Casino Gambling


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S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    March 14, 2012

       Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- (at request of the Governor) -- read twice
         and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
         on Rules


       proposing an amendment to subdivision 1 of section 9 of article 1 of the
         constitution, in relation to casino gambling in the state

    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, [and] 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
   17  BY THE LEGISLATURE shall hereafter be authorized or allowed within  this
   18  state;  and  the  legislature  shall  pass  appropriate  laws to prevent
   19  offenses against any of the provisions of this section.
   20    S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
   21  be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
   22  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
   23  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
   24  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.



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