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IN SENATE--Introduced by Sen

--read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed
to the Committee on

IN SENATE____________________________________________________
Senate introducer's signature
The senators whose names are circled below wish to join me in the sponsorship
of this proposal:
s20 Adams

s17 Felder

s63 Kennedy

s25 Montgomery

s23 Savino

s15 Addabbo

s02 Flanagan

s34 Klein

s54 Nozzolio

s29 Serrano

s11 Avella

s08 Fuschillo

s28 Krueger

s55 O'Brien

s51 Seward

s40 Ball

s59 Gallivan

s24 Lanza

s58 O'Mara

s09 Skelos

s42 Bonacic

s12 Gianaris

s39 Larkin

s21 Parker

s14 Smith

s04 Boyle

s41 Gipson

s37 Latimer

s13 Peralta

s26 Squadron

s44 Breslin

s22 Golden

s01 LaValle

s30 Perkins

s16 Stavisky

s38 Carlucci

s47 Griffo

s52 Libous

s61 Ranzenhofer

s35 Stewart-

s50 DeFrancisco

s60 Grisanti

s45 Little

s48 Ritchie

Cousins

s32 Diaz

s06 Hannon

s05 Marcellino

s33 Rivera

s46 Tkaczyk

s18 Dilan

s36 Hassell-

s31 Espaillat
s49 Farley

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Assembly
-------IN ASSEMBLY--Introduced by M. of A.

with M. of A. as co-sponsors

--read once and referred to the
Committee on

*RACPMWLA*
(Provides
for
the
legislative
authorization for
up
to
seven
licenses for casino gambling facilities to be regulated by the state
gaming commission)
-------RWB. casino gambling facilities
AN ACT
to amend the racing, pari-mutuel
wagering
and
breeding
law, in
relation to casino gambling;
to
amend the state finance law, in
relation to establishing the real
property tax reduction account and
the Belmont revitalization account;
to amend the tax law, in relation to
expansion of video lottery terminals; to amend the tax law, in
relation
to
allowing
off-track

Thompson
s27 Hoylman

s43 Marchione

s56 Robach

s53 Valesky

s07 Martins

s19 Sampson

s57 Young

s62 Maziarz

s10 Sanders

s03 Zeldin

IN ASSEMBLY__________________________________________________
Assembly introducer's signature
The Members of the Assembly whose names are circled below wish to join me in the
multi-sponsorship of this proposal:
a049 Abbate

a081 Dinowitz

a135 Johns

a133 Nojay

a140 Schimminger

a092 Abinanti

a147 DiPietro

a113 Jordan

a037 Nolan

a087 Sepulveda

a084 Arroyo

a115 Duprey

a094 Katz

a130 Oaks

a065 Silver

a035 Aubry

a004 Englebright

a074 Kavanagh

a069 O'Donnell

a027 Simanowitz

a120 Barclay

a054 Espinal

a142 Kearns

a051 Ortiz

a036 Simotas

a106 Barrett

a109 Fahy

a076 Kellner

a091 Otis

a104 Skartados

a060 Barron

a071 Farrell

a040 Kim

a132 Palmesano

a099 Skoufis

a082 Benedetto

a126 Finch

a022 Solages

a131 Kolb

a088 Paulin

a117 Blankenbush a008 Fitzpatrick

a105 Lalor

a141 Peoples-

a062 Borelli

a124 Friend

a013 Lavine

a055 Boyland

a143 Gabryszak

a050 Lentol

a058 Perry

a026 Braunstein

a095 Galef

a125 Lifton

a089 Pretlow

a127 Stirpe

a044 Brennan

a137 Gantt

a102 Lopez, P.

a073 Quart

a011 Sweeney

a119 Brindisi

a007 Garbarino

a123 Lupardo

a019 Ra

a112 Tedisco

a138 Bronson

a077 Gibson

a101 Tenney

Stokes

a114 Stec
a110 Steck
a079 Stevenson

a010 Lupinacci

a098 Rabbitt

a046 Brook-Krasny a148 Giglio

a121 Magee

a012 Raia

a001 Thiele

a093 Buchwald

a080 Gjonaj

a129 Magnarelli

a006 Ramos

a061 Titone

a118 Butler

a066 Glick

a059 Maisel

a134 Reilich

a031 Titus

a103 Cahill

a023 Goldfeder

a064 Malliotakis

a078 Rivera

a146 Walter

a043 Camara

a150 Goodell

a030 Markey

a128 Roberts

a041 Weinstein

a145 Ceretto

a075 Gottfried

a090 Mayer

a056 Robinson

a020 Weisenberg

a033 Clark

a005 Graf

a108 McDonald

a068 Rodriguez

a024 Weprin

a047 Colton

a100 Gunther

a014 McDonough a072 Rosa

a070 Wright

a032 Cook

a139 Hawley

a017 McKevitt

a067 Rosenthal

a096 Zebrowski

a144 Corwin

a083 Heastie

a107 McLaughlin

a025 Rozic

a002

a085 Crespo

a003 Hennessey

a038 Miller

a116 Russell

a053

a122 Crouch

a028 Hevesi

a052 Millman

a149 Ryan

a086

a021 Curran

a048 Hikind

a015 Montesano

a009 Saladino

a063 Cusick

a018 Hooper

a136 Morelle

a111 Santabarbara

a045 Cymbrowitz

a042 Jacobs

a057 Mosley

a029 Scarborough

a034 DenDekker

a097 Jaffee

a039 Moya

a016 Schimel

1) Single House Bill (introduced and printed separately in either or
both houses). Uni-Bill (introduced simultaneously in both houses and printed
as one bill. Senate and Assembly introducer sign the same copy of the bill).
2) Circle names of co-sponsors and return to introduction clerk with 2
signed copies of bill and 4 copies of memorandum in support (single house);
or 4 signed copies of bill and 8 copies of memorandum
in support (uni-bill).
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betting corporations in the state to
host video lottery terminals; and to
amend the executive law and the
racing,
pari-mutuel wagering and
breeding law, in relation to the
terms of office and salaries of
members of the state gaming commission
The People of the State of New
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York,
represented in Senate
and
Assembly, do enact as follows:
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The

pari-mutuel

wagering

and

breeding law is

amended by adding a new article 13 to read as follows:

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ARTICLE 13

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racing,

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CASINO GAMBLING
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Section 1301. Statement of purpose.

