Bill S766-2009

Creates a local advisory board for the Belmont racetrack facility

Creates a local advisory board for the Belmont racetrack facility; such local advisory board shall be composed of fifteen members.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 18, 2010: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.987
  • Jun 15, 2010: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Feb 9, 2010: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 6, 2010: REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • Jul 16, 2009: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Mar 5, 2009: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 4, 2009: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 3, 2009: 1ST REPORT CAL.76
  • Feb 24, 2009: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 15, 2009: REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Racing, Gaming and Wagering - Feb 9, 2010
Ayes (9): Adams, Onorato, Stachowski, Johnson C, Addabbo, Bonacic, Nozzolio, Griffo, McDonald
VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 18, 2010
Ayes (19): Smith, Espada, Stachowski, Montgomery, Duane, Hassell-Thompson, Parker, Serrano, Stewart-Cousins, Dilan, Klein, Valesky, Johnson O, Padavan, Volker, Farley, LaValle, Seward, Hannon
Ayes W/R (4): Krueger, Skelos, Larkin, Saland

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S766

TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to the creation of a local advisory board for the Belmont racetrack facility

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This bill would create a new Local Advisory Board for the Belmont Racetrack.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 adds a new paragraph c to Sec. 212(6) of the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law. The new Belmont advisory board would consist of 15 members including: four designees of the Town of Hempstead three of whom shall reside within the hamlet of Elmont, all of whom shall be subject to town board approval, four designees of the Mayor of Floral Park subject to village board approval, four designees of the Elmont Community Coalition of Civics, and three designees of NYRA.

JUSTIFICATION : A.9998 (signed by the Governor on 2/13/2008) requires the new NYRA Oversight Board to establish two new local advisory boards: one for Aqueduct and one for Saratoga. This legislation would provide equal input for the communities surrounding the Belmont racing facility.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 766 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 15, 2009 ___________
Introduced by Sen. C. JOHNSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to the creation of a local advisory board for the Belmont racetrack facility THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 212 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as added by chapter 18 of the laws of 2008, is amended by adding a new paragraph c to read as follows: C. THE LOCAL ADVISORY BOARD FOR THE BELMONT RACETRACK FACILITY SHALL BE COMPRISED OF FIFTEEN MEMBERS AND INCLUDE FOUR DESIGNEES OF THE SUPER- VISOR OF THE TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, THREE OF WHOM SHALL RESIDE WITHIN THE HAMLET OF ELMONT AND ALL OF WHOM SHALL BE SUBJECT TO TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD BOARD APPROVAL; FOUR DESIGNEES OF THE MAYOR OF THE VILLAGE OF FLORAL PARK, SUBJECT TO VILLAGE BOARD APPROVAL; FOUR DESIGNEES OF THE ELMONT COMMUNITY COALITION OF CIVICS; AND THREE DESIGNEES OF THE FRANCHISED CORPORATION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately provided that the amend- ments to section 212 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section as provided in section 110 of chapter 18 of the laws of 2008 and shall be deemed repealed therewith.

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