Authorizes the director of the division of lottery to sell advertising space on lottery tickets.
Ayes (8): Bonacic, Griffo, McDonald, Nozzolio, Ranzenhofer, Adams, Addabbo, Stewart-Cousins
Excused (2): Hannon, Huntley
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the director of the division of the lottery to sell advertising space on lottery tickets
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would allow the Director of the Division of Lottery subject to applicable laws regarding public contracts to contract for the placement of advertising on lottery tickets, shares and other available media under the Division of Lottery's control.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would allow the Director of the Division of Lottery subject to applicable laws regarding public contracts -to contract for the placement of advertising or other promotional material on lottery tickets, shares and other available media under the Division of Lottery's control. It may include advertising for alcoholic beverages if such advertising promotes responsible consumption; but advertising for the use of tobacco products will not be allowed.
JUSTIFICATION: Advertising space is available on lottery tickets; there is the potential to generate considerable revenue for New York State by contracting out for this advertising space.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: There would be no cost to New York state and there could potentially be large amounts of revenue generated.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6767 IN SENATE March 20, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wager- ing AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to authorizing the director of the division of the lottery to sell advertising space on lottery tick- ets THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1603 of the tax law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. THE DIRECTOR, SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAWS RELATING TO PUBLIC CONTRACTS, MAY ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH ONE OR MORE PERSONS TO ALLOW THE PLACEMENT OF ADVERTISING OR PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE PLACEMENT OF DISCOUNT COUPONS FOR RETAIL GOODS, ON LOTTERY TICKETS, SHARES, AND OTHER AVAILABLE MEDIA UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DIVISION. HOWEVER, EXCEPT FOR ADVERTISING THAT PROMOTES RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, THE DIRECTOR SHALL NOT ALLOW THE PLACEMENT OF ADVERTISING FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCO- HOLIC BEVERAGES OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS ON LOTTERY TICKETS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DIVISION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14869-01-2