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1302. Issuance of licenses for casino gambling facilities.

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1303. Licenses for casino gambling facilities.

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1304. General conditions of casino gambling licenses.

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1305. Decisions reviewable.

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1306. State revenue fund.

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1307. Enhancement of purses and breeding.

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§ 1301. Statement of purpose. This article is intended to provide the

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legislative authorization for the issuance of up to seven licenses for

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casino gambling facilities which is hereby legalized as regulated by the

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state gaming commission upon the approval of an amendment to the Consti-

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tution authorizing up to seven casino gambling facilities. Labor peace

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agreements for such casino gambling facilities, as provided for in

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section one hundred nine-a of this chapter, shall be required as if such

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facility were a "gaming facility" as defined by such section one hundred

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nine-a. The commission shall utilize its best, independent judgment in

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awarding any license authorized herein and shall endeavor to create the

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maximum public benefit in terms of quality job creation, as reasonably

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determined by the commission, in areas suffering from unemployment and

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underemployment.

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§ 1302. Issuance of licenses for casino gambling facilities. 1.

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Licenses for casino gambling facilities shall be issued by the state

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gaming commission pursuant to this article.

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2. Prohibition on licenses in exclusivity zones. To the extent that an

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Indian Nation or Tribe has a valid compact with the state of New York

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which provides for the exclusive right to conduct Class III gaming

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pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.

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in a geographic area defined in such compact, no license for a casino

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gambling facility shall be issued under this article within any such

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exclusivity zone.

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3. Process for issuing licenses. (a) The following seven licenses

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shall be issued by the commission for facilities operating casino gambl-

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ing. The licenses shall be issued to an eligible operator, siting a

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facility in the following geographic areas, and shall only be issued in

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the order provided but shall be effective on the date chosen by the

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commission within the period of time provided as the license effective

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date below:

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LICENSE

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DATE

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REGION

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LICENSE EFFECTIVE

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Region 1, comprised of the

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No sooner than January 1,

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Counties of Columbia, Delaware

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2014 and no later than

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Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster

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January 1, 2015

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Region 2, comprised of the

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No sooner than July 1, 2014

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Counties of Broome, Seneca,

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and no later than July 1,

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Tioga, Tompkins, Chemung,

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2015

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Schuyler, and Wayne Counties,

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except any portions thereof

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where there exists a compact

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with a Native American tribe or

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Nation limiting the location of

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casino gambling facilities

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therein.

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Region 3, comprised of the

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No sooner than July 1, 2014

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Counties of Albany, Fulton,

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and no later than July 1,

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Montgomery, Rensselaer,

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2015

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Saratoga, Schenectady,

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Schoharie and Washington

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Region 4, comprised of the

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No sooner than July 1,

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Counties of Delaware,

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2015 and no later than

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Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster

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July 1, 2016

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Region 5, comprised of the

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No sooner than July 1,

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Counties of Delaware, Greene,

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2016 and no later than

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Sullivan, Ulster or the Counties

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July 1, 2017

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of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua,

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Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe,

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Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming and

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the portions of the Counties of Chemung,

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Ontario, Schuyler, Wayne and Yates

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west of New York state route 14 where

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a casino gambling facility was

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not permitted at any time due

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to an exclusivity agreement

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or compact with a Native American

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or Indian Nation or Tribe

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Queens or Westchester County or any

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No sooner than January

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location which was within an exclu-

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1, 2019 and no later

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sivity zone (an area where a casino

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than January 1, 2021

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gambling facility would not be per-

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mitted to be authorized by the state

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due to an agreement between the

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state and a Native American Nation

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or Tribe), but which is no longer

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in an exclusivity zone as of the

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date of licensing such casino gam-

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bling facility.

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(b) Extension of time to issue license. The commission shall award the

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licenses in the order listed in paragraph (a) of this subdivision.

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However, if there is no applicant that the commission deems eligible at

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the time such license is effective, then the commission may by resol-

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ution extend the time period for the acceptance of additional license

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applications for up to one year. If a license is not issued, the failure

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to award a license in any region shall not delay the issuance of other

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licenses, provided, however that no second license shall be issued until

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the first license is effective.

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(c) Within thirty days after the deadline has passed for the

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submission of applications, the commission shall schedule a public hear-

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ing in a county in which an applicant proposes to locate a casino gambl-

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ing facility. The public hearing shall allow testimony by the general

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public, and shall require the attendance of a representative of the

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applicant and at least three members of the commission.

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(d) The commission shall select a casino gambling facility site

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selection board.
Such board shall be comprised of five individuals

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appointed by majority vote of the commission. Board members shall have

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expertise in the fields of real estate or finance or both. Board members

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shall together by majority vote appoint a financial advisor, which shall

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independently evaluate each application for fiscal integrity, in an

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effort to maximize revenue for the state. The financial advisor shall

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receive compensation in an amount fixed by the commission within the

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amounts appropriated therefore. Board members shall serve without

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compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary

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expenses. The board shall recommend, by majority vote, an applicant for

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each license based upon the criteria set forth in this chapter, and

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shall transmit such recommendation to the commission. The board shall

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have the full assistance of the commission in its review and investi-

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gation of the applications. In the event such applicant is unable to be

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licensed, pursuant to subdivision two of section thirteen hundred three

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of this article the board shall be noticed to recommend another appli-

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cant from among the applications received. Upon recommendation of the

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final applicant for the seventh license, such board shall be dissolved.

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Nothing shall prevent a site selection commission from being established

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by the commission in the future if for any reason a license is available

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for selection by such board.

