senate Bill S4750

Extends certain provisions relating to the New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 29 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1284
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A6939

Summary

Relates to extending the provisions relating to the New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund until three years after the commencement of the operation of a video lottery terminal facility at Aqueduct racetrack.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6939
Versions:
S4750
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Racing
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2, Chap 473 of 2010

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BILL NUMBER:S4750 REVISED 5/24/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 473 of the laws of 2010
amending the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law relating to
the New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund, in
relation to the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is
to provide continued revenue to the New York State Thoroughbred
Breeding and Development Fund.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would amend Chapter 473 of
the laws of 2010 amending the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and
breeding law relating to the New York state thoroughbred breeding and
development fund. This section of law is scheduled to sunset on
October 28, 2013. Specifically, the following provisions would be
extended for an additional year:

* require payments to be made to the fund on a quarterly basis;

* the percentage of revenue that can be allotted to breeder awards
would be maintained at sixty-five percent (65%);

* amount of money used for promoting the breeding and raising of
thoroughbred horses would be increased by one percent to an amount up
to six percent (6%); and

* administrative allotments from the fund would be increased from four
percent (4%) up to five percent (5%).

JUSTIFICATION: The New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and
Development Fund, established in 1973, has helped shape the New York
State thoroughbred industry, making it the benchmark of thoroughbred
programs around the world. For over two decades, the Fund has worked
to make thoroughbred breeding and racing a vital force in New York
State's economy, utilizing its rich racing tradition, vast
agricultural resources, and thriving tourism industry. The Fund is a
public benefit corporation that oversees the registration process for
foals and stallions, and distributes incentive awards to breeders,
owner's and stallion owners, The incentives provided by the Fund are
financed from within the racing industry, using a small percentage of
the total monies wagered through the pari-mutuel system on
thoroughbred racing in New York State.

Thoroughbred Breeders use this funding to invest back into breeding,
thereby keeping that money in the local economy and creating more
jobs, and strengthening the horse racing industry in New York.

The New York Racing and Breeding Program has evolved significantly
since 1973 The goals set out for the Fund have been well accomplished,
especially in the last decade. However, the industry has seen
significant declines in handle year after year. With that, the Fund's
revenue has rapidly fallen each year placing a burden on the ability
to pay awards to participants at advertised rates within the statutory
cap as the Breeding Program has grown.


Initially enacted as Chapter 473 of the Laws of 2010, this proposal
provided some flexibility to the Thoroughbred Breeding and Development
Fund. This law was slated to expire upon the commencement of the
operation of a video lottery facility at Aqueduct racetrack, which
began operations on October 28, 2011. Chapter 175 of the Laws of 2011
and Chapter 423 of the Laws of 2012 both extended that sunset by one
year. This proposal would extend those provisions for an additional
year and provide the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Breeding
Fund the ability to allot Fund revenue based on the current state of
the Thoroughbred industry. Additionally, this proposal is strictly a
housekeeping modification that has no financial impact on any other
organization or segment of the industry.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: Similar to Chapter 423 of the Laws
of 2012 (A.10295/S.7050). 2011: Similar to Chapter 175 of the Laws of
2011 (A.7852-A/S.3949-B). 2010: Similar to Chapter 473 of the Laws of
2010 (A.11130-A/S.7578-A).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4750

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 22, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
  ing

AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter 473 of the laws of 2010 amending the racing,
  pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law relating to the New  York  state
  thoroughbred  breeding and development fund, in relation to the effec-
  tiveness thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 2 of chapter 473 of the laws of 2010 amending the
racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law relating to the  New  York
state  thoroughbred breeding and development fund, as amended by chapter
423 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately,  provided,  however  that
this act shall expire and be deemed repealed [two] THREE years after the
commencement  of  the  operation of a video lottery facility at Aqueduct
racetrack; provided that the chair of the New  York  state  thoroughbred
breeding and development fund shall notify the legislative bill drafting
commission upon the occurrence of the commencement of the operation of a
video  lottery  facility at Aqueduct racetrack in order that the commis-
sion may maintain an accurate and timely  effective  data  base  of  the
official  text  of  the  laws of the state of New York in furtherance of
effectuating the provisions of section 44 of  the  legislative  law  and
section  70-b  of the public officers law; provided further, that effec-
tive immediately the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any  rules  or
regulations  necessary  for the implementation of this act on its effec-
tive date are authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or
before such date.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10339-01-3

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