE GAMING FACILITY IS PREPARED IN ALL RESPECTS TO RECEIVE AND ENTERTAIN THE PUBLIC. 2. AN OPERATION CERTIFICATE SHALL REMAIN IN FORCE AND EFFECT UNLESS REVOKED, SUSPENDED, LIMITED, OR OTHERWISE ALTERED BY THE COMMISSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE.
3. IT SHALL BE AN EXPRESS CONDITION OF CONTINUED OPERATION UNDER THIS ARTICLE THAT A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL MAINTAIN EITHER ELECTRON- ICALLY OR IN HARD COPY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE GAMING FACILITY LICEN- SEE, COPIES OF ALL BOOKS, RECORDS, AND DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE LICENSEE'S OPERATIONS AND APPROVED HOTEL IN A MANNER AND LOCATION APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE ORIGINALS OF SUCH BOOKS, RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS, WHETHER IN ELECTRONIC OR HARD COPY FORM, MAY BE MAINTAINED AT THE OFFICES OR ELECTRONIC SYSTEM OF AN AFFIL- IATE OF THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE. ALL SUCH BOOKS, RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS SHALL BE IMME- DIATELY AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION DURING ALL HOURS OF OPERATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE COMMISSION AND SHALL BE MAINTAINED FOR SUCH PERIOD OF TIME AS THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE. S 1332. AGE FOR GAMING PARTICIPATION. 1. NO PERSON UNDER THE AGE AT WHICH A PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO PURCHASE AND CONSUME ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES SHALL ENTER, OR WAGER IN, A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH A PERSON MAY ENTER A GAMING FACILITY BY WAY OF PASSAGE TO ANOTHER ROOM, AND PROVIDED FURTHER, HOWEVER, THAT ANY SUCH PERSON WHO IS LICENSED OR REGISTERED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE MAY ENTER A GAMING FACILITY IN THE REGULAR COURSE OF THE PERSON'S PERMITTED ACTIV- ITIES. 2. ANY PERSON DISQUALIFIED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION ENTITLED TO FUNDS, CASH OR PRIZES FROM GAMBLING ACTIVITY SHALL FORFEIT SAME. SUCH FORFEITED FUNDS, CASH OR PRIZES SHALL BE REMITTED TO THE COMMISSION AND DEPOSITED INTO THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND. S 1333. HOURS OF OPERATION. 1. EACH GAMING FACILITY LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE PERMITTED TO OPERATE TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THE COMMISSION. 2. A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL FILE WITH THE COMMISSION A SCHED- ULE OF HOURS PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF AN INITIAL OPERATION CERTIFICATE. IF THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE PROPOSES ANY CHANGE IN SCHEDULED HOURS, SUCH CHANGE MAY NOT BE EFFECTED UNTIL SUCH LICENSEE FILES A NOTICE OF THE NEW SCHEDULE OF HOURS WITH THE COMMISSION. SUCH FILING MUST BE MADE THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN HOURS. 3. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO LIMIT A GAMING FACIL- ITY LICENSEE IN OPENING ITS CASINO LATER THAN, OR CLOSING ITS CASINO EARLIER THAN, THE TIMES STATED IN ITS SCHEDULE OF OPERATING HOURS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY SUCH ALTERATIONS IN ITS HOURS SHALL COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION AND WITH REGU- LATIONS OF THE COMMISSION PERTAINING TO SUCH ALTERATIONS. S 1334. INTERNAL CONTROLS. 1. EACH APPLICANT FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE SHALL CREATE, MAINTAIN, AND FILE WITH THE COMMISSION A DESCRIPTION OF ITS INTERNAL PROCEDURES AND ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACCOUNTING CONTROLS FOR GAMING OPERATIONS THAT CONFORM TO COMMISSION REGULATIONS AND PROVIDE ADEQUATE AND EFFECTIVE CONTROLS, ESTABLISH A CONSISTENT OVERALL SYSTEM OF INTERNAL PROCEDURES AND ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACCOUNTING CONTROLS AND CONFORM TO GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES, AND ENSURE THAT GAMING FACILITY PROCEDURES ARE CARRIED OUT AND SUPERVISED BY PERSONNEL WHO DO NOT HAVE INCOMPATIBLE FUNCTIONS. A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE'S INTERNAL CONTROLS SHALL CONTAIN A NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF THE INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM TO BE UTILIZED BY THE GAMING FACILITY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) ACCOUNTING CONTROLS, INCLUDING THE STANDARDIZATION OF FORMS AND DEFINITION OF TERMS TO BE UTILIZED IN THE GAMING OPERATIONS; (B) PROCEDURES, FORMS, AND, WHERE APPROPRIATE, FORMULAS COVERING THE CALCULATION OF HOLD PERCENTAGES; REVENUE DROP; EXPENSE AND OVERHEAD
SCHEDULES; COMPLIMENTARY SERVICE OR ITEM; JUNKETS; AND CASH EQUIVALENT TRANSACTIONS; (C) PROCEDURES WITHIN THE CASHIER'S CAGE FOR THE RECEIPT, STORAGE AND DISBURSAL OF CHIPS, CASH, AND OTHER CASH EQUIVALENTS USED IN GAMING; THE CASHING OF CHECKS; THE REDEMPTION OF CHIPS AND OTHER CASH EQUIVALENTS USED IN GAMING; THE PAY-OFF OF JACKPOTS; AND THE RECORDING OF TRANS- ACTIONS PERTAINING TO GAMING OPERATIONS; (D) PROCEDURES FOR THE COLLECTION AND SECURITY OF MONEYS AT THE GAMING TABLES; (E) PROCEDURES FOR THE TRANSFER AND RECORDATION OF CHIPS BETWEEN THE GAMING TABLES AND THE CASHIER'S CAGE; (F) PROCEDURES FOR THE TRANSFER OF MONEYS FROM THE GAMING TABLES TO THE COUNTING PROCESS; (G) PROCEDURES AND SECURITY FOR THE COUNTING AND RECORDATION OF REVEN- UE; (H) PROCEDURES FOR THE SECURITY, STORAGE AND RECORDATION OF CASH, CHIPS AND OTHER CASH EQUIVALENTS UTILIZED IN THE GAMING; (I) PROCEDURES FOR THE TRANSFER OF MONEYS OR CHIPS FROM AND TO THE SLOT MACHINES; (J) PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS FOR THE OPENING AND SECURITY OF SLOT MACHINES; (K) PROCEDURES FOR THE PAYMENT AND RECORDATION OF SLOT MACHINE JACK- POTS; (L) PROCEDURES FOR THE CASHING AND RECORDATION OF CHECKS EXCHANGED BY CASINO PATRONS; (M) PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE UTILIZATION OF THE PRIVATE SECURITY FORCE WITHIN THE GAMING FACILITY; (N) PROCEDURES AND SECURITY STANDARDS FOR THE HANDLING AND STORAGE OF GAMING APPARATUS INCLUDING CARDS, DICE, MACHINES, WHEELS AND ALL OTHER GAMING EQUIPMENT; (O) PROCEDURES AND RULES GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF PARTICULAR GAMES AND THE RESPONSIBILITY OF GAMING FACILITY PERSONNEL IN RESPECT THERETO; (P) PROCEDURES FOR THE ORDERLY SHUTDOWN OF GAMING FACILITY OPERATIONS IN THE EVENT THAT A STATE OF EMERGENCY IS DECLARED AND THE GAMING FACIL- ITY LICENSEE IS UNABLE OR INELIGIBLE TO CONTINUE TO CONDUCT GAMING FACILITY OPERATIONS DURING SUCH A STATE OF EMERGENCY, WHICH PROCEDURES SHALL INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE SECURING OF ALL KEYS AND GAMING ASSETS. 2. NO MINIMUM STAFFING REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE INTERNAL CONTROLS CREATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION. S 1335. GAMES AND GAMING EQUIPMENT. 1. THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PERMIT ANY GAMING EXCEPT THE CONDUCT OF AUTHORIZED GAMES IN A CASINO IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE AND THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED HEREUNDER. 2. GAMING EQUIPMENT SHALL NOT BE POSSESSED, MAINTAINED OR EXHIBITED BY ANY PERSON ON THE PREMISES OF A GAMING FACILITY EXCEPT IN A CASINO OR IN RESTRICTED CASINO AREAS USED FOR THE INSPECTION, REPAIR OR STORAGE OF SUCH EQUIPMENT AND SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATED FOR THAT PURPOSE BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION. GAMING EQUIPMENT THAT SUPPORTS THE CONDUCT OF GAMING IN A GAMING FACILITY BUT DOES NOT PERMIT OR REQUIRE PATRON ACCESS, SUCH AS COMPUTERS, MAY BE POSSESSED AND MAINTAINED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR A QUALIFIED HOLDING OR INTERMEDIARY COMPANY OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE IN RESTRICTED AREAS SPECIFICALLY APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. NO GAMING EQUIPMENT SHALL BE POSSESSED, MAINTAINED, EXHIBITED, BROUGHT INTO OR REMOVED FROM A GAMING FACILITY BY ANY PERSON UNLESS SUCH EQUIPMENT IS
NECESSARY TO THE CONDUCT OF AN AUTHORIZED GAME, HAS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED, IMPRINTED, IMPRESSED OR ENGRAVED THEREON AN IDENTIFICATION NUMBER OR SYMBOL AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMISSION, IS UNDER THE EXCLUSIVE CONTROL OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE'S EMPLOYEES, OR OF ANY INDIVIDUALLY QUALIFIED EMPLOYEE OF A HOLDING COMPANY OR GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE AND IS BROUGHT INTO OR REMOVED FROM THE GAMING FACILI- TY FOLLOWING TWENTY-FOUR HOUR PRIOR NOTICE GIVEN TO AN AUTHORIZED AGENT OF THE COMMISSION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, COMPUTER EQUIP- MENT USED BY THE SLOT SYSTEM OPERATOR OF A MULTI-CASINO PROGRESSIVE SLOT SYSTEM TO LINK AND COMMUNICATE WITH THE SLOT MACHINES OF TWO OR MORE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING AND DISPLAYING THE AMOUNT OF A PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT, MONITORING THE OPERATION OF THE SYSTEM, AND ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAT THE COMMISSION DEEMS NECESSARY AND APPROPRIATE TO THE OPERATION OR MAINTENANCE OF THE MULTI-CASINO PROGRES- SIVE SLOT MACHINE SYSTEM MAY, WITH THE PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION, BE POSSESSED, MAINTAINED AND OPERATED BY THE SLOT SYSTEM OPERATOR EITHER IN A RESTRICTED AREA ON THE PREMISES OF A GAMING FACILITY OR IN A SECURE FACILITY INACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AND SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THAT PURPOSE OFF THE PREMISES OF A GAMING FACILITY WITH THE WRITTEN PERMIS- SION OF THE COMMISSION. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, A PERSON MAY, WITH THE PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION AND UNDER SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION, POSSESS, MAINTAIN OR EXHIBIT GAMING EQUIPMENT IN ANY OTHER AREA OF THE GAMING FACILITY, PROVIDED THAT SUCH EQUIPMENT IS USED FOR NONGAMING PURPOSES. NOTWITH- STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMISSION MAY, BY REGULATION, AUTHORIZE THE LINKING OF SLOT MACHINES OF ONE OR MORE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES AND SLOT MACHINES LOCATED IN CASI- NOS LICENSED BY ANOTHER STATE OF THE UNITED STATES. WAGERING AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION FOR A MULTI-STATE SLOT SYSTEM SHALL BE TRANSMITTED BY THE OPERATOR OF SUCH MULTI-STATE SLOT SYSTEM TO EITHER A RESTRICTED AREA ON THE PREMISES OF A GAMING FACILITY OR TO A SECURE FACILITY INACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC AND SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THAT PURPOSE WITH THE WRIT- TEN PERMISSION OF THE COMMISSION, AND FROM THERE TO SLOT MACHINES OF GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES, PROVIDED ALL LOCATIONS ARE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. 3. EACH GAMING FACILITY SHALL CONTAIN A COUNT ROOM AND SUCH OTHER SECURE FACILITIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION FOR THE COUNTING AND STORAGE OF CASH, COINS, TOKENS, CHECKS, PLAQUES, GAMING VOUCHERS, COUPONS, AND OTHER DEVICES OR ITEMS OF VALUE USED IN WAGERING AND APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION THAT ARE RECEIVED IN THE CONDUCT OF GAMING AND FOR THE INSPECTION, COUNTING AND STORAGE OF DICE, CARDS, CHIPS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OF VALUE. THE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE REGU- LATIONS FOR THE SECURITY OF DROP BOXES AND OTHER DEVICES IN WHICH THE FOREGOING ITEMS ARE DEPOSITED AT THE GAMING TABLES OR IN SLOT MACHINES, AND ALL AREAS WHEREIN SUCH BOXES AND DEVICES ARE KEPT WHILE IN USE, WHICH REGULATIONS MAY INCLUDE CERTAIN LOCKING DEVICES. SAID DROP BOXES AND OTHER DEVICES SHALL NOT BE BROUGHT INTO OR REMOVED FROM A GAMING FACILITY, OR LOCKED OR UNLOCKED, EXCEPT AT SUCH TIMES, IN SUCH PLACES, AND ACCORDING TO SUCH PROCEDURES AS THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE. 4. ALL CHIPS USED IN GAMING SHALL BE OF SUCH SIZE AND UNIFORM COLOR BY DENOMINATION AS THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE BY REGULATION. 5. ALL GAMING SHALL BE CONDUCTED ACCORDING TO RULES PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSION. ALL WAGERS AND PAY-OFFS OF WINNING WAGERS SHALL BE MADE ACCORDING TO RULES PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSION, WHICH SHALL ESTABLISH SUCH LIMITATIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO ASSURE THE VITALITY OF CASINO
OPERATIONS AND FAIR ODDS TO PATRONS. EACH SLOT MACHINE SHALL HAVE A MINIMUM PAYOUT OF EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT. 6. EACH GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE IN PRINTED FORM TO ANY PATRON UPON REQUEST THE COMPLETE TEXT OF THE RULES OF THE COMMIS- SION REGARDING GAMES AND THE CONDUCT OF GAMING, PAY-OFFS OF WINNING WAGERS, AN APPROXIMATION OF THE ODDS OF WINNING FOR EACH WAGER, AND SUCH OTHER ADVICE TO THE PLAYER AS THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE. EACH GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL PROMINENTLY POST WITHIN A CASINO, ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION SUCH INFORMATION ABOUT GAMING RULES, PAY- OFFS OF WINNING WAGERS, THE ODDS OF WINNING FOR EACH WAGER, AND SUCH OTHER ADVICE TO THE PLAYER AS THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE. 7. EACH GAMING TABLE SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH A SIGN INDICATING THE PERMISSIBLE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM WAGERS PERTAINING THERETO. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE TO REQUIRE ANY WAGER TO BE GREATER THAN THE STATED MINIMUM OR LESS THAN THE STATED MAXIMUM; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY WAGER ACTUALLY MADE BY A PATRON AND NOT REJECTED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF PLAY SHALL BE TREATED AS A VALID WAGER. 8. TESTING OF SLOT MACHINES AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES. (A) EXCEPT AS HEREIN PROVIDED, NO SLOT MACHINE SHALL BE USED TO CONDUCT GAMING UNLESS IT IS IDENTICAL IN ALL ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND OTHER ASPECTS TO A MODEL THEREOF WHICH HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY TESTED AND LICENSED FOR USE BY THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION SHALL ALSO TEST OR CAUSE TO BE TESTED ANY OTHER GAMING DEVICE, GAMING EQUIPMENT, GAMING-RELATED DEVICE OR GROSS-REVENUE RELATED DEVICE, SUCH AS A SLOT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, ELEC- TRONIC TRANSFER CREDIT SYSTEM OR GAMING VOUCHER SYSTEM AS IT DEEMS APPROPRIATE. IN ITS DISCRETION AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPEDITING THE APPROVAL PROCESS, THE COMMISSION MAY UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF A PRIVATE TESTING LABORATORY THAT HAS OBTAINED A PLENARY LICENSE AS A CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE TO PERFORM THE TESTING, AND MAY ALSO UTILIZE APPLICA- BLE DATA FROM ANY SUCH PRIVATE TESTING LABORATORY OR FROM A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OF A STATE AUTHORIZED TO REGULATE SLOT MACHINES AND OTHER GAMING DEVICES, GAMING EQUIPMENT, GAMING-RELATED DEVICES AND GROSS-REVENUE RELATED DEVICES USED IN GAMING, IF THE PRIVATE TESTING LABORATORY OR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY USES A TESTING METHODOLOGY SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO THE METHODOLOGY APPROVED OR UTILIZED BY THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY RELY UPON THE DATA PROVIDED BY THE PRIVATE TEST- ING LABORATORY OR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY AND ADOPT THE CONCLUSIONS OF SUCH PRIVATE TESTING LABORATORY OR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY REGARDING ANY SUBMIT- TED DEVICE. (B) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPH (E) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE COMMISSION SHALL, WITHIN SIXTY DAYS OF ITS RECEIPT OF A COMPLETE APPLICATION FOR THE TESTING OF A SLOT MACHINE OR OTHER GAMING EQUIPMENT MODEL, APPROVE OR REJECT THE SLOT MACHINE OR OTHER GAMING EQUIPMENT MODEL. IN SO DOING, THE COMMISSION SHALL SPECIFY WHETHER AND TO WHAT EXTENT ANY DATA FROM A PRIVATE TESTING LABORATORY OR GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OF A STATE WAS USED IN REACHING ITS CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATION. IF THE COMMISSION IS UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE TESTING OF A SLOT MACHINE OR OTHER GAMING EQUIPMENT MODEL WITHIN THIS SIXTY DAY PERIOD, THE COMMIS- SION MAY CONDITIONALLY APPROVE THE SLOT MACHINE OR OTHER GAMING EQUIP- MENT MODEL FOR TEST USE BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE PROVIDED THAT THE COMMISSION REPRESENTS THAT THE USE OF THE SLOT MACHINE OR OTHER GAMING EQUIPMENT MODEL WILL NOT HAVE A DIRECT AND MATERIALLY ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE INTEGRITY OF GAMING OR THE CONTROL OF GROSS REVENUE. THE COMMISSION SHALL GIVE PRIORITY TO THE TESTING OF SLOT MACHINES OR OTHER GAMING
EQUIPMENT THAT A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE HAS CERTIFIED IT WILL USE IN ITS GAMING FACILITY IN THIS STATE. (C) THE COMMISSION SHALL, BY REGULATION, ESTABLISH SUCH TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR LICENSURE OF SLOT MACHINES, INCLUDING MECHANICAL AND ELEC- TRICAL RELIABILITY, SECURITY AGAINST TAMPERING, THE COMPREHENSIBILITY OF WAGERING, AND NOISE AND LIGHT LEVELS, AS IT MAY DEEM NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE PLAYER FROM FRAUD OR DECEPTION AND TO INSURE THE INTEGRITY OF GAMING. THE DENOMINATIONS OF SUCH MACHINES SHALL BE SET BY THE LICEN- SEE; THE LICENSEE SHALL SIMULTANEOUSLY NOTIFY THE COMMISSION OF THE SETTINGS. (D) THE COMMISSION SHALL, BY REGULATION, DETERMINE THE PERMISSIBLE NUMBER AND DENSITY OF SLOT MACHINES IN A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY SO AS TO: (1) PROMOTE OPTIMUM SECURITY FOR GAMING FACILITY OPERATIONS; (2) AVOID DECEPTION OR FREQUENT DISTRACTION TO PLAYERS AT GAMING TABLES; (3) PROMOTE THE COMFORT OF PATRONS; (4) CREATE AND MAINTAIN A GRACIOUS PLAYING ENVIRONMENT IN THE GAMING FACILITY; AND (5) ENCOURAGE AND PRESERVE COMPETITION IN GAMING FACILITY OPERATIONS BY ASSURING THAT A VARIETY OF GAMING OPPORTUNITIES IS OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC. ANY SUCH REGULATION PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSION WHICH DETERMINES THE PERMISSIBLE NUMBER AND DENSITY OF SLOT MACHINES IN A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY SHALL PROVIDE THAT ALL CASINOS SHALL BE INCLUDED IN ANY CALCU- LATION OF THE PERMISSIBLE NUMBER AND DENSITY OF SLOT MACHINES IN A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY. (E) ANY NEW GAMING EQUIPMENT THAT IS SUBMITTED FOR TESTING TO THE COMMISSION OR TO A STATE LICENSED INDEPENDENT TESTING LABORATORY PRIOR TO OR SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH SUBMISSION OF SUCH NEW EQUIPMENT FOR TESTING IN A JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THIS STATE, MAY, CONSISTENT WITH REGU- LATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSION, BE DEPLOYED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE ON THE CASINO FOURTEEN DAYS AFTER SUBMISSION OF SUCH EQUIPMENT FOR TESTING. IF THE GAMING FACILITY OR CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSEE HAS NOT RECEIVED APPROVAL FOR THE EQUIPMENT FOURTEEN DAYS AFTER SUBMISSION FOR TESTING, ANY INTERESTED GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE MAY, CONSISTENT WITH COMMISSION REGULATIONS, DEPLOY THE EQUIPMENT ON A FIELD TEST BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. 9. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO EXCHANGE OR REDEEM CHIPS FOR ANYTHING WHATSOEVER, EXCEPT FOR CURRENCY, NEGOTIABLE PERSONAL CHECKS, NEGOTIABLE COUNTER CHECKS, OTHER CHIPS, COUPONS, SLOT VOUCHERS OR COMPLIMENTARY VOUCHERS DISTRIBUTED BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, OR, IF AUTHORIZED BY REGULATION OF THE COMMISSION, A VALID CHARGE TO A CRED- IT OR DEBIT CARD ACCOUNT. A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL, UPON THE REQUEST OF ANY PERSON, REDEEM THAT LICENSEE'S GAMING CHIPS SURRENDERED BY THAT PERSON IN ANY AMOUNT OVER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS WITH A CHECK DRAWN UPON THE LICENSEE'S ACCOUNT AT ANY BANKING INSTITUTION IN THIS STATE AND MADE PAYABLE TO THAT PERSON. 10. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES TO EMPLOY, CONTRACT WITH, OR USE ANY SHILL OR BARKER TO INDUCE ANY PERSON TO ENTER A GAMING FACILITY OR PLAY AT ANY GAME OR FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER. 11. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR A DEALER IN ANY AUTHORIZED GAME IN WHICH CARDS ARE DEALT TO DEAL CARDS BY HAND OR OTHER THAN FROM A DEVICE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THAT PURPOSE, UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY THE RULES OF THE COMMISSION.
S 1336. CERTAIN WAGERING PROHIBITED. 1. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSEE TO WAGER IN ANY GAMING FACILITY IN THIS STATE. 2. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE WHO, IN THE JUDGMENT OF THE COMMISSION, IS DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH THE CONDUCT OF GAMING OPERATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEALERS, FLOOR PERSONS, BOX PERSONS, SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE EMPLOY- EES, TO ENGAGE IN GAMBLING IN ANY GAMING FACILITY IN WHICH THE EMPLOYEE IS EMPLOYED OR IN ANY OTHER GAMING FACILITY IN THIS STATE WHICH IS OWNED OR OPERATED BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR AN AFFILIATED LICENSEE. 3. THE PROHIBITION AGAINST WAGERING SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISIONS ONE AND TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL CONTINUE FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS COMMENC- ING UPON THE DATE THAT THE EMPLOYEE EITHER LEAVES EMPLOYMENT WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR IS TERMINATED FROM EMPLOYMENT WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE. S 1337. GRATUITIES. 1. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE OR BOXMAN, FLOORMAN, OR ANY OTHER GAMING EMPLOYEE WHO SHALL SERVE IN A SUPERVISORY POSITION TO SOLICIT OR ACCEPT, AND FOR ANY OTHER GAMING EMPLOYEE TO SOLICIT, ANY TIP OR GRATUITY FROM ANY PLAYER OR PATRON AT THE GAMING FACILITY WHERE HE IS EMPLOYED. 2. A DEALER MAY ACCEPT TIPS OR GRATUITIES FROM A PATRON AT THE TABLE AT WHICH SUCH DEALER IS CONDUCTING PLAY, SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. ALL SUCH TIPS OR GRATUITIES SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY DEPOSIT- ED IN A LOCKBOX RESERVED FOR THAT PURPOSE, UNLESS THE TIP OR GRATUITY IS AUTHORIZED BY A PATRON UTILIZING AN AUTOMATED WAGERING SYSTEM APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. ALL TIPS OR GRATUITIES SHALL BE ACCOUNTED FOR, AND PLACED IN A POOL FOR DISTRIBUTION PRO RATA AMONG THE DEALERS, WITH THE DISTRIBUTION BASED UPON THE NUMBER OF HOURS EACH DEALER HAS WORKED, EXCEPT THAT THE COMMISSION MAY, BY REGULATION, PERMIT A SEPARATE POOL TO BE ESTABLISHED FOR DEALERS IN THE GAME OF POKER, OR MAY PERMIT TIPS OR GRATUITIES TO BE RETAINED BY INDIVIDUAL DEALERS IN THE GAME OF POKER. 3. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE MAY REQUIRE THAT A PERCENTAGE OF THE PRIZE POOL OFFERED TO PARTICIPANTS PURSUANT TO AN AUTHORIZED POKER TOURNAMENT BE WITHHELD FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE TOURNAMENT DEALERS AS TIPS OR GRATU- ITIES AS THE COMMISSION BY REGULATION MAY APPROVE. S 1338. LIMITATION ON CERTAIN FINANCIAL ACCESS. IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC INTEREST, THE COMMISSION SHALL ADOPT REGULATIONS THAT INCLUDE PROVISIONS THAT: 1. LIMIT THE NUMBER AND LOCATION OF AND MAXIMUM WITHDRAWAL AMOUNTS FROM AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES; 2. PROHIBIT AUTHORIZED AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES FROM ACCEPTING ELEC- TRONIC BENEFIT CARDS, DEBIT CARDS, OR SIMILAR NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS ISSUED BY THE STATE OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACCESS- ING TEMPORARY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; 3. PROHIBIT THE USE OF SPECIFIED NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS AT GAMING FACILITIES AND THE USE OF CREDIT CARDS, DEBIT CARDS, AND SIMILAR DEVICES IN SLOT MACHINES OR AT TABLE GAMES; AND 4. PROHIBIT CONSUMERS FROM CASHING PAYCHECKS AT GAMING FACILITIES. S 1339. CREDIT. 1. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, NO GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR ANY PERSON LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, AND NO PERSON ACTING ON BEHALF OF OR UNDER ANY ARRANGEMENT WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR OTHER PERSON LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, SHALL: (A) CASH ANY CHECK, MAKE ANY LOAN, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDE OR ALLOW TO ANY PERSON ANY CREDIT OR ADVANCE OF ANYTHING OF VALUE OR WHICH REPRES-
ENTS VALUE TO ENABLE ANY PERSON TO TAKE PART IN GAMING ACTIVITY AS A PLAYER; OR (B) RELEASE OR DISCHARGE ANY DEBT, EITHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OR MAKE ANY LOAN WHICH REPRESENTS ANY LOSSES INCURRED BY ANY PLAYER IN GAMING ACTIVITY, WITHOUT MAINTAINING A WRITTEN RECORD THEREOF IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE COMMISSION. 2. NO GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR ANY PERSON LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTI- CLE, AND NO PERSON ACTING ON BEHALF OF OR UNDER ANY ARRANGEMENT WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR OTHER PERSON LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, MAY ACCEPT A CHECK, OTHER THAN A RECOGNIZED TRAVELER'S CHECK OR OTHER CASH EQUIVALENT FROM ANY PERSON TO ENABLE SUCH PERSON TO TAKE PART IN GAMING ACTIVITY AS A PLAYER, OR MAY GIVE CASH OR CASH EQUIVALENTS IN EXCHANGE FOR SUCH CHECK UNLESS: (A) THE CHECK IS MADE PAYABLE TO THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE; (B) THE CHECK IS DATED, BUT NOT POSTDATED; (C) THE CHECK IS PRESENTED TO THE CASHIER OR THE CASHIER'S REPRESEN- TATIVE AT A LOCATION IN THE GAMING FACILITY APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION AND IS EXCHANGED FOR CASH OR SLOT TOKENS WHICH TOTAL AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT FOR WHICH THE CHECK IS DRAWN, OR THE CHECK IS PRESENTED TO THE CASHIER'S REPRESENTATIVE AT A GAMING TABLE IN EXCHANGE FOR CHIPS WHICH TOTAL AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT FOR WHICH THE CHECK IS DRAWN; AND (D) THE REGULATIONS CONCERNING CHECK CASHING PROCEDURES ARE OBSERVED BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS. NOTHING IN THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO PRECLUDE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ACCOUNT BY ANY PERSON WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE BY A DEPOSIT OF CASH, RECOGNIZED TRAVELER'S CHECK OR OTHER CASH EQUIVALENT, OR A CHECK WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS SECTION, OR TO PRECLUDE THE WITHDRAWAL, EITHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OF ANY AMOUNT CONTAINED IN SUCH ACCOUNT. 3. WHEN A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR OTHER PERSON LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, OR ANY PERSON ACTING ON BEHALF OF OR UNDER ANY ARRANGEMENT WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR OTHER PERSON LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, CASHES A CHECK IN CONFORMITY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL CAUSE THE DEPOSIT OF SUCH CHECK IN A BANK FOR COLLECTION OR PAYMENT, OR SHALL REQUIRE AN ATTORNEY OR CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE WITH NO INCOMPATIBLE FUNCTIONS TO PRES- ENT SUCH CHECK TO THE DRAWER'S BANK FOR PAYMENT, WITHIN: (A) SEVEN CALENDAR DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE TRANSACTION FOR A CHECK IN AN AMOUNT OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR LESS; (B) FOURTEEN CALENDAR DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE TRANSACTION FOR A CHECK IN AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS BUT LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS; OR (C) FORTY-FIVE CALENDAR DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE TRANSACTION FOR A CHECK IN AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THE DRAWER OF THE CHECK MAY REDEEM THE CHECK BY EXCHANGING CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, CHIPS, OR A CHECK WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS SECTION IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT FOR WHICH THE CHECK IS DRAWN; OR HE OR SHE MAY REDEEM THE CHECK IN PART BY EXCHANGING CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, CHIPS, OR A CHECK WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS SECTION AND ANOTHER CHECK WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION FOR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL CHECK AND THE CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, CHIPS, OR CHECK TENDERED; OR HE OR SHE MAY ISSUE ONE CHECK WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION IN AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT TO REDEEM TWO OR MORE CHECKS DRAWN TO
THE ORDER OF THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE. IF THERE HAS BEEN A PARTIAL REDEMPTION OR A CONSOLIDATION IN CONFORMITY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE NEWLY ISSUED CHECK SHALL BE DELIVERED TO A BANK FOR COLLECTION OR PAYMENT OR PRESENTED TO THE DRAWER'S BANK FOR PAYMENT BY AN ATTORNEY OR CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE WITH NO INCOMPATIBLE FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE PERIOD HEREIN SPECIFIED. NO GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR ANY PERSON LICENSED OR REGISTERED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, AND NO PERSON ACTING ON BEHALF OF OR UNDER ANY ARRANGEMENT WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR OTHER PERSON LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, SHALL ACCEPT ANY CHECK OR SERIES OF CHECKS IN REDEMPTION OR CONSOLIDATION OF ANOTHER CHECK OR CHECKS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SUBDIVISION FOR THE PURPOSE OF AVOIDING OR DELAYING THE DEPOSIT OF A CHECK IN A BANK FOR COLLECTION OR PAYMENT OR THE PRESENTMENT OF THE CHECK TO THE DRAWER'S BANK WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD PRESCRIBED BY THIS SUBDIVISION. IN COMPUTING A TIME PERIOD PRESCRIBED BY THIS SUBDIVISION, THE LAST DAY OF THE PERIOD SHALL BE INCLUDED UNLESS IT IS A SATURDAY, SUNDAY, OR A STATE OR FEDERAL HOLIDAY, IN WHICH EVENT THE TIME PERIOD SHALL RUN UNTIL THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY. 4. NO GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR ANY OTHER PERSON LICENSED OR REGIS- TERED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, OR ANY OTHER PERSON ACTING ON BEHALF OF OR UNDER ANY ARRANGEMENT WITH A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR OTHER PERSON LICENSED OR REGISTERED UNDER THIS ARTICLE, SHALL TRANSFER, CONVEY, OR GIVE, WITH OR WITHOUT CONSIDERATION, A CHECK CASHED IN CONFORMITY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION TO ANY PERSON OTHER THAN: (A) THE DRAWER OF THE CHECK UPON REDEMPTION OR CONSOLIDATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION; (B) A BANK FOR COLLECTION OR PAYMENT OF THE CHECK; (C) A PURCHASER OF THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSE AS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION; OR (D) AN ATTORNEY OR CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE WITH NO INCOMPATIBLE FUNCTIONS FOR PRESENTMENT TO THE DRAWER'S BANK. THE LIMITATION ON TRANSFERABILITY OF CHECKS IMPOSED HEREIN SHALL APPLY TO CHECKS RETURNED BY ANY BANK TO THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE WITHOUT FULL AND FINAL PAYMENT. 5. NO PERSON OTHER THAN A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE LICENSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE OR A GAMING EMPLOYEE REGISTERED UNDER THIS ARTICLE MAY ENGAGE IN EFFORTS TO COLLECT UPON CHECKS THAT HAVE BEEN RETURNED BY BANKS WITH- OUT FULL AND FINAL PAYMENT, EXCEPT THAT AN ATTORNEY-AT-LAW REPRESENTING A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE MAY BRING ACTION FOR SUCH COLLECTION. 6. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, CHECKS CASHED IN CONFORMITY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE VALID INSTRUMENTS, ENFORCEABLE AT LAW IN THE COURTS OF THIS STATE. ANY CHECK CASHED, TRANSFERRED, CONVEYED OR GIVEN IN VIOLATION OF THIS ARTI- CLE SHALL BE INVALID AND UNENFORCEABLE FOR THE PURPOSES OF COLLECTION BUT SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE CALCULATION OF GROSS GAMING REVENUE. 7. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION TO THE CONTRARY, A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE MAY ACCEPT A CHECK FROM A PERSON TO ENABLE THE PERSON TO TAKE PART IN GAMING ACTIVITY AS A PLAYER, MAY GIVE CASH OR CASH EQUIVALENTS IN EXCHANGE FOR SUCH A CHECK, OR MAY ACCEPT A CHECK IN REDEMPTION OR PARTIAL REDEMPTION OF A CHECK ISSUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, PROVIDED THAT: (A) (1) THE CHECK IS ISSUED BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, IS MADE PAYABLE TO THE PERSON PRESENTING THE CHECK, AND IS ISSUED FOR A PURPOSE OTHER THAN EMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION OR AS PAYMENT FOR GOODS OR SERVICES RENDERED;