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§ 1303. Licenses for casino gambling facilities. 1. (a) The commission

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shall issue a request for applications for each of the seven licenses.

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All requests for applications shall include: (1) the time and date for

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receipt of responses to the request for applications, the manner they

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are to be received and the address of the office to which the applica-

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tions shall be delivered; (2) the form of the application and the method

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for submission; (3) a general description of the anticipated schedule

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for processing the application; (4) the contact information of commis-

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sion employees responsible for handling applicant questions; and (5) any

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other information that the commission determines.

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(b) Requests for applications pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subdi-

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vision shall be advertised in a manner consistent with a request for

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proposals conducted pursuant to section one hundred sixty-three of the

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state finance law and on the official internet website of the commis-

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sion.

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(c) The commission shall prescribe the form of the application for
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casino gaming licenses which shall require, but not be limited to:

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(1) the name of the applicant;

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(2) the mailing address and, if a corporation, the name of the state

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under the laws of which it is incorporated, the location of its princi-

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pal place of business and the names and addresses of its directors and

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major stockholders or members in the discretion of the commission;

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(3) the identity of each person having a direct or indirect interest

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in the business and the nature of such interest; provided, however, that

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if the disclosed entity is a trust, the application shall disclose the

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names and addresses of all beneficiaries; provided further, that if the

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disclosed entity is a partnership, the application shall disclose the

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names and addresses of all partners, both general and limited; and

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provided further, that if the disclosed entity is a limited liability

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company, the application shall disclose the names and addresses of all

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members;

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(4) an independent audit report of all financial activities and inter-

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ests of the applicant including, but not limited to, the disclosure of

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all contributions, donations, loans or any other financial transactions

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to or from a gaming entity or operator in the past five years;

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(5) evidence of financial stability including, but not limited to,

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bank references, business and personal income of major shareholders,

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partners or members in the discretion of the commission, and disburse-

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ment schedules, tax returns and other reports filed by government agen-

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cies and business and personal accounting check records and ledgers;

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(6) designs for the proposed casino gambling facility, and a timeline

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of construction that includes detailed stages of construction for the

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casino gambling facility, non-gaming structures and racetrack, where

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applicable;

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(7) a description of the ancillary entertainment services and non-gam______________________________________________________________________
ing amenities to be provided at the proposed casino gambling facility;
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(8) the minimum number of employees to be employed at the proposed
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casino gambling facility;

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(9) completed studies and reports as required by the commission, which

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shall include, but not be limited to, an examination of the proposed

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casino gambling facility:

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(i) economic benefits to the region and the state;

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(ii) local and regional environmental, traffic and infrastructure

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impacts;

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(iii) impact on the local and regional economy, including the impact

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on cultural institutions and on small businesses in the host community

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and surrounding communities;

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(iv) cost benefit analysis of the project as it relates to the host

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community and immediately surrounding communities and the state for the

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proposed casino gambling facility to be located at the proposed

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location; and

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(v) the estimated municipal and state tax revenue to be generated by
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the casino gambling facility;

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(10) the total new investment proposed by the applicant for the

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proposed project and the current amount invested in the proposed site,

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if applicable;

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(11) the location of the proposed casino gambling facility, which

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shall include a statement that the bidder owns, controls or otherwise

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has rights satisfactory to the commission to operate such a facility on

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the property named; and

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(12) with respect to licenses one through five a resolution adopted by

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the local governing body of the town, village or municipality and the

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county, expressing support for a casino gambling facility.

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(d) A proposed licensing fee to be paid by applicant, prior to the

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effective date of a license issued by the commission to operate a casino

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gambling facility. Such fee shall be no less than a minimum amount to be

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prescribed by the commission for each county where the bidder proposes a

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bid for such license. Any minimum licensing fee requirement shall be

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promulgated not later than October first, two thousand thirteen.

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(e) A proposed tax rate based on net income for slot machines and the

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net income of table games (games other than slot machines).
Such

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combined amount shall be the gross gaming revenue payment. The commis-

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sion shall study and issue to the legislature a report detailing the

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state and local impacts of proposed tax rates to be fixed by the legis-

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lature. Such report, including a recommended minimum rate, shall be

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issued no later than October first, two thousand thirteen.

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(f) The commission or the casino gambling facility site selection

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board may, prior to issuing a license conduct personal interviews of

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representatives of bidders and review documents related to bidders and

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shall have the cooperation of the division of criminal justice services

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and the department of taxation and finance in reviewing the backgrounds

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of entities which bid or the officers, directors, shareholders, execu-

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tives, or members thereof.

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2. The commission, unless it shall issue a written finding stating its

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reasons for holding otherwise, shall honor the recommendations for the

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operators of the casino gambling facilities by the casino gambling

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facility site selection board, pursuant to the standards established by

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law and may ensure the operator is operating in a manner which complies

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with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. The commission shall

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take such steps as are necessary to ensure that the owners, directors,

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shareholders, officers, and employees and such other persons associated

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with the licensee as the commission deems necessary, are free of past

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criminal or civil conduct which would impugn the integrity or trustwor-

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thiness of such persons. In determining whether an applicant shall

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receive a casino gambling license, the casino gambling facility site

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selection board shall evaluate whether or not an applicant meets the

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following criteria:

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(a) maximizing revenues received by the state;

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(b) realizing maximum capital investment exclusive of land acquisition

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and infrastructure improvements;

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(c) implementing a workforce development plan that utilizes the exist-

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ing labor force, including the estimated number of construction jobs a

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proposed casino gambling facility will generate, the development of

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workforce training programs that serve the unemployed and methods for

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accessing employment at the casino gambling facility including agree-

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ments with county governments in one or more counties found to have high

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unemployment rates to hire a percentage of employees from such county;

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(d) building a casino gambling facility of high caliber with a variety

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of quality non-gaming amenities to be included as part of such facility;

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(e) promoting local businesses in host and surrounding communities,

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including developing cross-marketing strategies with local restaurants,

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small businesses, hotels, retail outlets, racetracks, if applicable, and

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impacted live entertainment venues;

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(f) providing a high number of quality jobs in the casino gambling
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facility;
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(g) offering the highest and best value to create a secure and robust
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gaming market in the region and the state; and

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(h) mitigation of adverse impacts on the state related to problem

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gambling including, but not limited to, training of gaming employees to

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identify patrons exhibiting problems with gambling and prevention

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programs targeted toward vulnerable populations.

