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A08587 Summary:

COSPNSRRa, Ceretto
Amd Art 1 S9, Constn
Authorizes fantasy sports wagering on professional sports.
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A08587 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    December 2, 2015
        Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Racing and Wagering
        proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in
          relation to authorizing fantasy sports wagering on professional sports

     1    Section  1.  Resolved  (if  the  Senate concur), That subdivision 1 of
     2  section 9 of article 1  of  the  constitution  be  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    1. No law shall be passed abridging the rights of the people peaceably
     5  to  assemble  and to petition the government, or any department thereof;
     6  nor shall  any  divorce  be  granted  otherwise  than  by  due  judicial
     7  proceedings;  except  as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the sale of
     8  lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of  gambl-
     9  ing,  except  lotteries  operated  by  the state and the sale of lottery
    10  tickets in connection therewith as may be authorized and  prescribed  by
    11  the  legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied exclusively
    12  to or in aid or support of education in this state  as  the  legislature
    13  may  prescribe,  except  pari-mutuel  betting  on  horse races as may be
    14  prescribed by the legislature and from which the state  shall  derive  a
    15  reasonable  revenue  for  the  support  of government, and except casino
    16  gambling at no more than seven facilities as authorized  and  prescribed
    17  by  the  legislature  and  except for fantasy sports wagering on profes-
    18  sional sports which may be authorized by the legislature,  in  a  manner
    19  prescribed  by  the  legislature  for offering and conducting gaming and
    20  wagering, provided however, that such authorizations shall  be  preceded
    21  by  the  elimination of the federal ban on professional sports wagering,
    22  shall hereafter be authorized or allowed  within  this  state;  and  the
    23  legislature  shall pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any
    24  of the provisions of this section.
    25    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
    26  referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
    27  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
    28  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
    29  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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