senate Bill S5330B

Relates to New York bred harness races

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5330A
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5330B
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.92
  • 10 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 11 / Feb / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / May / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7617A

Summary

Relates to New York bred harness races.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7617A
Versions:
S5330
S5330A
S5330B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง307-a, RWB L

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BILL NUMBER:S5330B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and
breeding law, in relation to New York bred harness races

PURPOSE: To authorize harness races which are limited to only New
York bred horses.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law by
adding a new section 307a which provides that any association or
corporation licensed to conduct harness race meetings at which
pari-mutuel betting is permitted may run races which are limited to
New York bred horses. These races would be subject to such terms and
conditions as any other race authorized pursuant to law or regulation.
Further, if, in the opinion of the corporation or association,
sufficient competition cannot be had among such restricted class of
horses, the race may be eliminated for that day and a substitute race
provided instead.

Section 2. Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Depending on the time of the year and the track, many
times there are limited opportunities for New York harness horses to
enter races due to the influx of out-of-state horses. This legislation
seeks to address the issue by offering New York State harness tracks
the option to hold New York-only races to ensure that New York bred
harness horses are given an opportunity to compete.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5330--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 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  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law,  in
  relation to New York bred harness races

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

  Section 1. The  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and  breeding  law  is
amended by adding a new section 307-a to read as follows:
  S  307-A.  NEW YORK BRED HARNESS RACES. ANY ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION
LICENSED TO CONDUCT HARNESS RACE MEETINGS AT WHICH  PARI-MUTUEL  BETTING
IS  PERMITTED  MAY, IF IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION SUCH ASSOCIATION OR CORPO-
RATION DETERMINES, THAT IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO RUN  RACES  WHICH  ARE
LIMITED  TO  NEW  YORK  BRED  HORSES. THESE RACES MAY BE WRITTEN ON SUCH
TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS ANY OTHER RACE AUTHORIZED  PURSUANT  TO  LAW  OR
REGULATION  OF  THE  BOARD, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PREFERENCE DATE REQUIRE-
MENTS. IF IN THE OPINION OF THE CORPORATION  OR  ASSOCIATION  SUFFICIENT
COMPETITION  CANNOT  BE  HAD AMONG SUCH RESTRICTED CLASS OF HORSES, SAID
RACE MAY BE ELIMINATED FOR SAID  DAY  AND  A  SUBSTITUTE  RACE  PROVIDED
INSTEAD.  THE  BOARD  SHALL  BE  AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO
EFFECTUATE THE INTENT OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10994-03-3

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