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3. Except for the county of Sullivan, where there may not be more than

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two such licenses, there shall not be more than one licensee authorized

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to operate a casino gambling facility in any county.

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§ 1304. General conditions of licenses. 1. Performance collateral.

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(a) Upon award of a casino gambling license by the commission, the

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applicant shall be required to deposit ten percent of the total invest-

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ment proposed in the application into an interest bearing account.

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Monies received from the applicant shall be held in escrow until the

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final stage of construction, as detailed in the timeline of construction

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submitted with the licensee's application and approved by the commis-

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sion, at which time the deposit plus all accrued interest shall be

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returned to the applicant to be applied for the final stage. Should the

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applicant be unable to complete the casino gambling facility, the depos-

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it plus all accrued interest shall be forfeited to the state. In place

23

________________________________________________________________________
of a cash deposit, the commission may allow for an applicant to secure a

24

________________________________________________________________________
deposit bond insuring that ten percent of the proposed capital invest-

25

________________________________________________________________________
ment shall be forfeited to the state if the applicant is unable to

26

______________________________________
complete the casino gambling facility.

27

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(b) A licensee who fails to begin gaming operations within one year

28

________________________________________________________________________
after the date specified in its construction timeline, as approved by

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________________________________________________________________________
the commission, shall be subject to suspension or revocation of the

2

________________________________________________________________________
casino gambling license by the commission and may, after being found by

3

________________________________________________________________________
the commission after a hearing to have acted in bad faith in its appli-

4

__________________________________________________________
cation, be assessed a fine of up to fifty million dollars.

5

______________________________________________________________________
2. (a) The commission shall prescribe the form of the casino gambling

6

________________________________________________________________________
license, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following

7

_________________________________________________________
license conditions for each licensee. The licensee shall:

8

______________________________________________________________________
(1) have an affirmative obligation to abide by every statement made in

9

________________________________________________________________________
its application to the commission, including all evaluation criteria and

10
11
12
13
14

_________________________
eligibility requirements;
______________________________________________________________________
(2) comply with all laws of the state, the laws of the United States
_____________________________________________________________
and all rules and regulations promulgated under this chapter;
______________________________________________________________________
(3) pay weekly to the commission the gross gaming revenue payment
_____________________________________
pursuant to the terms of the license;

15

______________________________________________________________________
(4) make, or cause to be made, capital expenditures to its casino

16

________________________________________________________________________
gambling facility as part of a multi-year capital expenditure plan

17

___________________________
approved by the commission;

18
19
20
21

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(5) not change its business governing structure without the notifica____________________________________
tion and approval of the commission;
______________________________________________________________________
(6) not operate, invest in or own, in whole or in part, another casino
________________________________________________________
gambling licensee's license or casino gambling facility;

22

______________________________________________________________________
(7) cooperate with the commission and the attorney general in all

23

________________________________________________________________________
gaming-related investigations. Each casino gambling licensee shall make

24

________________________________________________________________________
readily available all documents, materials, equipment, personnel and any

25

________________________________________________________________________
other items requested during an investigation; provided, however, that

26

________________________________________________________________________
material that the casino gambling licensee considers a trade secret or

27

________________________________________________________________________
detrimental to the casino gambling licensee if it were made public

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________________________________________________________________________
shall, with the commission's approval, be protected from public disclo-

2

_____
sure;

3

______________________________________________________________________
(8) cooperate with the commission and the attorney general with

4

________________________________________________________________________
respect to the investigation of any criminal matter; provided, however,

5

________________________________________________________________________
that the casino gambling licensee shall, upon receipt of a criminal or

6

________________________________________________________________________
civil process compelling testimony or production of documents in

7

________________________________________________________________________
connection with a civil or criminal investigation, immediately disclose

8

________________________________________________________________________
such information to the commission; and provided further, that this

9

________________________________________________________________________
paragraph shall not prohibit private persons or public entities from

10

_________________________________________________________________
seeking any remedy or damages against a casino gambling licensee;

11

______________________________________________________________________
(9) allow the commission or the division of state police and state

12

________________________________________________________________________
police officers assigned to the commission or the division of state

13

________________________________________________________________________
police to conduct warrantless searches of the casino gambling licensee's

14

________________________________________________________________________
gaming area (both those areas open to the public and those private areas

15

___________________________________________________
when gaming operations are overseen or controlled);

16

______________________________________________________________________
(10) collect and annually report to the commission a detailed statis-

17

________________________________________________________________________
tical report on the number, job titles, benefits and salaries of employ-

18

_____________________________________________________________________
ees hired and retained in employment at the casino gambling facility;

19
20
21
22
23
24

______________________________________________________________________
(11) employ only those persons licensed or registered by the commis___________________________________________________________
sion which licenses or registrations are hereby authorized;
______________________________________________________________________
(12) do business only with those vendors licensed or registered by the
_________________________________________________________________
commission which licenses or registrations are hereby authorized;
______________________________________________________________________
(13) keep conspicuously posted in the gaming area a notice containing
________________________________________________________________
the name and a telephone number for problem gambling assistance;

25

______________________________________________________________________
(b) The requirements of this subdivision shall be supplementary to any

26

________________________________________________________________________
other power of the commission and shall not be deemed to restrict the

27

______________________________________________________
powers of the commission as otherwise provided by law.

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(c) In the event that a licensee fails to operate the casino gambling

2

________________________________________________________________________
facility in accordance with these provisions or fails to comply with

3

________________________________________________________________________
other terms of the license, the commission shall be empowered to revoke

4

________________________________________________________________________
the license of any entity, member or officer of the casino gambling

5

________________________________________________________________________
facility. The commission shall take such action as is necessary to

6

________________________________________________________________________
assure the continuation of the gaming activities at the casino gambling

7

____________________________________________________________________
facility in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license.

