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SECTION 205
License for running races and steeplechase meetings
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (PML) CHAPTER 47-A, ARTICLE 2
§ 205. License for running races and steeplechase meetings. Any
non-franchised corporation desiring to obtain the benefits of the
provisions of section two hundred three of this article, if proposing to
conduct a race course or race meeting for running races or
steeplechases, may annually apply to the commission for a license to
conduct running races and race meetings or steeplechases and
steeplechase meetings, as the case may be. If, in the judgment of such
commission the public interest, convenience or necessity will be served
thereby and a proper case for the issuance of such license is shown
consistent with the purposes of this article and the best interest of
racing generally, the commission may grant such license, for a term
within the calendar year, which shall specify the dates and period of
time during which, and the place where, the licensee may operate. The
fee for such license shall be one hundred dollars for each racing day,
payable upon issuance of license. In considering an application for a
license under this section, the commission may give consideration to the
number of licenses already granted and to the location of the tracks
previously licensed. Every such license shall contain a condition that
all running races or race meetings conducted thereunder shall be subject
to such reasonable rules and regulations from time to time prescribed by
the commission, designated as the "rules of racing". Before promulgating
such rules of racing or modifying or abrogating any of them, the
commission shall give the jockey club, a corporation organized under the
laws of the state of New York, an opportunity to submit recommendations
relative to such rules for running races and race meetings, and to the
national steeplechase and hunt association, a corporation organized
under the laws of the state of New York, an opportunity to submit
recommendations relative to such rules for steeplechases and
steeplechase meetings, and the commission may adopt, to the extent that
it deems appropriate, any rules so submitted by either of such
corporations or by any other nationally recognized association or
corporation that has for its purpose the improvement of the breed.