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HF 633

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 05:11pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to horse racing; providing for ongoing operation of the Minnesota Racing
Commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 240.15, subdivision 6;
240.155, subdivision 1; 240.30, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 240.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.15, subdivision 6, is amended to read:

Subd. 6.

Disposition of proceeds; account.

The commission shall distribute all money
received under this section, and, except as provided otherwise by section 240.131, all money
received from license feesnew text begin, regulatory fees,new text end and fines it collects, according to this subdivision.
All money designated for deposit in the Minnesota breeders fund must be paid into that
fund for distribution under section 240.18 except that all money generated by simulcasts
must be distributed as provided in section 240.18, subdivisions 2, paragraph (d), clauses
(1), (2), and (3); and 3. Revenue from an admissions tax imposed under subdivision 1 must
be paid to the local unit of government at whose request it was imposed, at times and in a
manner the commission determines. Taxes received under this section must be paid to the
commissioner of management and budget for deposit in the general fund. All revenues from
licenses and other fees imposed by the commission must be deposited in the state treasury
and credited to a racing and card playing regulation account in the special revenue fund.
Receipts in this account are available for the operations of the commission up to the amount
authorized in biennial appropriations from the text begin If a fiscal biennium ends without
the enactment of an appropriation to the commission for the following biennium, receipts
in this account are annually appropriated to the commission for the operations of the
commission up to the amount authorized in the second year of the most recently enacted
biennial appropriation, until a biennial appropriation is enacted.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.155, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Reimbursement account credit.

Money received by the commission as
reimbursement for the costs of services provided by veterinarians, stewards, deleted text beginanddeleted text end medical
testing of horsesnew text begin, and fees received by the commission in the form of fees for regulatory
new text end must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a racing reimbursement
accountnew text begin in the special revenue fundnew text end, except as provided under subdivision 2. Receipts are
appropriatednew text begin, within the meaning of Article XI, section 1, of the Minnesota Constitution,new text end
to the commission to pay the costs of providing the servicesnew text begin and all other costs necessary
to allow the commission to fulfill its regulatory oversight duties required by chapter 240
and commission rule. If the major appropriation bills needed to finance state government
are not enacted by the beginning of a fiscal biennium, the commission shall continue
operations as required by chapter 240 and commission rule
new text end.

Sec. 3.

new text end

new text begin If, by July 1 of an odd-numbered year, legislation has not been enacted to appropriate
money for the next biennium to the commissioner of management and budget for central
accounting, procurement, payroll, and human resources functions, amounts necessary to
operate those functions associated with operation of the Racing Commission under chapter
240 are appropriated for the next biennium from the general fund to the commissioner of
management and budget. As necessary, the commissioner may transfer a portion of this
appropriation to other state agencies to support carrying out these functions. Any subsequent
appropriation to the commissioner of management and budget for a biennium in which this
section has been applied shall supersede and replace the funding authorized in this section.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 240.30, subdivision 9, is amended to read:

Subd. 9.

Reimbursement to commission.

The commission shall require that the licensee
reimburse it for the commission's actual costs, including personnel costs, of regulating the
card club. Amounts received under this subdivision must be deposited as provided in section
240.155, subdivision 1new text begin, and are appropriated to the commissionnew text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end