8

______________________________________________________________________
(d) The commission is hereby authorized to approve the opening of a

9

________________________________________________________________________
temporary facility of the licensee before the casino gambling facility

10

________________________________________________________________________
is complete. Such temporary facility shall be approved for a duration

11

________________________________________________________________________
not to exceed eighteen months. The commission may authorize the tempo-

12

________________________________________________________________________
rary facility at a location other than the planned location for the

13

________________________________________________________________________
permanent casino gambling facility; however such temporary facility must

14

________________________________________________________________________
be within the same county as the permanent casino gambling facility and

15

________________________________________________________________________
shall be within fifteen miles of the proposed permanent casino gambling

16

_________
facility.

17

______________________________________________________________________
§ 1305. Decisions reviewable. All final determinations of the commis-

18

________________________________________________________________________
sion under this article shall be reviewable by a court of competent

19

________________________________________________________________________
jurisdiction in a proceeding pursuant to article seventy-eight of the

20

________________________________________________________________________
civil practice law and rules. An action instituted for a declaration

21

________________________________________________________________________
that such action was arbitrary and capricious by an aggrieved party

22

________________________________________________________________________
shall be instituted, if at all, within thirty calendar days of the

23

_________________________________
commission's final determination.

24

______________________________________________________________________
§ 1306. State revenue fund. 1. Revenue derived from the amounts paya-

25

________________________________________________________________________
ble under paragraph (e) of subdivision one of section thirteen hundred

26

________________________________________________________________________
three of this article, and the gross gaming revenue derived from the

27

________________________________________________________________________
combined sales tax on slot machines and table games as provided in para-

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1

________________________________________________________________________
graph (f) of subdivision one of section thirteen hundred three of this

2

________________________________________
article shall be distributed as follows:

3

______________________________________________________________
(a) Eighty percent for elementary and secondary education; and

4

______________________________________________________________________
(b) Twenty percent to be deposited into the real property tax

5

________________________________________________________________________
reduction account created by section ninety-nine-v of the state finance

6

____
law.

7

______________________________________________________________________
2. If a casino gambling facility is licensed in Queens county, the

8

________________________________________________________________________
commission shall ensure that prior to disbursement of state revenue as

9

________________________________________________________________________
provided in subdivision one of this section, that the amount to be

10

________________________________________________________________________
contributed to primary and secondary education shall be no less than the

11

________________________________________________________________________
amount paid by the video lottery gaming vendor licensed to operate in

12

________________________________________________________________________
Queens county in the year preceding such a casino gambling facility's

13

________________________________________________________________________
licensure in Queens county. After payment of such amount, and for the

14

________________________________________________________________________
first through fifth full year after such a casino gambling facility is

15

________________________________________________________________________
licensed in Queens county, the revenues shall be distributed as follows:

16

__________________________________________________________
Sixty-five percent for elementary and secondary education;

17

______________________________________________________________________
Twenty percent to be deposited in the real property tax reduction

18

______________________________________________________________________
account created by section ninety-nine-v of the state finance law; and

19

______________________________________________________________________
Fifteen percent, not to exceed seventy-five million dollars in any

20

________________________________________________________________________
calendar year, to be deposited in the Belmont revitalization account

21

________________________________________________________________________
created by section ninety-nine-w of the state finance law. Any addi-

22

________________________________________________________________________
tional amounts above the seventy-five million dollars shall be distrib-

23

________________________________________________________________________
uted to the real property tax reduction account. At the expiration of

24

________________________________________________________________________
the fifth full year of operations by a casino gambling facility in the

25

________________________________________________________________________
county of Queens the state revenue from such casino gambling facility

26

________________________________________________________________________
shall be disbursed in the manner of any other casino gambling facility

27

___________________________
authorized by this article.

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______________________________________________________________________
§ 1307. Enhancement of purses and breeding. Notwithstanding the other

2

________________________________________________________________________
provisions of this section, the commission and any other necessary offi-

3

________________________________________________________________________
cer or employee of the state may take such actions as are necessary to

4

________________________________________________________________________
cause payments to be made for the enhancement of purses and to promote

5

________________________________________________________________________
New York horse breeding or other racing support payments, at the minimum

6

________________________________________________________________________
level such amounts were provided for in the year two thousand thirteen

7

________________________________________________________________________
pursuant to section sixteen hundred twelve of the tax law. The commis-

8

________________________________________________________________________
sion shall issue a report to the governor and the legislature on a

9

________________________________________________________________________
recommended methodology to ensure continued increases with a rate struc-

10

________________________________________________________________________
ture for the same for the enhancement of purses and breeding and the

11

________________________________________________________________________
racing industry based on the amount of revenue derived from casino

12

________________________________________________________________________
gambling versus revenue from video lottery terminals in the year two

13

________________________________________________________________________
thousand thirteen, taking into account the overall growth, if any, of

14

________________________________________________________________________
the horse racing and breeding industry in New York state. Nothing here-

15

________________________________________________________________________
in, however, shall permit any payments to education to be diminished

16

________________________________________________________________________
below their two thousand thirteen levels as provided for through video

17

________________________________________________________________________
lottery terminals. The report shall, prior to being issued in final

18

________________________________________________________________________
form, be subject to a public hearing at which interested parties from

19

________________________________________________________________________
the agricultural industry and those engaged in the racing of horses and

20

________________________________________________________________________
the support workers associated with the horse racing industry, or their

21

________________________________________________________________________
representatives, shall be permitted to testify. Such report shall be

22

__________________________________________________________
issued not later than January first, two thousand fifteen.

23

§ 2. Section 109-a of the racing, pari-mutuel

24

law

is

25

follows:

amended

wagering

and

breeding

by adding three new subdivisions 4, 5 and 6 to read as

26

______________________________________________________________________
4. Construction. Construction for each capital project undertaken by a

27

________________________________________________________________________
gaming facility shall be deemed a "public work" to be performed in

28

________________________________________________________________________
accordance with the provisions of article eight of the labor law, as

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1

________________________________________________________________________
well as subject to sections two hundred, two hundred forty, two hundred

2

________________________________________________________________________
forty-one and two hundred forty-two of the labor law and enforcement of

3

_______________________________________________________________________
prevailing wage requirements by the New York state department of labor.