(2) THE CHECK IS ISSUED BY A BANKING INSTITUTION WHICH IS CHARTERED IN A COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES ON ITS ACCOUNT AT A FEDERALLY CHARTERED OR STATE-CHARTERED BANK AND IS MADE PAYABLE TO "CASH," "BEAR- ER," A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, OR THE PERSON PRESENTING THE CHECK; (3) THE CHECK IS ISSUED BY A BANKING INSTITUTION WHICH IS CHARTERED IN THE UNITED STATES ON ITS ACCOUNT AT ANOTHER FEDERALLY CHARTERED OR STATE-CHARTERED BANK AND IS MADE PAYABLE TO "CASH," "BEARER," A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, OR THE PERSON PRESENTING THE CHECK; (4) THE CHECK IS ISSUED BY A SLOT SYSTEM OPERATOR OR PURSUANT TO AN ANNUITY JACKPOT GUARANTEE AS PAYMENT FOR WINNINGS FROM A MULTI-CASINO PROGRESSIVE SLOT MACHINE SYSTEM JACKPOT; OR (5) THE CHECK IS ISSUED BY AN ENTITY THAT HOLDS A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE IN ANY JURISDICTION, IS MADE PAYABLE TO THE PERSON PRESENTING THE CHECK, AND IS ISSUED FOR A PURPOSE OTHER THAN EMPLOYMENT COMPEN- SATION OR AS PAYMENT FOR GOODS OR SERVICES RENDERED; (B) THE CHECK IS IDENTIFIABLE IN A MANNER APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION AS A CHECK AUTHORIZED FOR ACCEPTANCE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION; (C) THE CHECK IS DATED, BUT NOT POSTDATED; (D) THE CHECK IS PRESENTED TO THE CASHIER OR THE CASHIER'S REPRESEN- TATIVE BY THE ORIGINAL PAYEE AND ITS VALIDITY IS VERIFIED BY THE DRAWER IN THE CASE OF A CHECK DRAWN PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH ONE OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, OR THE CHECK IS VERIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS PROMULGATED UNDER THIS ARTICLE IN THE CASE OF A CHECK ISSUED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH TWO, THREE, FOUR OR FIVE OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION; AND (E) THE REGULATIONS CONCERNING CHECK-CASHING PROCEDURES ARE OBSERVED BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS. NO GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL ISSUE A CHECK FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING A LOAN OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING OR ALLOWING ANY ADVANCE OR CREDIT TO A PERSON TO ENABLE THE PERSON TO TAKE PART IN GAMING ACTIVITY AS A PLAYER. 8. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE OF THIS SECTION TO THE CONTRARY, A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE MAY, AT A LOCATION OUTSIDE THE GAMING FACILITY, ACCEPT A PERSONAL CHECK OR CHECKS FROM A PERSON FOR UP TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE FOR CASH OR CASH EQUIVALENTS, AND MAY, AT SUCH LOCATIONS WITHIN THE GAMING FACILITY AS MAY BE PERMITTED BY THE COMMISSION, ACCEPT A PERSONAL CHECK OR CHECKS FOR UP TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN EXCHANGE FOR CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS, TOKENS, CHIPS, OR PLAQUES TO ENABLE THE PERSON TO TAKE PART IN GAMING ACTIVITY AS A PLAYER, PROVIDED THAT: (A) THE CHECK IS DRAWN ON THE PATRON'S BANK OR BROKERAGE CASH MANAGE- MENT ACCOUNT; (B) THE CHECK IS FOR A SPECIFIC AMOUNT; (C) THE CHECK IS MADE PAYABLE TO THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE; (D) THE CHECK IS DATED BUT NOT POST-DATED; (E) THE PATRON'S IDENTITY IS ESTABLISHED BY EXAMINATION OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: VALID CREDIT CARD, DRIVER'S LICENSE, PASSPORT, OR OTHER FORM OF IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL WHICH CONTAINS, AT A MINIMUM, THE PATRON'S SIGNATURE; (F) THE CHECK IS RESTRICTIVELY ENDORSED "FOR DEPOSIT ONLY" TO THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE'S BANK ACCOUNT AND DEPOSITED ON THE NEXT BANK- ING DAY FOLLOWING THE DATE OF THE TRANSACTION; (G) THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED BY ANY ONE LICENSEE PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION THAT ARE OUTSTANDING AT ANY TIME, INCLUDING THE CURRENT CHECK BEING SUBMITTED, DOES NOT EXCEED FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS;
(H) THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE HAS A SYSTEM OF INTERNAL CONTROLS IN PLACE THAT WILL ENABLE IT TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF OUTSTANDING PERSONAL CHECKS RECEIVED FROM ANY PATRON PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION AT ANY GIVEN POINT IN TIME; AND (I) THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE MAINTAINS A RECORD OF EACH SUCH TRAN- SACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSION. 9. A PERSON MAY REQUEST THE COMMISSION TO PUT THAT PERSON'S NAME ON A LIST OF PERSONS TO WHOM THE EXTENSION OF CREDIT BY A GAMING FACILITY AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY SUBMITTING TO THE COMMISSION THE PERSON'S NAME, ADDRESS, AND DATE OF BIRTH. THE PERSON DOES NOT NEED TO PROVIDE A REASON FOR THIS REQUEST. THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE THIS LIST TO THE CREDIT DEPARTMENT OF EACH GAMING FACILITY; NEITHER THE COMMISSION NOR THE CREDIT DEPARTMENT OF A GAMING FACILITY SHALL DIVULGE THE NAMES ON THIS LIST TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY OTHER THAN THOSE PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SUBDIVISION. IF SUCH A PERSON WISHES TO HAVE THAT PERSON'S NAME REMOVED FROM THE LIST, THE PERSON SHALL SUBMIT THIS REQUEST TO THE COMMISSION, WHICH SHALL SO INFORM THE CREDIT DEPARTMENTS OF GAMING FACILITIES NO LATER THAN THREE DAYS AFTER THE SUBMISSION OF THE REQUEST. S 1340. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE AUTHORITY TO GRANT ANY LICENSE OR PERMIT FOR, OR TO PERMIT OR PROHIBIT THE PRESENCE OF, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN, ON, OR ABOUT ANY PREMISES LICENSED AS PART OF A GAMING FACILITY SHALL EXCLUSIVELY BE VESTED IN THE COMMISSION. 2. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, AND EXCEPT WHERE INCONSISTENT WITH THE PURPOSE OR INTENT OF THIS ARTICLE OR THE COMMON UNDERSTANDING OF USAGE THEREOF, DEFINITIONS CONTAINED IN THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW SHALL APPLY TO THIS SECTION. ANY DEFINITION CONTAINED THEREIN SHALL APPLY TO THE SAME WORD IN ANY FORM. 3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY BUT ONLY WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSU- ANCE, RENEWAL, TRANSFER, SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSES AND PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT RETAIL FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION BY ANY HOLDER OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE POWER TO FINE OR PENALIZE A CASINO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSEE OR PERMITTEE; TO ENFORCE ALL STAT- UTES, LAWS, RULINGS, OR REGULATIONS RELATING TO SUCH LICENSE OR PERMIT; AND TO COLLECT LICENSE AND PERMIT FEES AND ESTABLISH APPLICATION STAND- ARDS THEREFOR. 4. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, THE PROVISIONS OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AND THE RULES, REGULATIONS, BULLETINS, ORDERS, AND ADVISORIES PROMULGATED BY THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY SHALL APPLY TO ANY GAMING FACILITY HOLDING A LICENSE OR PERMIT TO SELL ALCO- HOLIC BEVERAGES UNDER THIS SECTION. 5. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMISSION MAY PROMULGATE ANY REGULATIONS AND SPECIAL RULINGS AND FINDINGS AS MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE PROPER ENFORCEMENT, REGULATION, AND CONTROL OF ALCO- HOLIC BEVERAGES IN GAMING FACILITIES WHEN THE COMMISSION FINDS THAT THE UNIQUENESS OF GAMING FACILITY OPERATIONS AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST REQUIRE THAT SUCH REGULATIONS, RULINGS, AND FINDINGS ARE APPROPRIATE. 6. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY MANUFAC- TURER OR WHOLESALER LICENSED UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW MAY AS AUTHORIZED UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW, SELL ALCO- HOLIC BEVERAGES TO A GAMING FACILITY HOLDING A RETAIL LICENSE OR PERMIT TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR CONSUMPTION ON THE PREMISES ISSUED UNDER
THIS SECTION, AND ANY GAMING FACILITY HOLDING A RETAIL LICENSE OR PERMIT TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION MAY, AS AUTHORIZED UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW, PURCHASE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FROM A MANUFACTURER OR WHOLESALER LICENSED UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW. 7. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON, INCLUDING ANY GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR ANY OF ITS LESSEES, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, TO EXPOSE FOR SALE, SOLICIT OR PROMOTE THE SALE OF, POSSESS WITH INTENT TO SELL, SELL, GIVE, DISPENSE, OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER OR DISPOSE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN, ON OR ABOUT ANY PORTION OF THE PREMISES OF A GAMING FACILITY, UNLESS SAID PERSON POSSESSES A LICENSE OR PERMIT ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION. 8. IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON HOLDING A LICENSE OR PERMIT TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES UNDER THIS SECTION TO EXPOSE, POSSESS, SELL, GIVE, DISPENSE, TRANSFER, OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, OTHER THAN WITHIN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUCH LICENSE OR PERMIT, THE PROVISIONS OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW, THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY, AND, WHEN APPLI- CABLE, THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. NOTWITH- STANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY THE HOLDER OF A LICENSE OR PERMIT ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION MAY BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES UNDER REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION. 9. IN ISSUING A CASINO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE OR PERMIT, THE COMMISSION SHALL DESCRIBE THE SCOPE OF THE PARTICULAR LICENSE OR PERMIT, AND THE RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS THEREON AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY AND REASONABLE. THE COMMISSION MAY, IN A SINGLE CASINO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE, PERMIT THE HOLDER OF SUCH A LICENSE OR PERMIT TO PERFORM ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES, SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS: (A) TO SELL ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BY THE GLASS OR OTHER OPEN RECEPTA- CLE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION WITHIN A FACILITY; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SHALL BE SOLD OR GIVEN FOR CONSUMPTION; DELIVERED OR OTHERWISE BROUGHT TO A PATRON; OR CONSUMED AT A GAMING TABLE UNLESS SO REQUESTED BY THE PATRON. (B) TO SELL ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BY THE GLASS OR OTHER OPEN RECEPTA- CLE FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION WITHIN A GAMING FACILITY. (C) TO SELL ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BY THE GLASS OR OTHER OPEN RECEPTA- CLE OR IN ORIGINAL CONTAINERS FROM A ROOM SERVICE LOCATION WITHIN AN ENCLOSED ROOM NOT IN A GAMING FACILITY; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IS DELIVERED ONLY TO A GUEST ROOM OR TO ANY OTHER ROOM IN THE GAMING FACILITY AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMISSION. (D) TO POSSESS OR TO STORE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN ORIGINAL CONTAINERS INTENDED BUT NOT ACTUALLY EXPOSED FOR SALE AT A FIXED LOCATION ON A GAMING FACILITY PREMISES, NOT IN A GAMING FACILITY; AND TO TRANSFER OR DELIVER SUCH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ONLY TO A LOCATION APPROVED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NO ACCESS TO OR FROM A STORAGE LOCATION SHALL BE PERMITTED EXCEPT DURING THE NORMAL COURSE OF BUSINESS BY EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS OF THE LICENSEE, OR BY LICENSED EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS OF WHOLESALERS OR DISTRIBUTORS LICENSED PURSUANT TO THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AND ANY APPLICABLE RULES AND REGULATIONS; AND PROVIDED FURTHER, HOWEVER, THAT NO PROVISION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT A CASINO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSEE FROM OBTAIN- ING AN OFF-SITE STORAGE LICENSE FROM THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY. 10. THE COMMISSION MAY REVOKE, SUSPEND, REFUSE TO RENEW OR REFUSE TO TRANSFER ANY CASINO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE OR PERMIT, AND MAY FINE
OR PENALIZE THE HOLDER OF ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE OR PERMIT ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION FOR VIOLATIONS OF ANY PROVISION OF THE ALCO- HOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW, THE RULES AND REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY, AND THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE COMMIS- SION. 11. JURISDICTION OVER ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSES AND PERMITS PREVIOUSLY ISSUED WITH RESPECT TO THE GAMING FACILITY IS HEREBY VESTED IN THE COMMISSION, WHICH IN ITS DISCRETION MAY BY REGULATION PROVIDE FOR THE CONVERSION THEREOF INTO A CASINO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE OR PERMIT AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION. 12. (A) PRIOR TO ISSUING ANY LICENSE UNDER THIS SECTION, THE COMMIS- SION, OR ITS DESIGNEE, SHALL CONSULT WITH THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY, OR ITS DESIGNEE, TO CONFIRM THAT SUCH APPLICATION AND SUCH GAMING FACILITY CONFORMS WITH ALL APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW, AND ALL APPLICABLE RULES, REGULATIONS, BULLETINS, ORDERS AND ADVISORIES PROMULGATED BY THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY; (B) PRIOR TO COMMENCING ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AGAINST ANY GAMING FACILI- TY LICENSED UNDER THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSION, OR ITS DESIGNEE, SHALL CONSULT WITH THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY, OR ITS DESIGNEE, WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLICATION OF THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVER- AGE CONTROL LAW, AND ALL APPLICABLE RULES, REGULATIONS, BULLETINS, ORDERS AND ADVISORIES PROMULGATED BY THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY ON THE ALLEGED CONDUCT OF SUCH LICENSEE; AND (C) THE COMMISSION, OR ITS DESIGNEE, SHALL CONSULT WITH THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY, OR ITS DESIGNEE, ON A REGULAR BASIS, BUT NO LESS THAN ONCE EVERY THREE MONTHS, REGARDING ANY PENDING APPLICATIONS AND ENFORCE- MENT MATTERS. S 1341. LICENSEE LEASES AND CONTRACTS. 1. UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, NO AGREEMENT SHALL BE LAWFUL WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE PAYMENT, HOWEVER DEFINED, OF ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT INTEREST, PERCENTAGE OR SHARE OF: ANY MONEY OR PROPERTY GAMBLED AT A GAMING FACILITY; ANY MONEY OR PROPERTY DERIVED FROM GAMING ACTIVITY; OR ANY REVENUES, PROFITS OR EARNINGS OF A GAMING FACILITY. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING: (A) AGREEMENTS WHICH PROVIDE ONLY FOR THE PAYMENT OF A FIXED SUM WHICH IS IN NO WAY AFFECTED BY THE AMOUNT OF ANY SUCH MONEY, PROPERTY, REVEN- UES, PROFITS OR EARNINGS SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION; AND RECEIPTS, RENTALS OR CHARGES FOR REAL PROPERTY, PERSONAL PROPERTY OR SERVICES SHALL NOT LOSE THEIR CHARACTER AS PAYMENTS OF A FIXED SUM BECAUSE OF CONTRACT, LEASE, OR LICENSE PROVISIONS FOR ADJUSTMENTS IN CHARGES, RENTALS OR FEES ON ACCOUNT OF CHANGES IN TAXES OR ASSESSMENTS, COST-OF-LIVING INDEX ESCALATIONS, EXPANSION OR IMPROVE- MENT OF FACILITIES, OR CHANGES IN SERVICES SUPPLIED. (B) AGREEMENTS BETWEEN A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE AND A JUNKET ENTER- PRISE OR JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE LICENSED, QUALIFIED OR REGISTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS THIS ARTICLE AND THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION WHICH PROVIDE FOR THE COMPENSATION OF THE JUNKET ENTERPRISE OR JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE BASED UPON THE ACTUAL GAMING ACTIVITIES OF A PATRON PROCURED OR REFERRED BY THE JUNKET ENTERPRISE OR JUNKET REPRESENTATIVE SHALL BE LAWFUL IF FILED WITH THE COMMISSION PRIOR TO THE CONDUCT OF ANY JUNKET THAT IS GOVERNED BY THE AGREEMENT. (C) AGREEMENTS BETWEEN A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE AND ITS EMPLOYEES WHICH PROVIDE FOR GAMING EMPLOYEE OR CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE PROFIT SHARING SHALL BE LAWFUL IF THE AGREEMENT IS IN WRITING AND FILED WITH THE COMMISSION PRIOR TO ITS EFFECTIVE DATE. SUCH AGREEMENTS MAY BE REVIEWED BY THE COMMISSION.
(D) AGREEMENTS TO LEASE AN APPROVED GAMING FACILITY OR THE LAND THERE- UNDER AND AGREEMENTS FOR THE COMPLETE MANAGEMENT OF ALL GAMING OPER- ATIONS IN A GAMING FACILITY SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION. (E) AGREEMENTS WHICH PROVIDE FOR PERCENTAGE CHARGES BETWEEN THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE AND A HOLDING COMPANY OR INTERMEDIARY COMPANY OF THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL BE IN WRITING AND FILED WITH THE COMMIS- SION BUT SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION. (F) WRITTEN AGREEMENTS RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF MULTI-CASINO OR MULTI-STATE PROGRESSIVE SLOT MACHINE SYSTEMS BETWEEN ONE OR MORE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES AND A LICENSED CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE OR AN ELIGI- BLE APPLICANT FOR SUCH LICENSE, WHICH PROVIDE FOR AN INTEREST, PERCENT- AGE OR SHARE OF THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE'S REVENUES, PROFITS OR EARNINGS FROM THE OPERATION OF SUCH MULTI-CASINO OR MULTI-STATE PROGRES- SIVE SLOT MACHINES TO BE PAID TO THE CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE LICENSEE OR APPLICANT SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION IF THE AGREEMENTS ARE FILED WITH AND APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION. 2. EACH GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE SHALL MAINTAIN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE COMMISSION, A RECORD OF EACH WRITTEN OR UNWRITTEN AGREEMENT REGARDING THE REALTY, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, OR BUSINESS OF A PROPOSED OR EXISTING GAMING FACILITY OR RELATED FACILITY. THE FOREGOING OBLIGATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE IS A PARTY TO THE AGREEMENT. ANY SUCH AGREEMENT MAY BE REVIEWED BY THE COMMISSION ON THE BASIS OF THE REASON- ABLENESS OF ITS TERMS, INCLUDING THE TERMS OF COMPENSATION, AND OF THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE OWNERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND DIRECTORS OF ANY ENTERPRISE INVOLVED IN THE AGREEMENT, WHICH QUALIFICATIONS SHALL BE REVIEWED ACCORDING TO THE STANDARDS ENUMERATED IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE. IF THE COMMISSION DISAP- PROVES SUCH AN AGREEMENT OR THE OWNERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR DIREC- TORS OF ANY ENTERPRISE INVOLVED THEREIN, THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE ITS TERMINATION. EVERY AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO BE MAINTAINED, AND EVERY RELATED AGREEMENT THE PERFORMANCE OF WHICH IS DEPENDENT UPON THE PERFORMANCE OF ANY SUCH AGREEMENT, SHALL BE DEEMED TO INCLUDE A PROVISION TO THE EFFECT THAT, IF THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE TERMINATION OF AN AGREEMENT, SUCH TERMI- NATION SHALL OCCUR WITHOUT LIABILITY ON THE PART OF THE GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT OR LICENSEE OR ANY QUALIFIED PARTY TO THE AGREEMENT OR ANY RELATED AGREEMENT. FAILURE EXPRESSLY TO INCLUDE SUCH A PROVISION IN THE AGREEMENT SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A DEFENSE IN ANY ACTION BROUGHT TO TERMI- NATE THE AGREEMENT. IF THE AGREEMENT IS NOT MAINTAINED OR PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMMISSION REGULATIONS, OR THE DISAP- PROVED AGREEMENT IS NOT TERMINATED, THE COMMISSION MAY PURSUE ANY REMEDY OR COMBINATION OF REMEDIES PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "GAMING FACILITY APPLICANT" INCLUDES ANY PERSON REQUIRED TO HOLD A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE WHO HAS APPLIED TO THE COMMISSION FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE OR ANY APPROVAL REQUIRED. 3. NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE DEEMED TO PERMIT THE TRANSFER OF ANY LICENSE, OR ANY INTEREST IN ANY LICENSE, OR ANY CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE OR ANY COMMITMENT OR RESERVATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION. S 1342. REQUIRED EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN PERSONS. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL, BY REGULATION, PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIST OF PERSONS WHO ARE TO BE EXCLUDED OR EJECTED FROM ANY LICENSED GAMING FACILITY.
SUCH PROVISIONS SHALL DEFINE THE STANDARDS FOR EXCLUSION, AND SHALL INCLUDE STANDARDS RELATING TO PERSONS: (A) WHO ARE CAREER OR PROFESSIONAL OFFENDERS AS DEFINED BY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED HEREUNDER; OR (B) WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIMINAL OFFENSE UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OF THE UNITED STATES, WHICH IS PUNISHABLE BY MORE THAN TWELVE MONTHS IN PRISON, OR ANY CRIME OR OFFENSE INVOLVING MORAL TURPI- TUDE. THE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE DEFINITIONS ESTABLISHING THOSE CATEGO- RIES OF PERSONS WHO SHALL BE EXCLUDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, INCLUD- ING CHEATS AND PERSONS WHOSE PRIVILEGES FOR LICENSURE OR REGISTRATION HAVE BEEN REVOKED. 2. ANY ENUMERATED CLASS LISTED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAW SHALL NOT BE A REASON FOR PLACING THE NAME OF ANY PERSON UPON SUCH LIST. 3. THE COMMISSION MAY IMPOSE SANCTIONS UPON A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY OR INDIVIDUAL LICENSEE OR REGISTRANT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE IF SUCH GAMING FACILITY OR INDIVIDUAL LICENSEE OR REGIS- TRANT KNOWINGLY FAILS TO EXCLUDE OR EJECT FROM THE PREMISES OF ANY LICENSED GAMING FACILITY ANY PERSON PLACED BY THE COMMISSION ON THE LIST OF PERSONS TO BE EXCLUDED OR EJECTED. 4. ANY LIST COMPILED BY THE COMMISSION OF PERSONS TO BE EXCLUDED OR EJECTED SHALL NOT BE DEEMED AN ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST, AND LICENSED GAMING FACILITIES SHALL HAVE A DUTY TO KEEP FROM THEIR PREMISES PERSONS KNOWN TO THEM TO BE WITHIN THE CLASSIFICATIONS DECLARED IN SUBDIVISIONS ONE AND TWO OF THIS SECTION AND THE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER, OR KNOWN TO THEM TO BE PERSONS WHOSE PRESENCE IN A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY WOULD BE INIMICAL TO THE INTEREST OF THE STATE OR OF LICENSED GAMING THEREIN, OR BOTH, AS DEFINED IN STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMISSION. 5. PRIOR TO PLACING THE NAME OF ANY PERSON ON A LIST PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSION SHALL SERVE NOTICE OF SUCH FACT AND OF THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING TO SUCH PERSON BY PERSONAL SERVICE OR BY CERTIFIED MAIL AT THE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF SUCH PERSON. 6. WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER SERVICE OF THE PETITION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION, THE PERSON NAMED FOR EXCLUSION OR EJECTION MAY DEMAND A HEARING BEFORE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR THE EXEC- UTIVE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE, AT WHICH HEARING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S DESIGNEE SHALL HAVE THE AFFIRMATIVE OBLIGATION TO DEMONSTRATE BY SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT THE PERSON NAMED FOR EXCLU- SION OR EJECTION SATISFIES THE CRITERIA FOR EXCLUSION ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION AND THE APPLICABLE REGULATIONS. FAILURE TO DEMAND SUCH A HEARING WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER SERVICE SHALL PRECLUDE A PERSON FROM HAVING AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING, BUT SHALL IN NO WAY AFFECT HIS OR HER RIGHT TO JUDICIAL REVIEW AS PROVIDED HEREIN. 7. THE COMMISSION MAY MAKE A PRELIMINARY PLACEMENT ON THE LIST OF A PERSON NAMED IN A PETITION FOR EXCLUSION OR EJECTION PENDING COMPLETION OF A HEARING ON THE PETITION. THE HEARING ON THE APPLICATION FOR PRELIM- INARY PLACEMENT SHALL BE A LIMITED PROCEEDING AT WHICH THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE AFFIRMATIVE OBLIGATION TO DEMONSTRATE BY SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT THE PERSON SATISFIES THE CRITERIA FOR EXCLUSION ESTAB- LISHED BY THIS SECTION AND THE APPLICABLE REGULATIONS. IF A PERSON HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE LIST AS A RESULT OF AN APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY PLACEMENT, UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND THE NAMED PERSON, A HEARING ON THE PETITION FOR EXCLUSION OR EJECTION SHALL BE INITIATED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE RECEIPT OF A DEMAND FOR SUCH
HEARING OR THE DATE OF PRELIMINARY PLACEMENT ON THE LIST, WHICHEVER IS LATER. 8. IF, UPON COMPLETION OF THE HEARING ON THE PETITION FOR EXCLUSION OR EJECTION, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DETERMINES THAT THE PERSON NAMED THERE- IN DOES NOT SATISFY THE CRITERIA FOR EXCLUSION ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION AND THE APPLICABLE REGULATIONS, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL ISSUE AN ORDER DENYING THE PETITION. IF THE PERSON NAMED IN THE PETITION FOR EXCLUSION OR EJECTION HAD BEEN PLACED ON THE LIST AS A RESULT OF AN APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY PLACEMENT, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL NOTIFY ALL GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES OF THE PERSON'S REMOVAL FROM THE LIST. 9. IF, UPON COMPLETION OF A HEARING ON THE PETITION FOR EXCLUSION OR EJECTION, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DETERMINES THAT PLACEMENT OF THE NAME OF THE PERSON ON THE EXCLUSION LIST IS APPROPRIATE, THE EXECUTIVE DIREC- TOR SHALL MAKE AND ENTER AN ORDER TO THAT EFFECT, WHICH ORDER SHALL BE SERVED ON ALL GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES. SUCH ORDER SHALL BE SUBJECT TO REVIEW BY THE COMMISSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER, WHICH FINAL DECISION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO REVIEW PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SEVENTY-EIGHT OF THE CIVIL PRACTICE LAW AND RULES. S 1343. EXCLUSION, EJECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONS. 1. A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE MAY EXCLUDE OR EJECT FROM ITS GAMING FACILITY ANY PERSON WHO IS KNOWN TO IT TO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME OR DISORDERLY CONDUCT COMMITTED IN OR ON THE PREMISES OF ANY GAMING FACILITY. 2. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION OR IN ANY OTHER LAW OF THIS STATE SHALL LIMIT THE RIGHT OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE TO EXERCISE ITS COMMON LAW RIGHT TO EXCLUDE OR EJECT PERMANENTLY FROM ITS GAMING FACILITY ANY PERSON WHO DISRUPTS THE OPERATIONS OF ITS PREMISES, THREATENS THE SECU- RITY OF ITS PREMISES OR ITS OCCUPANTS, OR IS DISORDERLY OR INTOXICATED. S 1344. LIST OF PERSONS SELF-EXCLUDED FROM GAMING ACTIVITIES. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE BY REGULATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIST OF PERSONS SELF-EXCLUDED FROM GAMING ACTIVITIES AT ALL LICENSED GAMING FACILITIES. ANY PERSON MAY REQUEST PLACEMENT ON THE LIST OF SELF-EXCLUD- ED PERSONS BY ACKNOWLEDGING IN A MANNER TO BE ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMIS- SION THAT THE PERSON IS A PROBLEM GAMBLER AND BY AGREEING THAT, DURING ANY PERIOD OF VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION, THE PERSON MAY NOT COLLECT ANY WINNINGS OR RECOVER ANY LOSSES RESULTING FROM ANY GAMING ACTIVITY AT SUCH GAMING FACILITIES. 2. THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR PLACEMENTS ON, AND REMOVALS FROM, THE LIST OF SELF-EXCLUDED PERSONS. SUCH REGULATIONS SHALL ESTABLISH PROCEDURES FOR THE TRANSMITTAL TO LICENSED GAMING FACILITIES OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION CONCERNING SELF-EXCLUDED PERSONS, AND SHALL REQUIRE LICENSED GAMING FACILITIES TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES DESIGNED, AT A MINIMUM, TO REMOVE SELF-EXCLUDED PERSONS FROM TARGETED MAILINGS OR OTHER FORMS OF ADVERTISING OR PROMOTIONS AND DENY SELF-EXCLUDED PERSONS ACCESS TO CREDIT, COMPLIMENTA- RIES, CHECK CASHING PRIVILEGES, CLUB PROGRAMS, AND OTHER SIMILAR BENE- FITS. 3. A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY OR EMPLOYEE THEREOF ACTING REASONABLY AND IN GOOD FAITH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY SELF-EXCLUDED PERSON OR TO ANY OTHER PARTY IN ANY JUDICIAL PROCEEDING FOR ANY HARM, MONETARY OR OTHERWISE, WHICH MAY ARISE AS A RESULT OF: (A) THE FAILURE OF A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY TO WITHHOLD GAMING PRIV- ILEGES FROM, OR RESTORE GAMING PRIVILEGES TO, A SELF-EXCLUDED PERSON; OR (B) OTHERWISE PERMITTING A SELF-EXCLUDED PERSON TO ENGAGE IN GAMING ACTIVITY IN SUCH LICENSED GAMING FACILITY WHILE ON THE LIST OF SELF-EX- CLUDED PERSONS.
4. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMISSION'S LIST OF SELF-EXCLUDED PERSONS SHALL NOT BE OPEN TO PUBLIC INSPECTION. NOTHING HEREIN, HOWEVER, SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT A GAMING FACILI- TY LICENSEE FROM DISCLOSING THE IDENTITY OF PERSONS SELF-EXCLUDED PURSU- ANT TO THIS SECTION TO AFFILIATED GAMING ENTITIES IN THIS STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS FOR THE LIMITED PURPOSE OF ASSISTING IN THE PROPER ADMIN- ISTRATION OF RESPONSIBLE GAMING PROGRAMS OPERATED BY SUCH GAMING AFFIL- IATED ENTITIES. 5. A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY OR EMPLOYEE THEREOF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO ANY SELF-EXCLUDED PERSON OR TO ANY OTHER PARTY IN ANY JUDICIAL PROCEEDING FOR ANY HARM, MONETARY OR OTHERWISE, WHICH MAY ARISE AS A RESULT OF DISCLOSURE OR PUBLICATION IN ANY MANNER, OTHER THAN A WILLFUL- LY UNLAWFUL DISCLOSURE OR PUBLICATION, OF THE IDENTITY OF ANY SELF-EX- CLUDED PERSON. S 1345. EXCLUDED PERSON; FORFEITURE OF WINNINGS; OTHER SANCTIONS. 1. A PERSON WHO IS PROHIBITED FROM GAMING IN A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY BY ANY ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMISSION OR COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, INCLUDING ANY PERSON ON THE SELF-EXCLUSION LIST PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR OF THIS TITLE, SHALL NOT COLLECT, IN ANY MANNER OR PROCEEDING, ANY WINNINGS OR RECOVER ANY LOSSES ARISING AS A RESULT OF ANY PROHIBITED GAMING ACTIVITY. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES THIS SECTION, ANY GAMING ACTIVITY IN A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY WHICH RESULTS IN A PROHIBITED PERSON OBTAINING ANY MONEY OR THING OF VALUE FROM, OR BEING OWED ANY MONEY OR THING OF VALUE BY, THE GAMING FACILITY SHALL BE CONSIDERED, SOLELY FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, TO BE A FULLY EXECUTED GAMBLING TRANSACTION. 3. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER PENALTY PROVIDED BY LAW, ANY MONEY OR THING OF VALUE WHICH HAS BEEN OBTAINED BY, OR IS OWED TO, ANY PROHIBITED PERSON BY A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY AS A RESULT OF WAGERS MADE BY A PROHIBITED PERSON SHALL BE SUBJECT TO FORFEITURE FOLLOWING NOTICE TO THE PROHIBITED PERSON AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD. A LICENSED GAMING FACILI- TY SHALL INFORM A PROHIBITED PERSON OF THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH NOTICE ON THE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE WHEN EJECTING THE PROHIBITED PERSON AND SEIZING ANY CHIPS, VOUCHERS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE OF MONEY OWED BY A GAMING FACILITY TO THE PROHIBITED PERSON AS AUTHORIZED BY THIS SUBDIVI- SION. ALL FORFEITED AMOUNTS SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND. 4. IN ANY PROCEEDING BROUGHT BY THE COMMISSION AGAINST A LICENSEE OR REGISTRANT FOR A WILLFUL VIOLATION OF THE COMMISSION'S SELF-EXCLUSION REGULATIONS, THE COMMISSION MAY ORDER, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER SANCTION AUTHORIZED, AN ADDITIONAL FINE OF DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF ANY MONEY OR THING OF VALUE OBTAINED BY THE LICENSEE OR REGISTRANT FROM ANY SELF-EX- CLUDED PERSON. ANY MONEY OR THING OF VALUE SO FORFEITED SHALL BE DISPOSED OF IN THE SAME MANNER AS ANY MONEY OR THING OF VALUE FORFEITED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. S 1346. LABOR PEACE AGREEMENTS FOR CERTAIN FACILITIES. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "GAMING FACILITY" MEANS ANY GAMING FACILITY LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE OR A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY AS MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY PARAGRAPH THREE OF SUBDIVISION (A) OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THE TAX LAW, AS AMENDED BY SECTION NINETEEN OF THE CHAP- TER OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN THAT ADDED THIS SECTION LICENSED BY THE COMMISSION. A GAMING FACILITY SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY HORSE RACING, BINGO OR CHARITABLE GAMES OF CHANCE, THE STATE LOTTERY FOR EDUCATION, OR ANY GAMING FACILITY OPERATING PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL
INDIAN GAMING REGULATORY ACT, 25 U.S.C. S 2710 ET SEQ. A GAMING FACILITY SHALL INCLUDE ANY HOSPITALITY OPERATION AT OR RELATED TO THE GAMING FACILITY. (B) "LABOR PEACE AGREEMENT" MEANS AN AGREEMENT ENFORCEABLE UNDER 29 U.S.C. S 185(A) THAT, AT A MINIMUM, PROTECTS THE STATE'S PROPRIETARY INTERESTS BY PROHIBITING LABOR ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERS FROM ENGAGING IN PICKETING, WORK STOPPAGES, BOYCOTTS, AND ANY OTHER ECONOMIC INTERFER- ENCE WITH OPERATION OF THE RELEVANT GAMING FACILITY. (C) "LICENSE" MEANS ANY PERMIT, LICENSE, FRANCHISE OR ALLOWANCE OF THE COMMISSION AND SHALL INCLUDE ANY FRANCHISEE OR PERMITTEE. (D) "PROPRIETARY INTEREST" MEANS AN ECONOMIC AND NON-REGULATORY INTER- EST AT RISK IN THE FINANCIAL SUCCESS OF THE GAMING FACILITY THAT COULD BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY LABOR-MANAGEMENT CONFLICT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PROPERTY INTERESTS, FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS AND REVENUE SHAR- ING. 2. THE STATE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT THE GAMING INDUSTRY CONSTITUTES A VITAL SECTOR OF NEW YORK'S OVERALL ECONOMY AND THAT THE STATE THROUGH ITS OPERATION OF LOTTERIES AND VIDEO LOTTERY FACILITIES AND THROUGH ITS OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTIES UTILIZED FOR HORSE RACING BY THE NEW YORK RACING ASSOCIATION INC. HAS A SIGNIFICANT AND ONGOING ECONOMIC AND NON- REGULATORY INTEREST IN THE FINANCIAL VIABILITY AND COMPETITIVENESS OF THE GAMING INDUSTRY. THE STATE LEGISLATURE FURTHER FINDS THAT THE AWARD OR GRANT OF A LICENSE BY THE COMMISSION TO OPERATE A GAMING FACILITY IS A SIGNIFICANT STATE ACTION AND THAT THE COMMISSION MUST MAKE PRUDENT AND EFFICIENT DECISIONS TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS AND MINIMIZE THE RISKS OF GAMING. THE STATE LEGISLATURE FURTHER RECOGNIZES THAT CASINO GAMING INDUSTRY INTEGRATION CAN PROVIDE A VITAL ECONOMIC ENGINE TO ASSIST, NURTURE, DEVELOP, AND PROMOTE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THE STATE TOURISM INDUSTRY AND THE GROWTH OF JOBS IN THE STATE. ADDITIONALLY, THE STATE LEGISLATURE ALSO FINDS REVENUES DERIVED DIRECTLY BY THE STATE FROM SUCH GAMING ACTIVITY WILL BE SHARED FROM GROSS GAMING RECEIPTS, AFTER PAYOUT OF PRIZES BUT PRIOR TO DEDUCTIONS FOR OPERATIONAL EXPENSES. THEREFORE, THE STATE LEGISLATURE FINDS THAT THE STATE HAS A SUBSTAN- TIAL AND COMPELLING PROPRIETARY INTEREST IN ANY LICENSE AWARDED FOR THE OPERATION OF A GAMING FACILITY WITHIN THE STATE. 3. THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE ANY APPLICANT FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE WHO HAS NOT YET ENTERED INTO A LABOR PEACE AGREEMENT TO PRODUCE AN AFFIDAVIT STATING IT SHALL ENTER INTO A LABOR PEACE AGREEMENT WITH LABOR ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN REPRESENTING OR ATTEMPTING TO REPRESENT GAMING OR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKERS IN THE STATE. IN ORDER FOR THE COMMISSION TO ISSUE A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE AND FOR OPERATIONS TO COMMENCE, THE APPLICANT FOR A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE MUST PRODUCE DOCUMENTATION THAT IT HAS ENTERED INTO A LABOR PEACE AGREEMENT WITH EACH LABOR ORGANIZATION THAT IS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN REPRESENTING AND ATTEMPTING TO REPRESENT GAMING AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WORKERS IN THE STATE. THE COMMISSION SHALL MAKE THE MAINTENANCE OF SUCH A LABOR PEACE AGREEMENT AN ONGOING MATERIAL CONDITION OF LICENSURE. A LICENSE HOLDER SHALL, AS A CONDITION OF ITS LICENSE, ENSURE THAT OPERATIONS AT THE GAMING FACILITY THAT ARE CONDUCTED BY CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, LICENSEES, ASSIGNEES, TENANTS OR SUBTENANTS AND THAT INVOLVE GAMING OR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES SHALL BE DONE UNDER A LABOR PEACE AGREEMENT CONTAINING THE SAME PROVISIONS AS SPECIFIED ABOVE. 4. IF OTHERWISE APPLICABLE, CAPITAL PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY A GAMING FACILITY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ARTICLE EIGHT OF THE LABOR LAW AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF PREVAILING WAGE REQUIREMENTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.
5. IF OTHERWISE APPLICABLE, CAPITAL PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY A GAMING FACILITY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY- FIVE OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. 6. IF OTHERWISE APPLICABLE, ANY GAMING FACILITY ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT FOR A GAMING FACILITY CAPITOL PROJECT SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A STATE AGENCY, AND SUCH CONTRACT SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A STATE CONTRACT, FOR PURPOSES OF ARTICLE FIFTEEN-A OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW AND SECTION TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-TWO OF THE LABOR LAW. TITLE 6 TAXATION AND FEES SECTION 1348. MACHINE AND TABLE FEES. 1349. REGULATORY INVESTIGATORY FEES. 1350. ADDITIONAL REGULATORY COSTS. 1351. TAX ON GAMING REVENUES; PERMISSIVE SUPPLEMENTAL FEE. 1352. COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND. 1353. DETERMINATION OF TAX LIABILITY. 1354. UNCLAIMED FUNDS. 1355. RACING SUPPORT PAYMENTS. S 1348. MACHINE AND TABLE FEES. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER TAX OR FEE IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE, THERE SHALL BE IMPOSED AN ANNUAL LICENSE FEE OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR EACH SLOT MACHINE AND TABLE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION FOR USE BY A GAMING LICENSEE AT A GAMING FACILITY; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOT SOONER THAN FIVE YEARS AFTER AWARD OF AN ORIGINAL GAMING LICENSE, THE COMMISSION MAY ANNUALLY ADJUST THE FEE FOR INFLATION. THE FEE SHALL BE IMPOSED AS OF JULY FIRST OF EACH YEAR FOR ALL APPROVED SLOT MACHINES AND TABLES ON THAT DATE AND SHALL BE ASSESSED ON A PRO RATA BASIS FOR ANY SLOT MACHINE OR TABLE APPROVED FOR USE THER- EAFTER. SUCH ASSESSED FEES SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE. S 1349. REGULATORY INVESTIGATORY FEES. THE COMMISSION MAY ESTABLISH FEES FOR ANY INVESTIGATION INTO A VIOLATION OF THIS ARTICLE OR REGU- LATION PROMULGATED HEREUNDER BY A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE TO BE PAID BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BILLABLE HOURS BY COMMISSION STAFF INVOLVED IN THE INVESTIGATION AND THE COSTS OF SERVICES, EQUIPMENT OR OTHER EXPENSES THAT ARE INCURRED BY THE COMMIS- SION DURING THE INVESTIGATION. S 1350. ADDITIONAL REGULATORY COSTS. 1. ANY REMAINING COSTS OF THE COMMISSION NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN REGULATORY CONTROL OVER GAMING FACILI- TIES THAT ARE NOT COVERED BY THE FEES SET FORTH IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY-NINE OF THIS TITLE; ANY OTHER FEES ASSESSED UNDER THIS ARTICLE; OR ANY OTHER DESIGNATED SOURCES OF FUNDING, SHALL BE ASSESSED ANNUALLY ON GAMING LICENSEES UNDER THIS ARTICLE IN PROPORTION TO THE NUMBER OF GAMING POSITIONS AT EACH GAMING FACILITY. EACH GAMING LICENSEE SHALL PAY THE AMOUNT ASSESSED AGAINST IT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT FROM THE COMMISSION. 2. IF THE FEES COLLECTED IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY- NINE OF THIS TITLE EXCEED THE COST REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN REGULATORY CONTROL, THE SURPLUS FUNDS SHALL BE CREDITED IN PROPORTIONAL SHARES AGAINST EACH GAMING LICENSEE'S NEXT ASSESSMENT. S 1351. TAX ON GAMING REVENUES; PERMISSIVE SUPPLEMENTAL FEE. 1. FOR A GAMING FACILITY IN ZONE TWO, THERE IS HEREBY IMPOSED A TAX ON GROSS GAMING REVENUES. THE AMOUNT OF SUCH TAX IMPOSED SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, SHOULD A LICENSEE HAVE AGREED WITHIN ITS APPLICATION TO SUPPLEMENT THE TAX WITH A BINDING SUPPLEMENTAL FEE PAYMENT EXCEEDING
THE AFOREMENTIONED TAX RATE, SUCH TAX AND SUPPLEMENTAL FEE SHALL APPLY FOR A GAMING FACILITY: (A) IN REGION TWO, FORTY-FIVE PERCENT OF GROSS GAMING REVENUE FROM SLOT MACHINES AND TEN PERCENT OF GROSS GAMING REVENUE FROM ALL OTHER SOURCES. (B) IN REGION ONE, THIRTY-NINE PERCENT OF GROSS GAMING REVENUE FROM SLOT MACHINES AND TEN PERCENT OF GROSS GAMING REVENUE FROM ALL OTHER SOURCES. (C) IN REGION FIVE, THIRTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF GROSS GAMING REVENUE FROM SLOT MACHINES AND TEN PERCENT OF GROSS GAMING REVENUE FROM ALL OTHER SOURCES. S 1352. COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL PAY INTO AN ACCOUNT, TO BE KNOWN AS THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND AS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-NNNN OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW, UNDER THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, ALL TAXES AND FEES IMPOSED BY THIS ARTICLE; ANY INTEREST AND PENALTIES IMPOSED BY THE COMMISSION RELATING TO THOSE TAXES; THE APPROPRIATE PERCENTAGE OF THE VALUE OF EXPIRED GAMING RELATED OBLIGATIONS; ALL PENALTIES LEVIED AND COLLECTED BY THE COMMISSION; AND THE APPROPRIATE FUNDS, CASH OR PRIZES FORFEITED FROM GAMBLING ACTIVITY. 2. THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE AT LEAST MONTHLY DEPOSITS BY THE LICENSEE OF ANY PAYMENTS PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OF THIS ARTICLE, AT SUCH TIMES, UNDER SUCH CONDITIONS, AND IN SUCH DEPOSITORIES AS SHALL BE PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE COMPTROLLER. THE DEPOSITS SHALL BE DEPOSITED TO THE CREDIT OF THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND AS ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-NNNN OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE A MONTHLY REPORT AND RECONCIL- IATION STATEMENT TO BE FILED WITH IT ON OR BEFORE THE TENTH DAY OF EACH MONTH, WITH RESPECT TO GROSS REVENUES AND DEPOSITS RECEIVED AND MADE, RESPECTIVELY, DURING THE PRECEDING MONTH. S 1353. DETERMINATION OF TAX LIABILITY. THE COMMISSION MAY PERFORM AUDITS OF THE BOOKS AND RECORDS OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, AT SUCH TIMES AND INTERVALS AS IT DEEMS APPROPRIATE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETER- MINING THE SUFFICIENCY OF TAX OR FEE PAYMENTS. IF A RETURN OR DEPOSIT REQUIRED WITH REGARD TO OBLIGATIONS IMPOSED IS NOT FILED OR PAID, OR IF A RETURN OR DEPOSIT WHEN FILED OR PAID IS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION TO BE INCORRECT OR INSUFFICIENT WITH OR WITHOUT AN AUDIT, THE AMOUNT OF TAX, FEE OR DEPOSIT DUE SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION. NOTICE OF SUCH DETERMINATION SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE LICENSEE LIABLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE TAX OR FEE OR DEPOSIT. SUCH DETERMINATION SHALL FINALLY AND IRREVOCABLY FIX THE TAX OR FEE UNLESS THE PERSON AGAINST WHOM IT IS ASSESSED, WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE OF SUCH DETERMI- NATION, SHALL APPLY TO THE COMMISSION FOR A HEARING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION. S 1354. UNCLAIMED FUNDS. UNCLAIMED FUNDS, CASH AND PRIZES SHALL BE RETAINED BY THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE FOR THE PERSON ENTITLED TO THE FUNDS, CASH OR PRIZE FOR ONE YEAR AFTER THE GAME IN WHICH THE FUNDS, CASH OR PRIZE WAS WON. IF NO CLAIM IS MADE FOR THE FUNDS, CASH OR PRIZE WITHIN ONE YEAR, THE FUNDS, CASH OR EQUIVALENT CASH VALUE OF THE PRIZE SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND. S 1355. RACING SUPPORT PAYMENTS. 1. IF AN APPLICANT WHO POSSESSES A PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING FRANCHISE OR LICENSE AWARDED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWO OR THREE OF THIS CHAPTER, OR WHO POSSESSED IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN A FRANCHISE OR A LICENSE AWARDED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWO OR THREE OF THIS CHAPTER OR IS AN ARTICULATED ENTITY OR SUCH APPLICANT, IS ISSUED A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, THE LICENSEE SHALL:
(A) MAINTAIN PAYMENTS MADE FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING OPERATIONS TO THE RELEVANT HORSEMEN AND BREEDERS ORGANIZATIONS AT THE SAME DOLLAR LEVEL REALIZED IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE ADJUSTED ANNUALLY PURSUANT TO CHANGES IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS; (B) ALL RACETRACKS LOCATIONS AWARDED A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE SHALL MAINTAIN RACING ACTIVITY AND RACE DATES PURSUANT TO ARTICLES TWO AND THREE OF THIS CHAPTER. 2. IF AN APPLICANT THAT DOES NOT POSSESS EITHER A PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING LICENSE OR FRANCHISE AWARDED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWO OR THREE OF THIS CHAPTER IS ISSUED A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, THE LICENSEE SHALL PAY: (A) AN AMOUNT TO HORSEMEN FOR PURSES AT THE LICENSED RACETRACKS IN THE REGION THAT WILL ASSURE THE PURSE SUPPORT FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITIES IN THE REGION TO THE LICENSED RACETRACKS IN THE REGION TO BE MAINTAINED AT THE SAME DOLLAR LEVELS REALIZED IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS; AND (B) AMOUNTS TO THE AGRICULTURAL AND NEW YORK STATE HORSE BREEDING DEVELOPMENT FUND AND THE NEW YORK STATE THOROUGHBRED BREEDING AND DEVEL- OPMENT FUND TO MAINTAIN PAYMENTS FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITIES IN THE REGION TO SUCH FUNDS TO BE MAINTAINED AT THE SAME DOLLAR LEVELS REALIZED IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS. TITLE 7 PROBLEM GAMBLING SECTION 1362. PREVENTION AND OUTREACH EFFORTS. 1363. ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS. S 1362. PREVENTION AND OUTREACH EFFORTS. 1. EACH GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, MANAGEMENT COMPANY, AND HOLDING COMPANY INVOLVED IN THE APPLI- CATION AND OWNERSHIP OR MANAGEMENT OF A GAMING FACILITY SHALL PROVIDE TO THE COMMISSION, AS APPLICABLE, AN APPLICANT'S PROBLEM GAMBLING PLAN. AN APPLICANT'S PROBLEM GAMBLING PLAN SHALL BE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION BEFORE THE COMMISSION ISSUES OR RENEWS A LICENSE. EACH PLAN SHALL AT MINIMUM INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (A) THE GOALS OF THE PLAN AND PROCEDURES AND TIMETABLES TO IMPLEMENT THE PLAN; (B) THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE PLAN; (C) POLICIES AND PROCEDURES INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING: (1) THE COMMITMENT OF THE APPLICANT AND THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE TO TRAIN APPROPRIATE EMPLOYEES; (2) THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EMPLOYEES DESIGNATED TO IMPLEMENT OR PARTICIPATE IN THE PLAN; (3) THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PATRONS WITH RESPECT TO RESPONSIBLE GAMBL- ING; (4) PROCEDURES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION PROGRAM; (5) PROCEDURES TO IDENTIFY PATRONS AND EMPLOYEES WITH SUSPECTED OR KNOWN PROBLEM GAMBLING BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING PROCEDURES SPECIFIC TO LOYAL- TY AND OTHER REWARDS AND MARKETING PROGRAMS; (6) PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION TO INDIVIDUALS REGARDING THE VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TREATMENT SERVICES, GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS PROGRAMS AND SIMILAR TREATMENT OR ADDICTION
THERAPY PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO PREVENT, TREAT, OR MONITOR PROBLEM GAMBLERS AND TO COUNSEL FAMILY MEMBERS; (7) PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO PATRON AND EMPLOYEE REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TREATMENT SERVICES, GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS PROGRAMS AND SIMILAR TREATMENT OR ADDICTION THERAPY PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO PREVENT, TREAT, OR MONITOR COMPULSIVE AND PROBLEM GAMBLERS AND TO COUNSEL FAMILY MEMBERS; (8) THE PROVISION OF PRINTED MATERIAL TO EDUCATE PATRONS AND EMPLOYEES ABOUT PROBLEM GAMBLING AND TO INFORM THEM ABOUT THE VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION PROGRAM AND TREATMENT SERVICES AVAILABLE TO PROBLEM GAMBLERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE APPLICANT SHALL PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF THE MATERIALS TO BE USED AS PART OF ITS PLAN, INCLUDING, BROCHURES AND OTHER PRINTED MATERI- AL AND A DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE MATERIAL WILL BE DISSEMINATED; (9) ADVERTISING AND OTHER MARKETING AND OUTREACH TO EDUCATE THE GENER- AL PUBLIC ABOUT THE VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION PROGRAM AND PROBLEM GAMBLING; (10) AN EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAM, INCLUDING TRAINING MATERIALS TO BE UTILIZED AND A PLAN FOR PERIODIC REINFORCEMENT TRAINING AND A CERTIF- ICATION PROCESS ESTABLISHED BY THE APPLICANT TO VERIFY THAT EACH EMPLOY- EE HAS COMPLETED THE TRAINING REQUIRED BY THE PLAN; (11) PROCEDURES TO PREVENT UNDERAGE GAMBLING; (12) PROCEDURES TO PREVENT PATRONS IMPAIRED BY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, OR BOTH, FROM GAMBLING; AND (13) THE PLAN FOR POSTING SIGNS WITHIN THE GAMING FACILITY, CONTAINING INFORMATION ON GAMBLING TREATMENT AND ON THE VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION PROGRAM. THE APPLICANT SHALL PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF THE LANGUAGE AND GRAPH- ICS TO BE USED ON THE SIGNS AS PART OF ITS PLAN; (D) A LIST OF COMMUNITY, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TREATMENT SERVICES, GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS PROGRAMS AND SIMILAR TREATMENT OR ADDICTION THERAPY PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO PREVENT, TREAT, OR MONITOR PROBLEM GAMBLERS AND TO COUNSEL FAMILY MEMBERS; AND (E) ANY OTHER INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, AND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT THE COMMISSION REQUIRES. 2. EACH APPLICANT OR GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL SUBMIT ANY AMEND- MENTS TO THE PROBLEM GAMBLING PLAN TO THE COMMISSION FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL BEFORE IMPLEMENTING THE AMENDMENTS. 3. EACH GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL SUBMIT AN ANNUAL SUMMARY OF ITS PROBLEM GAMBLING PLAN TO THE COMMISSION. 4. EACH GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL SUBMIT QUARTERLY UPDATES AND AN ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMISSION OF ITS ADHERENCE TO THE PLANS AND GOALS SUBMITTED UNDER THIS SECTION. S 1363. ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "ADVERTISEMENT" SHALL MEAN ANY NOTICE OR COMMUNICATION TO THE PUBLIC OR ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THE GAMING-RELATED BUSINESS OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR APPLICANT THROUGH BROADCASTING, PUBLICATION OR ANY OTHER MEANS OF DISSEMINATION, INCLUDING ELECTRONIC DISSEMINATION. PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES ARE CONSIDERED ADVERTISEMENTS FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION. (B) "DIRECT ADVERTISEMENT" SHALL MEAN ANY ADVERTISEMENT AS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION THAT IS DISSEMINATED TO A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS. 2. ADVERTISING SHALL BE BASED UPON FACT, AND SHALL NOT BE FALSE, DECEPTIVE OR MISLEADING, AND NO ADVERTISING BY OR ON BEHALF OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE SHALL: (A) USE ANY TYPE, SIZE, LOCATION, LIGHTING, ILLUSTRATION, GRAPHIC DEPICTION OR COLOR RESULTING IN THE OBSCURING OF ANY MATERIAL FACT;
(B) FAIL TO CLEARLY AND CONSPICUOUSLY SPECIFY AND STATE ANY MATERIAL CONDITIONS OR LIMITING FACTORS; (C) DEPICT ANY PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE ENGAGING IN GAMING AND RELATED ACTIVITIES; OR (D) FAIL TO DESIGNATE AND STATE THE NAME AND LOCATION OF THE GAMING FACILITY CONDUCTING THE ADVERTISEMENT. THE LOCATION OF THE GAMING FACIL- ITY NEED NOT BE INCLUDED ON BILLBOARDS WITHIN THIRTY MILES OF THE GAMING FACILITY. 3. EACH ADVERTISEMENT SHALL, CLEARLY AND CONSPICUOUSLY, STATE A PROB- LEM GAMBLING HOTLINE NUMBER. 4. EACH DIRECT ADVERTISEMENT SHALL, CLEARLY AND CONSPICUOUSLY, DESCRIBE A METHOD OR METHODS BY WHICH AN INDIVIDUAL MAY DESIGNATE THAT THE INDIVIDUAL DOES NOT WISH TO RECEIVE ANY FUTURE DIRECT ADVERTISEMENT. (A) THE DESCRIBED METHOD MUST BE BY AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: (1) TELEPHONE; (2) REGULAR U.S. MAIL; OR (3) ELECTRONIC MAIL. (B) UPON RECEIPT OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S REQUEST TO DISCONTINUE RECEIPT OF FUTURE ADVERTISEMENT, A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR APPLICANT SHALL BLOCK THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE'S DATABASE SO AS TO PREVENT THE INDIVIDUAL FROM RECEIVING FUTURE DIRECT ADVERTISEMENTS WITH- IN FIFTEEN DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE REQUEST. 5. EACH GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR APPLICANT SHALL PROVIDE TO THE COMMISSION AT ITS MAIN OFFICE A COMPLETE AND ACCURATE COPY OF ALL ADVER- TISEMENTS WITHIN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS OF THE ADVERTISEMENT'S PUBLIC DISSEMINATION. GAMING FACILITY LICENSEES OR APPLICANTS SHALL DISCONTINUE THE PUBLIC DISSEMINATION UPON RECEIPT OF NOTICE FROM THE COMMISSION TO DISCONTINUE AN ADVERTISEMENT. 6. A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE OR APPLICANT SHALL MAINTAIN A COMPLETE RECORD OF ALL ADVERTISEMENTS FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST TWO YEARS. RECORDS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSION UPON REQUEST. TITLE 8 MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS SECTION 1364. SMOKING PROHIBITED. 1365. CONSERVATORSHIP. 1366. ZONING. 1367. SPORTS WAGERING. S 1364. SMOKING PROHIBITED. SMOKING SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED, AND NO PERSON SHALL SMOKE IN THE INDOOR AREAS OF FACILITIES LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, EXCEPT THAT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE-Q OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW SHALL BE APPLICABLE TO FACILITIES LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. S 1365. CONSERVATORSHIP. 1. UPON REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE OR UPON THE FAILURE OR REFUSAL TO RENEW A GAMING FACIL- ITY LICENSE, THE COMMISSION MAY APPOINT A CONSERVATOR TO TEMPORARILY MANAGE AND OPERATE THE BUSINESS OF THE GAMING LICENSEE RELATING TO THE GAMING FACILITY. SUCH CONSERVATOR SHALL BE A PERSON OF SIMILAR EXPERI- ENCE IN THE FIELD OF GAMING MANAGEMENT AND, IN THE CASE OF REPLACING A GAMING FACILITY LICENSEE, SHALL HAVE EXPERIENCE OPERATING A GAMING FACILITY OF SIMILAR CALIBER IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION, AND SHALL BE IN GOOD STANDING IN ALL JURISDICTIONS IN WHICH THE CONSERVATOR OPERATES A GAMING FACILITY. UPON APPOINTMENT, A CONSERVATOR SHALL AGREE TO ALL LICENSING PROVISIONS OF THE FORMER GAMING LICENSEE. 2. A CONSERVATOR SHALL, BEFORE ASSUMING, MANAGERIAL OR OPERATIONAL DUTIES, EXECUTE AND FILE A BOND FOR THE FAITHFUL PERFORMANCE OF ITS
DUTIES PAYABLE TO THE COMMISSION WITH SUCH SURETY AND IN SUCH FORM AND AMOUNT AS THE COMMISSION SHALL APPROVE. 3. THE COMMISSION SHALL REQUIRE THAT THE FORMER OR SUSPENDED GAMING LICENSEE PURCHASE LIABILITY INSURANCE, IN AN AMOUNT DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION, TO PROTECT A CONSERVATOR FROM LIABILITY FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF THE CONSERVATOR DURING THE CONSERVATOR'S APPOINTMENT WHICH ARE REASONABLY RELATED TO AND WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE CONSERVATOR'S DUTIES. 4. DURING THE PERIOD OF TEMPORARY MANAGEMENT OF THE GAMING FACILITY, THE COMMISSION SHALL INITIATE PROCEEDINGS UNDER THIS ARTICLE TO AWARD A NEW GAMING FACILITY LICENSE TO A QUALIFIED APPLICANT WHOSE GAMING FACIL- ITY SHALL BE LOCATED AT THE SITE OF THE PREEXISTING GAMING FACILITY. 5. AN APPLICANT FOR A NEW GAMING FACILITY LICENSE SHALL BE QUALIFIED FOR LICENSURE UNDER THIS ARTICLE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE COMMISSION SHALL DETERMINE AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF INVESTMENT BY AN APPLICANT INTO THE PREEXISTING GAMING FACILITY. 6. UPON AWARD OF A NEW GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, THE NEW GAMING FACILI- TY LICENSEE SHALL PAY THE ORIGINAL LICENSING FEE REQUIRED UNDER THIS ARTICLE. S 1366. ZONING. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW, GAMING AUTHORIZED AT A LOCATION PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE DEEMED AN APPROVED ACTIVITY FOR SUCH LOCATION UNDER THE RELEVANT CITY, COUNTY, TOWN, OR VILLAGE LAND USE OR ZONING ORDINANCES, RULES, OR REGULATIONS. S 1367. SPORTS WAGERING. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION: (A) "CASINO" MEANS A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY AT WHICH GAMBLING IS CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; (B) "COMMISSION" MEANS THE COMMISSION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWO OF THIS CHAPTER; (C) "COLLEGIATE SPORT OR ATHLETIC EVENT" MEANS A SPORT OR ATHLETIC EVENT OFFERED OR SPONSORED BY OR PLAYED IN CONNECTION WITH A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE INSTITUTION THAT OFFERS EDUCATIONAL SERVICES BEYOND THE SECOND- ARY LEVEL; (D) "OPERATOR" MEANS A CASINO WHICH HAS ELECTED TO OPERATE A SPORTS POOL; (E) "PROFESSIONAL SPORT OR ATHLETIC EVENT" MEANS AN EVENT AT WHICH TWO OR MORE PERSONS PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS OR ATHLETIC EVENTS AND RECEIVE COMPENSATION IN EXCESS OF ACTUAL EXPENSES FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN SUCH EVENT; (F) "PROHIBITED SPORTS EVENT" MEANS ANY COLLEGIATE SPORT OR ATHLETIC EVENT THAT TAKES PLACE IN NEW YORK OR A SPORT OR ATHLETIC EVENT IN WHICH ANY NEW YORK COLLEGE TEAM PARTICIPATES REGARDLESS OF WHERE THE EVENT TAKES PLACE; (G) "SPORTS EVENT" MEANS ANY PROFESSIONAL SPORT OR ATHLETIC EVENT AND ANY COLLEGIATE SPORT OR ATHLETIC EVENT, EXCEPT A PROHIBITED SPORTS EVENT; (H) "SPORTS POOL" MEANS THE BUSINESS OF ACCEPTING WAGERS ON ANY SPORTS EVENT BY ANY SYSTEM OR METHOD OF WAGERING; AND (I) "SPORTS WAGERING LOUNGE" MEANS AN AREA WHEREIN A SPORTS POOL IS OPERATED. 2. NO GAMING FACILITY MAY CONDUCT SPORTS WAGERING UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN FEDERAL LAW AUTHORIZING SUCH OR UPON A RULING OF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION THAT SUCH ACTIVITY IS LAWFUL. 3. (A) IN ADDITION TO AUTHORIZED GAMING ACTIVITIES, A LICENSED GAMING FACILITY MAY WHEN AUTHORIZED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION OPERATE A SPORTS POOL UPON THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS PROMULGATED
PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. THE COMMISSION SHALL HEAR AND DECIDE PROMPTLY AND IN REASONABLE ORDER ALL APPLICATIONS FOR A LICENSE TO OPERATE A SPORTS POOL, SHALL HAVE THE GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE IMPLEMENTA- TION OF THIS SECTION AND SHALL HAVE ALL OTHER DUTIES SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION WITH REGARD TO THE OPERATION OF A SPORTS POOL. THE LICENSE TO OPERATE A SPORTS POOL SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER LICENSE REQUIRED TO BE ISSUED TO OPERATE A GAMING FACILITY. NO LICENSE TO OPERATE A SPORTS POOL SHALL BE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSION TO ANY ENTITY UNLESS IT HAS ESTABLISHED ITS FINANCIAL STABILITY, INTEGRITY AND RESPONSIBILITY AND ITS GOOD CHARACTER, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY. NO LATER THAN FIVE YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF THE ISSUANCE OF A LICENSE AND EVERY FIVE YEARS THEREAFTER OR WITHIN SUCH LESSER PERIODS AS THE COMMISSION MAY DIRECT, A LICENSEE SHALL SUBMIT TO THE COMMISSION SUCH DOCUMENTATION OR INFORMATION AS THE COMMISSION MAY BY REGULATION REQUIRE, TO DEMONSTRATE TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COMMISSION THAT THE LICENSEE CONTINUES TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW AND REGULATIONS. (B) A SPORTS POOL SHALL BE OPERATED IN A SPORTS WAGERING LOUNGE LOCATED AT A CASINO. THE LOUNGE SHALL CONFORM TO ALL REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING SQUARE FOOTAGE, DESIGN, EQUIPMENT, SECURITY MEASURES AND RELATED MATTERS WHICH THE COMMISSION SHALL BY REGULATION PRESCRIBE. (C) THE OPERATOR OF A SPORTS POOL SHALL ESTABLISH OR DISPLAY THE ODDS AT WHICH WAGERS MAY BE PLACED ON SPORTS EVENTS. (D) AN OPERATOR SHALL ACCEPT WAGERS ON SPORTS EVENTS ONLY FROM PERSONS PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN THE SPORTS WAGERING LOUNGE. A PERSON PLACING A WAGER SHALL BE AT LEAST TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE. (E) AN OPERATOR SHALL NOT ADMIT INTO THE SPORTS WAGERING LOUNGE, OR ACCEPT WAGERS FROM, ANY PERSON WHOSE NAME APPEARS ON THE EXCLUSION LIST. (F) THE HOLDER OF A LICENSE TO OPERATE A SPORTS POOL MAY CONTRACT WITH AN ENTITY TO CONDUCT THAT OPERATION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION. THAT ENTITY SHALL OBTAIN A LICENSE AS A CASINO VENDOR ENTERPRISE PRIOR TO THE EXECUTION OF ANY SUCH CONTRACT, AND SUCH LICENSE SHALL BE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY-SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGU- LATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSION. (G) IF ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE OR ITS APPLICATION TO ANY PERSON OR CIRCUMSTANCE IS HELD INVALID, THE INVALIDITY SHALL NOT AFFECT OTHER PROVISIONS OR APPLICATIONS OF THIS ARTICLE WHICH CAN BE GIVEN EFFECT WITHOUT THE INVALID PROVISION OR APPLICATION, AND TO THIS END THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE ARE SEVERABLE. 4. (A) ALL PERSONS EMPLOYED DIRECTLY IN WAGERING-RELATED ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED WITHIN A SPORTS WAGERING LOUNGE SHALL BE LICENSED AS A CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE OR REGISTERED AS A GAMING EMPLOYEE, AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSION. ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES WHO ARE WORKING IN THE SPORTS WAGERING LOUNGE MAY BE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED, IF APPROPRIATE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION. (B) EACH OPERATOR OF A SPORTS POOL SHALL DESIGNATE ONE OR MORE CASINO KEY EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE SPORTS POOL. AT LEAST ONE SUCH CASINO KEY EMPLOYEE SHALL BE ON THE PREMISES WHENEVER SPORTS WAGERING IS CONDUCTED. 5. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY THIS ARTICLE, THE COMMISSION SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO REGULATE SPORTS POOLS AND THE CONDUCT OF SPORTS WAGERING UNDER THIS ARTICLE TO THE SAME EXTENT THAT THE COMMISSION REGU- LATES OTHER GAMING. NO CASINO SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE A SPORTS POOL UNLESS IT HAS PRODUCED INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION, AND ASSURANCES CONCERNING ITS FINANCIAL BACKGROUND AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING CASH
RESERVES, THAT ARE SUFFICIENT TO DEMONSTRATE THAT IT HAS THE FINANCIAL STABILITY, INTEGRITY, AND RESPONSIBILITY TO OPERATE A SPORTS POOL. IN DEVELOPING RULES AND REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO SPORTS WAGERING, THE COMMISSION SHALL EXAMINE THE REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTED IN OTHER STATES WHERE SPORTS WAGERING IS CONDUCTED AND SHALL, AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE, ADOPT A SIMILAR REGULATORY FRAMEWORK. THE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE: (A) AMOUNT OF CASH RESERVES TO BE MAINTAINED BY OPERATORS TO COVER WINNING WAGERS; (B) ACCEPTANCE OF WAGERS ON A SERIES OF SPORTS EVENTS; (C) MAXIMUM WAGERS WHICH MAY BE ACCEPTED BY AN OPERATOR FROM ANY ONE PATRON ON ANY ONE SPORTS EVENT; (D) TYPE OF WAGERING TICKETS WHICH MAY BE USED; (E) METHOD OF ISSUING TICKETS; (F) METHOD OF ACCOUNTING TO BE USED BY OPERATORS; (G) TYPES OF RECORDS WHICH SHALL BE KEPT; (H) USE OF CREDIT AND CHECKS BY PATRONS; (I) TYPE OF SYSTEM FOR WAGERING; AND (J) PROTECTIONS FOR A PERSON PLACING A WAGER. 6. EACH OPERATOR SHALL ADOPT COMPREHENSIVE HOUSE RULES GOVERNING SPORTS WAGERING TRANSACTIONS WITH ITS PATRONS. THE RULES SHALL SPECIFY THE AMOUNTS TO BE PAID ON WINNING WAGERS AND THE EFFECT OF SCHEDULE CHANGES. THE HOUSE RULES, TOGETHER WITH ANY OTHER INFORMATION THE COMMISSION DEEMS APPROPRIATE, SHALL BE CONSPICUOUSLY DISPLAYED IN THE SPORTS WAGERING LOUNGE AND INCLUDED IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE ACCOUNT WAGERING SYSTEM, AND COPIES SHALL BE MADE READILY AVAILABLE TO PATRONS. TITLE 9 GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL SECTION 1368. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OFFICE OF GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL. 1369. STATE GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL; FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES. 1370. POWERS. 1371. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMISSION AND ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES. S 1368. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OFFICE OF GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED WITHIN THE COMMISSION THE OFFICE OF GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL. THE HEAD OF THE OFFICE SHALL BE THE GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR BY AND WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL SHALL SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE GOVERNOR. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL SHALL REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE GOVERNOR. THE PERSON APPOINTED AS INSPECTOR GENERAL SHALL, UPON HIS OR HER APPOINTMENT, HAVE NOT LESS THAN TEN YEARS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN LAW, INVESTIGATION, OR AUDITING. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL SHALL BE COMPENSATED WITHIN THE LIMITS OF FUNDS AVAILABLE THEREFOR, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, SUCH SALARY SHALL BE NO LESS THAN THE SALARIES OF CERTAIN STATE OFFICERS HOLDING THE POSITIONS INDICATED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-NINE OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. S 1369. STATE GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL; FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES. THE STATE GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. RECEIVE AND INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS FROM ANY SOURCE, OR UPON HIS OR HER OWN INITIATIVE, CONCERNING ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION, FRAUD, CRIMI- NAL ACTIVITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OR ABUSE IN THE COMMISSION;
2. INFORM THE COMMISSION MEMBERS OF SUCH ALLEGATIONS AND THE PROGRESS OF INVESTIGATIONS RELATED THERETO, UNLESS SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRE CONFIDENTIALITY; 3. DETERMINE WITH RESPECT TO SUCH ALLEGATIONS WHETHER DISCIPLINARY ACTION, CIVIL OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION, OR FURTHER INVESTIGATION BY AN APPROPRIATE FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY IS WARRANTED, AND TO ASSIST IN SUCH INVESTIGATIONS; 4. PREPARE AND RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC WRITTEN REPORTS OF SUCH INVESTI- GATIONS, AS APPROPRIATE AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SUBJECT TO REDACTION TO PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF WITNESSES. THE RELEASE OF ALL OR PORTIONS OF SUCH REPORTS MAY BE DEFERRED TO PROTECT THE CONFIDEN- TIALITY OF ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS; 5. REVIEW AND EXAMINE PERIODICALLY THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF THE COMMISSION WITH REGARD TO THE PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF CORRUPTION, FRAUD, CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OR ABUSE; 6. RECOMMEND REMEDIAL ACTION TO PREVENT OR ELIMINATE CORRUPTION, FRAUD, CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OR ABUSE IN THE COMMIS- SION; AND 7. ESTABLISH PROGRAMS FOR TRAINING COMMISSION OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE PREVENTION AND ELIMINATION OF CORRUPTION, FRAUD, CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OR ABUSE IN THE COMMISSION. S 1370. POWERS. THE STATE GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO: 1. SUBPOENA AND ENFORCE THE ATTENDANCE OF WITNESSES; 2. ADMINISTER OATHS OR AFFIRMATIONS AND EXAMINE WITNESSES UNDER OATH; 3. REQUIRE THE PRODUCTION OF ANY BOOKS AND PAPERS DEEMED RELEVANT OR MATERIAL TO ANY INVESTIGATION, EXAMINATION OR REVIEW; 4. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY, EXAMINE AND COPY OR REMOVE DOCUMENTS OR RECORDS OF ANY KIND PREPARED, MAINTAINED OR HELD BY THE COMMISSION; 5. REQUIRE ANY COMMISSION OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS CONCERNING ANY MATTER RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS OR HER OFFICIAL DUTIES. THE REFUSAL OF ANY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS SHALL BE CAUSE FOR REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT OR OTHER APPROPRI- ATE PENALTY; 6. MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION BY THE COMMISSION OF ANY RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL; AND 7. PERFORM ANY OTHER FUNCTIONS THAT ARE NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE TO FULFILL THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE. S 1371. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COMMISSION AND ITS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES. 1. EVERY COMMISSION OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE SHALL REPORT PROMPT- LY TO THE STATE GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING CORRUPTION, FRAUD, CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OR ABUSE BY ANOTHER STATE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE RELATING TO HIS OR HER OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT, OR BY A PERSON HAVING BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH THE COMMISSION RELATING TO THOSE DEALINGS. THE KNOWING FAILURE OF ANY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE TO SO REPORT SHALL BE CAUSE FOR REMOVAL FROM OFFICE OR EMPLOY- MENT OR OTHER APPROPRIATE PENALTY UNDER THIS ARTICLE. ANY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE WHO ACTS PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION BY REPORTING TO THE STATE GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL OR OTHER APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL IMPROPER GOVERNMENTAL ACTION AS DEFINED IN SECTION SEVENTY-FIVE-B OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO DISMISSAL, DISCIPLINE OR OTHER ADVERSE PERSONNEL ACTION. 2. THE COMMISSION CHAIR SHALL ADVISE THE GOVERNOR WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF THE ISSUANCE OF A REPORT BY THE STATE GAMING INSPECTOR GENERAL AS TO
THE REMEDIAL ACTION THAT THE COMMISSION HAS TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO ANY RECOMMENDATION FOR SUCH ACTION CONTAINED IN SUCH REPORT. S 3. Section 225.00 of the penal law is amended by adding eighteen new subdivisions 13 through 30 to read as follows: 13. "AUTHORIZED GAMING ESTABLISHMENT" MEANS ANY STRUCTURE, STRUCTURE AND ADJACENT OR ATTACHED STRUCTURE, OR GROUNDS ADJACENT TO A STRUCTURE IN WHICH CASINO GAMING, CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW, OR CLASS III GAMING, AS AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO A COMPACT REACHED BETWEEN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND A FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED INDIAN NATION OR TRIBE UNDER THE FEDERAL INDIAN GAMING REGULATORY ACT OF 1988, IS CONDUCTED AND SHALL INCLUDE ALL PUBLIC AND NON-PUBLIC AREAS OF ANY SUCH BUILDING, EXCEPT FOR SUCH AREAS OF A BUILDING WHERE EITHER CLASS I OR II GAMING ARE CONDUCTED OR ANY BUILDING OR GROUNDS KNOWN AS A VIDEO GAMING ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY, INCLUDING FACILITIES WHERE FOOD AND DRINK ARE SERVED, AS WELL AS THOSE AREAS NOT NORMALLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, SUCH AS WHERE RECORDS RELATED TO VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING OPERATIONS ARE KEPT, EXCEPT SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE RACETRACKS OR SUCH AREAS WHERE SUCH VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING OPERATIONS OR FACILITIES DO NOT TAKE PLACE OR EXIST, SUCH AS RACETRACK AREAS OR FAIR- GROUNDS WHICH ARE WHOLLY UNRELATED TO VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING OPERATIONS, PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A AND PARAGRAPH FIVE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE TAX LAW, AS AMENDED AND IMPLEMENTED. 14. "AUTHORIZED GAMING OPERATOR" MEANS AN ENTERPRISE OR BUSINESS ENTI- TY AUTHORIZED BY STATE OR FEDERAL LAW TO OPERATE CASINO OR VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING. 15. "CASINO GAMING" MEANS GAMES AUTHORIZED TO BE PLAYED PURSUANT TO A LICENSE GRANTED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGER- ING AND BREEDING LAW OR BY FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED INDIAN NATIONS OR TRIBES PURSUANT TO A VALID GAMING COMPACT REACHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDER- AL INDIAN GAMING REGULATORY ACT OF 1988, PUB. L. 100-497, 102 STAT. 2467, CODIFIED AT 25 U.S.C. SS 2701-21 AND 18 U.S.C. SS 1166-68. 16. "CASH EQUIVALENT" MEANS A TREASURY CHECK, A TRAVELERS CHECK, WIRE TRANSFER OF FUNDS, TRANSFER CHECK, MONEY ORDER, CERTIFIED CHECK, CASH- IERS CHECK, PAYROLL CHECK, A CHECK DRAWN ON THE ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR- IZED GAMING OPERATOR PAYABLE TO THE PATRON OR TO THE AUTHORIZED GAMING ESTABLISHMENT, A PROMOTIONAL COUPON, PROMOTIONAL CHIP, PROMOTIONAL CHEQUE, PROMOTIONAL TOKEN, OR A VOUCHER RECORDING CASH DRAWN AGAINST A CREDIT CARD OR CHARGE CARD. 17. "CHEQUES" OR "CHIPS" OR "TOKENS" MEANS NONMETAL, METAL OR PARTLY METAL REPRESENTATIVES OF VALUE, REDEEMABLE FOR CASH OR CASH EQUIVALENT, AND ISSUED AND SOLD BY AN AUTHORIZED CASINO OPERATOR FOR USE AT AN AUTHORIZED GAMING ESTABLISHMENT. THE VALUE OF SUCH CHEQUES OR CHIPS OR TOKENS SHALL BE CONSIDERED EQUIVALENT IN VALUE TO THE CASH OR CASH EQUIVALENT EXCHANGED FOR SUCH CHEQUES OR CHIPS OR TOKENS UPON PURCHASE OR REDEMPTION. 18. "CLASS I GAMING" AND "CLASS II GAMING" MEANS THOSE FORMS OF GAMING THAT ARE NOT CLASS III GAMING, AS DEFINED IN SUBSECTION EIGHT OF SECTION FOUR OF THE FEDERAL INDIAN GAMING REGULATORY ACT, 25 U.S.C. S 2703. 19. "CLASS III GAMING" MEANS THOSE FORMS OF GAMING THAT ARE NOT CLASS I OR CLASS II GAMING, AS DEFINED IN SUBSECTIONS SIX AND SEVEN OF SECTION FOUR OF THE FEDERAL INDIAN GAMING REGULATORY ACT, 25 U.S.C. S 2703 AND THOSE GAMES ENUMERATED IN THE APPENDIX OF A GAMING COMPACT. 20. "COMPACT" OR "GAMING COMPACT" MEANS THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN A FEDER- ALLY RECOGNIZED INDIAN TRIBE AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK REGARDING CLASS III GAMING ACTIVITIES ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL INDIAN GAMING
REGULATORY ACT, PUB. L. 100-497, 102 STAT. 2467, CODIFIED AT 25 U.S.C. SS 2701-21 AND 18 U.S.C. SS 1166-68 (1988 & SUPP. II). 21. "GAMING EQUIPMENT OR DEVICE" MEANS ANY MACHINE OR DEVICE WHICH IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED OR MANUFACTURED FOR USE IN THE OPERATION OF ANY CLASS III OR VIDEO LOTTERY GAME. 22. "GAMING REGULATORY AUTHORITY" MEANS, WITH RESPECT TO ANY AUTHOR- IZED GAMING ESTABLISHMENT ON INDIAN LANDS, TERRITORY OR RESERVATION, THE INDIAN NATION OR TRIBAL GAMING COMMISSION, ITS AUTHORIZED OFFICERS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES ACTING IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES OR SUCH OTHER AGENCY OF A NATION OR TRIBE AS THE NATION OR TRIBE MAY DESIGNATE AS THE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REGULATION OF CLASS III GAMING, JOINT- LY WITH THE STATE GAMING AGENCY, CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO A GAMING COMPACT BETWEEN THE NATION OR TRIBE AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK, OR WITH RESPECT TO ANY CASINO GAMING AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW OR VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A AND PARAGRAPH FIVE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE TAX LAW, AS AMENDED AND IMPLEMENTED. 23. "PREMISES" INCLUDES ANY STRUCTURE, PARKING LOT, BUILDING, VEHICLE, WATERCRAFT, AND ANY REAL PROPERTY. 24. "SELL" MEANS TO SELL, EXCHANGE, GIVE OR DISPOSE OF TO ANOTHER. 25. "STATE GAMING AGENCY" SHALL MEAN THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMIS- SION, ITS AUTHORIZED OFFICIALS, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES ACTING IN THEIR OFFICIAL CAPACITIES AS THE REGULATORY AGENCY OF THE STATE WHICH HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR REGULATION WITH RESPECT TO VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING OR CASINO GAMING. 26. "UNFAIR GAMING EQUIPMENT" MEANS LOADED DICE, MARKED CARDS, SUBSTI- TUTED CARDS OR DICE, OR FIXED ROULETTE WHEELS OR OTHER GAMING EQUIPMENT WHICH HAS BEEN ALTERED IN A WAY THAT TENDS TO DECEIVE OR TENDS TO ALTER THE ELEMENTS OF CHANCE OR NORMAL RANDOM SELECTION WHICH DETERMINE THE RESULT OF THE GAME OR OUTCOME, OR THE AMOUNT OR FREQUENCY OF THE PAYMENT IN A GAME. 27. "UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY" MEANS: (A) ANY DEVICE, NOT PRESCRIBED FOR USE IN CASINIO GAMING BY ITS RULES, WHICH IS CAPABLE OF ASSISTING A PLAYER: (I) TO CALCULATE ANY PROBABILITIES MATERIAL TO THE OUTCOME OF A CONTEST OF CHANCE; OR (II) TO RECEIVE OR TRANSMIT INFORMATION MATERIAL TO THE OUTCOME OF A CONTEST OF CHANCE; OR (B) ANY OBJECT OR ARTICLE WHICH, BY VIRTUE OF ITS SIZE, SHAPE OR ANY OTHER QUALITY, IS CAPABLE OF BEING USED IN CASINO GAMING AS AN IMPROPER SUBSTITUTE FOR A GENUINE CHIP, CHEQUE, TOKEN, BETTING COUPON, DEBIT INSTRUMENT, VOUCHER OR OTHER INSTRUMENT OR INDICIA OF VALUE; OR (C) ANY UNFAIR GAMING EQUIPMENT. 28. "VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING" MEANS ANY LOTTERY GAME PLAYED ON A VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINAL, WHICH CONSISTS OF MULTIPLE PLAYERS COMPETING FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A RANDOM DRAWN PRIZE PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A AND PARAGRAPH FIVE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED TWELVE OF THE TAX LAW, AS AMENDED AND IMPLEMENTED. 29. "VOUCHER" MEANS AN INSTRUMENT OF VALUE GENERATED BY A VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINAL REPRESENTING A MONETARY AMOUNT AND/OR PLAY VALUE OWED TO A CUSTOMER AT A SPECIFIC VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINAL BASED ON VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING WINNINGS AND/OR AMOUNTS NOT WAGERED. S 4. The penal law is amended by adding ten new sections 225.55, 225.60, 225.65, 225.70, 225.75, 225.80, 225.85, 225.90 and 225.95 to read as follows:
S 225.55 GAMING FRAUD IN THE SECOND DEGREE. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF GAMING FRAUD IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE: 1. WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD AND IN VIOLATION OF THE RULES OF THE CASINO GAMING, MISREPRESENTS, CHANGES THE AMOUNT BET OR WAGERED ON, OR THE OUTCOME OR POSSIBLE OUTCOME OF THE CONTEST OR EVENT WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF THE BET OR WAGER, OR THE AMOUNT OR FREQUENCY OF PAYMENT IN THE CASINO GAMING; OR 2. WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD, OBTAINS ANYTHING OF VALUE FROM CASINO GAMING WITHOUT HAVING WON SUCH AMOUNT BY A BET OR WAGER CONTINGENT THER- EON. GAMING FRAUD IN THE SECOND DEGREE IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. S 225.60 GAMING FRAUD IN THE FIRST DEGREE. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF GAMING FRAUD IN THE FIRST DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE COMMITS A GAMING FRAUD IN THE SECOND DEGREE, AND: 1. THE VALUE OF THE BENEFIT OBTAINED EXCEEDS ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS; OR 2. HE OR SHE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED WITHIN THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS OF ANY OFFENSE OF WHICH AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IS THE COMMISSION OF A GAMING FRAUD. GAMING FRAUD IN THE FIRST DEGREE IS A CLASS E FELONY. S 225.65 USE OF COUNTERFEIT, UNAPPROVED OR UNLAWFUL WAGERING INSTRU- MENTS. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF USE OF COUNTERFEIT, UNAPPROVED OR UNLAWFUL WAGERING INSTRUMENTS WHEN IN PLAYING OR USING ANY CASINO GAMING DESIGNED TO BE PLAYED WITH, RECEIVED OR BE OPERATED BY CHIPS, CHEQUES, TOKENS, VOUCHERS OR OTHER WAGERING INSTRUMENTS APPROVED BY THE APPROPRIATE GAMING REGULATORY AUTHORITY, HE OR SHE KNOWINGLY USES CHIPS, CHEQUES, TOKENS, VOUCHERS OR OTHER WAGERING INSTRUMENTS OTHER THAN THOSE APPROVED BY THE APPROPRIATE GAMING REGULATING AUTHORITY AND THE STATE GAMING AGENCY OR LAWFUL COIN OR LEGAL TENDER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. POSSESSION OF MORE THAN ONE COUNTERFEIT, UNAPPROVED OR UNLAWFUL WAGER- ING INSTRUMENT DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION IS PRESUMPTIVE EVIDENCE OF POSSESSION THEREOF WITH KNOWLEDGE OF ITS CHARACTER OR CONTENTS. USE OF COUNTERFEIT, UNAPPROVED OR UNLAWFUL WAGERING INSTRUMENTS IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. S 225.70 POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE THIRD DEGREE. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE THIRD DEGREE WHEN HE OR SHE POSSESSES, WITH INTENT TO USE SUCH PROPERTY TO COMMIT GAMING FRAUD, UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY AT A PREMISES BEING USED FOR CASINO GAMING. POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE THIRD DEGREE IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. S 225.75 POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE SECOND DEGREE. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE SECOND DEGREE WHEN: 1. HE OR SHE MAKES, SELLS, OR POSSESSES WITH INTENT TO SELL, ANY UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY AT A CASINO GAMING FACILITY, THE VALUE OF WHICH EXCEEDS THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS, WITH INTENT THAT IT BE MADE AVAILABLE TO A PERSON FOR UNLAWFUL USE; OR 2. HE OR SHE COMMITS POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE THIRD DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 225.70 OF THIS ARTICLE, AND THE FACE VALUE OF THE IMPROPER SUBSTITUTE PROPERTY EXCEEDS FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS; OR 3. HE OR SHE COMMITS THE OFFENSE OF POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE THIRD DEGREE AND HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED WITHIN
THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS OF ANY OFFENSE OF WHICH AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IS POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY. POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE SECOND DEGREE IS A CLASS E FELONY. S 225.80 POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE FIRST DEGREE. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE FIRST DEGREE WHEN: 1. HE OR SHE COMMITS THE CRIME OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF GAMING PROP- ERTY IN THE THIRD DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 225.70 OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE FACE VALUE OF THE IMPROPER SUBSTITUTE PROPERTY EXCEEDS ONE THOU- SAND DOLLARS; OR 2. HE OR SHE COMMITS THE OFFENSE OF POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE SECOND DEGREE AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OR TWO OF SECTION 225.75 OF THIS ARTICLE AND HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED WITHIN THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS OF ANY OFFENSE OF WHICH AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IS POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY. POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IN THE FIRST DEGREE IS A CLASS D FELONY. S 225.85 USE OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF USE OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY WHEN HE OR SHE KNOWINGLY WITH INTENT TO DEFRAUD USES UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY AT A PREMISES BEING USED FOR CASINO GAMING. USE OF UNLAWFUL GAMING PROPERTY IS A CLASS E FELONY. S 225.90 MANIPULATION OF GAMING OUTCOMES AT AN AUTHORIZED GAMING ESTAB- LISHMENT. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF MANIPULATION OF GAMING OUTCOMES AT AN AUTHORIZED GAMING ESTABLISHMENT WHEN HE OR SHE: 1. KNOWINGLY CONDUCTS, OPERATES, DEALS OR OTHERWISE MANIPULATES, OR KNOWINGLY ALLOWS TO BE CONDUCTED, OPERATED, DEALT OR OTHERWISE MANIPU- LATED, CARDS, DICE OR GAMING EQUIPMENT OR DEVICE, FOR THEMSELVES OR FOR ANOTHER, THROUGH ANY TRICK OR SLEIGHT OF HAND PERFORMANCE, WITH THE INTENT OF DECEIVING OR ALTERING THE ELEMENTS OF CHANCE OR NORMAL RANDOM SELECTION WHICH DETERMINES THE RESULT OR OUTCOME OF THE GAME, OR THE AMOUNT OR FREQUENCY OF THE PAYMENT IN A GAME; OR 2. KNOWINGLY USES, CONDUCTS, OPERATES, DEALS, OR EXPOSES FOR PLAY, OR KNOWINGLY ALLOWS TO BE USED, CONDUCTED, OPERATED, DEALT OR EXPOSED FOR PLAY ANY CARDS, DICE OR GAMING EQUIPMENT OR DEVICE, OR ANY COMBINATION OF GAMING EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES, WHICH HAVE IN ANY MANNER BEEN ALTERED, MARKED OR TAMPERED WITH, OR PLACED IN A CONDITION, OR OPERATED IN A MANNER, THE RESULT OF WHICH TENDS TO DECEIVE OR TENDS TO ALTER THE ELEMENTS OF CHANCE OR NORMAL RANDOM SELECTION WHICH DETERMINE THE RESULT OF THE GAME OR OUTCOME, OR THE AMOUNT OR FREQUENCY OF THE PAYMENT IN A GAME; OR 3. KNOWINGLY USES, OR POSSESSES WITH THE INTENT TO USE, ANY CARDS, DICE OR OTHER GAMING EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES OTHER THAN THAT PROVIDED BY AN AUTHORIZED GAMING OPERATOR FOR CURRENT USE IN A PERMITTED GAMING ACTIV- ITY; OR 4. ALTERS OR MISREPRESENTS THE OUTCOME OF A GAME OR OTHER EVENT ON WHICH BETS OR WAGERS HAVE BEEN MADE AFTER THE OUTCOME IS MADE SURE BUT BEFORE IT IS REVEALED TO PLAYERS. POSSESSION OF ALTERED, MARKED OR TAMPERED WITH DICE, CARDS, OR GAMING EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES AT AN AUTHORIZED GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENT IS PRESUMP- TIVE EVIDENCE OF POSSESSION THEREOF WITH KNOWLEDGE OF ITS CHARACTER OR CONTENTS AND INTENTION TO USE SUCH ALTERED, MARKED OR TAMPERED WITH DICE, CARDS, OR GAMING EQUIPMENT OR DEVICES IN VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION.
