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A01580 Summary:

Add §132, ABC L
Allows any person who holds a license to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises to allow players to engage in certain recreational contests.
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A01580 Actions:

01/17/2023referred to racing and wagering
01/03/2024referred to racing and wagering
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A01580 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2023
        Introduced  by M. of A. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Racing and Wagering
        AN ACT to amend the alcoholic  beverage  control  law,  in  relation  to
          certain  recreational contests in establishments with licenses to sell
          alcoholic beverages for consumption on premise

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The legislature finds that allowing
     2  recreational games such as playing  cards,  penny  poker,  cribbage  and
     3  dominoes  be  permitted  in establishments, licensed by the state liquor
     4  authority to serve alcoholic beverages, will offer mutual  benefits  for
     5  both  the  consumer and the establishment. Allowing for these activities
     6  to be conducted in establishments such as the local tavern or pub  would
     7  provide  a  place for individuals like senior citizens to recreate. This
     8  legislation would further stimulate  business  within  these  establish-
     9  ments.  Nevertheless,  both  employer and employee of such establishment
    10  would be prohibited from profiting from any  such  games  so  authorized
    11  pursuant to this legislation.
    12    §  2.  The  alcoholic  beverage control law is amended by adding a new
    13  section 132 to read as follows:
    14    § 132. Recreational contests involving skill  in  establishments  with
    15  licenses  to  sell alcoholic beverages. Notwithstanding any provision of
    16  law to the contrary any person, who holds a license  to  sell  alcoholic
    17  beverages for consumption on premise pursuant to this chapter, may allow
    18  players  to engage in recreational contests amongst themselves involving
    19  chance so long as skill is a factor at such  establishments.    Wagering
    20  amongst  participants is permissible. No proceeds shall go to the estab-
    21  lishment.   No employee of  such  establishment  shall  engage  in  such
    22  contests.  Nothing  in  this  section  shall  be considered unlawful for
    23  purposes of article two hundred twenty-five of the penal law  nor  shall
    24  it  be  construed to affect the existing authority of the governor under
    25  the constitution and the laws of this state to prohibit gambling.
    26    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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