4

______________________________________________________________________
5. Capital projects. If otherwise applicable, capital projects under-

5

________________________________________________________________________
taken by a gaming facility shall be subject to section one hundred thir-

6

________________________________________________________________________
ty-five of the state finance law and section two hundred twenty-two of

7

______________
the labor law.

8

______________________________________________________________________
6. Project labor agreements. a. For the purposes of this section,

9

________________________________________________________________________
"project labor agreement" shall mean a pre-hire collective bargaining

10

________________________________________________________________________
agreement between a gaming facility or contractor thereof and the New

11

________________________________________________________________________
York state building and construction trades council and/or a subdivision

12

________________________________________________________________________
thereof, determined by the gaming commission as representing the largest

13

________________________________________________________________________
number of employees likely to work on the project, establishing the

14

________________________________________________________________________
labor organization as the collective bargaining representative for all

15

________________________________________________________________________
persons who will perform work on the project, and which provides that

16

________________________________________________________________________
only contractors and subcontractors who sign a pre-negotiated agreement

17

_____________________________________________________
with the labor organization can perform project work.

18

______________________________________________________________________
b. The gaming commission shall require a gaming facility or contractor

19

________________________________________________________________________
thereof awarded a contract, subcontract, lease, grant, bond, covenant or

20

________________________________________________________________________
other agreement for a project to enter into a project labor agreement

21

________________________________________________________________________
during and for the work involved with such project when such requirement

22

________________________________________________________________________
is part of the gaming facility project, but only if the gaming commis-

23

________________________________________________________________________
sion determines that the record supporting the decision to enter into

24

________________________________________________________________________
such an agreement establishes that the interests of the state are best

25

________________________________________________________________________
met by requiring a project labor agreement including: obtaining the best

26

________________________________________________________________________
work at the lowest possible price; preventing favoritism, fraud and

27

________________________________________________________________________
corruption; the impact of delay; the possibility of cost savings; and

28

__________________________________
any local history of labor unrest.

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______________________________________________________________________
c. Any contract to which the gaming facility is a party, and any

2

________________________________________________________________________
contract entered into by a third party acting in place of, on behalf of

3

________________________________________________________________________
and for the benefit of the gaming facility pursuant to any lease, permit

4

________________________________________________________________________
or other agreement between such third party and the gaming facility, for

5

________________________________________________________________________
the construction, reconstruction, demolition, excavation, rehabili-

6

________________________________________________________________________
tation, repair, renovation, alteration, or improvement, of a project

7

________________________________________________________________________
undertaken pursuant to this chapter, shall be subject to all of the

8

________________________________________________________________________
provisions of article eight of the labor law, including the enforcement

9

________________________________________________________________________
of prevailing wage requirements by the fiscal officer as defined in

10

________________________________________________________________________
paragraph e of subdivision five of section two hundred twenty of the

11

________________________________________________________________________
labor law to the same extent as a contract of the state, and shall be

12

________________________________________________
deemed public work for purposes of such article.

13

______________________________________________________________________
d. Every contract entered into by the gaming facility for a project

14

________________________________________________________________________
shall contain a provision that the contractor shall furnish a labor and

15

________________________________________________________________________
material bond guaranteeing prompt payment of moneys that are due to all

16

________________________________________________________________________
persons furnishing labor and materials pursuant to the requirements of

17

________________________________________________________________________
any contracts for a project undertaken pursuant to this section and a

18

________________________________________________________________________
performance bond for the faithful performance of the project, which

19

________________________________________________________________________
shall conform to the provisions of section one hundred three-f of the

20

________________________________________________________________________
general municipal law, and that a copy of such performance and payment

21

________________________________________________________________________
bonds shall be kept by the gaming commission and shall be open to public

22

___________
inspection.

23

______________________________________________________________________
e. For the purposes of article fifteen-A of the executive law, any

24

________________________________________________________________________
person entering into a contract for a project authorized pursuant to

25

________________________________________________________________________
this section shall be deemed a state agency as that term is defined in

26

________________________________________________________________________
such article and such contracts shall be deemed state contracts within

27

______________________________________________________
the meaning of that term as set forth in such article.

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1

______________________________________________________________________
f. Whenever a gaming facility enters into a contract, subcontract,

2

________________________________________________________________________
lease, grant, bond, covenant or other agreement for construction, recon-

3

________________________________________________________________________
struction, demolition, excavation, rehabilitation, repair, renovation,

4

________________________________________________________________________
alteration, or improvement with respect to each project undertaken

5

________________________________________________________________________
pursuant to this chapter, the gaming commission shall consider the

6

________________________________________________________________________
financial and organizational capacity of contractors and subcontractors

7

________________________________________________________________________
in relation to the magnitude of work they may perform, the record of

8

________________________________________________________________________
performance of contractors and subcontractors on previous work, the

9

________________________________________________________________________
record of contractors and subcontractors in complying with existing

10

________________________________________________________________________
labor standards and maintaining harmonious labor relations, and the

11

________________________________________________________________________
commitment of contractors to work with minority and women-owned business

12

________________________________________________________________________
enterprises pursuant to article fifteen-A of the executive law through

13

______________________________________________
joint ventures or subcontractor relationships.

14

______________________________________________________________________
g. The gaming commission shall further require, on any contract for

15

________________________________________________________________________
construction in excess of three million dollars with respect to any

16

________________________________________________________________________
contract for construction, reconstruction, demolition, excavation, reha-

17

________________________________________________________________________
bilitation, repair, renovation, alteration, or improvement that each

18

________________________________________________________________________
contractor and subcontractor shall participate in apprentice training

19

________________________________________________________________________
programs in the trades of work it employs that have been approved by the

20

________________________________________________________________________
department of labor for not less than three years. The gaming commission

21

________________________________________________________________________
shall further require that each contractor and subcontractor shall have

22

________________________________________________________________________
graduated at least one apprentice in the last three years and shall have

23

________________________________________________________________________
at least one apprentice currently enrolled in such training program.

