The areas outlined in RED indicate sections that are to be deleted and the areas in YELLOW indicate sections that are to be added and the areas outlined in GREEN indicate the original language in the Constitution. S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6734 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 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY 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 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 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.