MANIPULATION OF GAMING OUTCOMES AT AN AUTHORIZED GAMING ESTABLISHMENT IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF THE PERSON HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONVICTED OF THIS CRIME WITHIN THE PAST FIVE YEARS THIS CRIM SHALL BE A CLASS E FELONY. S 225.95 UNLAWFUL MANUFACTURE, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, MARKING, ALTERING OR MODIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES ASSOCIATED WITH GAMING. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF UNLAWFUL MANUFACTURE, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, MARK- ING, ALTERING OR MODIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES ASSOCIATED WITH GAMING WHEN IF HE OR SHE: 1. MANUFACTURES, SELLS OR DISTRIBUTES ANY CARDS, CHIPS, CHEQUES, TOKENS, DICE, VOUCHERS, GAME OR DEVICE AND HE OR SHE KNEW OR REASONABLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN IT WAS INTENDED TO BE USED TO VIOLATE ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE; OR 2. MARKS, ALTERS OR OTHERWISE MODIFIES ANY ASSOCIATED GAMING EQUIPMENT OR DEVICE IN A MANNER THAT EITHER AFFECTS THE RESULT OF THE WAGER BY DETERMINING WIN OR LOSS OR ALTERS THE NORMAL CRITERIA OF RANDOM SELECTION IN A MANNER THAT AFFECTS THE OPERATION OF A GAME OR DETERMINES THE OUTCOME OF A GAME, AND HE OR SHE KNEW OR REASONABLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT IT WAS INTENDED TO BE USED TO VIOLATE ANY PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE. UNLAWFUL MANUFACTURE, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, MARKING, ALTERING OR MODIFI- CATION OF EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES ASSOCIATED WITH GAMING IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IF THE PERSON HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONVICTED OF THIS CRIME WITHIN THE PAST FIVE YEARS THIS CRIM SHALL BE A CLASS E FELONY. S 5. Section 109-a of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is REPEALED and a new section 109-a is added to read as follows: S 109-A. SEPARATE BOARD FOR FACILITY SITING. THE COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH A SEPARATE BOARD TO BE KNOWN AS THE NEW YORK GAMING FACILITY LOCATION BOARD TO PERFORM DESIGNATED FUNCTIONS UNDER ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER, THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE BOARD: 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL SELECT FIVE MEMBERS AND NAME THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD. EACH MEMBER OF THE BOARD SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. NO MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR PERSON HOLDING ANY ELECTIVE OR APPOINTIVE OFFICE IN FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT SHALL BE ELIGI- BLE TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD. 2. QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD SHALL EACH POSSESS NO LESS THAN TEN YEARS OF RESPONSIBLE EXPERIENCE IN FISCAL MATTERS AND SHALL HAVE ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS: (A) SIGNIFICANT SERVICE AS AN ACCOUNTANT ECONOMIST, OR FINANCIAL ANALYST EXPERIENCED IN FINANCE OR ECONOMICS; (B) SIGNIFICANT SERVICE IN AN ACADEMIC FIELD RELATING TO FINANCE OR ECONOMICS; (C) SIGNIFICANT SERVICE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY; OR (D) SIGNIFICANT SERVICE AS AN EXECUTIVE WITH FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBIL- ITIES IN CHARGE OF A LARGE ORGANIZATION OR FOUNDATION. 3. NO MEMBER OF THE BOARD: (A) MAY HAVE A CLOSE FAMILIAL OR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP TO A PERSON THAT HOLDS A LICENSE UNDER THIS CHAPTER; (B) MAY HAVE ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT FINANCIAL INTEREST, OWNERSHIP, OR MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING HOLDING ANY STOCKS, BONDS, OR OTHER SIMILAR FINAN- CIAL INTERESTS IN ANY GAMING ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING HORSE RACING, LOTTERY OR GAMBLING;
(C) MAY RECEIVE OR SHARE IN, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THE RECEIPTS OR PROCEEDS OF ANY GAMING ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING HORSE RACING, LOTTERY OR GAMBLING; (D) MAY HAVE A BENEFICIAL INTEREST IN ANY CONTRACT FOR THE MANUFACTURE OR SALE OF GAMING DEVICES, THE CONDUCT OF ANY GAMING ACTIVITY, OR THE PROVISION OF ANY INDEPENDENT CONSULTING SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY ESTABLISHMENT LICENSED UNDER THIS CHAPTER. 4. BOARD MEMBERS ARE ENTITLED TO ACTUAL AND NECESSARY EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES BUT MAY NOT RECEIVE COMPEN- SATION FOR THEIR SERVICE ON THE BOARD. 5. (A) THE COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE STAFF TO THE BOARD. (B) THE BOARD SHALL CONTRACT WITH AN OUTSIDE CONSULTANT TO PROVIDE ANALYSIS OF THE GAMING INDUSTRY AND TO SUPPORT THE BOARD'S COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF THE APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD FOR GAMING FACILITY LICENSES. (C) THE BOARD MAY CONTRACT WITH ATTORNEYS, ACCOUNTANTS, AUDITORS AND FINANCIAL AND OTHER EXPERTS TO RENDER NECESSARY SERVICES. (D) ALL OTHER STATE AGENCIES SHALL COOPERATE WITH AND ASSIST THE BOARD IN THE FULFILLMENT OF ITS DUTIES UNDER THIS ARTICLE AND MAY RENDER SUCH SERVICES TO THE BOARD WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE FUNCTIONS AS THE BOARD MAY REASONABLY REQUEST. 6. UTILIZING THE POWERS AND DUTIES PRESCRIBED FOR IT BY ARTICLE THIR- TEEN OF THIS CHAPTER, THE BOARD SHALL SELECT, THROUGH A COMPETITIVE PROCESS CONSISTENT WITH PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER, NOT MORE THAN FOUR GAMING FACILITY LICENSE APPLICANTS. SUCH SELECTEES SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE A GAMING FACILITY LICENSE, IF FOUND SUIT- ABLE BY THE COMMISSION. THE BOARD MAY SELECT ANOTHER APPLICANT FOR AUTHORIZATION TO BE LICENSED AS A GAMING FACILITY IF A PREVIOUS SELECTEE FAILS TO MEET LICENSING THRESHOLDS, IS REVOKED OR SURRENDERS A LICENSE OPPORTUNITY. S 6. Subdivision 2 of section 99-h of the state finance law, as amended by section 1 of part V of chapter 59 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: 2. Such account shall consist of all revenues resulting from tribal- state compacts executed pursuant to article two of the executive law [and], a tribal-state compact with the St. Regis Mohawk tribe executed pursuant to chapter five hundred ninety of the laws of two thousand four AND THE ONEIDA SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT REFERENCED IN SECTION ELEVEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW. S 7. Subdivision 3 of section 99-h of the state finance law, as amended by section 1 of part W of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 3. Moneys of the account, following the segregation of appropriations enacted by the legislature, shall be available for purposes including but not limited to: (a) reimbursements or payments to municipal govern- ments that host tribal casinos pursuant to a tribal-state compact for costs incurred in connection with services provided to such casinos or arising as a result thereof, for economic development opportunities and job expansion programs authorized by the executive law; provided, howev- er, that for any gaming facility located in the city of Buffalo, the city of Buffalo shall receive a minimum of twenty-five percent of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the state receives pursuant to the compact, and provided further that for any gaming facility located in the city of Niagara Falls, county of Niagara a minimum of twenty-five percent of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the state receives pursuant
to the compact shall be distributed in accordance with subdivision four of this section, and provided further that for any gaming facility located in the county or counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua or Allega- ny, the municipal governments of the state hosting the facility shall collectively receive a minimum of twenty-five percent of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the state receives pursuant to the compact; and provided further that pursuant to chapter five hundred ninety of the laws of two thousand four, a minimum of twenty-five percent of the revenues received by the state pursuant to the state's compact with the St. Regis Mohawk tribe shall be made avail- able to the counties of Franklin and St. Lawrence, and affected towns in such counties. Each such county and its affected towns shall receive fifty percent of the moneys made available by the state; AND PROVIDED FURTHER THAT THE STATE SHALL ANNUALLY MAKE TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE NEGOTIATED PERCENTAGE OF THE NET DROP FROM ALL GAMING DEVICES THE STATE ACTUALLY RECEIVES PURSUANT TO THE ONEIDA SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT CONFIRMED BY SECTION ELEVEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW AS AVAILABLE TO THE COUNTY OF ONEIDA, AND A SUM OF THREE AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO THE COUNTY OF MADISON. ADDITIONALLY, THE STATE SHALL DISTRIBUTE FOR A PERIOD OF NINE- TEEN AND ONE-QUARTER YEARS, AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SUM OF TWO AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO THE COUNTY OF ONEIDA. ADDITIONALLY, THE STATE SHALL DISTRIBUTE THE ONE-TIME ELEVEN MILLION DOLLAR PAYMENT RECEIVED BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO SUCH AGREEMENT WITH THE ONEIDA NATION OF NEW YORK TO THE COUNTY OF MADISON BY WIRE TRANSFER UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH PAYMENT BY THE STATE; and (b) support and services of treatment programs for persons suffering from gambling addictions. Moneys not segregated for such purposes shall be transferred to the general fund for the support of government during the fiscal year in which they are received. S 7-a. Subdivision 3 of section 99-h of the state finance law, as amended by section 1 of part QQ of chapter 59 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: 3. Moneys of the account, following appropriation by the legislature, shall be available for purposes including but not limited to: (a) reimbursements or payments to municipal governments that host tribal casinos pursuant to a tribal-state compact for costs incurred in connection with services provided to such casinos or arising as a result thereof, for economic development opportunities and job expansion programs authorized by the executive law; provided, however, that for any gaming facility located in the city of Buffalo, the city of Buffalo shall receive a minimum of twenty-five percent of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the state receives pursuant to the compact, and provided further that for any gaming facility located in the city of Niagara Falls, county of Niagara a minimum of twenty-five percent of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the state receives pursuant to the compact shall be distributed in accordance with subdivision four of this section, and provided further that for any gaming facility located in the county or counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua or Allegany, the municipal governments of the state hosting the facility shall collec- tively receive a minimum of twenty-five percent of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the state receives pursuant to the compact; and provided further that pursuant to chapter five hundred ninety of the laws of two thousand four, a minimum of twenty-five percent of the revenues received by the state pursuant to the state's compact with the St. Regis Mohawk tribe shall be made avail- able to the counties of Franklin and St. Lawrence, and affected towns in
such counties. Each such county and its affected towns shall receive fifty percent of the moneys made available by the state; AND PROVIDED FURTHER THAT THE STATE SHALL ANNUALLY MAKE TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE NEGOTIATED PERCENTAGE OF THE NET DROP FROM ALL GAMING DEVICES THE STATE ACTUALLY RECEIVES PURSUANT TO THE ONEIDA SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AS CONFIRMED BY SECTION ELEVEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW AS AVAILABLE TO THE COUNTY OF ONEIDA, AND A SUM OF THREE AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO THE COUNTY OF MADISON. ADDITIONALLY, THE STATE SHALL DISTRIBUTE FOR A PERIOD OF NINETEEN AND ONE-QUARTER YEARS, AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SUM OF TWO AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO THE COUNTY OF ONEIDA. ADDITIONALLY, THE STATE SHALL DISTRIBUTE THE ONE-TIME ELEVEN MILLION DOLLAR PAYMENT RECEIVED BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO SUCH AGREEMENT WITH THE ONEIDA NATION OF NEW YORK TO THE COUNTY OF MADISON BY WIRE TRANSFER UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH PAYMENT BY THE STATE; and (b) support and services of treatment programs for persons suffering from gambling addictions. Moneys not appropriated for such purposes shall be transferred to the general fund for the support of government during the fiscal year in which they are received. S 8. Subdivision 3 of section 99-h of the state finance law, as amended by section 23 of part HH of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: 3. Moneys of the account, following the segregation of appropriations enacted by the legislature, shall be available for purposes including but not limited to: (a) reimbursements or payments to municipal govern- ments that host tribal casinos pursuant to a tribal-state compact for costs incurred in connection with services provided to such casinos or arising as a result thereof, for economic development opportunities and job expansion programs authorized by the executive law; provided, howev- er, that for any gaming facility located in the county of Erie or Niagara, the municipal governments hosting the facility shall collec- tively receive a minimum of twenty-five percent of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the state receives pursuant to the compact and provided further that for any gaming facility located in the county or counties of Cattaraugus, Chau- tauqua or Allegany, the municipal governments of the state hosting the facility shall collectively receive a minimum of twenty-five percent of the negotiated percentage of the net drop from electronic gaming devices the state receives pursuant to the compact; and provided further that pursuant to chapter five hundred ninety of the laws of two thousand four, a minimum of twenty-five percent of the revenues received by the state pursuant to the state's compact with the St. Regis Mohawk tribe shall be made available to the counties of Franklin and St. Lawrence, and affected towns in such counties. Each such county and its affected towns shall receive fifty percent of the moneys made available by the state; AND PROVIDED FURTHER THAT THE STATE SHALL ANNUALLY MAKE TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE NEGOTIATED PERCENTAGE OF THE NET DROP FROM ALL GAMING DEVICES THE STATE ACTUALLY RECEIVES PURSUANT TO THE ONEIDA SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT CONFIRMED BY SECTION ELEVEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW AVAILABLE TO THE COUNTY OF ONEIDA, AND A SUM OF THREE AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO THE COUNTY OF MADISON. ADDITIONALLY, THE STATE SHALL DISTRIBUTE, FOR A PERIOD OF NINETEEN AND ONE-QUARTER YEARS, AN ADDI- TIONAL ANNUAL SUM OF TWO AND ONE-HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO THE COUNTY OF ONEIDA. ADDITIONALLY, THE STATE SHALL DISTRIBUTE THE ONE-TIME ELEVEN MILLION DOLLAR PAYMENT ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO THE ONEIDA SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TO THE COUNTY OF MADISON BY WIRE TRANSFER UPON RECEIPT OF SUCH PAYMENT BY THE STATE; and (b) support and services
of treatment programs for persons suffering from gambling addictions. Moneys not segregated for such purposes shall be transferred to the general fund for the support of government during the fiscal year in which they are received. S 9. Section 99-h of the state finance law, as amended by chapter 747 of the laws of 2006, is amended by adding a new subdivision 3-a to read as follows: 3-A. TEN PERCENT OF ANY OF THE FUNDS ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO THE TRIBAL-STATE COMPACTS AND AGREEMENTS DESCRIBED IN SUBDI- VISION TWO OF THIS SECTION THAT ARE RETAINED IN THE FUND AFTER THE DISTRIBUTIONS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, BUT PRIOR TO THE TRANSFER OF UNSEGREGATED MONEYS TO THE GENERAL FUND REQUIRED BY SUCH SUBDIVISION, SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED TO COUNTIES IN EACH RESPECTIVE EXCLUSIVITY ZONE PROVIDED THEY DO NOT OTHERWISE RECEIVE A SHARE OF SAID REVENUES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. SUCH DISTRIBUTION SHALL BE MADE AMONG SUCH COUNTIES ON A PER CAPITA BASIS, EXCLUDING THE POPULATION OF ANY MUNICIPALITY THAT RECEIVES A DISTRIBUTION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. S 10. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 97-nnnn to read as follows: S 97-NNNN. COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB- LISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE AN ACCOUNT IN THE MISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND". 2. SUCH ACCOUNT SHALL CONSIST OF ALL REVENUES FROM ALL TAXES AND FEES IMPOSED BY ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW; ANY INTEREST AND PENALTIES IMPOSED BY THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION RELATING TO THOSE TAXES; THE PERCENTAGE OF THE VALUE OF EXPIRED GAMING RELATED OBLIGATIONS; AND ALL PENALTIES LEVIED AND COLLECTED BY THE COMMISSION. ADDITIONALLY, THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION SHALL PAY INTO THE ACCOUNT ANY APPROPRIATE FUNDS, CASH OR PRIZES FORFEITED FROM GAMBLING ACTIVITY. 3. MONEYS OF THE ACCOUNT SHALL BE AVAILABLE AS FOLLOWS, UNLESS OTHER- WISE SPECIFIED BY THE UPSTATE NEW YORK GAMING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT OF TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, FOLLOWING APPROPRIATION BY THE LEGISLATURE: A. EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE MONEYS IN SUCH FUND SHALL BE APPROPRIATED OR TRANSFERRED ONLY FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION OR REAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF. B. TEN PERCENT OF THE MONEYS IN SUCH FUND SHALL BE APPROPRIATED OR TRANSFERRED FROM THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND EQUALLY BETWEEN THE HOST MUNICIPALITY AND HOST COUNTY. C. TEN PERCENT OF THE MONEYS IN SUCH FUND, AS ATTRIBUTABLE TO A SPECIFIC LICENSED GAMING FACILITY, SHALL BE APPROPRIATED OR TRANSFERRED FROM THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND AMONG COUNTIES WITHIN THE REGION, AS DEFINED BY SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW, HOSTING SAID FACILITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF REAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND FOR EDUCATION ASSISTANCE. SUCH DISTRIBUTION SHALL BE MADE AMONG THE COUNTIES ON A PER CAPITA BASIS, SUBTRACTING THE POPULATION OF HOST MUNICIPALITY AND COUNTY. 4. A. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM "BASE YEAR GAMING REVENUE" SHALL MEAN THE SUM OF ALL REVENUE GENERATED TO SUPPORT EDUCATION FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AS DEFINED BY SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THE TAX LAW IN THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE OPERATION OF ANY GAMING FACILITY PURSUANT TO EITHER ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW OR PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH FOUR OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THE TAX LAW.
B. AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED IN ANY YEAR TO SUPPORT ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION SHALL BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS: (I) AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE POSITIVE DIFFERENCE, IF ANY, BETWEEN THE BASE YEAR GAMING REVENUE AMOUNT AND THE SUM OF ALL REVENUE GENERATED TO SUPPORT EDUCATION FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AS DEFINED BY SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THE TAX LAW IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR PROVIDED THAT SUCH POSITIVE AMOUNT, IF ANY, SHALL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE STATE LOTTERY FUND; AND (II) THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE COLLECTED IN THE PRIOR STATE FISCAL YEAR, TO BE DISTRIBUTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, AND IN EXCESS OF ANY AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED PURSUANT TO SUBPARA- GRAPH (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH IN SUCH PRIOR FISCAL YEAR, IF ANY. C. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED OR TRANSFERRED FROM THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT BE INCLUDED IN: (I) THE ALLOWABLE GROWTH AMOUNT COMPUTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH DD OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THE EDUCATION LAW, (II) THE PRELIMINARY GROWTH AMOUNT COMPUTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH FF OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THE EDUCATION LAW, AND (III) THE ALLOCABLE GROWTH AMOUNT COMPUTED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH GG OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THE EDUCATION LAW. 5. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, MONIES RECEIVED PURSUANT TO: A. SECTIONS ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE AND ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHT OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE EXCLUSIVELY APPROPRI- ATED TO THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES TO BE USED FOR PROBLEM GAMBLING EDUCATION AND TREATMENT PURPOSES. B. SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FORTY-NINE OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE EXCLUSIVELY APPROPRIATED TO THE COMMISSION FOR REGULATORY INVESTI- GATIONS. C. SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE EXCLUSIVELY APPROPRIATED TO THE COMMISSION FOR COSTS REGULATION. S 11. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 156.40 to read as follows: S 156.40 OPERATING AN UNLAWFUL ELECTRONIC SWEEPSTAKES. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "ELECTRONIC MACHINE OR DEVICE" MEANS A MECHANICALLY, ELECTRICALLY OR ELECTRONICALLY OPERATED MACHINE OR DEVICE THAT IS OWNED, LEASED OR OTHERWISE POSSESSED BY A SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR OR PROMOTER, OR ANY SPON- SORS, PROMOTERS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES OR CONTRACTORS THER- EOF; THAT IS INTENDED TO BE USED BY A SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANT; THAT USES ENERGY; AND THAT DISPLAYS THE RESULTS OF A GAME ENTRY OR GAME OUTCOME TO A PARTICIPANT ON A SCREEN OR OTHER MECHANISM AT A BUSINESS LOCATION, INCLUDING A PRIVATE CLUB; PROVIDED, THAT AN ELECTRONIC MACHINE OR DEVICE MAY, WITHOUT LIMITATION: (1) BE SERVER-BASED; (2) USE A SIMULATED GAME TERMINAL AS A REPRESENTATION OF THE PRIZES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RESULTS OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES; (3) UTILIZE SOFTWARE SUCH THAT THE SIMULATED GAME INFLUENCES OR DETER- MINES THE WINNING OR VALUE OF THE PRIZE; (4) SELECT PRIZES FROM A PREDETERMINED FINITE POOL OF ENTRIES; (5) UTILIZE A MECHANISM THAT REVEALS THE CONTENT OF A PREDETERMINED SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY; (6) PREDETERMINE THE PRIZE RESULTS AND STORES THOSE RESULTS FOR DELIV- ERY AT THE TIME THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY RESULTS ARE REVEALED;
(7) UTILIZE SOFTWARE TO CREATE A GAME RESULT; (8) REQUIRE DEPOSIT OF ANY MONEY, COIN OR TOKEN, OR THE USE OF ANY CREDIT CARD, DEBIT CARD, PREPAID CARD OR ANY OTHER METHOD OF PAYMENT TO ACTIVATE THE ELECTRONIC MACHINE OR DEVICE; (9) REQUIRE DIRECT PAYMENT INTO THE ELECTRONIC MACHINE OR DEVICE, OR REMOTE ACTIVATION OF THE ELECTRONIC MACHINE OR DEVICE; (10) REQUIRE PURCHASE OF A RELATED PRODUCT HAVING LEGITIMATE VALUE; (11) REVEAL THE PRIZE INCREMENTALLY, EVEN THOUGH IT MAY NOT INFLUENCE IF A PRIZE IS AWARDED OR THE VALUE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED; (12) DETERMINE AND ASSOCIATE THE PRIZE WITH AN ENTRY OR ENTRIES AT THE TIME THE SWEEPSTAKES IS ENTERED; OR (13) BE A SLOT MACHINE OR OTHER FORM OF ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, OR COMPUTER GAME. (B) "ENTER" OR "ENTRY" MEANS THE ACT OR PROCESS BY WHICH A PERSON BECOMES ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ANY PRIZE OFFERED IN A SWEEPSTAKES. (C) "ENTERTAINING DISPLAY" MEANS ANY VISUAL INFORMATION, CAPABLE OF BEING SEEN BY A SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANT, THAT TAKES THE FORM OF ACTUAL GAME PLAY OR SIMULATED GAME PLAY. (D) "PRIZE" MEANS ANY GIFT, AWARD, GRATUITY, GOOD, SERVICE, CREDIT OR ANYTHING ELSE OF VALUE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO A PERSON, WHETHER POSSESSION OF THE PRIZE IS ACTUALLY TRANSFERRED, OR PLACED ON AN ACCOUNT OR OTHER RECORD AS EVIDENCE OF THE INTENT TO TRANSFER THE PRIZE. (E) "SWEEPSTAKES" MEANS ANY GAME, ADVERTISING SCHEME OR PLAN, OR OTHER PROMOTION, WHICH, WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF ANY CONSIDERATION, A PERSON MAY ENTER TO WIN OR BECOME ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ANY PRIZE, THE DETERMI- NATION OF WHICH IS BASED UPON CHANCE. 2. A PERSON IS GUILTY OF OPERATING AN UNLAWFUL ELECTRONIC SWEEPSTAKES WHEN HE OR SHE KNOWINGLY POSSESSES WITH THE INTENT TO OPERATE, OR PLACE INTO OPERATION, AN ELECTRONIC MACHINE OR DEVICE TO: (A) CONDUCT A SWEEPSTAKES THROUGH THE USE OF AN ENTERTAINING DISPLAY, INCLUDING THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE REVEAL OF A PRIZE; OR (B) PROMOTE A SWEEPSTAKES THAT IS CONDUCTED THROUGH THE USE OF AN ENTERTAINING DISPLAY, INCLUDING THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE REVEAL OF A PRIZE. 3. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO MAKE ILLEGAL ANY ACTIVITY WHICH IS LAWFULLY CONDUCTED AS THE NEW YORK STATE LOTTERY FOR EDUCATION AS AUTHORIZED BY ARTICLE THIRTY-FOUR OF THE TAX LAW; PARI-MU- TUEL WAGERING ON HORSE RACES AS AUTHORIZED BY ARTICLES TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE-A, AND TEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW; THE GAME OF BINGO AS AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOURTEEN-H OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW; GAMES OF CHANCE AS AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE NINE-A OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW; GAMING AS AUTHORIZED BY ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW; OR PURSU- ANT TO THE FEDERAL INDIAN GAMING REGULATORY ACT. OPERATING AN UNLAWFUL ELECTRONIC SWEEPSTAKES IS A CLASS E FELONY. S 12. The legislature hereby finds that long-standing disputes between the Oneida Nation of New York and the State of New York, Madison County and Oneida County, have generated litigation in state and federal courts regarding property and other taxation, the status of Oneida Nation lands and transfer of such lands to the United States to be held in trust for the Oneida Nation, and that such litigation and disputes have caused decades of unrest and uncertainty for the citizens and residents of the Central New York region of this state. The legislature further finds that it is in the best interests of all citizens, residents and poli- tical subdivisions of this state to remove any uncertainty that such litigation or disputes have created regarding the title to and jurisdic-
tional status of land within the state. The legislature recognizes that negotiated settlement of these disputes will facilitate a cooperative relationship between the state, the counties and the Oneida Nation. Therefore, the legislature declares that the following provisions are enacted to implement the settlement agreement that has been negotiated and executed by the governor on behalf of the people of this state. S 13. Section 11 of the executive law is REPEALED and a new section 11 is added to read as follows: S 11. INDIAN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS. 1. ONEIDA SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, UPON FILING WITH THE SECRE- TARY OF STATE, THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT EXECUTED BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR, THE COUNTIES OF ONEIDA AND MADISON, AND THE ONEIDA NATION OF NEW YORK DATED THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF MAY, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE KNOWN AS THE ONEIDA SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN RELATING TO ARBITRATION AND JUDICIAL REVIEW IN STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS AND, FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE THEREOF, A LIMITED WAIVER OF THE STATE'S ELEVENTH AMENDMENT SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY FROM SUIT, SHALL UPON ITS EFFECTIVE DATE BE DEEMED APPROVED, RATIFIED, VALIDATED AND CONFIRMED BY THE LEGISLATURE. IT IS THE INTENTION OF THE LEGISLATURE IN ENACTING THIS SECTION TO ENSURE THAT THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT SHALL BE FULLY ENFORCEABLE IN ALL RESPECTS AS TO THE RIGHTS, BENEFITS, RESPON- SIBILITIES AND PRIVILEGES OF ALL PARTIES THERETO. S 14. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, the Nation- State compact entered into by the State on April 16, 1993 and approved by the United States Department of the Interior on June 4, 1993, which approval was published at 58 Fed. Reg. 33160 (June 15, 1993), is deemed ratified, validated and confirmed nunc pro tunc by the legislature. S 15. Sections 2 and 3 of the Indian law are renumbered sections 3 and 4 and a new section 2 is added to read as follows: S 2. NEW YORK STATE INDIAN NATIONS AND TRIBES. THE TERM "INDIAN NATION OR TRIBE" MEANS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING NEW YORK STATE INDIAN NATIONS OR TRIBES: CAYUGA NATION, ONEIDA NATION OF NEW YORK, ONONDAGA NATION, POOS- PATUCK OR UNKECHAUGE NATION, SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE, SENECA NATION OF INDIANS, SHINNECOCK INDIAN NATION, TONAWANDA BAND OF SENECA AND TUSCARO- RA NATION. S 16. The Indian law is amended by adding a new section 16 to read as follows: S 16. INDIAN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE PROVISIONS OF THE ONEIDA SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT REFERENCED IN SECTION ELEVEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW SHALL BE DEEMED TO SUPERSEDE ANY INCONSISTENT LAWS AND REGULATIONS. S 17. Subdivision 18 of section 282 of the tax law, as added by section 3 of part K of chapter 61 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 18. "Indian nation or tribe" means one of the following New York state Indian nations or tribes: Cayuga [Indian] Nation [of New York], Oneida [Indian] Nation of New York, Onondaga Nation [of Indians], Poospatuck or Unkechauge Nation, [St.] SAINT Regis Mohawk TRIBE, Seneca Nation of Indians, Shinnecock [Tribe] INDIAN NATION, Tonawanda Band of [Senecas] SENECA and Tuscarora Nation [of Indians]. S 18. Subdivision 14 of section 470 of the tax law, as added by section 1 of part K of chapter 61 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 14. "Indian nation or tribe." One of the following New York state Indian nations or tribes: Cayuga [Indian] Nation [of New York], Oneida [Indian] Nation of New York, Onondaga Nation [of Indians], Poospatuck or
Unkechauge Nation, [St.] SAINT Regis Mohawk TRIBE, Seneca Nation of Indians, Shinnecock [Tribe] INDIAN NATION, Tonawanda Band of [Senecas] SENECA and Tuscarora Nation [of Indians]. S 19. Intentionally omitted. S 20. Intentionally omitted. S 21. Intentionally omitted. S 22. Intentionally omitted. S 23. Intentionally omitted. S 24. Intentionally omitted. S 25. Section 104 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended by adding a new subdivision 21 to read as follows: 21. THE COMMISSION SHALL PROMPTLY MAKE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AND COPYING VIA ELECTRONIC CONNECTION TO THE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE A COPY OF ANY REPORT RECEIVED FROM THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS PURSU- ANT TO ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF THE ELECTION LAW. S 26. Section 1617-a of the tax law is amended by adding a new subdi- vision g to read as follows: G. EVERY VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING LICENSE, AND EVERY RENEWAL LICENSE, SHALL BE VALID FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS, EXCEPT THAT VIDEO GAMING LICENSES ISSUED BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE FOR A TERM EXPIRING ON JUNE THIRTIETH, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN. THE GAMING COMMISSION MAY DECLINE TO RENEW ANY LICENSE AFTER NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING IF IT DETERMINES THAT: (1) THE LICENSEE HAS VIOLATED SECTION ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVEN OF THIS ARTICLE; (2) THE LICENSEE HAS VIOLATED ANY RULE, REGULATION OR ORDER OF THE GAMING COMMISSION; (3) THE APPLICANT OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS OR SIGNIFICANT STOCKHOLD- ERS, AS DETERMINED BY THE GAMING COMMISSION, HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME INVOLVING MORAL TURPITUDE; OR (4) THAT THE CHARACTER OR FITNESS OF THE LICENSEE AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND SIGNIFICANT STOCKHOLDERS, AS DETERMINED BY THE GAMING COMMISSION IS SUCH THAT THE PARTICIPATION OF THE APPLICANT IN VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING OR RELATED ACTIVITIES WOULD BE INCONSISTENT WITH THE PUBLIC INTEREST, CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY OR WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF VIDEO GAMING GENERALLY. (H) THE GAMING COMMISSION, SUBJECT TO NOTICE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING, MAY REVOKE, SUSPEND, AND CONDITION THE LICENSE OF THE VIDEO GAMING LICENSEE, ORDER THE VIDEO GAMING LICENSEE TO TERMINATE THE CONTINUED APPOINTMENT, POSITION OR EMPLOYMENT OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, OR ORDER THE VIDEO GAMING LICENSEE TO REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT STOCKHOLDERS TO DIVEST THEMSELVES OF ALL INTERESTS IN THE VIDEO GAMING LICENSEE. S 27. Clause (G) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law is REPEALED and a new clause (G) is added to read as follows: (G) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION TO THE CONTRARY, WHEN A VENDOR TRACK IS LOCATED WITHIN REGIONS ONE, TWO, OR FIVE OF DEVELOPMENT ZONE TWO AS DEFINED BY SECTION THIRTEEN HUNDRED TEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW, SUCH VENDOR TRACK SHALL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL COMMISSION AT A RATE EQUAL TO THE PERCENTAGE OF REVENUE WAGERED AT THE VENDOR TRACK AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER LESS TEN PERCENT RETAINED BY THE COMMISSION FOR OPERATION, ADMINISTRATION, AND PROCUREMENT PURPOSES AND PAYMENT OF THE VENDOR'S FEE, MARKETING ALLOW- ANCE, AND CAPITAL AWARD PAID PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER AND THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE PAID ON ALL GROSS GAMING REVENUE PAID BY A GAMING FACILITY WITHIN THE SAME REGION PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTEEN HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OF
THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW. THE ADDITIONAL COMMISSION SHALL BE PAID TO THE VENDOR TRACK WITHIN SIXTY DAYS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE STATE FISCAL YEAR BASED ON THE CALCULATED PERCENTAGE DURING THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR. S 28. Intentionally omitted. S 29. Intentionally omitted. S 30. The opening paragraph of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law, as amended by section 6 of part K of chapter 57 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: less a vendor's fee the amount of which is to be paid for serving as a lottery agent to the track operator of a vendor track OR THE OPERATOR OF A RESORT FACILITY: S 31. Section 1 of part HH of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013 relating to providing for the administration of certain funds and accounts related to the 2013-14 budget, is amended by adding a new subdivision 39 to read as follows: 39. COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE FUND: A. COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE ACCOUNT. S 32. Subdivision a of section 1617-a of the tax law, as amended by section 2 of part O-1 of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: a. The division of the lottery is hereby authorized to license, pursu- ant to rules and regulations to be promulgated by the division of the lottery, the operation of video lottery gaming: (1) at Aqueduct, Monticello, Yonkers, Finger Lakes, and Vernon Downs racetracks, (2) or at any other racetrack licensed pursuant to article three of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law that are located in a county or counties in which video lottery gaming has been authorized pursuant to local law, excluding the licensed racetrack commonly referred to in article three of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law as the "New York state exposition" held in Onondaga county and the racetracks of the non-profit racing association known as Belmont Park racetrack and the Saratoga thoroughbred racetrack, (3) AT FACILITIES ESTABLISHED, PURSUANT TO A COMPETITIVE PROCESS TO BE DETERMINED BY THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION WITHIN REGIONS ONE, TWO, AND FIVE OF ZONE TWO AS ESTABLISHED BY SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW FOLLOWING LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL CONSULTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF MARKET FACTORS INCLUDING POTENTIAL REVENUE IMPACT, ANTICIPATED JOB DEVELOPMENT AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT TO BE MADE. THE FACILITIES AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS PARA- GRAPH SHALL BE DEEMED VENDORS FOR ALL PURPOSES UNDER THIS ARTICLE, AND NEED NOT BE OPERATED BY LICENSED THOROUGHBRED OR HARNESS RACING ASSOCI- ATIONS OR CORPORATIONS. Such rules and regulations shall provide, as a condition of licensure, that racetracks to be licensed are certified to be in compliance with all state and local fire and safety codes, that the division is afforded adequate space, infrastructure, and amenities consistent with industry standards for such video gaming operations as found at racetracks in other states, that racetrack employees involved in the operation of video lottery gaming pursuant to this section are licensed by the racing and wagering board, and such other terms and conditions of licensure as the division may establish. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, video lottery gaming at a racetrack pursuant to this section shall be deemed an approved activity for such racetrack under the rele- vant city, county, town, or village land use or zoning ordinances,
rules, or regulations. No entity licensed by the division operating video lottery gaming pursuant to this section may house such gaming activity in a structure deemed or approved by the division as "tempo- rary" for a duration of longer than eighteen-months. Nothing in this section shall prohibit the division from licensing an entity to operate video lottery gaming at an existing racetrack as authorized in this subdivision whether or not a different entity is licensed to conduct horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering at such racetrack pursuant to article two or three of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law. The division, in consultation with the racing and wagering board, shall establish standards for approval of the temporary and permanent physical layout and construction of any facility or building devoted to a video lottery gaming operation. In reviewing such application for the construction or reconstruction of facilities related or devoted to the operation or housing of video lottery gaming operations, the division, in consultation with the racing and wagering board, shall ensure that such facility: (1) possesses superior consumer amenities and conveniences to encour- age and attract the patronage of tourists and other visitors from across the region, state, and nation. (2) has adequate motor vehicle parking facilities to satisfy patron requirements. (3) has a physical layout and location that facilitates access to and from the horse racing track portion of such facility to encourage patro- nage of live horse racing events that are conducted at such track. S 33. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law is amended by adding a new clause (H-1) to read as follows: (H-1) NOTWITHSTANDING CLAUSES (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G) AND (H) OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH WHERE THE VENDOR IS AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH THREE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THIS ARTICLE, AT A RATE OF FORTY PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AT THE FACILITY AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES. ALL FACILITIES AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH THREE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY VENDOR'S CAPI- TAL AWARD BUT ARE ENTITLED TO THE VENDOR'S MARKETING ALLOWANCE OF TEN PERCENT AUTHORIZED BY SUBPARAGRAPH (III) OF THIS PARAGRAPH. FACILITIES AUTHORIZED BY PARAGRAPH THREE OF SUBDIVISION A OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL PAY (I) AN AMOUNT TO HORSEMEN FOR PURSES AT THE LICENSED RACETRACKS IN THE REGION THAT WILL ASSURE THE PURSE SUPPORT FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITIES IN THE REGION TO THE LICENSED RACETRACKS IN THE REGION TO BE MAINTAINED AT THE SAME DOLLAR LEVELS REALIZED IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS; AND (II) AMOUNTS TO THE AGRICULTURAL AND NEW YORK STATE HORSE BREEDING DEVELOPMENT FUND AND THE NEW YORK STATE THOROUGHBRED BREEDING AND DEVEL- OPMENT FUND TO MAINTAIN PAYMENTS FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITIES IN THE REGION TO SUCH FUNDS TO BE MAINTAINED AT THE SAME DOLLAR LEVELS REALIZED IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS. S 34. Section 54-l of the state finance law, as added by section 1 of part J of chapter 57 of the laws of 2011, paragraph b of subdivision 2
as amended by section 1 of part EE of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: S 54-l. State assistance to eligible cities and eligible munici- palities in which a video lottery gaming facility is located. 1. Defi- nitions. When used in this section, unless otherwise expressly stated: a. "Eligible city" shall mean a city with a population equal to or greater than one hundred twenty-five thousand and less than one million in which a video lottery gaming facility is located and operating as of January first, two thousand nine pursuant to section sixteen hundred seventeen-a of the tax law. b. "Eligible municipality" shall mean a county, city, town or village in which a video lottery gaming facility is located pursuant to section sixteen hundred seventeen-a of the tax law that is not located in a city with a population equal to or greater than one hundred twenty-five thou- sand. C. "NEWLY ELIGIBLE CITY" SHALL MEAN A CITY WITH A POPULATION EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND LESS THAN ONE MILLION IN WHICH A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THE TAX LAW IS LOCATED AND WHICH WAS NOT OPERATING AS OF JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN. D. "NEWLY ELIGIBLE MUNICIPALITY" SHALL MEAN A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE IN WHICH A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY IS LOCATED PURSUANT TO SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THE TAX LAW THAT IS NOT LOCATED IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN ONE HUNDRED TWEN- TY-FIVE THOUSAND AND WHICH WAS NOT OPERATING AS OF JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN. E. "ESTIMATED NET MACHINE INCOME" SHALL MEAN THE ESTIMATED FULL ANNUAL VALUE OF TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES FOR GAMES KNOWN AS VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AS AUTHORIZED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY-FOUR OF THE TAX LAW DURING THE STATE FISCAL YEAR IN WHICH STATE AID PAYMENTS ARE MADE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. 2. a. Within the amount appropriated therefor, an eligible city shall receive an amount equal to the state aid payment received in the state fiscal year commencing April first, two thousand eight from an appropri- ation for aid to municipalities with video lottery gaming facilities. b. Within the amounts appropriated therefor, eligible municipalities shall receive an amount equal to fifty-five percent of the state aid payment received in the state fiscal year commencing April first, two thousand eight from an appropriation for aid to municipalities with video lottery gaming facilities. C. A NEWLY ELIGIBLE CITY SHALL RECEIVE A STATE AID PAYMENT EQUAL TO TWO PERCENT OF THE "ESTIMATED NET MACHINE INCOME" GENERATED BY A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY LOCATED IN SUCH ELIGIBLE CITY. SUCH STATE AID PAYMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS PER ELIGIBLE CITY. D. A NEWLY ELIGIBLE MUNICIPALITY SHALL RECEIVE A STATE AID PAYMENT EQUAL TO TWO PERCENT OF THE "ESTIMATED NET MACHINE INCOME" GENERATED BY A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY LOCATED WITHIN SUCH NEWLY ELIGIBLE MUNI- CIPALITY AS FOLLOWS: (I) TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT SHALL BE APPORTIONED AND PAID TO THE COUNTY; AND (II) SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT SHALL BE APPORTIONED AND PAID ON A PRO RATA BASIS TO ELIGIBLE MUNICIPALITIES, OTHER THAN THE COUNTY, BASED UPON THE POPULATION OF SUCH ELIGIBLE MUNICIPALITIES. SUCH STATE AID PAYMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF AN ELIGIBLE MUNICIPALITY'S TOTAL EXPENDITURES AS REPORTED IN THE STATISTICAL REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER IN THE PRECEDING STATE FISCAL YEAR PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTY-SEVEN OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW.