24

________________________________________________________________________
Additionally it must be demonstrated that the program has made signif-

25

________________________________________________________________________
icant efforts to attract and retain minority apprentices, as determined

26

________________________________________________________________________
by affirmative action goals established for such programs by the depart-

27

______________
ment of labor.

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2

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§ 3. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-v

to

read as follows:

3

______________________________________________________________________
§ 99-v. Real property tax reduction account. 1. There is hereby estab-

4

________________________________________________________________________
lished in the custody of the comptroller an account to be known as the

5

______________________________________
"real property tax reduction account."

6

______________________________________________________________________
2. Such account shall consist of moneys transferred thereto from the

7

________________________________________________________________________
state revenue fund created pursuant to section thirteen hundred six of

8

__________________________________________________
the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law.

9
10

______________________________________________________________________
3. All payment of moneys from the real property tax reduction account
________________________________________________________________
shall be made on the audit and warrant of the state comptroller.

11

______________________________________________________________________
4. Such monies shall be devoted twenty percent to the host community

12

________________________________________________________________________
as determined by the state gaming commission and eighty percent to coun-

13

______________________
ties across the state.

14
15

§ 4. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-w

to

read as follows:

16

______________________________________________________________________
§ 99-w. Belmont revitalization account. 1. There is hereby established

17

________________________________________________________________________
in the custody of the state comptroller an account to be known as the

18

_________________________________
"Belmont revitalization account."

19

______________________________________________________________________
2. Such account shall consist of all amounts payable under subdivision

20

________________________________________________________________________
two of section thirteen hundred three of the racing, pari-mutuel wager-

21

_____________________
ing and breeding law.

22

______________________________________________________________________
3. The funds in the account shall be utilized as determined by resol-

23

________________________________________________________________________
ution of a board comprised of the majority leader of the Nassau county

24

________________________________________________________________________
legislature, or his or her designee, the minority leader of the Nassau

25

________________________________________________________________________
county legislature, or his or her designee, and the county executive of

26

_____________________________________________
the county of Nassau, or his or her designee.

27
28

______________________________________________________________________
4. All payments of moneys from the Belmont revitalization account
________________________________________________________________
shall be made on the audit and warrant of the state comptroller.

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______________________________________________________________________
5. Such resolution shall specify the proposed economic development

2

________________________________________________________________________
purpose of the funds, which may be utilized for the economic revitaliza-

3

________________________________________________________________________
tion of Nassau county, associated with the highest and best use of the

4

________________________________________________________________________
Belmont Racetrack, ancillary properties, and the surrounding communi-

5

________________________________________________________________________
ties. Permissible expenditures may be for capital construction costs, or

6

________________________________________________________________________
local aid in support of a plan of development located within the county.

7
8

§

5. The tax law is amended by adding a new section 1617-c to read as

follows:

9

______________________________________________________________________
§ 1617-c. Expansion of video lottery terminals. Not later than July

10

________________________________________________________________________
first, two thousand fourteen, the commission shall issue an interim

11

________________________________________________________________________
report and by December first, two thousand fourteen a final report

12

________________________________________________________________________
recommending whether or not video lottery terminals should be expanded

13

________________________________________________________________________
within the state. Particular consideration should be given to the impact

14

________________________________________________________________________
of such an expansion based on potential locations of casino gambling

15

________________________________________________________________________
facilities with respect to existing video lottery gaming operations as

16

________________________________________________________________________
well as at sites not authorized to have casino gambling facilities and

17

________________________________________________________________________
making a recommendation to the legislature on levels of taxation associ-

18

________________________________________________________________________
ated with video lottery terminals at existing and proposed new video

19

__________________________
lottery gaming facilities.

20

§ 6. Subdivision a of section 1617-a of the tax

21

section

22

read as follows:

23

2

law,

as

amended

by

of part O-1 of chapter 57 of the laws of 2009, is amended to

a. The division of the lottery is hereby authorized to license, pursu-

24

ant to rules and regulations to be promulgated by the

25

lottery,

26

cello, Yonkers, Finger Lakes, and Vernon Downs

27

other

28

mutuel wagering and breeding law that are located in a county

the

division

of

the

operation of video lottery gaming at ___
(1) Aqueduct, Montiracetracks,

or

at

any

racetrack licensed pursuant to article three of the racing, parior

coun-

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1

ties in which video lottery gaming has been authorized pursuant to local

2

law,

3

three of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law as

4

York state exposition" held in Onondaga county and the racetracks of the

5

non-profit

6

Saratoga thoroughbred racetrack;
_________________________________________
and (2) at one regional off-track

7

________________________________________________________________________
betting corporation facility licensed pursuant to section one thousand

8

________________________________________________________________________
eight or one thousand nine of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and

9

________________________________________________________________________
breeding law within any regional corporation defined in article five of

10

________________________________________________________________________
the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in which no partic-

11

________________________________________________________________________
ipating county contains either a thoroughbred or standardbred racetrack

12

________________________________________________________________________
licensed to operate video lottery gaming by the state gaming commission.

