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HF 2213

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/13/2015 01:37pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to horse racing; modifying rulemaking authority of commission;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.23.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 240.23, is amended to read:


The commission has the authority, in addition to all other rulemaking authority
granted elsewhere in this chapter to promulgate rules governing:

(a) the conduct of horse races held at licensed racetracks in Minnesota, including but
not limited to the rules of racing, standards of entry, operation of claiming races, filing and
handling of objections, carrying of weights, and declaration of official results;

(b) deleted text beginwiredeleted text endnew text begin wired and wirelessnew text end communications between the premises of a licensed
racetrack and any place outside the premises;

(c) information on horse races which is sold on the premises of a licensed racetrack;

(d) liability insurance which it may require of all class A, class B, and class D

(e) the auditing of the books and records of a licensee by an auditor employed
or appointed by the commission;

(f) emergency action plans maintained by licensed racetracks and their periodic

(g) safety, security, and sanitation of stabling facilities at licensed racetracks;

(h) entry fees and other funds received by a licensee in the course of conducting
racing which the commission determines must be placed in escrow accounts;

(i) affirmative action in employment and contracting by class A, class B, and class D
licensees; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

new text begin (j) procedures for the sampling and testing of any horse that is eligible to race in
Minnesota for substances or practices that are prohibited by law or rule; and
new text end

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end any other aspect of horse racing or pari-mutuel betting which in its opinion
affects the integrity of racing or the public health, welfare, or safety.

Rules of the commission are subject to chapter 14, the Administrative Procedure Act.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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