|SAME AS||SAME AS S06507-A|
|COSPNSR||Ra, Raia, Norris, Brabenec, Crouch, Oaks|
|Amd §§189 & 190-a, Gen Muni L|
|Relates to the internet sale of raffle tickets.|
|05/25/2017||referred to racing and wagering|
|01/03/2018||referred to racing and wagering|
|05/22/2018||amend (t) and recommit to racing and wagering|
|05/22/2018||print number 8053a|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A8053A SPONSOR: Hawley
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the internet sale of raffle tickets   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To further enhance the ability of non-profit organizations to sell raffle tickets via the Internet. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill amends subparagraph (2) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 13 of Section 189 and subdivision 4 of Section 190-a of the General Municipal Law to provide that for the purpose of raffle tickets sold solely over the internet the sale of such tickets shall be deemed to have occurred on the premises of the authorized organization as games of chance lessor.   JUSTIFICATION: Chapter 404 of the Laws of 2017 authorized non-profit organizations to not only sell raffle tickets over the internet, but also to accept payment by means of credit or debit card. Sales of raffle tickets, though, are still constrained by provisions of law that restrict such sales to municipalities in the county where the organization in the county where the organization is located and municipalities in contig- uous counties provided such municipalities have passed a local law authorizing their sale. The bill's provisions recognize that any sale of a raffle ticket over the internet - no matter where the purchaser is physically located - to have occurred on the premises of the non-profit organization. Please note that the original print of the bill also authorized the sale of raffle tickets over the internet along with payment by credit card; however, those provisions have been rendered moot by virtue of Chapter 464 of the Laws of 2017.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017: A.8053 died in Assembly Racing and Wagering.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8053--A 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY May 25, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. HAWLEY, RA, RAIA, NORRIS, BRABENEC, CROUCH, OAKS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Racing and Wagering -- recommitted to the Committee on Racing and Wagering in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the internet sale of raffle tickets The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 13 of 2 section 189 of the general municipal law, as amended by section 11 of 3 part MM of chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as 4 follows: 5 (2) is located in the county in which the municipality issuing the 6 raffle license is located or in a county that is contiguous to the coun- 7 ty in which the municipality issuing the raffle license is located 8 except that for the purposes of raffle tickets sold over the internet 9 the sale of such tickets shall be deemed to have occurred on the prem- 10 ises of the authorized organization or authorized games of chance 11 lessor; 12 § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 190-a of the general municipal law, as 13 added by chapter 400 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 14 4. No raffle shall be conducted pursuant to this section except within 15 a municipality in which the authorized organization is domiciled that 16 has passed a local law, ordinance or resolution in accordance with 17 sections one hundred eighty-seven and one hundred eighty-eight of this 18 article approving the conduct of games of chance, and in municipalities 19 which have passed a local law, ordinance or resolution in accordance 20 with sections one hundred eighty-seven and one hundred eighty-eight of 21 this article approving the conduct of games of chance that are located 22 within the county or contiguous to the county in which the organization EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11240-04-8A. 8053--A 2 1 is domiciled. For the purposes of raffle tickets sold over the internet 2 the sale of such tickets shall be deemed to have occurred on the prem- 3 ises of the authorized organization or authorized games of chance 4 lessor. 5 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.