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License to conduct pari-mutuel betting at race meetings for running races or steeplechases
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (PML) CHAPTER 47-A, ARTICLE 2
§ 232. License to conduct pari-mutuel betting at race meetings for
running races or steeplechases. 1. Any corporation, at the time of
making application to the commission for a license to conduct a race
course or a race meeting for running races or steeplechases, or at such
subsequent time as the commission may permit, may apply to such
commission for a license to conduct at such race meeting pari-mutuel
betting on the races to be run thereat. The commission may prescribe the
form in which such application shall be made and the information to be
furnished by such corporation. If the commission is satisfied from such
application, or from other sources of information, that the racetrack of
such corporation for which such application is made has facilities and
equipment sufficient to accommodate its probable number of patrons, the
commission shall issue to such corporation a license to conduct
pari-mutuel betting in the manner and subject to the conditions
prescribed by this chapter, at the racetrack described in such license
on the days specified in such license.

2. The refusal of an application for such license shall be preceded by
notice and an opportunity to be heard. In the conduct of such hearing
the commission shall not be bound by technical rules of evidence but all
evidence offered before the commission shall be reduced to writing, and
such evidence together with the exhibits, if any, and the findings of
the commission, shall be permanently preserved and shall constitute the
record of the commission in such case. Such hearing may be presided over
by the chair of the commission or by any member or by an officer of the
commission designated by the chair in writing to act as hearing officer
and such person or persons may issue subpoenas for witnesses and
administer oaths to witnesses. The hearing officer, at the conclusion of
the hearing shall make findings which, if concurred in by a majority of
the commission, shall become the findings of the commission. The action
of the commission in refusing a license shall be reviewable in the
supreme court in the manner provided by the provisions of article
seventy-eight of the civil practice law and rules.