STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1282--A 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 9, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, ADDABBO, HOYLMAN, MONTGOMERY, SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to the Committee on Judici- ary in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the constitution, in relation to authorizing gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges 1 Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly 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 shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within this 18 state; and except wagering on professional sporting events and athletic 19 events sponsored by universities or colleges at betting facilities 20 located at thoroughbred and harness racetracks operating in this state, 21 in simulcast theaters operated by off-track betting corporations, on 22 mobile platforms, and in any constitutionally authorized casino facili- EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD89012-02-8S. 1282--A 2 1 ty, as may be prescribed by the legislature, the net proceeds of which 2 shall be applied exclusively to or in aid or support of education in 3 this state as the legislature may prescribe, and the legislature shall 4 pass appropriate laws to prevent offenses against any of the provisions 5 of this section. 6 § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment 7 be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the 8 next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in 9 conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be 10 published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.