senate Bill S4618

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to certain payments to the horsemen's organization

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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view actions (13)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2013 signed chap.43
May 10, 2013 delivered to governor
May 01, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.215
substituted for a5037a
Apr 30, 2013 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 29, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 24, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 23, 2013 1st report cal.402
Apr 16, 2013 referred to racing, gaming and wagering


S4618 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง228, RWB L

S4618 - Summary

Relates to certain payments to the horsemen's organization.

S4618 - Sponsor Memo

S4618 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 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-

AN  ACT  to  amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in
  relation to certain payments to the horsemen's organization


  Section  1.  The  opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 228 of
the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as amended by chapter
134 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  The [state racing and wagering board] NEW YORK STATE GAMING COMMISSION
shall, as a condition of racing, require any franchised corporation  and
every  other  corporation  subject  to  its jurisdiction to withhold one
percent of all purses,  except  that  for  the  franchised  corporation,
starting  on  September first, two thousand seven and continuing through
August thirty-first, two thousand [thirteen] FOURTEEN,  two  percent  of
all  purses shall be withheld, and, in the case of the franchised corpo-
ration, to pay such sum to the horsemen's organization or its  successor
that  was first entitled to receive payments pursuant to this section in
accordance with rules of the [board] COMMISSION adopted effective Novem-
ber third, nineteen hundred eighty-three representing at least fifty-one
percent of the owners and trainers  utilizing  the  facilities  of  such
franchised  corporation, on the condition that such horsemen's organiza-
tion shall expend as much as is necessary, but not to exceed one-half of
one percent of such total sum, to acquire  and  maintain  the  equipment
required  to  establish  a  program at a state college within this state
with an approved equine science program to  test  for  the  presence  of
steroids  in  horses,  provided  further that the qualified organization
shall also, in an amount to be determined by  its  board  of  directors,
annually  include in its expenditures for benevolence programs, funds to
support an organization  providing  services  necessary  to  backstretch

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


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