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  name        = New York Casino Gambling Amendment, A 8068 |  
 
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  topic = [[Gambling on the ballot|Gambling]]|
 
  topic = [[Gambling on the ballot|Gambling]]|
 
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}}{{tnr}}The '''New York Casino Gambling Amendment''' is a {{lrcafull}} in [[New York]] that will be decided in the [[New York 2013 ballot measures|statewide election]] on [[BC2013#November|November 5, 2013]]. The measure would allow casino gambling statewide. The measure would initially allow for four casinos in upstate New York, and another three in the New York City area after seven years.<ref name="FirstStory">[http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Questions-that-await-you-in-the-fall-4619973.php TimesUnion.com, "Questions that await you in the fall," June 24, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}The '''New York Casino Gambling Amendment''', also known as [http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A08068&term=2013&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y A 8068], is a {{lrcafull}} in [[New York]] that will be decided in the [[New York 2013 ballot measures|statewide election]] on [[BC2013#November|November 5, 2013]]. The measure would allow casino gambling statewide. The measure would initially allow for four casinos in upstate New York, and another three in the New York City area after seven years.<ref name="FirstStory">[http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Questions-that-await-you-in-the-fall-4619973.php TimesUnion.com, "Questions that await you in the fall," June 24, 2013]</ref>
  
==Support==
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==Text of measure==
''No formal support has been identified for this measure yet.''
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===Constitutional changes===
  
==Opposition==
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The measure amends [[Article I, New York Constitution#Section 9|Article I, Section 9, subdivision 1]] of the [[New York Constitution|Constitution of New York]].<ref>[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A04359&term=2013&Summary=Y&Text=Y A 4359 (text)]</ref>
''No formal support has been identified for this measure yet.''
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Article I, Section 9, subdivision 1 would be amended to read:
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|No law shall be passed abridging the rights of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government, or any department thereof; nor shall any divorce be granted otherwise than by due judicial proceedings; except as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambling, except lotteries operated by the state and the sale of lottery tickets in connection therewith as may be authorized and prescribed by the legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education in this state as the legislature may prescribe, and except pari-mutual betting on horse races as may be prescribed by the legislature and from which the state shall derive a reasonable revenue for the support of government, <u>and except casino gambling at no more than seven facilities as authorized and prescribed by the legislature</u> shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within this state; and the legislature shall pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any of the provisions of this section.
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==Support==
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The measure was sponsored by Assemblyman [[J. Gary Pretlow]] (D-89).<ref name="status"/>
  
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
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According to the [[New York Constitution]], a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the [[New York State Legislature]] in order to qualify a measure for the statewide ballot.
 
According to the [[New York Constitution]], a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the [[New York State Legislature]] in order to qualify a measure for the statewide ballot.
  
The measure passed both the state house and senate on [[BC2012#March|March 14, 2012]].<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bill/14902/authorizes-casino-gambling#.UPm0saOma8F A 9556 bill history, retrieved from VoteSmart.org]</ref>
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The measure passed both the [[New York State Assembly]] and the [[New York State Senate]] for the first time on [[BC2012#March|March 14, 2012]].<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bill/14902/authorizes-casino-gambling#.UPm0saOma8F A 9556 bill history, retrieved from VoteSmart.org]</ref>
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The State Assembly and the Senate passed the amendment for the second time on June 21, 2013. The State Assembly voted 110 to 30 and the Senate voted 55 to 8.<ref name="status">[http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A08068&term=2013&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Votes=Y A 8068 (status)]</ref> <ref>[http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/A8068-2013 Senate vote on A 8068]</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 11:44, 12 July 2013

New York Casino Gambling Amendment, A 8068
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:New York Constitution
Referred by:New York Legislature
Topic:Gambling
Status:On the ballot
The New York Casino Gambling Amendment, also known as A 8068, is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in New York that will be decided in the statewide election on November 5, 2013. The measure would allow casino gambling statewide. The measure would initially allow for four casinos in upstate New York, and another three in the New York City area after seven years.[1]

Text of measure

Constitutional changes

The measure amends Article I, Section 9, subdivision 1 of the Constitution of New York.[2]

Article I, Section 9, subdivision 1 would be amended to read:

No law shall be passed abridging the rights of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government, or any department thereof; nor shall any divorce be granted otherwise than by due judicial proceedings; except as hereinafter provided, no lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambling, except lotteries operated by the state and the sale of lottery tickets in connection therewith as may be authorized and prescribed by the legislature, the net proceeds of which shall be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education in this state as the legislature may prescribe, and except pari-mutual betting on horse races as may be prescribed by the legislature and from which the state shall derive a reasonable revenue for the support of government, and except casino gambling at no more than seven facilities as authorized and prescribed by the legislature shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within this state; and the legislature shall pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any of the provisions of this section.

Support

The measure was sponsored by Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow (D-89).[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the New York Constitution

According to the New York Constitution, a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the New York State Legislature in order to qualify a measure for the statewide ballot.

The measure passed both the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate for the first time on March 14, 2012.[4]

The State Assembly and the Senate passed the amendment for the second time on June 21, 2013. The State Assembly voted 110 to 30 and the Senate voted 55 to 8.[3] [5]

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