|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
|Jul 29, 2013||referred to rules|
senate Bill S5920
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5920 - Details
S5920 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5920 REVISED MEMO 01/14/14 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to harness racing PURPOSE: To allow competition and wagering on "racing under saddle" at standardbred harness racetracks. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision 3 of section 301 of the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding law to permit a mounted rider as an acceptable form of standardbred harness racing. Section 2: Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Under current law, the definition of harness racing limits the racing of this very specific and unique breed of horse (standardbred a/kla harness horse) to racing attached to "a sulky, carriage or similar vehicle" and effectively prohibits the practice of "racing under saddle" with a mounted rider.
S5920 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5920 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E July 29, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BONACIC, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to harness racing THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 301 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is amended to read as follows: 3. The term "racing", as used in this article, shall be construed to mean UTILIZING only [horse racing in which the horses participating are harnessed] HORSES THAT ARE REGISTERED WITH A RECOGNIZED BREED REGISTRY AS STANDARD (HARNESS) AND WHERE THE STANDARDBRED HORSE IS ATTACHED to a sulky, carriage, or similar vehicle[, and shall not include any form of horse racing in which the horses participating are] OR mounted [by a jockey]. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11275-03-3
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