3. a. State aid payments made to an eligible city OR TO A NEWLY ELIGI- BLE CITY pursuant to [paragraph] PARAGRAPHS a AND C of subdivision two of this section shall be used to increase support for public schools in such city. b. State aid payments made to [an] eligible [municipality] MUNICI- PALITIES AND NEWLY ELIGIBLE MUNICIPALITIES pursuant to [paragraph] PARA- GRAPHS b AND D of subdivision two of this section shall be used by such eligible municipality to: (i) defray local costs associated with a video lottery gaming facility, or (ii) minimize or reduce real property taxes. 4. Payments of state aid pursuant to this section shall be made on or before June thirtieth of each state fiscal year to the chief fiscal officer of each eligible city and each eligible municipality on audit and warrant of the state comptroller out of moneys appropriated by the legislature for such purpose to the credit of the local assistance fund in the general fund of the state treasury. S 35. Section 1 of chapter 50 of the laws of 2013, State Operations budget, is amended by repealing the items hereinbelow set forth in brackets and by adding to such section the other items underscored in this section. NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION STATE OPERATIONS 2013-14 For payment according to the following schedule: APPROPRIATIONS REAPPROPRIATIONS Special Revenue Funds - Other ...... [111,604,700] 0 111,772,700 ---------------- ---------------- All Funds ........................ [111,604,700] 0 111,772,700 ================ ================ SCHEDULE ADMINISTRATION OF GAMING COMMISSION PROGRAM ... [1,000,000] 1,168,000 -------------- SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS - OTHER MISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL REVENUE FUND COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE ACCOUNT FOR SERVICES AND EXPENSES RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF THE COMMERCIAL GAMING REVENUE ACCOUNT, PROVID- ING THAT MONEYS HEREBY APPROPRIATED SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PROGRAM NET OF REFUNDS, REBATES, REIMBURSEMENTS AND CRED- ITS. A PORTION OF THIS APPROPRIATION MAY BE USED FOR SUBALLOCATION TO THE NEW YORK STATE GAMING FACILITY LOCATION BOARD OR OTHER AGENCIES FOR SERVICES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING FRINGE BENEFITS. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE MONEY HEREBY APPROPRIATED MAY NOT BE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, INTER-
CHANGED WITH ANY OTHER APPROPRIATION WITH- IN THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION, EXCEPT THOSE APPROPRIATIONS THAT FUND ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF GAMING COMMISSION PROGRAM. PERSONAL SERVICE PERSONAL SERVICE--REGULAR ........................ 100,000 AMOUNT AVAILABLE FOR PERSONAL SERVICE ........ 100,000 -------------- NONPERSONAL SERVICE TRAVEL ............................................ 10,000 FRINGE BENEFITS ................................... 55,000 INDIRECT COSTS ..................................... 3,000 -------------- AMOUNT AVAILABLE FOR NONPERSONAL SERVICE ...... 68,000 -------------- Special Revenue Funds - Other Miscellaneous Special Revenue Fund New York State Gaming Commission Account For services and expenses related to the administration and operation of the admin- istration of gaming commission program, providing that moneys hereby appropriated shall be available to the program net of refunds, rebates, reimbursements and cred- its. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the money hereby appropriated may not be, in whole or in part, inter- changed with any other appropriation with- in the state gaming commission, except those appropriations that fund activities related to the administration of gaming commission program. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the OGS Interchange and Transfer Authority and the IT Interchange and Transfer Authority as defined in the 2013-14 state fiscal year state operations appropriation for the budget division program of the division of the budget, are deemed fully incorporated herein and a part of this appropriation as if fully stated. PERSONAL SERVICE Personal service--regular ........................ 527,000 Holiday/overtime compensation ..................... 10,000 --------------
Amount available for personal service .......... 537,000 -------------- NONPERSONAL SERVICE Supplies and materials ............................ 13,000 Travel ............................................ 80,000 Contractual services .............................. 99,000 Equipment ......................................... 30,000 Fringe benefits .................................. 228,000 Indirect costs .................................... 13,000 -------------- Amount available for nonpersonal service ....... 463,000 -------------- S 36. Section 104 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended by adding a new subdivision 22 to read as follows: 22. THE COMMISSION SHALL ANNUALLY CONDUCT AN EVALUATION OF VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING TO CONSIDER THE VARIOUS COMPETITIVE FACTORS IMPACTING SUCH INDUSTRY AND SHALL CONSIDER ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES THAT MAY BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE A COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY AND PRESERVE ITS PRIMARY FUNCTION OF RAISING REVENUE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION. S 37. Clause (H) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law, as amended by chapter 454 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: (H) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) of this subparagraph, the track operator of a vendor track shall be eligi- ble for a vendor's capital award of up to four percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter, which shall be used exclusively for capital project investments to improve the facilities of the vendor track which promote or encourage increased attendance at the video lottery gaming facility including, but not limited to hotels, other lodging facilities, enter- tainment facilities, retail facilities, dining facilities, events arenas, parking garages and other improvements that enhance facility amenities; provided that such capital investments shall be approved by the division, in consultation with the state racing and wagering board, and that such vendor track demonstrates that such capital expenditures will increase patronage at such vendor track's facilities and increase the amount of revenue generated to support state education programs. The annual amount of such vendor's capital awards that a vendor track shall be eligible to receive shall be limited to two million five hundred thousand dollars, except for Aqueduct racetrack, for which there shall be no vendor's capital awards. Except for tracks having less than one thousand one hundred video gaming machines, AND EXCEPT FOR A VENDOR TRACK LOCATED WEST OF STATE ROUTE 14 FROM SODUS POINT TO THE PENNSYLVA- NIA BORDER WITHIN NEW YORK, each track operator shall be required to co-invest an amount of capital expenditure equal to its cumulative vendor's capital award. For all tracks, except for Aqueduct racetrack, the amount of any vendor's capital award that is not used during any one year period may be carried over into subsequent years ending before April first, two thousand fourteen. Any amount attributable to a capital expenditure approved prior to April first, two thousand fourteen and completed before April first, two thousand sixteen; OR APPROVED PRIOR TO APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN AND COMPLETED BEFORE APRIL FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY FOR A VENDOR TRACK LOCATED WEST OF STATE ROUTE 14 FROM
SODUS POINT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA BORDER WITHIN NEW YORK, shall be eligi- ble to receive the vendor's capital award. In the event that a vendor track's capital expenditures, approved by the division prior to April first, two thousand fourteen and completed prior to April first, two thousand sixteen, exceed the vendor track's cumulative capital award during the five year period ending April first, two thousand fourteen, the vendor shall continue to receive the capital award after April first, two thousand fourteen until such approved capital expenditures are paid to the vendor track subject to any required co-investment. In no event shall any vendor track that receives a vendor fee pursuant to clause (F) or (G) of this subparagraph be eligible for a vendor's capi- tal award under this section. Any operator of a vendor track which has received a vendor's capital award, choosing to divest the capital improvement toward which the award was applied, prior to the full depre- ciation of the capital improvement in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, shall reimburse the state in amounts equal to the total of any such awards. Any capital award not approved for a capital expenditure at a video lottery gaming facility by April first, two thou- sand fourteen shall be deposited into the state lottery fund for educa- tion aid; and S 38. Item (iii) of clause (I) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b of section 1612 of the tax law, as added by section 1 of part O of chapter 61 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (iii) less an additional vendor's marketing allowance at a rate of ten percent for the first one hundred million dollars annually and eight percent thereafter of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes to be used by the vendor track for the marketing and promotion and associated costs of its video lottery gaming oper- ations and pari-mutuel horse racing operations, as long as any such costs associated with pari-mutuel horse racing operations simultaneously encourage increased attendance at such vendor's video lottery gaming facilities, consistent with the customary manner of marketing comparable operations in the industry and subject to the overall supervision of the division; provided, however, that the additional vendor's marketing allowance shall not exceed eight percent in any year for any operator of a racetrack located in the county of Westchester or Queens; provided, however, a vendor track that receives a vendor fee pursuant to clause (G) of subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph shall not receive the addi- tional vendor's marketing allowance; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, EXCEPT FOR A VENDOR TRACK LOCATED WEST OF STATE ROUTE 14 FROM SODUS POINT TO THE PENNSYLVANIA BORDER WITHIN NEW YORK SHALL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE A MARKET- ING ALLOWANCE OF TEN PERCENT ON TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AT THE VENDOR TRACK AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY. In establishing the vendor fee, the division shall ensure the maximum lottery support for education while also ensuring the effective implementation of section sixteen hundred seventeen-a of this article through the provision of reasonable reimbursements and compensation to vendor tracks for participation in such program. Within twenty days after any award of lottery prizes, the division shall pay into the state treasury, to the credit of the state lottery fund, the balance of all moneys received from the sale of all tickets for the lottery in which such prizes were awarded remaining after provision for the payment of prizes as herein provided. Any revenues derived from the sale of adver- tising on lottery tickets shall be deposited in the state lottery fund. S 39. Subdivision a of section 1617-a of the tax law is amended by adding a new paragraph 4 to read as follows:
(4) AT A MAXIMUM OF TWO FACILITIES, NEITHER TO EXCEED ONE THOUSAND VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING DEVICES, ESTABLISHED WITHIN REGION THREE OF ZONE ONE AS DEFINED BY SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW, ONE EACH OPERATED BY A CORPO- RATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW IN THE SUFFOLK REGION AND THE NASSAU REGION TO BE LOCATED WITHIN A FACILITY AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS ONE THOUSAND EIGHT OR ONE THOUSAND NINE OF THE RACING, PARI-MU- TUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW. THE FACILITIES AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE DEEMED VENDORS FOR ALL PURPOSES UNDER THIS ARTI- CLE. S 40. Section 1612 of the tax law, as amended by chapter 2 of the laws of 1995, paragraph 1 of subdivision a as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2010, subparagraph (A) of paragraph 1 of subdivision a as amended by section 1 of part S of chapter 59 of the laws of 2012, para- graph 2 of subdivision a as amended by section 1 of part P of chapter 61 of the laws of 2011, paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 and the second undesignated and closing paragraph of subdivision a as amended by section 1 of part Q of chapter 61 of the laws of 2011, subdivision 6 as amended by section 1 of part O-1 of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, the opening paragraph of paragraph 1 of subdivision b as amended by section 1 of part R of chap- ter 61 of the laws of 2011, subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivi- sion b as amended by section 6 of part K of chapter 57 of the laws of 2010, clause (F) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b as amended by section 1 of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of 2013, clause (H) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b as amended by chapter 454 of the laws of 2012, clause (I) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b as added by section 1 of part O of chapter 61 of the laws of 2011, paragraphs 2 and 3 of subdivision 6 as amended by section 1 of part J of chapter 55 of the laws of 2013, subdivision c as amended by section 2 of part CC of chapter 61 of the laws of 2005, paragraph 1 of subdivision c as amended by section 2 of part R of chap- ter 61 of the laws of 2011, subdivision d as amended and subdivision e as added by chapter 18 of the laws of 2008, subdivisions f and g as amended by chapter 140 of the laws of 2008, paragraph 1 of subdivision f as amended by section 2 of part J of chapter 55 of the laws if 2013, subdivision h as added by section 13 of part A of chapter 60 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: S 1612. Disposition of revenues. a. The division shall pay into an account, to be known as the lottery prize account, under the joint custody of the comptroller and the commissioner, within one week after collection of sales receipts from a lottery game, such moneys necessary for the payment of lottery prizes but not to exceed the following percentages, plus interest earned thereon: (1) sixty percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for a lawful lottery game introduced on or after the effective date of this paragraph, subject to the following provisions: (A) such game shall be available only on premises occupied by licensed lottery sales agents, subject to the following provisions: (i) if the licensee does not hold a license issued pursuant to the alcoholic beverage control law to sell alcoholic beverages for consump- tion on the premises, then the premises must have a minimum square footage greater than two thousand five hundred square feet; (ii) notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, television equipment that automatically displays the results of such drawings may be
installed and used without regard to the square footage if such premises are used as: (I) a commercial bowling establishment, or (II) a facility authorized under the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law to accept pari-mutuel wagers; (B) the rules for the operation of such game shall be as prescribed by regulations promulgated and adopted by the division, provided however, that such rules shall provide that no person under the age of twenty-one may participate in such games on the premises of a licensee who holds a license issued pursuant to the alcoholic beverage control law to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises; and, provided, further, that such regulations may be revised on an emergency basis not later than ninety days after the enactment of this paragraph in order to conform such regulations to the requirements of this paragraph; or (2) sixty-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for the "Instant Cash" game in which the participant purchases a preprinted ticket on which dollar amounts or symbols are concealed on the face or the back of such ticket, provided however up to five new games may be offered during the fiscal year, seventy-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for such five games in which the participant purchases a preprinted ticket on which dollar amounts or symbols are concealed on the face or the back of such ticket; or (3) fifty-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for any joint, multi-jurisdiction, and out-of-state lottery except as otherwise provided in paragraph one of subdivision b of this section for any joint, multi-jurisdiction, out-of-state video lottery gaming; or (4) fifty percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for games known as: (A) the "Daily Numbers Game" or "Win 4", discrete games in which the participants select no more than three or four of their own numbers to match with three or four numbers drawn by the divi- sion for purposes of determining winners of such games, (B) "Pick 10", offered no more than once daily, in which participants select from a specified field of numbers a subset of ten numbers to match against a subset of numbers to be drawn by the division from such field of numbers for the purpose of determining winners of such game, (C) "Take 5", offered no more than once daily, in which participants select from a specified field of numbers a subset of five numbers to match against a subset of five numbers to be drawn by the division from such field of numbers for purposes of determining winners of such game; or (5) forty percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for: (A) "Lotto", offered no more than once daily, a discrete game in which all participants select a specific subset of numbers to match a specific subset of numbers, as prescribed by rules and regulations promulgated and adopted by the division, from a larger specific field of numbers, as also prescribed by such rules and regulations and (B) with the exception of the game described in paragraph one of this subdivi- sion, such other state-operated lottery games which the division may introduce, offered no more than once daily, commencing on or after forty-five days following the official publication of the rules and regulations for such game. The moneys in the lottery prize account shall be paid out of such account on the audit and warrant of the comptroller on vouchers certi- fied or approved by the director or his or her duly designated official. Prize money derived from ticket sales receipts of a particular game and deposited in the lottery prize account in accordance with the
percentages set forth above may be used to pay prizes in such game. Balances in the lottery prize account identified by individual games may be carried over from one fiscal year to the next to ensure proper payout of games. b. 1. Notwithstanding section one hundred twenty-one of the state finance law, on or before the twentieth day of each month, the division shall pay into the state treasury, to the credit of the state lottery fund created by section ninety-two-c of the state finance law, not less than forty-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for games defined in paragraph four of subdivision a of this section during the preceding month, not less than thirty-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for games defined in paragraph three of subdivision a of this section during the preceding month, not less than twenty percent of the total amount for which tick- ets have been sold for games defined in paragraph two of subdivision a of this section during the preceding month, provided however that for games with a prize payout of seventy-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold, the division shall pay not less than ten percent of sales into the state treasury and not less than twenty- five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for games defined in paragraph one of subdivision a of this section during the preceding month; and the balance of the total revenue after payout for prizes for games known as "video lottery gaming," including any joint, multi-jurisdiction, and out-of-state video lottery gaming, (i) less ten percent of the total revenue wagered after payout for prizes to be retained by the division for operation, administration, and procure- ment purposes; (ii) less a vendor's fee the amount of which is to be paid for serving as a lottery agent to the track operator of a vendor track OR THE OPERATOR OF ANY OTHER VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY AUTHOR- IZED PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTEEN A OF THIS ARTICLE: (A) having fewer than one thousand one hundred video gaming machines, at a rate of thirty-five percent for the first fifty million dollars annually, twenty-eight percent for the next hundred million dollars annually, and twenty-five percent thereafter of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter; (B) having one thousand one hundred or more video gaming machines, at a rate of thirty-one percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter, except for such facility located in the county of Westchester, in which case the rate shall be thirty percent until March thirty-first, two thousand twelve. Notwithstanding the foregoing, not later than April first, two thou- sand twelve, the vendor fee shall become thirty-one percent and remain at that level thereafter; and except for Aqueduct racetrack, in which case the vendor fee shall be thirty-eight percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter; (C) notwithstanding clauses (A) and (B) of this subparagraph, when the vendor track is located in an area with a population of less than one million within the forty mile radius around such track, at a rate of thirty-nine percent for the first fifty million dollars annually, twen- ty-eight percent for the next hundred million dollars annually, and twenty-five percent thereafter of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter;
(D) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B) and (C) of this subparagraph, when the vendor track is located within fifteen miles of a Native Ameri- can class III gaming facility at a rate of forty-one percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursu- ant to this chapter; (E) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C) and (D) of this subpara- graph, when a Native American class III gaming facility is established, after the effective date of this subparagraph, within fifteen miles of the vendor track, at a rate of forty-one percent of the total revenue wagered after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter; (E-1) for purposes of this subdivision, the term "class III gaming" shall have the meaning defined in 25 U.S.C. S 2703(8). (F) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) of this subpar- agraph, when a vendor track, is located in Sullivan county and within sixty miles from any gaming facility in a contiguous state such vendor fee shall, for a period of six years commencing April first, two thou- sand eight, be at a rate of forty-one percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter, after which time such rate shall be as for all tracks in clause (C) of this subparagraph. (G) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) of this subparagraph, when no more than one vendor track located in the town of Thompson in Sullivan county at the site of the former Concord Resort at which a qualified capital investment has been made and no fewer than one thousand full-time, permanent employees have been newly hired, is located in Sullivan county and is within sixty miles from any gaming facility in a contiguous state, then for a period of forty years the vendor's fee shall equal the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout of prizes pursuant to this subdivision reduced by the greater of (i) twenty-five percent of total revenue after payout for prizes for "video lottery games" or (ii) for the first eight years of operation thirty-eight million dollars, and beginning in the ninth year of operation such amount shall increase annually by the lesser of the increase in the consumer price index or two percent, plus seven percent of total revenue after payout of prizes. In addition, in the event the vendor fee is calculated pursuant to subclause (i) of this clause, the vendor's fee shall be further reduced by 11.11 percent of the amount by which total revenue after payout for prizes exceeds two hundred fifteen million dollars, but in no event shall such reduction exceed five million dollars. PROVIDED, FURTHER, NO VENDOR IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE VENDOR'S FEE DESCRIBED IN THIS CLAUSE WHO OPERATES OR INVESTS IN OR OWNS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, ANOTHER VENDOR LICENSE OR IS LICENSED AS A VENDOR TRACK THAT CURRENTLY RECEIVES A VENDOR FEE FOR THE OPERATION OF VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE. Provided, however, that in the case of [no more than one vendor track] A RESORT FACILITY located [in the town of Thompson] in Sullivan county [at the site of the former Concord Resort] with a qualified capital investment, and one thousand full-time, permanent employees if at any time after three years of opening operations of the licensed video gaming facility [or licensed vendor track], the [vendor track] RESORT FACILITY experiences an employment shortfall, then the recapture amount shall apply, for only such period as the shortfall exists. For the purposes of this section "qualified capital investment" shall mean an investment of a minimum of six hundred million dollars as reflected by audited financial statements of which not less than three hundred million dollars shall be comprised of equity and/or mezzanine
financing as an initial investment in a county where twelve percent of the population is below the federal poverty level as measured by the most recent Bureau of Census Statistics prior to the qualified capital investment commencing that results in the construction, development or improvement of at least one eighteen hole golf course, and the construction and issuance of certificates of occupancy for hotels, lodg- ing, spas, dining, retail and entertainment venues, parking garages and other capital improvements at or adjacent to the licensed video gaming facility or licensed vendor track which promote or encourage increased attendance at such facilities. For the purposes of this section, "full-time, permanent employee" shall mean an employee who has worked at the video gaming facility[, vendor track] or related and adjacent facilities for a minimum of thir- ty-five hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who is entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended to other employees with comparable rank and duties; or two part-time employees who have worked at the video gaming facility, vendor track or related and adjacent facilities for a combined minimum of thirty-five hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who are entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended to other employees with comparable rank and duties. For the purpose of this section "employment goal" shall mean one thou- sand five hundred full-time permanent employees after three years of opening operations of the licensed video gaming facility [or licensed vendor track]. For the purpose of this section "employment shortfall" shall mean a level of employment that falls below the employment goal, as certified annually by vendor's certified accountants and the chairman of the empire state development corporation. For the purposes of this section "recapture amount" shall mean the difference between the amount of the vendor's fee paid to a vendor [track] with a qualified capital investment, and the vendor fee other- wise payable to a vendor [track] pursuant to clause (F) of this subpara- graph, that is reimbursable by the vendor track to the division for payment into the state treasury, to the credit of the state lottery fund created by section ninety-two-c of the state finance law, due to an employment shortfall pursuant to the following schedule only for the period of the employment shortfall: (i) one hundred percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the employment goal; (ii) seventy-five percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than thirty-three and one-third percent of the employment goal; (iii) forty-nine and one-half percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than thirty percent of the employment goal; (iv) twenty-two percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than twenty percent of the employment goal; (v) eleven percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than ten percent of the employment goal. (G-1) NOTWITHSTANDING CLAUSE (A) AND (B) OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, WHEN A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY IS LOCATED IN EITHER THE COUNTY OF NASSAU OR SUFFOLK AND IS OPERATED BY A CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREED-
ING LAW AT A RATE OF THIRTY- FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AT THE VENDOR TRACK AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER; (H) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION TO THE CONTRARY, WHEN A VENDOR TRACK IS LOCATED WITHIN REGIONS ONE, TWO, OR FIVE OF DEVELOPMENT ZONE TWO AS DEFIED BY SECTION THIRTEEN HUNDRED TEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGER- ING AN BREEDING LAW, SUCH VENDOR TRACK SHALL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL COMMISSION AT A RATE EQUAL TO THE PERCENTAGE OF REVENUE WAGERED AT THE VENDOR TRACK AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER LESS THAN TEN PERCENT RETAINED BY THE COMMISSION FOR OPERATION, ADMINISTRATION, AND PROCUREMENT PURPOSES AND PAYMENT OF THE VENDOR'S FEE, MARKETING ALLOWANCE, AND CAPITAL AWARD PAID PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER AND THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE PAID ON ALL GROSS GAMING REVENUE PAID BY A GAMING FACILITY WITHIN THE SAME REGION PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTEEN HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW. THE ADDITIONAL COMMISSION SHALL BE PAID TO THE VENDOR TACK WITHIN SIXTY DAYS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE STATE FISCAL YEAR BASED ON THE CALCULATED PERCENTAGE DURING THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR. [(H)] (I) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), and [(G)] (G-1) of this subparagraph, the track operator of a vendor track shall be eligible for a vendor's capital award of up to four percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter, which shall be used exclusively for capital project investments to improve the facilities of the vendor track which promote or encourage increased attendance at the video lottery gaming facility including, but not limited to hotels, other lodging facilities, entertainment facilities, retail facilities, dining facilities, events arenas, parking garages and other improvements that enhance facility amenities; provided that such capital investments shall be approved by the division, in consultation with the state racing and wagering board, and that such vendor track demonstrates that such capital expenditures will increase patronage at such vendor track's facilities and increase the amount of revenue generated to support state education programs. The annual amount of such vendor's capital awards that a vendor track shall be eligible to receive shall be limited to two million five hundred thousand dollars, except for Aqueduct racetrack, for which there shall be no vendor's capital awards. Except for tracks having less than one thousand one hundred video gaming machines, each track operator shall be required to co-invest an amount of capital expenditure equal to its cumulative vendor's capital award. For all tracks, except for Aqueduct racetrack, the amount of any vendor's capital award that is not used during any one year period may be carried over into subsequent years ending before April first, two thousand fourteen. Any amount attribut- able to a capital expenditure approved prior to April first, two thou- sand fourteen and completed before April first, two thousand sixteen shall be eligible to receive the vendor's capital award. In the event that a vendor track's capital expenditures, approved by the division prior to April first, two thousand fourteen and completed prior to April first, two thousand sixteen, exceed the vendor track's cumulative capi- tal award during the five year period ending April first, two thousand fourteen, the vendor shall continue to receive the capital award after April first, two thousand fourteen until such approved capital expendi- tures are paid to the vendor track subject to any required co-invest- ment. In no event shall any vendor track that receives a vendor fee pursuant to clause (F) or (G) of this subparagraph be eligible for a vendor's capital award under this section. Any operator of a vendor track which has received a vendor's capital award, choosing to divest
the capital improvement toward which the award was applied, prior to the full depreciation of the capital improvement in accordance with general- ly accepted accounting principles, shall reimburse the state in amounts equal to the total of any such awards. Any capital award not approved for a capital expenditure at a video lottery gaming facility by April first, two thousand fourteen shall be deposited into the state lottery fund for education aid; and [(I)] (J) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, free play allowance credits authorized by the division pursuant to subdivi- sion f of section sixteen hundred seventeen-a of this article shall not be included in the calculation of the total amount wagered on video lottery games, the total amount wagered after payout of prizes, the vendor fees payable to the operators of video lottery facilities, vendor's capital awards, fees payable to the division's video lottery gaming equipment contractors, or racing support payments. (iii) less an additional vendor's marketing allowance at a rate of ten percent for the first one hundred million dollars annually and eight percent thereafter of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes to be used by the vendor track for the marketing and promotion and associated costs of its video lottery gaming oper- ations and pari-mutuel horse racing operations, as long as any such costs associated with pari-mutuel horse racing operations simultaneously encourage increased attendance at such vendor's video lottery gaming facilities, consistent with the customary manner of marketing comparable operations in the industry and subject to the overall supervision of the division; provided, however, that the additional vendor's marketing allowance shall not exceed eight percent in any year for any operator of a racetrack located in the county of Westchester or Queens; provided, however, a vendor track that receives a vendor fee pursuant to clause (G) of subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph shall not receive the addi- tional vendor's marketing allowance PROVIDED, HOWEVER, A VENDOR THAT RECEIVES A VENDOR FEE PURSUANT TO CLAUSE (G-1) OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL MARKETING ALLOWANCE AT A RATE OF TEN PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AT THE VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES. THE DIVISION SHALL ENSURE THE MAXIMUM LOTTERY SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION WHILE ALSO ENSURING THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION SIXTEEN HUNDRED SEVENTEEN-A OF THIS ARTICLE THROUGH THE PROVISION OF REASONABLE REIMBURSEMENTS AND COMPENSATION TO VENDOR TRACKS FOR PARTIC- IPATION IN SUCH PROGRAM. WITHIN TWENTY DAYS AFTER ANY AWARD OF LOTTERY PRIZES, THE DIVISION SHALL PAY INTO THE STATE TREASURY, TO THE CREDIT OF THE STATE LOTTERY FUND, THE BALANCE OF ALL MONEYS RECEIVED FROM THE SALE OF ALL TICKETS FOR THE LOTTERY IN WHICH SUCH PRIZES WERE AWARDED REMAIN- ING AFTER PROVISION FOR THE PAYMENT OF PRIZES AS HEREIN PROVIDED. ANY REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE SALE OF ADVERTISING ON LOTTERY TICKETS SHALL BE DEPOSITED IN THE STATE LOTTERY FUND. 2. As consideration for the operation of a video lottery gaming facil- ity, the division, shall cause the investment in the racing industry of a portion of the vendor fee received pursuant to paragraph one of this subdivision in the manner set forth in this subdivision. With the exception of Aqueduct racetrack OR A FACILITY IN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU OR SUFFOLK OPERATED BY A CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW OR A FACILITY IN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU OR SUFFOLK OPERATED BY A CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THE RACING, PARI-MU- TUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW , EACH SUCH TRACK SHALL DEDICATE A
PORTION OF ITS VENDOR FEES, RECEIVED PURSUANT TO CLAUSE (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), OR (G) OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF PARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING PURSES AT SUCH TRACK, IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO EIGHT AND THREE-QUARTERS PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AT THE VENDOR TRACK AFTER PAY OUT FOR PRIZES. ONE PERCENT OF SUCH PURSE ENHANCEMENT AMOUNT SHALL BE PAID TO THE GAMING COMMISSION TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO PROMOTE AND ENSURE EQUINE HEALTH AND SAFETY IN NEW YORK. ANY PORTION OF SUCH FUNDING TO THE GAMING COMMISSION UNUSED DURING A FISCAL YEAR SHALL BE RETURNED TO THE VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING OPERATORS ON A PRO RATA BASIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMOUNTS ORIGINALLY CONTRIBUTED BY EACH OPERATOR AND SHALL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING PURSES AT SUCH TRACK. IN ADDITION, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, one and one-quarter percent of total revenue wagered at the vendor track after pay out for prizes, received pursuant to clause (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), or (G) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph one of this subdivision, shall be distributed to the appropriate breeding fund for the manner of racing conducted by such track. Provided, further, that nothing in this paragraph shall prevent each track from entering into an agreement, not to exceed five years, with the organization authorized to represent its horsemen to increase or decrease the portion of its vendor fee dedicated to enhancing purses at such track during the years of participation by such track, or to race fewer dates than required herein. 3. Nothing in paragraph two of this subdivision shall affect any agreement in effect on or before the effective date of this paragraph, except that the obligation to pay funds to the gaming commission to promote and ensure equine health and safety shall supersede any provision to the contrary in any such agreement. c. 1. The specifications for video lottery gaming, including any joint, multi-jurisdiction, and out-of-state video lottery gaming, shall be designed in such a manner as to pay prizes that average no less than ninety percent of sales. 2. Of the ten percent retained by the division for administrative purposes, any amounts beyond that which are necessary for the operation and administration of this pilot program shall be deposited in the lottery education account. d. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, any successor to the New York Racing Association, Inc. with respect to the operation and maintenance of video lottery gaming at Aqueduct racetrack shall be deemed the successor to the New York Racing Association, Inc. for purposes of being subject to existing contracts and loan agreements, if any, entered into by the New York Racing Association, Inc. directly related to the construction, operation, management and distribution of revenues of the video lottery gaming facility at Aqueduct racetrack. e. The video lottery gaming operator selected to operate a video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct will be subject to a memorandum of understanding between the governor, temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Notwithstanding subparagraph (i) of paragraph a of subdivision eight of section two hundred twelve of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, the state, pursuant to an agreement with the video lottery gaming operator to operate a video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct, may authorize, as part of such agreement or in conjunction with such agreement at the time it is executed, additional development at the Aqueduct racing facility. The selection will be made in consultation with the franchised corporation,
but is not subject to such corporation's approval. The franchised corpo- ration shall not be eligible to compete to operate or to operate a video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct. The state will use its best efforts to ensure that the video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct is opened as soon as is practicable and will, if practicable, pursue the construction of a temporary video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct subject to staying within an agreed budget for such video lottery termi- nal facility and subject to such temporary facility not having an adverse impact on opening of the permanent facility at Aqueduct. To facilitate the opening of the video lottery gaming facility at Aqueduct as soon as is practicable, the division of the lottery may extend the term of any existing contract related to the video lottery system. f. As consideration for the operation of the video lottery gaming facility at Aqueduct racetrack, the division shall cause the investment in the racing industry of the following percentages of the vendor fee to be deposited or paid, as follows: 1. Six and one-half percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the first year of operation of video lottery gaming at Aque- duct racetrack, seven percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the second year of operation, and seven and one-half percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the third year of opera- tion and thereafter, for the purpose of enhancing purses at Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park racetrack and Saratoga race course. One percent of such purse enhancement amount shall be paid to the gaming commission to be used exclusively to promote and ensure equine health and safety in New York. Any portion of such funding to the gaming commission unused during a fiscal year shall be returned on a pro rata basis in accordance with the amounts originally contributed and shall be used for the purpose of enhancing purses at such tracks. 2. One percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the first year of operation of video lottery gaming at Aqueduct racetrack, one and one-quarter percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the second year of operation, and one and one-half percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the third year of operation and thereafter, for an appropriate breeding fund for the manner of racing conducted at Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park racetrack and Saratoga race course. 3. Four percent of the total revenue wagered after payout of prizes to be deposited into an account of the franchised corporation established pursuant to section two hundred six of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law to be used for capital expenditures in maintaining and upgrading Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park racetrack and Saratoga race course. 4. Three percent of the total revenue wagered after payout for prizes to be deposited into an account of the franchised corporation estab- lished pursuant to section two hundred six of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law to be used for general thoroughbred racing operations at Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park racetrack and Saratoga race course. 5. Paragraphs one, two, three and four of this subdivision shall be known collectively as the "racing support payments". g. In the event the state elects to construct a video lottery terminal facility at the Aqueduct racetrack, all video lottery terminal revenues payable to the video lottery gaming operator at the Aqueduct racetrack remaining after payment of the racing support payments shall first be used to repay the state's advances for (i) confirmation of the chapter
