senate Bill S7098

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to stallion eligibility for New York-bred harness horse events for stallions owned or jointly owned by a resident of a state other than New York

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.170
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.85
substituted for a9148
May 21, 2014 referred to racing and wagering
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.616
Apr 28, 2014 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

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S7098 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9148
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง334, RWB L

S7098 - Bill Texts

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Relates to stallion eligibility for New York-bred harness horse events for stallions owned or jointly owned by a resident of a state other than New York.

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BILL NUMBER:S7098

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

PURPOSE:

This bill would provide for equivalent treatment for the state's
thoroughbred and standardbred horse breeding programs with respect to
residency requirements.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Sections 1 & 2. Amends subdivisions 1 and 3 of Section 334 of the
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law to allow foals to be
eligible for the New York Sire Stakes harness racing program, if the
foal was conceived from a mare that was bred in the state, and sired
by a stallion owned, or leased by a resident of New York for at least
one year.

Section 3. Effective date.

EXISTING LAW:

Current law requires a stallion must be leased for at least ten years.

JUSTIFICATION:

The state's standardbred breeding laws were put into place almost 50
years ago and for that time, they have served the New York breeding
industry well. However, it is becoming clear that the statute
governing the state's standardbred breeding program needs to be
updated to reflect the current economic climate that exists in New
York for the horse breeding industry. The current laws governing
standardbred stallions standing for stud service in New York State
require the stallions to be owned by or leased by a New York resident
for a minimum of 10 years. In earlier years, most stallions were
solely owned by New York residents and this was not at problem.

Today the Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) revenue attracts top stallions
to New York and the dollar value of many of these stallions goes well
into seven figures. Many of these stallions are syndicated and have
multiple shareholders. The shareholders have control over these
stallions. To require any organization or company that wants to come
into New York to do business to stay a minimum of 10 years is not
conducive to attracting and retaining these entities.

If a stallion cannot get enough mares to breed he becomes a commodity
that needs to be relocated or sold. If a stallion becomes infertile or
is injured he is no longer a viable breeding animal. An owner
shouldn't have to pay to keep a stallion in New York, if they can't
make money and a farm does not want to stand a stallion if they can't
make money.

As a result, a change is needed in ownership and lease requirements
make the standardbred breeding program more responsive to the current


state of the industry. This legislation seeks to change residency
requirements for standardbred stallion from ten years to one year.

This change would make the harness breeding program requirement
identical to what is currently enjoyed by the thoroughbred breeders in
the state.

This change will encourage owners to move their stallions to New York
to compete in one of the most successful breeding programs in the
world.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7098

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 28, 2014
                               ___________

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 the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in
  relation to stallion  eligibility  for  New  York-bred  harness  horse
  events

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs (ii) and (iii) of paragraph e of  subdivision
1  of  section 334 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law,
as amended by chapter 445 of the laws of 1997, are amended  to  read  as
follows:
  (ii)  owned  by a resident of a state other than New York but standing
the entire stud season in this state and leased by a  resident  of  this
state for a term of not less than [ten years] ONE YEAR, or
  (iii)  owned  jointly  by  a  resident  of a state other than New York
together with a resident of this state  and  standing  the  entire  stud
season  in  this state and leased by a resident of this state for a term
of not less than [ten years] ONE YEAR.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 334 of the racing, pari-mutuel  wagering
and  breeding  law,  as  amended  by chapter 445 of the laws of 1997, is
amended to read as follows:
  3. Subsequent to the year [nineteen hundred sixty-five]  TWO  THOUSAND
FOURTEEN  a  foal  shall  be  eligible for the "New York sire stakes" if
conceived from a mare bred in the state and sired by a stallion owned by
a resident of this state or leased to a resident of  this  state  for  a
period  of  no  less  than [ten years] ONE YEAR and standing for service
within the state at the time of the foal's conception.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14465-01-4

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