Bill S7801A-2009

Increases the cap on the total raffle prize amount permissible for a license period

Increases the cap on the total raffle prize amount permissible for a license period.

Details

Actions

  • Jul 30, 2010: SIGNED CHAP.302
  • Jul 19, 2010: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 23, 2010: returned to senate
  • Jun 23, 2010: passed assembly
  • Jun 23, 2010: ordered to third reading rules cal.306
  • Jun 23, 2010: substituted for a11065a
  • Jun 15, 2010: referred to racing and wagering
  • Jun 15, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 15, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 10, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 9, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 8, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.765
  • May 28, 2010: PRINT NUMBER 7801A
  • May 28, 2010: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • May 12, 2010: REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Racing, Gaming and Wagering - Jun 8, 2010
Ayes (7): Adams, Onorato, Stachowski, Addabbo, Bonacic, Nozzolio, McDonald
Ayes W/R (2): Johnson C, Griffo

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7801A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to increasing the cap on the total raffle prize amount permissible for a license period

PURPOSE: This bill would increase the cap on the total raffle prize amount permissible for a license period from $100,000 to $500,000.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Subdivisions 6 and 8 of section 189 of the general municipal law are amended to increase from no more than $100,000 to no more than $500,000 the aggregate cap on a series of prizes awarded by raffle during a license period.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently not-for-profit organizations conducting raffles are limited to awarding prizes totaling no more than $100,000 in a license period. As funding, especially from public sources, becomes scarce, organizations are relying heavily on raffles as a fundraising tool. This legislation will allow not-for-profit organizations to maximize opportunities for fundraising and self-sufficiency.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7801--A IN SENATE May 12, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STACHOWSKI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to increasing the cap on the total raffle prize amount permissible for a license period THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 6 and 8 of section 189 of the general munici- pal law, subdivision 6 as amended by chapter 337 of the laws of 1998 and subdivision 8 as amended by chapter 550 of the laws of 1994, are amended to read as follows: 6. No authorized organization shall award a series of prizes consist- ing of cash or of merchandise with an aggregate value in excess of ten thousand dollars during the successive operations of any one merchandise wheel, and three thousand dollars during the successive operations of any bell jar, coin board, or merchandise board. No series of prizes awarded by raffle shall have an aggregate value in excess of [one] FIVE hundred thousand dollars. For coin boards and merchandise boards, the value of a prize shall be determined by its cost to the authorized organization or, if donated, its fair market value. 8. Except for merchandise wheels and raffles, no series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than four hundred dollars when the licensed authorized organization conducts five single types of games of chance during any one license period. Except for merchandise wheels, raffles and bell jars, no series of prizes on any one occasion shall aggregate more than five hundred dollars when the licensed authorized organization conducts less than five single types of games of chance, exclusive of merchandise wheels, raffles and bell jars, during any one license period. No authorized organization shall award by raffle prizes with an aggregate value in excess of [one] FIVE hundred thousand dollars during any one license period. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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