eleven plan of reorganization and cash advances for the franchised corporation's operations following confirmation of the chapter eleven plan of reorganization and (ii) the amount expended by the state to construct such video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct racetrack pursuant to an agreement with the state. Subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of this paragraph shall be defined as the state advance amount and the amounts payable to the division of the lottery. h. As consideration for the operation of a video lottery gaming resort facility located in Sullivan county, the division shall cause the investment in the racing industry at the following amount from the vendor fee to be paid as follows: As amount to the horsemen for purses at a licensed racetrack in Sulli- van county and to the agriculture and New York state horse breeding development fund to maintain racing support payments at the same dollar levels realized in two thousand thirteen, to be adjusted by the consumer price index for all urban consumers, as published annually by the United States department of labor bureau of labor statistics. In no circum- stance shall net proceeds of the lottery, including the proceeds from video lottery gaming, be used for the payment of non-lottery expenses of the gaming commission, administrative or otherwise. (F-1) AS CONSIDERATION FOR OPERATION OF VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU OF SUFFOLK AND OPERATED BY A CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THE RACING, PARI-MU- TUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW, THE DIVISION SHALL CAUSE THE IN THE RACING INDUSTRY OF THE FOLLOWING PERCENTAGES OF THE VENDOR FEE TO BE DEPOSITED OR PAID AS FOLLOWS: (1) TWO AND THREE TENTHS PERCENT OF THE TOTAL WAGERED AFTER PAYOUT OF PRIZES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING PURSES AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY AMOUNT THAT IS IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN PURSE SUPPORT FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE AT THE SAME LEVEL REALIZED IN IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SHALL BE INSTEAD BE RETURNED TO THE COMMISSION. (2) FIVE TENTHS PERCENT OF THE TOTAL WAGERED AFTER PAYOUT OF PRIZES FOR THE APPROPRIATE BREEDING FUND FOR THE MANNER OF RACING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY AMOUNT THAT IS IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN PAYMENTS FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK AT THE SAME LEVEL REALIZED IN IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SHALL BE INSTEAD BE RETURNED TO THE COMMISSION. (3) ONE AND THREE TENTHS PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AFTER PAYOUT OF PRIZES TO BE DEPOSITED INTO AN ACCOUNT OF THE FRANCHISED CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW TO BE USED FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURES IN MAINTAINING AND UPGRADING AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY AMOUNT THAT IS IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN PAYMENTS FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK AT THE SAME LEVEL REALIZED IN IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNU-
ALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SHALL BE INSTEAD BE RETURNED TO THE COMMISSION. (4) NINE TENTHS PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES TO BE DEPOSITED INTO AN ACCOUNT OF THE FRANCHISED CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THE RACING, PARI-MU- TUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW TO BE USED FOR GENERAL THOROUGHBRED RACING OPERATIONS AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY AMOUNT THAT IS IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN PAYMENTS FOR GENERAL THOROUGHBRED RACING OPERATIONS FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK AT THE SAME LEVEL REALIZED IN IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SHALL BE INSTEAD BE RETURNED TO THE COMMISSION. S 41. Subdivision a of section 1617-a of the tax law is amended by adding a new paragraph 5 to read as follows: (5) AT A FACILITY ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO A COMPETITIVE PROCESS TO BE DETERMINED BY THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION, ESTABLISHED WITHIN REGION THREE OF ZONE ONE AS ESTABLISHED BY SECTION ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW, LIMITED TO NASSAU COUNTY. SUCH FACILITY MAY ONLY BE AUTHORIZED BY THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION FOLLOWING LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL CONSULTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF MARKET FACTORS SUCH AS POTENTIAL REVENUE IMPACT, JOB DEVELOPMENT AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT. THE FACILITY AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE DEEMED A VENDOR FOR ALL PURPOSES UNDER THIS ARTICLE, AND NEED NOT BE OPERATED BY LICENSED THOROUGHBRED OR HARNESS RACING ASSOCIATIONS OR CORPORATIONS. THE FACILITY AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE DEEMED VENDORS FOR ALL PURPOSES UNDER THIS ARTICLE. S 42. Section 1612 of the tax law, as amended by chapter 2 of the laws of 1995, paragraph 1 of subdivision a as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2010, subparagraph (A) of paragraph 1 of subdivision a as amended by section 1 of part S of chapter 59 of the laws of 2012, para- graph 2 of subdivision a as amended by section 1 of part P of chapter 61 of the laws of 2011, paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 and the second undesignated and closing paragraph of subdivision a as amended by section 1 of part Q of chapter 61 of the laws of 2011, subdivision 6 as amended by section 1 of part O-1 of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, the opening paragraph of paragraph 1 of subdivision b as amended by section 1 of part R of chap- ter 61 of the laws of 2011, subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivi- sion b as amended by section 6 of part K of chapter 57 of the laws of 2010, clause (F) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b as amended by section 1 of part T of chapter 59 of the laws of 2013, clause (H) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b as amended by chapter 454 of the laws of 2012, clause (I) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph 1 of subdivision b as added by section 1 of part O of chapter 61 of the laws of 2011, paragraphs 2 and 3 of subdivision 6 as amended by section 1 of part J of chapter 55 of the laws of 2013, subdivision c as amended by section 2 of part CC of chapter 61 of the laws of 2005, paragraph 1 of subdivision c as amended by section 2 of part R of chap- ter 61 of the laws of 2011, subdivision d as amended and subdivision e as added by chapter 18 of the laws of 2008, subdivisions f and g as amended by chapter 140 of the laws of 2008, paragraph 1 of subdivision f as amended by section 2 of part J of chapter 55 of the laws if 2013, subdivision h as added by section 13 of part A of chapter 60 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
S 1612. Disposition of revenues. a. The division shall pay into an account, to be known as the lottery prize account, under the joint custody of the comptroller and the commissioner, within one week after collection of sales receipts from a lottery game, such moneys necessary for the payment of lottery prizes but not to exceed the following percentages, plus interest earned thereon: (1) sixty percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for a lawful lottery game introduced on or after the effective date of this paragraph, subject to the following provisions: (A) such game shall be available only on premises occupied by licensed lottery sales agents, subject to the following provisions: (i) if the licensee does not hold a license issued pursuant to the alcoholic beverage control law to sell alcoholic beverages for consump- tion on the premises, then the premises must have a minimum square footage greater than two thousand five hundred square feet; (ii) notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, television equipment that automatically displays the results of such drawings may be installed and used without regard to the square footage if such premises are used as: (I) a commercial bowling establishment, or (II) a facility authorized under the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law to accept pari-mutuel wagers; (B) the rules for the operation of such game shall be as prescribed by regulations promulgated and adopted by the division, provided however, that such rules shall provide that no person under the age of twenty-one may participate in such games on the premises of a licensee who holds a license issued pursuant to the alcoholic beverage control law to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises; and, provided, further, that such regulations may be revised on an emergency basis not later than ninety days after the enactment of this paragraph in order to conform such regulations to the requirements of this paragraph; or (2) sixty-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for the "Instant Cash" game in which the participant purchases a preprinted ticket on which dollar amounts or symbols are concealed on the face or the back of such ticket, provided however up to five new games may be offered during the fiscal year, seventy-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for such five games in which the participant purchases a preprinted ticket on which dollar amounts or symbols are concealed on the face or the back of such ticket; or (3) fifty-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for any joint, multi-jurisdiction, and out-of-state lottery except as otherwise provided in paragraph one of subdivision b of this section for any joint, multi-jurisdiction, out-of-state video lottery gaming; or (4) fifty percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for games known as: (A) the "Daily Numbers Game" or "Win 4", discrete games in which the participants select no more than three or four of their own numbers to match with three or four numbers drawn by the divi- sion for purposes of determining winners of such games, (B) "Pick 10", offered no more than once daily, in which participants select from a specified field of numbers a subset of ten numbers to match against a subset of numbers to be drawn by the division from such field of numbers for the purpose of determining winners of such game, (C) "Take 5", offered no more than once daily, in which participants select from a specified field of numbers a subset of five numbers to match against a
subset of five numbers to be drawn by the division from such field of numbers for purposes of determining winners of such game; or (5) forty percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for: (A) "Lotto", offered no more than once daily, a discrete game in which all participants select a specific subset of numbers to match a specific subset of numbers, as prescribed by rules and regulations promulgated and adopted by the division, from a larger specific field of numbers, as also prescribed by such rules and regulations and (B) with the exception of the game described in paragraph one of this subdivi- sion, such other state-operated lottery games which the division may introduce, offered no more than once daily, commencing on or after forty-five days following the official publication of the rules and regulations for such game. The moneys in the lottery prize account shall be paid out of such account on the audit and warrant of the comptroller on vouchers certi- fied or approved by the director or his or her duly designated official. Prize money derived from ticket sales receipts of a particular game and deposited in the lottery prize account in accordance with the percentages set forth above may be used to pay prizes in such game. Balances in the lottery prize account identified by individual games may be carried over from one fiscal year to the next to ensure proper payout of games. b. 1. Notwithstanding section one hundred twenty-one of the state finance law, on or before the twentieth day of each month, the division shall pay into the state treasury, to the credit of the state lottery fund created by section ninety-two-c of the state finance law, not less than forty-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for games defined in paragraph four of subdivision a of this section during the preceding month, not less than thirty-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for games defined in paragraph three of subdivision a of this section during the preceding month, not less than twenty percent of the total amount for which tick- ets have been sold for games defined in paragraph two of subdivision a of this section during the preceding month, provided however that for games with a prize payout of seventy-five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold, the division shall pay not less than ten percent of sales into the state treasury and not less than twenty- five percent of the total amount for which tickets have been sold for games defined in paragraph one of subdivision a of this section during the preceding month; and the balance of the total revenue after payout for prizes for games known as "video lottery gaming," including any joint, multi-jurisdiction, and out-of-state video lottery gaming, (i) less ten percent of the total revenue wagered after payout for prizes to be retained by the division for operation, administration, and procure- ment purposes; (ii) less a vendor's fee the amount of which is to be paid for serving as a lottery agent to the track operator of a vendor track: (A) having fewer than one thousand one hundred video gaming machines, at a rate of thirty-five percent for the first fifty million dollars annually, twenty-eight percent for the next hundred million dollars annually, and twenty-five percent thereafter of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter; (B) having one thousand one hundred or more video gaming machines, at a rate of thirty-one percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter, except for such
facility located in the county of Westchester, in which case the rate shall be thirty percent until March thirty-first, two thousand twelve. Notwithstanding the foregoing, not later than April first, two thou- sand twelve, the vendor fee shall become thirty-one percent and remain at that level thereafter; and except for Aqueduct racetrack, in which case the vendor fee shall be thirty-eight percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter; (C) notwithstanding clauses (A) and (B) of this subparagraph, when the vendor track is located in an area with a population of less than one million within the forty mile radius around such track, at a rate of thirty-nine percent for the first fifty million dollars annually, twen- ty-eight percent for the next hundred million dollars annually, and twenty-five percent thereafter of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter; (D) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B) and (C) of this subparagraph, when the vendor track is located within fifteen miles of a Native Ameri- can class III gaming facility at a rate of forty-one percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursu- ant to this chapter; (E) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C) and (D) of this subpara- graph, when a Native American class III gaming facility is established, after the effective date of this subparagraph, within fifteen miles of the vendor track, at a rate of forty-one percent of the total revenue wagered after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter; (E-1) for purposes of this subdivision, the term "class III gaming" shall have the meaning defined in 25 U.S.C. S 2703(8). (F) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) of this subpar- agraph, when a vendor track, is located in Sullivan county and within sixty miles from any gaming facility in a contiguous state such vendor fee shall, for a period of six years commencing April first, two thou- sand eight, be at a rate of forty-one percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter, after which time such rate shall be as for all tracks in clause (C) of this subparagraph. (G) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) of this subparagraph, when [no more than one vendor track] A RESORT FACILITY TO BE OPERATED BY OTHER THAN A PRESENTLY LICENSED VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING OPERATOR OR ANY ENTITY AFFILIATED THEREWITH SELECTED BY THE DIVISION FOLLOWING A COMPETITIVE PROCESS located in [the town of Thompson in] Sullivan county [at the site of the former Concord Resort] at which a qualified capital investment has been made and no fewer than one thou- sand full-time, permanent employees have been newly hired, is located in Sullivan county and is within sixty miles from any gaming facility in a contiguous state, then for a period of forty years the vendor's fee shall equal the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout of prizes pursuant to this subdivision reduced by the greater of (i) twenty-five percent of total revenue after payout for prizes for "video lottery games" or (ii) for the first eight years of operation thirty- eight million dollars, and beginning in the ninth year of operation such amount shall increase annually by the lesser of the increase in the consumer price index or two percent, plus seven percent of total revenue after payout of prizes. In addition, in the event the vendor fee is calculated pursuant to subclause (i) of this clause, the vendor's fee shall be further reduced by 11.11 percent of the amount by which total revenue after payout for prizes exceeds two hundred fifteen million
dollars, but in no event shall such reduction exceed five million dollars. Provided, however, that in the case of [no more than one vendor track] A RESORT FACILITY located [in the town of Thompson] in Sullivan county [at the site of the former Concord Resort] with a qualified capital investment, and one thousand full-time, permanent employees if at any time after three years of opening operations of the licensed video gaming facility [or licensed vendor track], the [vendor track] RESORT FACILITY experiences an employment shortfall, then the recapture amount shall apply, for only such period as the shortfall exists. For the purposes of this section "qualified capital investment" shall mean an investment of a minimum of six hundred million dollars as reflected by audited financial statements of which not less than three hundred million dollars shall be comprised of equity and/or mezzanine financing as an initial investment in a county where twelve percent of the population is below the federal poverty level as measured by the most recent Bureau of Census Statistics prior to the qualified capital investment commencing that results in the construction, development or improvement of at least one eighteen hole golf course, and the construction and issuance of certificates of occupancy for hotels, lodg- ing, spas, dining, retail and entertainment venues, parking garages and other capital improvements at or adjacent to the licensed video gaming facility or licensed vendor track which promote or encourage increased attendance at such facilities. For the purposes of this section, "full-time, permanent employee" shall mean an employee who has worked at the video gaming facility[, vendor track] or related and adjacent facilities for a minimum of thir- ty-five hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who is entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended to other employees with comparable rank and duties; or two part-time employees who have worked at the video gaming facility, vendor track or related and adjacent facilities for a combined minimum of thirty-five hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who are entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended to other employees with comparable rank and duties. For the purpose of this section "employment goal" shall mean one thou- sand five hundred full-time permanent employees after three years of opening operations of the licensed video gaming facility [or licensed vendor track]. For the purpose of this section "employment shortfall" shall mean a level of employment that falls below the employment goal, as certified annually by vendor's certified accountants and the chairman of the empire state development corporation. For the purposes of this section "recapture amount" shall mean the difference between the amount of the vendor's fee paid to a vendor [track] with a qualified capital investment, and the vendor fee other- wise payable to a vendor [track] pursuant to clause (F) of this subpara- graph, that is reimbursable by the vendor track to the division for payment into the state treasury, to the credit of the state lottery fund created by section ninety-two-c of the state finance law, due to an employment shortfall pursuant to the following schedule only for the period of the employment shortfall: (i) one hundred percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the employment goal;
(ii) seventy-five percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than thirty-three and one-third percent of the employment goal; (iii) forty-nine and one-half percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than thirty percent of the employment goal; (iv) twenty-two percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than twenty percent of the employment goal; (v) eleven percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than ten percent of the employment goal. (G) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) of this subparagraph, when no more than one vendor track located in the town of Thompson in Sullivan county at the site of the former Concord Resort at which a qualified capital investment has been made and no fewer than one thousand full-time, permanent employees have been newly hired, is located in Sullivan county and is within sixty miles from any gaming facility in a contiguous state, then for a period of forty years the vendor's fee shall equal the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout of prizes pursuant to this subdivision reduced by the greater of (i) twenty-five percent of total revenue after payout for prizes for "video lottery games" or (ii) for the first eight years of operation thirty-eight million dollars, and beginning in the ninth year of operation such amount shall increase annually by the lesser of the increase in the consumer price index or two percent, plus seven percent of total revenue after payout of prizes. In addition, in the event the vendor fee is calculated pursuant to subclause (i) of this clause, the vendor's fee shall be further reduced by 11.11 percent of the amount by which total revenue after payout for prizes exceeds two hundred fifteen million dollars, but in no event shall such reduction exceed five million dollars. Provided, however, that in the case of no more than one vendor track located in the town of Thompson in Sullivan county at the site of the former Concord Resort with a qualified capital investment, and one thou- sand full-time, permanent employees if at any time after three years of opening operations of the licensed video gaming facility or licensed vendor track, the vendor track experiences an employment shortfall, then the recapture amount shall apply, for only such period as the shortfall exists. For the purposes of this section "qualified capital investment" shall mean an investment of a minimum of six hundred million dollars as reflected by audited financial statements of which not less than three hundred million dollars shall be comprised of equity and/or mezzanine financing as an initial investment in a county where twelve percent of the population is below the federal poverty level as measured by the most recent Bureau of Census Statistics prior to the qualified capital investment commencing that results in the construction, development or improvement of at least one eighteen hole golf course, and the construction and issuance of certificates of occupancy for hotels, lodg- ing, spas, dining, retail and entertainment venues, parking garages and other capital improvements at or adjacent to the licensed video gaming facility or licensed vendor track which promote or encourage increased attendance at such facilities. For the purposes of this section, "full-time, permanent employee" shall mean an employee who has worked at the video gaming facility, vendor track or related and adjacent facilities for a minimum of thir- ty-five hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who
is entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended to other employees with comparable rank and duties; or two part-time employees who have worked at the video gaming facility, vendor track or related and adjacent facilities for a combined minimum of thirty-five hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who are entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended to other employees with comparable rank and duties. For the purpose of this section "employment goal" shall mean one thou- sand five hundred full-time permanent employees after three years of opening operations of the licensed video gaming facility or licensed vendor track. For the purpose of this section "employment shortfall" shall mean a level of employment that falls below the employment goal, as certified annually by vendor's certified accountants and the chairman of the empire state development corporation. For the purposes of this section "recapture amount" shall mean the difference between the amount of the vendor's fee paid to a vendor track with a qualified capital investment, and the vendor fee otherwise paya- ble to a vendor track pursuant to clause (F) of this subparagraph, that is reimbursable by the vendor track to the division for payment into the state treasury, to the credit of the state lottery fund created by section ninety-two-c of the state finance law, due to an employment shortfall pursuant to the following schedule only for the period of the employment shortfall: (i) one hundred percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the employment goal; (ii) seventy-five percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than thirty-three and one-third percent of the employment goal; (iii) forty-nine and one-half percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than thirty percent of the employment goal; (iv) twenty-two percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than twenty percent of the employment goal; (v) eleven percent of the recapture amount if the employment shortfall is greater than ten percent of the employment goal. (G-1) NOTWITHSTANDING CLAUSE (A) AND (B) OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, WHEN A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY IS LOCATED IN EITHER THE COUNTY OF NASSAU OR SUFFOLK AND IS OPERATED BY A CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION FIVE HUNDRED TWO OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREED- ING LAW AT A RATE OF THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AT THE VENDOR TRACK AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER; (G-2) NOTWITHSTANDING CLAUSE (A) AND (B) OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, WHEN A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILITY IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU ESTAB- LISHED PURSUANT TO A COMPETITIVE PROCESS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (5) OF SECTION SIX THOUSAND SEVENTEEN-A OF THIS ARTICLE AT A RATE OF THIRTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AT THE VENDOR TRACK AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER; (H) notwithstanding clauses (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) and (G) of this subparagraph, the track operator of a vendor track shall be eligi- ble for a vendor's capital award of up to four percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes pursuant to this chapter, which shall be used exclusively for capital project investments to improve the facilities of the vendor track which promote or encourage increased attendance at the video lottery gaming facility
including, but not limited to hotels, other lodging facilities, enter- tainment facilities, retail facilities, dining facilities, events arenas, parking garages and other improvements that enhance facility amenities; provided that such capital investments shall be approved by the division, in consultation with the state racing and wagering board, and that such vendor track demonstrates that such capital expenditures will increase patronage at such vendor track's facilities and increase the amount of revenue generated to support state education programs. The annual amount of such vendor's capital awards that a vendor track shall be eligible to receive shall be limited to two million five hundred thousand dollars, except for Aqueduct racetrack, for which there shall be no vendor's capital awards. Except for tracks having less than one thousand one hundred video gaming machines, each track operator shall be required to co-invest an amount of capital expenditure equal to its cumulative vendor's capital award. For all tracks, except for Aqueduct racetrack, the amount of any vendor's capital award that is not used during any one year period may be carried over into subsequent years ending before April first, two thousand fourteen. Any amount attribut- able to a capital expenditure approved prior to April first, two thou- sand fourteen and completed before April first, two thousand sixteen shall be eligible to receive the vendor's capital award. In the event that a vendor track's capital expenditures, approved by the division prior to April first, two thousand fourteen and completed prior to April first, two thousand sixteen, exceed the vendor track's cumulative capi- tal award during the five year period ending April first, two thousand fourteen, the vendor shall continue to receive the capital award after April first, two thousand fourteen until such approved capital expendi- tures are paid to the vendor track subject to any required co-invest- ment. In no event shall any vendor track that receives a vendor fee pursuant to clause (F) or (G) of this subparagraph be eligible for a vendor's capital award under this section. Any operator of a vendor track which has received a vendor's capital award, choosing to divest the capital improvement toward which the award was applied, prior to the full depreciation of the capital improvement in accordance with general- ly accepted accounting principles, shall reimburse the state in amounts equal to the total of any such awards. Any capital award not approved for a capital expenditure at a video lottery gaming facility by April first, two thousand fourteen shall be deposited into the state lottery fund for education aid; and (I) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, free play allowance credits authorized by the division pursuant to subdivision f of section sixteen hundred seventeen-a of this article shall not be included in the calculation of the total amount wagered on video lottery games, the total amount wagered after payout of prizes, the vendor fees payable to the operators of video lottery facilities, vendor's capital awards, fees payable to the division's video lottery gaming equipment contractors, or racing support payments. (iii) less an additional vendor's marketing allowance at a rate of ten percent for the first one hundred million dollars annually and eight percent thereafter of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after payout for prizes to be used by the vendor track for the marketing and promotion and associated costs of its video lottery gaming oper- ations and pari-mutuel horse racing operations, as long as any such costs associated with pari-mutuel horse racing operations simultaneously encourage increased attendance at such vendor's video lottery gaming facilities, consistent with the customary manner of marketing comparable
operations in the industry and subject to the overall supervision of the division; provided, however, that the additional vendor's marketing allowance shall not exceed eight percent in any year for any operator of a racetrack located in the county of Westchester or Queens; provided, however, a vendor track that receives a vendor fee pursuant to clause (G) of subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph shall not receive the addi- tional vendor's marketing allowance. In establishing the vendor fee, the division shall ensure the maximum lottery support for education while also ensuring the effective implementation of section sixteen hundred seventeen-a of this article through the provision of reasonable reimbursements and compensation to vendor tracks for participation in such program. Within twenty days after any award of lottery prizes, the division shall pay into the state treasury, to the credit of the state lottery fund, the balance of all moneys received from the sale of all tickets for the lottery in which such prizes were awarded remaining after provision for the payment of prizes as herein provided. Any reven- ues derived from the sale of advertising on lottery tickets shall be deposited in the state lottery fund. 2. As consideration for the operation of a video lottery gaming facil- ity, the division, shall cause the investment in the racing industry of a portion of the vendor fee received pursuant to paragraph one of this subdivision in the manner set forth in this subdivision. With the exception of Aqueduct racetrack, each such track shall dedicate a portion of its vendor fees, received pursuant to clause (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), or (G) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph one of this subdivision, solely for the purpose of enhancing purses at such track, in an amount equal to eight and three-quarters percent of the total revenue wagered at the vendor track after pay out for prizes. One percent of such purse enhancement amount shall be paid to the gaming commission to be used exclusively to promote and ensure equine health and safety in New York. Any portion of such funding to the gaming commission unused during a fiscal year shall be returned to the video lottery gaming operators on a pro rata basis in accordance with the amounts originally contributed by each operator and shall be used for the purpose of enhancing purses at such track. In addition, with the exception of Aqueduct racetrack, one and one-quarter percent of total revenue wagered at the vendor track after pay out for prizes, received pursuant to clause (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), or (G) of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph one of this subdivision, shall be distributed to the appropriate breeding fund for the manner of racing conducted by such track. Provided, further, that nothing in this paragraph shall prevent each track from entering into an agreement, not to exceed five years, with the organization authorized to represent its horsemen to increase or decrease the portion of its vendor fee dedicated to enhancing purses at such track during the years of participation by such track, or to race fewer dates than required herein. 3. Nothing in paragraph two of this subdivision shall affect any agreement in effect on or before the effective date of this paragraph, except that the obligation to pay funds to the gaming commission to promote and ensure equine health and safety shall supersede any provision to the contrary in any such agreement. c. 1. The specifications for video lottery gaming, including any joint, multi-jurisdiction, and out-of-state video lottery gaming, shall be designed in such a manner as to pay prizes that average no less than ninety percent of sales.
2. Of the ten percent retained by the division for administrative purposes, any amounts beyond that which are necessary for the operation and administration of this pilot program shall be deposited in the lottery education account. d. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, any successor to the New York Racing Association, Inc. with respect to the operation and maintenance of video lottery gaming at Aqueduct racetrack shall be deemed the successor to the New York Racing Association, Inc. for purposes of being subject to existing contracts and loan agreements, if any, entered into by the New York Racing Association, Inc. directly related to the construction, operation, management and distribution of revenues of the video lottery gaming facility at Aqueduct racetrack. e. The video lottery gaming operator selected to operate a video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct will be subject to a memorandum of understanding between the governor, temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly. Notwithstanding subparagraph (i) of paragraph a of subdivision eight of section two hundred twelve of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, the state, pursuant to an agreement with the video lottery gaming operator to operate a video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct, may authorize, as part of such agreement or in conjunction with such agreement at the time it is executed, additional development at the Aqueduct racing facility. The selection will be made in consultation with the franchised corporation, but is not subject to such corporation's approval. The franchised corpo- ration shall not be eligible to compete to operate or to operate a video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct. The state will use its best efforts to ensure that the video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct is opened as soon as is practicable and will, if practicable, pursue the construction of a temporary video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct subject to staying within an agreed budget for such video lottery termi- nal facility and subject to such temporary facility not having an adverse impact on opening of the permanent facility at Aqueduct. To facilitate the opening of the video lottery gaming facility at Aqueduct as soon as is practicable, the division of the lottery may extend the term of any existing contract related to the video lottery system. f. As consideration for the operation of the video lottery gaming facility at Aqueduct racetrack, the division shall cause the investment in the racing industry of the following percentages of the vendor fee to be deposited or paid, as follows: 1. Six and one-half percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the first year of operation of video lottery gaming at Aque- duct racetrack, seven percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the second year of operation, and seven and one-half percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the third year of opera- tion and thereafter, for the purpose of enhancing purses at Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park racetrack and Saratoga race course. One percent of such purse enhancement amount shall be paid to the gaming commission to be used exclusively to promote and ensure equine health and safety in New York. Any portion of such funding to the gaming commission unused during a fiscal year shall be returned on a pro rata basis in accordance with the amounts originally contributed and shall be used for the purpose of enhancing purses at such tracks. 2. One percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the first year of operation of video lottery gaming at Aqueduct racetrack, one and one-quarter percent of the total wagered after payout of prizes for the second year of operation, and one and one-half percent of the
total wagered after payout of prizes for the third year of operation and thereafter, for an appropriate breeding fund for the manner of racing conducted at Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park racetrack and Saratoga race course. 3. Four percent of the total revenue wagered after payout of prizes to be deposited into an account of the franchised corporation established pursuant to section two hundred six of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law to be used for capital expenditures in maintaining and upgrading Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park racetrack and Saratoga race course. 4. Three percent of the total revenue wagered after payout for prizes to be deposited into an account of the franchised corporation estab- lished pursuant to section two hundred six of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law to be used for general thoroughbred racing operations at Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park racetrack and Saratoga race course. 5. Paragraphs one, two, three and four of this subdivision shall be known collectively as the "racing support payments". (F-2) AS CONSIDERATION FOR OPERATION OF A VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING FACILI- TY LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF NASSAU ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO A COMPETITIVE PROCESS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (5) OF SECTION SIX THOUSAND SEVENTEEN A OF THIS ARTICLE, THE DIVISION SHALL CAUSE THE IN THE RACING INDUSTRY OF THE FOLLOWING PERCENTAGES OF THE VENDOR FEE TO BE DEPOSITED OR PAID AS FOLLOWS: (1) TWO AND THREE TENTHS PERCENT OF THE TOTAL WAGERED AFTER PAYOUT OF PRIZES FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING PURSES AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY AMOUNT THAT IS IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN PURSE SUPPORT FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE AT THE SAME LEVEL REALIZED IN IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SHALL BE INSTEAD BE RETURNED TO THE COMMISSION. (2) FIVE TENTHS PERCENT OF THE TOTAL WAGERED AFTER PAYOUT OF PRIZES FOR THE APPROPRIATE BREEDING FUND FOR THE MANNER OF RACING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY AMOUNT THAT IS IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN PAYMENTS FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK AT THE SAME LEVEL REALIZED IN IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SHALL BE INSTEAD BE RETURNED TO THE COMMISSION. (3) ONE AND THREE TENTHS PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AFTER PAYOUT OF PRIZES TO BE DEPOSITED INTO AN ACCOUNT OF THE FRANCHISED CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW TO BE USED FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURES IN MAINTAINING AND UPGRADING AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY AMOUNT THAT IS IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN PAYMENTS FOR CAPITAL EXPENDITURES FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK AT THE SAME LEVEL REALIZED IN IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNU- ALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SHALL BE INSTEAD BE RETURNED TO THE COMMISSION.
