STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
September 23, 2019
Introduced by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to prohibiting
firearms as prizes in a game of chance not organized by an organiza-
tion of veterans, volunteer firefighters or a police benevolent asso-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 195-d of the general municipal
2 law, as amended by section 13 of part MM of chapter 59 of the laws of
3 2017, is amended to read as follows:
4 2. With the exception of bell jars, coin boards, seal cards, merchan-
5 dise boards and raffles, every winner shall be determined and every
6 prize shall be awarded and delivered within the same calendar day as
7 that upon which the game was played. No alcoholic beverage shall be
8 offered or given as a prize in any game of chance. No firearm, as
9 defined in section 265.00 of the penal law, shall be offered or given as
10 a prize in any game of chance unless the authorized organization is a
11 bona fide organization of veterans, volunteer firefighters or a police
12 benevolent association.
13 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.