|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2014||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S7796
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7796 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §318, RWB L
- Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7796 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7796 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to horsemen's health insurance PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase the percentage of purse payments mandated to be withheld in order to cover horseman's health insurance from 1% to 7%. In addition, this legislation will include Westchester and Nassau Counties under these provisions. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1 & 2: Amends subparagraph iv of paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 318 of the Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law to increase the percentage of purse payments mandated to be withheld in order to cover horseman's health insurance from 1% to 7% and to include Westchester and Nassau Counties under these provisions. Section 3: Effective date JUSTIFICATION: Under current law, health insurance costs for horsemen are covered under contract with management but in certain situations horsemen are racing for an extended period without a contract. Section 318(1)(b)(iv) of the State racing law mandates that one percent (1%) of purse payments be withheld to cover health insurance. However, the law governing this was enacted in 1992 when health insurance costs
S7796 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7796 I N S E N A T E June 10, 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 horsemen's health insurance THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (iv) of paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 318 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as added by chapter 281 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: (iv) The state [racing and wagering board] GAMING COMMISSION shall as a condition of racing require an association [authorized to operate in areas other than Westchester or Nassau county] to withhold [one] SEVEN percent of all [purses] PURSE FUNDS FROM ALL SOURCES and to pay such sum to the horsemen's organization representing the owners and trainers utilizing the facilities of such association which had a contract with the association governing the conditions of racing on January first, nineteen hundred ninety-two, as determined by the board. S 2. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph a of subdivision 1 of section 318 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as amended by chapter 281 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: (ii) except as otherwise provided in this paragraph an amount equal to six and eight-tenths per centum of the total pool resulting from on-track regular bets, an amount equal to seven and ninety-five one hundredths per centum of the total pool resulting from on-track multiple bets, an amount equal to ten and one-half per centum of the total pool resulting from on-track exotic bets, an amount equal to fifteen and one-half per centum of the total daily pool resulting from on-track super exotic bets shall be used exclusively for purses, of which an amount of not less than ninety per centum shall be used exclusively for purses for overnight races conducted by such association or corporation. Such amounts may be reduced upon an application approved by the [board] COMMISSION and an agreement between the licensed harness racing corpo- ration or association and the representative horsemen's organization as EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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