13

________________________________________________________________________
The regional corporation shall be deemed a "vendor" for all purposes

14

____________________
under this article.

15

condition of licensure, that racetracks to be licensed are certified

16

be

17

the division is afforded adequate space, infrastructure,

18

consistent

19

found at racetracks in other states, that racetrack

20

in

21

licensed by the racing and wagering board,

22

conditions

23

any inconsistent provision of law, video lottery gaming at

24

pursuant

25

racetrack under the relevant city, county, town, or village land use

26

zoning

27

division operating video lottery gaming pursuant

28

house

excluding

in

the

racing

association

compliance

the

with

to

"New

known as Belmont Park racetrack and the

rules and regulations shall provide, as a
to

and

amenities

industry standards for such video gaming operations as
employees

involved

of video lottery gaming pursuant to this section are
and

such

other

terms

and

licensure as the division may establish. Notwithstanding
a

racetrack

this section shall be deemed an approved activity for such

ordinances,

such

Such

the

with all state and local fire and safety codes, that

operation

of

licensed racetrack commonly referred to in article

gaming

rules,

activity

or

in

regulations.

or

No entity licensed by the
to

this

section

may

a structure deemed or approved by the

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1

division as "temporary" for a duration of longer

2

Nothing

3

entity to operate video lottery

4

authorized

5

licensed to conduct horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering at such

6

track pursuant to article two or three of the racing, pari-mutuel wager-

7

ing and breeding law.

8
9

The

in

this

in

eighteen-months.

section shall prohibit the division from licensing an

this

division,

than

gaming

in

subdivision

at

whether

consultation

an

existing

racetrack

as

or not a different entity is
race-

with the [racing and wagering board]

_______________________
state gaming commission, shall establish standards for approval

of

the

10

temporary and permanent physical layout and construction of any facility

11

or

12

such application for the construction or

13

related

14

operations, the division, in consultation with the racing

15

board, shall ensure that such facility:

16

building

(1)

or

devoted

to a video lottery gaming operation. In reviewing
reconstruction

of

facilities

devoted to the operation or housing of video lottery gaming
and

wagering

possesses superior consumer amenities and conveniences to encour-

17

age and attract the patronage of tourists and other visitors from across

18

the region, state, and nation.

19
20
21

(2) has adequate motor vehicle parking facilities

to

satisfy

patron

requirements.
(3)

has a physical layout and location that facilitates access to and

22

from the horse racing track portion of such facility to encourage patro-

23

nage of live horse racing events that are conducted at such track.

24

§ 7. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 1 of

25

executive

26

laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows:

27
28

law,

as

of

169

of

the

amended by section 9 of part A of chapter 60 of the

(b) commissioner of labor,
commissioner

section

taxation

chairman
and

of

finance,

public

service

superintendent

commission,
of

financial

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1

services, commissioner of criminal justice services, [and]

2

of

3

__________
commission;

4

parks,

(c)

commissioner

recreation and historic preservation _______________________
and chair of the gaming

commissioner of agriculture and markets, commissioner of alcohol-

5

ism and substance abuse services,

6

president

7

development, chair of the energy

research

and

8

president

services

corporation, commissioner of

9

motor vehicles, member-chair of board of parole, chair of public employ-

10

ment relations board, secretary of state, commissioner of alcoholism and

11

substance abuse services, executive

12

agency,

13

tor of state insurance fund, commissioner-chair of state liquor authori-

14

ty, chair of the workers' compensation board ___________________________
and commissioners of the

15

_________________
gaming commission;

of

of

state

adjutant

general,

commissioner

and

civil service commission, commissioner of economic

higher

education

director

development

of

the

authority,

housing

finance

commissioner of housing and community renewal, executive direc-

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§ 8. Subdivisions 3, 4 and 5 of section 102 of the racing, pari-mutuel

17

wagering and breeding law, as added by section 1 of part A of chapter 60

18

of the laws of 2012, are amended to read as follows:

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3.

A

member

shall

be

designated as chair of the commission by the

20

governor to serve in such capacity at the pleasure of

21

until

22

occurs. The members shall be appointed for terms of [five]

23

provided,

24

for terms as follows:

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his

or

her

term

the

governor

or

as commission member expires, whichever first
____
nine

years;

however, that initial appointments to the commission shall be

(a) one member appointed by the governor shall serve for a

[one]

___
six

26

year

term, one member appointed by the governor shall serve for a [two]

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_____
seven year term, one member appointed by the governor shall serve for

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[three]

_____
eight

year

term,

[one

member]

a

___________
two members appointed by the

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1

governor shall ____
each serve for a

2

appointed by the governor shall serve for a five year term]; and

3

[four]

____
nine

year

term,

[one

member

(b) each of the members appointed by the governor upon the recommenda-

4

tion

of

the temporary president of the senate and upon the recommenda-

5

tion of the speaker of the assembly shall serve for a [four]

6

term.

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4.

____
nine

year

The members shall[, when performing the work of the commission, be

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compensated at a rate of three hundred dollars per day, together with an

9

allowance] _____________
be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses

10

incurred

in

the discharge of their duties _____________________________
for travel and other expenses.

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5.

The

members

of

the commission shall not hold any other [public]

12

office or [public] employment

13

sation[,

14

performance of the duties of such

15

engage

16

however, such

17

performance or proper discharge of his or her duties].

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other

in

for

which

they

shall

receive

compen-

than necessary travel or other expenses incurred in the
office

or

employment.

Members

may

private employment or in a profession or business, provided,
employment

does

not

interfere

or

conflict

with

the

§ 9. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that section six

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of

this

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the date on which it shall have become

21

section

22

are authorized by amendment to subdivision 1 of section 9 of

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of

24

issued under article 13 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding

25

law, as added by section one of this act, shall not

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gambling

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section 9 of article 1 of the state constitution.

the

act

shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding
a

law

provided,

however

that

six of this act shall not take effect until gambling facilities

state

constitution;

facilities

are

and

provided,

authorized

by

article

1

further, that any license

take

effect

until

amendment to subdivision 1 of

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