(4) NINE TENTHS PERCENT OF THE TOTAL REVENUE WAGERED AFTER PAYOUT FOR PRIZES TO BE DEPOSITED INTO AN ACCOUNT OF THE FRANCHISED CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED SIX OF THE RACING, PARI-MU- TUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW TO BE USED FOR GENERAL THOROUGHBRED RACING OPERATIONS AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK, BELMONT PARK RACETRACK AND SARATOGA RACE COURSE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY AMOUNT THAT IS IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN PAYMENTS FOR GENERAL THOROUGHBRED RACING OPERATIONS FROM VIDEO LOTTERY GAMING AT AQUEDUCT RACETRACK AT THE SAME LEVEL REALIZED IN IN TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, TO BE ADJUSTED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS, AS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, SHALL BE INSTEAD BE RETURNED TO THE COMMISSION. g. In the event the state elects to construct a video lottery terminal facility at the Aqueduct racetrack, all video lottery terminal revenues payable to the video lottery gaming operator at the Aqueduct racetrack remaining after payment of the racing support payments shall first be used to repay the state's advances for (i) confirmation of the chapter eleven plan of reorganization and cash advances for the franchised corporation's operations following confirmation of the chapter eleven plan of reorganization and (ii) the amount expended by the state to construct such video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct racetrack pursuant to an agreement with the state. Subparagraphs (i) and (ii) of this paragraph shall be defined as the state advance amount and the amounts payable to the division of the lottery. h. In no circumstance shall net proceeds of the lottery, including the proceeds from video lottery gaming, be used for the payment of non-lot- tery expenses of the gaming commission, administrative or otherwise. S 43. Section 1001 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as added by chapter 363 of the laws of 1984, subdivisions n, o and p as added by chapter 445 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: S 1001. Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings: a. "Simulcast" means the telecast of live audio and visual signals of running, harness or quarter horse races [conducted in the state] for the purposes of pari-mutuel wagering; b. "Track" means the grounds or enclosures within which horse races are conducted by any person, association or corporation lawfully author- ized to conduct such races in accordance with the terms and conditions of this chapter OR THE LAWS OF ANOTHER JURISDICTION; c. "Sending track" means any track from which simulcasts originate; d. "Receiving track" means any track where simulcasts originated from another track are displayed; e. "Applicant" means any association [or], corporation OR BUSINESS ENTITY applying for a simulcast license in accordance with the provisions of this article; f. "Operator" means any association [or], corporation OR BUSINESS ENTITY operating a simulcast facility in accordance with the provisions of this article; g. "Regional track or tracks" means any or all tracks located within a region defined as an off-track betting region, except that for the purposes of section one thousand eight of this article any track located in New York city, or Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties, shall be deemed a regional track for all regions located in district one, as defined in this section;
h. "[The board]COMMISSION" means the state [racing and wagering board] GAMING COMMISSION; i. "Branch office" means an establishment maintained and operated by an off-track betting corporation, where off-track pari-mutuel betting on horse races may be placed in accordance with the terms and conditions of this chapter and rules and regulations issued pursuant thereto; j. "Simulcast facility" means those facilities within the state that are authorized pursuant to the provisions of this article to display simulcasts for pari-mutuel wagering purposes; k. "Off-track betting region" means those regions as defined in section five hundred nineteen of this chapter; l. "Simulcast theater" means a simulcast facility which is also a public entertainment and wagering facility, and which may include any or all of the following: a large screen television projection and display unit, a display system for odds, pools, and payout prices, areas for viewing and seating, a food and beverage facility, and any other conven- ience currently provided at racetracks and not inconsistent with local zoning ordinances; m. "Simulcast districts" means one or more of the following named districts comprised of the counties within which pari-mutuel racing events are conducted as follows: District 1 New York City, Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester counties District 2 Sullivan county District 3 Saratoga county District 4 Oneida county District 5 Erie, Genesee and Ontario counties n. "Initial out-of-state thoroughbred track" means the track commenc- ing full-card simulcasting to New York prior to any other out-of-state thoroughbred track after 1:00 PM on any calendar day. o. "Second out-of-state thoroughbred track" means the track (or subse- quent track or tracks where otherwise authorized by this article) conducting full-card simulcasting to New York after the race program from the initial out-of-state thoroughbred track that has commenced simulcasting on any calendar day. p. "Mixed meeting" means a race meeting which has a combination of thoroughbred, quarter horse, Appaloosa, paint, and/or Arabian racing on the same race program. Q. "ACCOUNT WAGERING" MEANS A FORM OF PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING IN WHICH A PERSON ESTABLISHES AN ACCOUNT WITH AN ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE AND SUBSEQUENTLY COMMUNICATES VIA TELEPHONE OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEDIA TO THE ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE WAGERING INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING THE FUNDS IN SUCH PERSON'S ACCOUNT AND WAGERS TO BE PLACED ON THE ACCOUNT OWNER'S BEHALF. R. "ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE" MEANS RACING ASSOCIATIONS, AND CORPO- RATIONS; FRANCHISED CORPORATIONS, OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS, AND COMMISSION APPROVED MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS THAT HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE COMMISSION TO OFFER ACCOUNT WAGERING. S. "DORMANT ACCOUNT" MEANS AN ACCOUNT WAGERING ACCOUNT HELD BY AN ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE IN WHICH THERE HAS BEEN NO WAGERING ACTIVITY FOR THREE YEARS. T. "MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDER" MEANS A BUSINESS ENTITY DOMICILED IN A JURISDICTION, OTHER THAN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, THAT DOES NOT OPERATE EITHER A SIMULCAST FACILITY THAT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR A LICENSED OR FRANCHISED RACE- TRACK WITHIN THE STATE, BUT WHICH IS LICENSED BY SUCH OTHER JURISDICTION
TO OFFER PARI-MUTUEL ACCOUNT WAGERING ON RACES SUCH PROVIDER SIMULCASTS AND OTHER RACES IT OFFERS IN ITS WAGERING MENU TO PERSONS LOCATED IN OR OUT OF THE JURISDICTION ISSUING SUCH LICENSE. S 44. Section 1002 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as added by chapter 363 of the laws of 1984, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 18 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: S 1002. General jurisdiction. 1. The [state racing and wagering board] COMMISSION shall have general jurisdiction over the simulcasting of horse races AND ACCOUNT WAGERING within the state, and the [board] COMMISSION may issue rules and regulations in accordance with the provisions of this article. 2. The [board] COMMISSION shall annually submit reports on or before July first following each year in which simulcasting AND ACCOUNT WAGER- ING is conducted to the director of the budget, the chairman of the senate finance committee and the chairman of the assembly ways and means committee evaluating the results of such simulcasts AND ACCOUNT WAGERING on the compatibility with the well-being of the horse racing, breeding and pari-mutuel wagering industries in this state and make any recommen- dations it deems appropriate. Such reports may be submitted together with the reports required by subdivision two of section two hundred thirty-six and subparagraph (iii) of paragraph a and subparagraph (i) of paragraph b of subdivision one of section three hundred eighteen of this chapter. S 45. Section 1003 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as added by chapter 363 of the laws of 1984, subdivision 1 as sepa- rately amended by chapters 2 and 70 of the laws of 1995, paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 as amended by section 1 of part U of chapter 59 of the laws of 2013, the opening paragraph of paragraph a of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 538 of the laws of 1999 and subdivision 5 as amended by chapter 287 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: S 1003. Licenses for simulcast facilities. 1. (a) Any racing associ- ation or corporation or regional off-track betting corporation, author- ized to conduct pari-mutuel wagering under this chapter, desiring to display the simulcast of horse races on which pari-mutuel betting shall be permitted in the manner and subject to the conditions provided for in this article may apply to the [board] COMMISSION for a license so to do. Applications for licenses shall be in such form as may be prescribed by the [board] COMMISSION and shall contain such information or other mate- rial or evidence as the [board] COMMISSION may require. No license shall be issued by the [board] COMMISSION authorizing the simulcast trans- mission of thoroughbred races from a track located in Suffolk county. The fee for such licenses shall be five hundred dollars per simulcast facility AND FOR ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEES THAT DO NOT OPERATE EITHER A SIMULCAST FACILITY THAT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR A LICENSED RACETRACK WITHIN THE STATE, TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS per year payable by the licensee to the [board] COMMISSION for deposit into the general fund. Except as provided [herein] IN THIS SECTION, the [board] COMMISSION shall not approve any application to conduct simul- casting into individual or group residences, homes or other areas for the purposes of or in connection with pari-mutuel wagering. The board may approve simulcasting into residences, homes or other areas to be conducted jointly by one or more regional off-track betting corporations and one or more of the following: a franchised corporation, thoroughbred racing corporation or a harness racing corporation or association; provided (i) the simulcasting consists only of those races on which
pari-mutuel betting is authorized by this chapter at one or more simul- cast facilities for each of the contracting off-track betting corpo- rations which shall include wagers made in accordance with section one thousand fifteen, one thousand sixteen and one thousand seventeen of this article; provided further that the contract provisions or other simulcast arrangements for such simulcast facility shall be no less favorable than those in effect on January first, two thousand five; (ii) that each off-track betting corporation having within its geographic boundaries such residences, homes or other areas technically capable of receiving the simulcast signal shall be a contracting party; (iii) the distribution of revenues shall be subject to contractual agreement of the parties except that statutory payments to non-contracting parties, if any, may not be reduced; provided, however, that nothing herein to the contrary shall prevent a track from televising its races on an irregular basis primarily for promotional or marketing purposes as found by the board. For purposes of this paragraph, the provisions of section one thousand thirteen of this article shall not apply. Any agreement authorizing an in-home simulcasting experiment commencing prior to May fifteenth, nineteen hundred ninety-five, may, and all its terms, be extended until June thirtieth, two thousand fourteen; provided, however, that any party to such agreement may elect to terminate such agreement upon conveying written notice to all other parties of such agreement at least forty-five days prior to the effective date of the termination, via registered mail. Any party to an agreement receiving such notice of an intent to terminate, may request the board to mediate between the parties new terms and conditions in a replacement agreement between the parties as will permit continuation of an in-home experiment until June thirtieth, two thousand fourteen; and (iv) no in-home simulcasting in the thoroughbred special betting district shall occur without the approval of the regional thoroughbred track. (b) Any agreement authorizing in-home simulcasting pursuant to this section shall be in writing, and upon written request, a copy shall be provided to the representative horsemen's group of the racing associ- ation or corporation that is party to said agreement. Such agreement shall include a categorical statement of new and incremental expenses directly related and attributable to the conduct of in-home simulcast- ing. The representative horsemen's group may, within thirty days of receiving the agreement, petition the board for a determination as to the appropriateness and reasonableness of any expenses attributed by either the racing association or corporation or the off-track betting corporation. 2. Before it may grant such license, the [board] COMMISSION shall review and approve a plan of operation submitted by such applicant including, but not limited to the following information: a. A feasibility study denoting the revenue earnings expected from the simulcast facility and the costs expected to operate such facility. No feasibility study shall be received for a simulcast facility that is applying to renew its license. The form of the feasibility study shall be prescribed by the [board] COMMISSION and may include: (i) the number of simulcast races to be displayed; (ii) the types of wagering to be offered; (iii) the level of attendance expected and the area from which such attendance will be drawn; (iv) the level of anticipated wagering activity; (v) the source and amount of revenues expected from other than pari- mutuel wagering;
(vi) the cost of operating the simulcast facility and the identifica- tion of costs to be amortized and the method of amortization of such costs; (vii) the amount and source of revenues needed for financing the simulcast facility; (viii) the probable impact of the proposed operation on revenues to local government; b. The security measures to be employed to protect the facility, to control crowds, to safeguard the transmission of the simulcast signals and to control the transmission of wagering data to effectuate common wagering pools; c. The type of data processing, communication and transmission equip- ment to be utilized; d. The description of the management groups responsible for the opera- tion of the simulcast facility; e. The system of accounts to maintain a separate record of revenues collected by the simulcast facility, the distribution of such revenues and the accounting of costs relative to the simulcast operation; f. The location of the facility and a written confirmation from appro- priate local officials that the location of such facility and the number of patrons expected to occupy such facility are in compliance with all applicable local ordinances; g. The written agreements and letters of consent between specified parties pursuant to sections one thousand seven, one thousand eight and one thousand nine of this article. 3. Within forty-five days of receipt of the plan of operation provided in subdivision two of this section, the [board] COMMISSION shall issue an order approving the plan, approving it with modifications or denying approval, in which latter case the [board] COMMISSION shall state its reasons therefor. Within such period the [board] COMMISSION may request additional information or suggest amendments. If the [board] COMMISSION fails to approve the plan, the applicant may request a public hearing to be held within thirty days of the issuance of an order denying it. The [board] COMMISSION shall issue its final determination within ten days of such hearing. The applicant may submit an amended application no sooner than thirty days after a denial. 4. No racing association, FRANCHISED CORPORATION or corporation or regional off-track betting corporation shall be allowed to operate a simulcast facility except according to the provisions of an approved plan of operation. No change in such plan of operation may occur until an amendment proposing a change to the plan is approved by the [board] COMMISSION. A plan of operation may be amended from time to time at the request of either the operator or the [board] COMMISSION. The operator shall have the right to be heard concerning any amendment to the plan and the [board] COMMISSION shall dispose of such proposed amendments as expeditiously as practicable, but no later than thirty days following submission by the operator or, in the case of amendments proposed by the [board] COMMISSION, objection by the operator. 5. For the purpose of maintaining proper control over simulcasts conducted pursuant to this article, the [state racing and wagering board] COMMISSION shall license any person, association or corporation participating in simulcasting, as the [board] COMMISSION may by rule prescribe, including, if the [board] COMMISSION deem it necessary so to do, any or all persons, associations or corporations who create, distribute, transmit or display simulcast signals. In the case of thoroughbred racing simulcasting or harness racing simulcasting, such
licenses shall be issued in accordance with and subject to the provisions governing licenses for participants and employees in article two or article three of this chapter as may be applicable to such type of racing. S 46. Section 1012 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as amended by chapter 18 of the laws of 2008, subdivision 4-b as added by chapter 402 of the laws of 2011 and subdivision 5 as amended by section 10 of part U of chapter 59 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows: S 1012. [Telephone accounts and telephone] ACCOUNT wagering. [Any regional off-track betting corporation, and any franchised corporation, harness, thoroughbred, quarter horse racing association or corporation licensed to conduct pari-mutuel racing may maintain telephone betting accounts for wagers placed on races and special events offered by such corporation or association.] RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPORATIONS, FRAN- CHISED CORPORATIONS, OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS AND MULTI-JURISDIC- TIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS MAY APPLY TO THE COMMISSION TO BE LICENSED TO OFFER ACCOUNT WAGERING. 1. RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPORATIONS, FRANCHISED CORPORATIONS, OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS AND MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS MAY FORM PARTNERSHIPS, JOINT VENTURES, OR ANY OTHER AFFIL- IATIONS OR CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENT IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION. MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS INVOLVED IN SUCH JOINT AFFILIATIONS OR CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS SHALL FOLLOW THE SAME DISTRIBUTIONAL POLICY WITH RESPECT TO RETAINED COMMISSIONS AS THEIR IN-STATE AFFILIATE OR CONTRACTUAL PARTNER. 2. THE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO LICENSE AND REGULATE ALL PHASES OF ACCOUNT WAGERING. 3. THE COMMISSION SHALL SPECIFY A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE WHICH SHALL BE PAID BY EACH APPLICANT FOR AN ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSE OR RENEWAL THEREOF. 4. ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEES SHALL UTILIZE PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS AND SUCH OTHER TECHNOLOGIES AS THE COMMISSION MAY SPECIFY TO ASSURE THAT ONLY THE ACCOUNT HOLDER HAS ACCESS TO THE ADVANCE DEPOSIT WAGERING ACCOUNT. 5. ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEES SHALL PROVIDE FOR: A. WITHDRAWALS FROM THE WAGERING ACCOUNT ONLY BY MEANS OF A CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO THE ACCOUNT HOLDER AND SENT TO THE ADDRESS OF THE ACCOUNT HOLDER OR BY MEANS OF AN ELECTRONIC TRANSFER TO AN ACCOUNT HELD BY THE VERIFIED ACCOUNT HOLDER OR B. THAT THE ACCOUNT HOLDER MAY WITHDRAW FUNDS FROM THE WAGER- ING ACCOUNT AT A FACILITY APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION BY PRESENTING VERI- FIABLE PERSONAL AND ACCOUNT IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION. 6. ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEES MAY ENGAGE IN INTERSTATE WAGERING TRANS- ACTIONS ONLY WHERE THERE IS COMPLIANCE WITH CHAPTER FIFTY-SEVEN OF TITLE FIFTEEN OF THE UNITED STATES CODE, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE "INTER- STATE HORSE RACING ACT". 7. THE ACCOUNT HOLDER'S DEPOSITS TO THE WAGERING ACCOUNT SHALL BE SUBMITTED BY THE ACCOUNT HOLDER TO THE ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE AND SHALL BE IN THE FORM OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: A. CASH GIVEN TO THE ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE; B. CHECK, MONEY ORDER, NEGOTIABLE ORDER OF WITHDRAWAL, OR WIRE OR ELECTRONIC TRANSFER, PAYABLE AND REMITTED TO THE ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE; OR C. CHARGES MADE TO AN ACCOUNT HOLDER'S DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD UPON THE ACCOUNT HOLDER'S DIRECT AND PERSONAL INSTRUCTION, WHICH INSTRUCTION MAY BE GIVEN BY TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS TO THE ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE OR ITS AGENT
BY THE ACCOUNT HOLDER IF THE USE OF THE CARD HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE. 8. A. EACH WAGER SHALL BE IN THE NAME OF A NATURAL PERSON AND SHALL NOT BE IN THE NAME OF ANY BENEFICIARY, CUSTODIAN, JOINT TRUST, CORPO- RATION, PARTNERSHIP OR OTHER ORGANIZATION OR ENTITY. B. A WAGERING ACCOUNT MAY BE ESTABLISHED BY A PERSON COMPLETING AN APPLICATION FORM APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION AND SUBMITTING IT TOGETHER WITH A CERTIFICATION, OR OTHER PROOF, OF AGE AND RESIDENCY. SUCH FORM SHALL INCLUDE THE ADDRESS OF THE PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE OF THE PROSPECTIVE ACCOUNT HOLDER AND A STATEMENT THAT A FALSE STATEMENT MADE IN REGARD TO AN APPLICATION MAY SUBJECT THE APPLICANT TO PROSECUTION. C. THE PROSPECTIVE ACCOUNT HOLDER SHALL SUBMIT THE COMPLETED APPLICA- TION TO THE ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE. THE ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE MAY ACCEPT OR REJECT AN APPLICATION AFTER RECEIPT AND REVIEW OF THE APPLICA- TION AND CERTIFICATION, OR OTHER PROOF, OF AGE AND RESIDENCY FOR COMPLI- ANCE WITH THIS SECTION. D. NO PERSON OTHER THAN THE PERSON IN WHOSE NAME AN ACCOUNT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED MAY ISSUE WAGERING INSTRUCTIONS RELATING TO THAT ACCOUNT OR OTHERWISE ENGAGE IN WAGERING TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO THAT ACCOUNT. 9. A WAGERING ACCOUNT SHALL NOT BE ASSIGNABLE OR OTHERWISE TRANSFERA- BLE. 10. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE OR IN REGULATIONS WHICH THE COMMISSION MAY ADOPT PURSUANT THERETO, ALL ACCOUNT WAGERS SHALL BE FINAL AND NO WAGER SHALL BE CANCELED BY THE ACCOUNT HOLDER AT ANY TIME AFTER THE WAGER HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE. 11. DORMANT ACCOUNTS SHALL BE TREATED AS ABANDONED PROPERTY PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED OF THE ABANDONED PROPERTY LAW. 12. ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS MUST POSSESS APPROPRIATE TOTALIZATOR AND ACCOUNTING CONTROLS THAT WILL SAFEGUARD THE TRANSMISSION OF WAGERING DATA AND WILL KEEP A SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTS WHICH WILL MAINTAIN A SEPARATE RECORD OF REVENUES AND AN ACCOUNTING OF COSTS RELATIVE TO THE OPERATION OF THE WAGERING PROVIDER. 13. WAGERS PLACED WITH THE ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS SHALL RESULT IN THE COMBINATION OF ALL WAGERS PLACED WITH SUCH PROVIDER WITH THE WAGER- ING POOLS AT THE HOST TRACK SO AS TO PRODUCE COMMON PARI-MUTUEL BETTING POOLS FOR THE CALCULATION OF ODDS AND THE DETERMINATION OF PAYOUTS FROM SUCH POOLS, WHICH PAYOUT SHALL BE THE SAME FOR ALL WINNING TICKETS, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER A WAGER IS PLACED AT A HOST TRACK OR AT AN ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDER. 14. Any [regional off-track betting corporation and any franchised corporation, harness, thoroughbred, quarter horse racing association or corporation licensed to conduct pari-mutuel racing] ACCOUNT WAGERING LICENSEE may require a minimum account balance in an amount to be deter- mined by such entity. [2.] 15. a. Any regional off-track betting corporation may suspend collection of the surcharge imposed under section five hundred thirty- two of this chapter on winning wagers placed in [telephone] WAGERING accounts maintained by such regional corporation. b. In a city of one million or more any regional off-track betting corporation, with the approval of the mayor of such city, may suspend collection of the surcharge imposed under section five hundred thirty- two of this chapter in winning wagers placed in [telephone] WAGERING accounts maintained by such regional corporation. [3. Any telephone account maintained by a regional off-track betting corporation, franchised corporation, harness, thoroughbred, quarter
horse association or corporation, with inactivity for a period of three years shall be forfeited and paid to the commissioner of taxation and finance. Such amounts when collected shall be paid by the commissioner of taxation and finance into the general fund of the state treasury. 4.]
16. The maintenance and operation of such [telephone] WAGERING accounts provided for in this section shall be subject to rules and regulations of the [state racing and wagering board] COMMISSION. The [board] COMMISSION shall include in such regulation a requirement that [telephone] WAGERING account information pertaining to surcharge and nonsurcharge [telephone] WAGERING accounts shall be separately reported. [4-a.] 17. For the purposes of this section, "telephone [betting] WAGERING accounts" [and "telephone wagering"] shall mean and include all those wagers which utilize any wired or wireless communications device, including but not limited to wireline telephones, wireless telephones[,] and the internet[,] to transmit the placement of wagers on races and special events offered by any regional off-track betting corporation, and any harness, thoroughbred, quarter horse racing association or corporation licensed or franchised to conduct pari-mutuel racing in [New York] THIS state. [4-b.] 18. Every racing association, off-track betting corporation, franchised corporation, harness, thoroughbred, quarter horse racing association or corporation or other entity licensed OR FRANCHISED in this state to conduct pari-mutuel racing and wagering, or authorized to conduct races within the state, which operates [an account] A wagering [platform] ACCOUNT for the acceptance of wagers, shall locate the call center where such wagers are received within the state of New York. [5. The provisions of this section shall expire and be of no further force and effect after June thirtieth, two thousand fourteen.] S 47. The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended by adding a new section 1012-a to read as follows: S 1012-A. MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS. A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDER SHALL ONLY BE LICENSED UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1. THE MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDER IS LICENSED BY THE STATE IN WHICH IT IS LOCATED AND, IF REQUIRED, BY EACH STATE IN WHICH IT OPERATES; 2. THE CHARACTER AND THE BACKGROUND OF THE MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDER IS SUCH THAT GRANTING THE APPLICATIONS FOR A LICENSE IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND THE BEST INTEREST OF HONEST HORSE RACING; 3. THE MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDER SHALL UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF AN INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY TO PERFORM IDENTITY AND VERIFICATION SERVICES WITH RESPECT TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WAGERING ACCOUNTS FOR PERSONS WHO ARE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; 4. THE COMMISSION SHALL BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO THE PREMISES OF THE MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDER TO VISIT, INVESTIGATE AND, PLACE SUCH EXPERT ACCOUNTANTS AND OTHER PERSONS IT DEEMS NECESSARY FOR THE PURPOSE OF INSURING COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION; 5. IF NOT ALREADY REGISTERED, THE MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGER- ING PROVIDER SHALL AGREE PROMPTLY TO TAKE THOSE STEPS NECESSARY TO QUAL- IFY TO DO BUSINESS IN NEW YORK STATE, AND TO MAINTAIN SUCH STATUS IN GOOD STANDING THROUGHOUT THE LICENSE PERIOD; 6. MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS SHALL PAY A MARKET ORIGIN FEE EQUAL TO FIVE PER CENTUM ON EACH WAGER ACCEPTED FROM NEW YORK RESIDENTS. MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS SHALL MAKE
THE REQUIRED PAYMENTS TO THE MARKET ORIGIN ACCOUNT ON OR BEFORE THE FIFTH BUSINESS DAY OF EACH MONTH AND SUCH REQUIRED PAYMENTS SHALL COVER PAYMENTS DUE FOR THE PERIOD OF THE PRECEDING CALENDAR MONTH; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH PAYMENTS REQUIRED TO BE MADE ON APRIL FIFTEENTH SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A REPORT UNDER OATH, SHOWING THE TOTAL OF ALL SUCH PAYMENTS, TOGETHER WITH SUCH OTHER INFORMATION AS THE COMMISSION MAY REQUIRE. A PENALTY OF FIVE PER CENTUM AND INTEREST AT THE RATE OF ONE PER CENTUM PER MONTH FROM THE DATE THE REPORT IS REQUIRED TO BE FILED TO THE DATE THE PAYMENT SHALL BE PAYABLE IN CASE ANY PAYMENTS REQUIRED BY THIS SUBDIVISION ARE PAID WHEN DUE. IF THE COMMISSION DETERMINES THAT ANY MONEYS RECEIVED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION WERE PAID IN ERROR, THE COMMISSION MAY CAUSE THE SAME TO BE REFUNDED WITHOUT INTEREST OUT OF ANY MONEYS COLLECTED THEREUNDER, PROVIDED AN APPLICATION THEREFOR IS FILED WITH THE COMMISSION WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM THE TIME THE ERRONEOUS PAYMENT WAS MADE. THE COMMISSION SHALL PAY INTO THE RACING REGULATION ACCOUNT, UNDER THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE COMMISSION, THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE FEE COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. S 48. Subdivision 2 of section 1017 of the racing, pari-mutuel wager- ing and breeding law, as amended by chapter 18 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 2. a. Maintenance of effort. Any off-track betting corporation which engages in accepting wagers on the simulcasts of thoroughbred races from out-of-state or out-of-country as permitted under subdivision one of this section shall submit to the [board] COMMISSION, for its approval, a schedule of payments to be made in any year or portion thereof, that such off-track corporation engages in nighttime thoroughbred simulcast- ing. In order to be approved by the [board] COMMISSION, the payment schedule shall be identical to the actual payments and distributions of such payments to tracks and purses made by such off-track corporation pursuant to the provisions of section one thousand fifteen of this arti- cle during the year two thousand two, as derived from out-of-state harness races displayed after 6:00 P.M. If approved by the [board] COMMISSION, such scheduled payments shall be made from revenues derived from any simulcasting conducted pursuant to this section and section one thousand fifteen of this article. b. Additional payments. During each calendar year, to the extent, and at such time in the event, that aggregate statewide wagering handle after 7Labor P.M. on out-of-state and out-of-country thoroughbred races exceeds one hundred million dollars, each off-track betting corporation conducting such simulcasting shall pay to its regional harness track or tracks, an amount equal to two percent of its proportionate share of such excess handle. In any region where there are two or more regional harness tracks, such two percent shall be divided between or among the tracks in a proportion equal to the proportion of handle on live harness races conducted at such tracks during the preceding calendar year. Fifty percent of the sum received by each track pursuant to this paragraph shall be used exclusively for increasing purses, stakes and prizes at that regional harness track. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING WHETHER SUCH AGGREGATE STATEWIDE HANDLE EXCEEDS ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS, ALL WAGERING ON SUCH THOROUGHBRED RACES ACCEPTED BY LICENSED MULTI-JURISDIC- TIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS FROM CUSTOMERS WITHIN NEW YORK STATE SHALL BE EXCLUDED. S 49. Section 503 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended by adding a new subdivision 12-a to read as follows: 12-A. TO ENTER INTO, AMEND, CANCEL AND TERMINATE AGREEMENTS FOR THE PERFORMANCE AMONG THEMSELVES, LICENSED RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPO-
RATIONS, AND MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL ACCOUNT WAGERING PROVIDERS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE THOUSAND ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, OF THEIR RESPECTIVE FUNC- TIONS, POWERS AND DUTIES ON A COOPERATIVE OR CONTRACT BASIS. S 50. The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended by adding a new section 115-b to read as follows: S 115-B. MARKET ORIGIN CREDITS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPORATIONS, FRAN- CHISED CORPORATIONS, AND OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS THAT MAKES A PAYMENT OF THE REGULATORY FEES IMPOSED BY THIS CHAPTER MAY REDUCE SUCH PAYMENT BY AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE MARKET ORIGIN CREDIT ALLOCATED TO SUCH RACING ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION, FRANCHISED CORPORATION, OR OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATION BY THE COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION SHALL ALLOCATE CREDITS IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO NINETY PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT RECEIVED FROM THE MARKET ORIGIN FEE PAID PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND TWELVE-A OF THIS CHAPTER FOR THE PERIOD FROM THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF THE PRECEDING MONTH THROUGH THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF THE CURRENT MONTH. THE COMMISSION SHALL NOTIFY PARTICIPANTS OF ALLOCATIONS ON OR BEFORE THE TWENTIETH DAY OF THE CURRENT MONTH. 2. THE COMMISSION SHALL ALLOCATE CREDITS TO RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPORATIONS, FRANCHISED CORPORATIONS, AND OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPO- RATIONS IN THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS: A. FORTY PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT RECEIVED FROM THE MARKET ORIGIN FEE PAID PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND TWELVE-A OF THIS CHAPTER TO REGIONAL OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS. ALLOCATIONS TO INDIVIDUAL REGIONAL OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS SHALL BE MADE BASED ON A RATIO WHERE THE NUMERATOR IS THE REGIONAL CORPORATION'S TOTAL IN-STATE HANDLE FOR THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR AS CALCULATED BY THE COMMISSION AND THE DENOMINATOR IS THE TOTAL IN-STATE HANDLE OF ALL THE REGIONAL OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATIONS FOR THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR AS CALCULATED BY THE COMMISSION; B. FIFTY PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT RECEIVED FROM THE MARKET ORIGIN FEE PAID PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND TWELVE-A OF THIS CHAPTER TO THE RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPORATIONS AND FRANCHISED CORPORATIONS. ALLOCATIONS TO INDIVIDUAL RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPO- RATIONS AND FRANCHISED CORPORATIONS SHALL BE MADE AS FOLLOWS: (I) SIXTY PERCENT TO THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND FRANCHISED CORPORATIONS. FIVE-SIXTHS SHALL BE ALLOCATED TO A FRANCHISED CORPO- RATION AND ONE-SIXTH SHALL BE ALLOCATED TO A THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSOCI- ATION. (II) FORTY PERCENT TO HARNESS RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPORATIONS. ALLOCATIONS TO INDIVIDUAL HARNESS RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPORATIONS SHALL BE MADE BASED ON A RATIO WHERE THE NUMERATOR IS THE ASSOCIATION'S OR CORPORATION'S TOTAL IN-STATE HANDLE ON LIVE RACING FOR THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR AS CALCULATED BY THE COMMISSION AND THE DENOMINATOR IS THE TOTAL IN-STATE ON LIVE HANDLE FOR ALL HARNESS RACING ASSOCIATIONS AND CORPORATIONS FOR THE PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR AS CALCULATED BY THE COMMIS- SION. 3. AS A CONDITION FOR ANY RACING ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION OR FRAN- CHISED CORPORATION TO CLAIM ANY MARKET ORIGIN CREDITS ALLOCATED TO IT, SUCH RACING ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION OR FRANCHISED CORPORATION MUST MAKE PAYMENTS FOR MONEYS OTHERWISE TO BE USED TO PAY THE REGULATORY FEE AS FOLLOWS: (I) PAYMENT OF AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO FORTY PERCENT OF THE ALLOCATED CRED- ITS INTO AN ACCOUNT USED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING PURSES AT SUCH RACING ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION OR FRANCHISED CORPORATION. SUCH PAYMENT SHALL BE MADE WITHIN FIVE DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF NOTIFICATION OF
AN ALLOCATION BY THE COMMISSION OF AN ALLOCATION OF MARKET ORIGIN CRED- ITS; (II) PAYMENT OF AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO TWENTY PERCENT OF THE ALLOCATED CREDITS TO THE STATE'S BREEDING FUNDS. SIXTY PERCENT OF THE PAYMENTS TO THE BREEDING FUNDS SHALL BE ALLOCATED TO THE NEW YORK STATE THOROUGHBRED BREEDING AND DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATION ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, AND FORTY PERCENT TO THE AGRICULTURE AND NEW YORK STATE HORSE BREEDING DEVELOPMENT FUND ESTAB- LISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS CHAPTER. SUCH PAYMENT SHALL BE MADE WITHIN FIVE DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF NOTIFICATION OF AN ALLOCATION BY THE COMMISSION OF AN ALLOCATION OF MARKET ORIGIN CRED- ITS. 4. THE COMMISSION SHALL PROMULGATE ANY RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE MARKET ORIGIN CREDIT. S 51. Section 99-i of the state finance law, as added by section 26 of part F3 of chapter 62 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as follows: S 99-i. Racing regulation account. 1. There is hereby established in the joint custody of the comptroller and the [racing and wagering board] GAMING COMMISSION a special revenue fund to be known as the "racing regulation account". 2. The racing [revenue] REGULATION account shall consist of all money received by the [board] COMMISSION as regulatory fees AND MARKET ORIGIN FEES pursuant to the provisions of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law. 3. Moneys of this account shall be available to the [board] COMMISSION to pay for the costs of carrying out the purposes of the racing, pari- mutuel wagering and breeding law; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO FIVE PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT RECEIVED BY THE ACCOUNT FROM THE MARKET ORIGIN FEE IMPOSED BY SUBDIVISION SIX OF SECTION ONE THOUSAND TWELVE-A OF THE RACING, PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING AND BREEDING LAW SHALL BE TRANS- FERRED TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE AND THE DEPART- MENT SHALL DEEM THIS TRANSFER AS A PAYMENT OF A PARI-MUTUEL TAX. 4. All payments from the fund shall be made on the audit and warrant of the comptroller. (f) Sections forth through forty-eight of this act shall take effect January 1, 2014; except that the New York state gaming commission may accept and review applications for licenses for account wagering and for multi-jurisdictional account wagering providers commencing on October 1, 2013. S 52. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that: (a) sections one, two, five, nine, ten, twenty-seven and thirty-one of this act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the date upon which the people shall approve and ratify amendments to subdi- vision 1 of section 9 of article I of the constitution by a majority of the electors voting thereon relating to casino gambling in the state; (b) sections six, seven, fourteen and sixteen of this act shall take effect on the same date as the agreement between the Oneida Nation of New York and the state of New York entered into on the sixteenth day of May, 2013 takes effect; provided, further, that the amendments to subdi- vision 2 of section 99-h of the state finance law made by section six of this act shall take effect on the same date as the reversion of such section as provided in section 2 of chapter 747 of the laws of 2006, as amended; provided, further, that the amendments to subdivision 3 of section 99-h of the state finance law made by section seven of this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such subdivision as
provided in section 3 of part W of chapter 60 of the laws of 2011, as amended when upon such date the provisions of section seven-a of this act shall take effect; provided, further, that the amendments to subdi- vision 3 of section 99-h of the state finance law made by section seven-a of this act shall be subject to the the expiration and reversion of such section as provided in section 2 of chapter 747 of the laws of 2006, as amended when upon such date the provisions of section eight of this act shall take effect; provided, further, however, that the amend- ment to section 99-h of the state finance law made by section nine of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be deemed repealed therewith; provided, further, that the state gaming commission shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the occurrence of such agreement between the Oneida Nation and the state of New York becoming effective in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effecting the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law; (c) section 1368 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as added by section two of this act, shall take effect upon a change in federal law authorizing the activity permitted by such section or upon a ruling by a court of competent jurisdiction that such activity is lawful. The state gaming commission shall notify the legislative bill drafting commission upon the occurrence of the change in federal law or upon the ruling of a court of competent jurisdiction in order that the commission may maintain an accurate and timely effective data base of the official text of the laws of the state of New York in furtherance of effecting the provisions of section 44 of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public officers law; (d) section thirty-five of this act shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after April 1, 2013; (e) notwithstanding the foregoing, sections thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-four, forty-one and forty-two of this act, shall only be effec- tive in the event that an amendment to the constitution to authorize casino gambling is defeated. (f) section forty through forty-eight of this act shall take effect January 1, 2014; except that the New York state gaming commission may accept and review applications for licenses for account wagering and for multi-jurisdictional account wagering providers commencing on October 1, 2013.

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