senate Bill S7735

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to void and voidable claims

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Jun 03, 2014 referred to racing, gaming and wagering

S7735 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A254B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง104-a & 104-b, RWB L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9763

S7735 - Bill Texts

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Relates to void and voidable claims.

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BILL NUMBER:S7735

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and
breeding law, in relation to void and voidable claims

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires any horse in a claim race to
finish the race without assistance and must be examined by a licensed
veterinarian before the claim can be made final.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and
breeding law is amended by adding a new section 104-c.

JUSTIFICATION: As a means of getting rid of ill, elderly, or otherwise
incapable horses, it has become practice for horse owners to put these
horses in claim races. The result is an increase in the number of
horse collapses on race tracks in recent years. As the New York Times
reported on March 24th, 2012 their report titled "Mangled Horses,
Maimed Jockey", "On average, 24 horses die each week at racetracks
across America. Many are inexpensive horses racing with little
regulatory protection in pursuit of bigger and bigger prizes. These
deaths often go unexamined, the bodies shipped to rendering plants and
landfills." This bill seeks to end this practice by forcing horse
owners to only put forth horses that are capable of finishing a race
without assistance and passing an examination by a veterinarian.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7735

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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 void and voidable claims

  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 104-a to read as follows:
  S 104-A.  VOID CLAIMS. A CLAIM FOR A HORSE IN A THOROUGHBRED  CLAIMING
RACE  SHALL  BE VOID FOR ANY HORSE THAT DIES DURING A RACE OR IS EUTHAN-
IZED ON THE TRACK FOLLOWING A RACE.
  S 2. The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is  amended  by
adding a new section 104-b to read as follows:
  S  104-B. VOIDABLE CLAIM. A CLAIM FOR A HORSE IN A THOROUGHBRED CLAIM-
ING RACE IS VOIDABLE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE NEW OWNER, FOR A PERIOD OF
ONE HOUR AFTER THE RACE IS MADE OFFICIAL, FOR ANY HORSE THAT  IS  VANNED
OFF THE TRACK AFTER THE RACE.
  S  3. The commission shall prescribe such regulations as are necessary
to carry out the provisions of this act.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01063-04-4

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