|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 06, 2016||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
|Apr 01, 2015||referred to racing, gaming and wagering|
senate Bill S4634
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Racing, Gaming And Wagering Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4634 - Details
S4634 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4634 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to requiring transfer of all veterinary records of a claimed racehorse from the owner to the claimant within forty-eight hours from the time the claim is finalized PURPOSE: Requires the owner of a claimed racehorse to transfer all veterinary records to the claimant within forty-eight hours of the time that the claim has been finalized. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one sets forth the legislative intent. Section two amends the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law by adding a new section that would require the owner to transfer all veterinary records for a claimed racehorse to the claimant within forty-eight hours of the time that the claim has been finalized. Section three sets forth the effective date.
S4634 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4634 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 1, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 requiring transfer of all veterinary records of a claimed racehorse from the owner to the claimant within forty-eight hours from the time the claim is finalized THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative Intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that it is in the best public policy interests of the state, its businesses and its citizens to ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, the letter and spirit of its thoroughbred racing regulations aimed at protecting the health of New York's racehorses as well as the jockeys, trainers, and owners, are enforced and enacted for any person doing business in the New York state racing industry. Measures to improve safety and health are necessary responses to the "New York Task Force on Racehorse Health and Safety" established as a result of the fatalities of twenty-one racehorses at Aqueduct Race Track during a four month period in 2011 and 2012. The task force stated that because horses are regularly sold in claiming races and due to the lack of transferring veterinary records at the time of sale, "horses are put at increased risk of repeated, and potentially unnecessary invasive joint therapies." This increased risk was evidenced in the official report by the task force which noted the deaths of two racehorses could have been prevented because "it is unlikely that the trainer was aware of any medical treatments that may have occurred prior to his claiming the horse. This may have compromised the trainer's ability to make informed decisions with regard to medication administrations." Despite recommendations by the task force, little has been done to mitigate the problems even through the policy change is in the interest EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02274-01-5
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