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HF 2795

1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/22/2012 11:18am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to horse racing; modifying provisions relating to card clubs and
pari-mutuel wagering; providing for certain regulatory threshold concentrations
to be set by the commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections
240.01, subdivision 25; 240.13, subdivision 9; 240.24, subdivision 2, by adding a
subdivision; 240.30, subdivision 8; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, section
240.30, subdivision 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 240.01, subdivision 25, is amended to read:


Subd. 25.

Card playing.

"Card playing" means an activity wherein individuals
deleted text begin compete anddeleted text end wager deleted text beginwith each otherdeleted text end utilizing a 52-unit system comprised of a series of
numbers, numbered two through ten, and the letters J, Q, K, and A, combined with
four symbols commonly known as hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs, wherein each
individual unit constitutes the display of one of the 52 possible combinations. The symbol
commonly known as a joker may be incorporated into the system.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 240.13, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Transmission to Indian lands; pooling of bets.

A deleted text beginlicensed racetrackdeleted text endnew text begin class
B licensee
new text end may, with the approval of the horsepersons' organization representing the
majority of horsepersons racing the breed involved, transmit telecasts of races the licensee
conductsnew text begin, and simulcasts upon which the licensee accepts wagersnew text end to sites on Indian
lands of tribes who are deleted text beginlawfullydeleted text end conducting deleted text beginpari-mutuel wageringdeleted text endnew text begin gamingnew text end authorized
by a tribal-state compact entered into pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,
Public Law 100-497, deleted text beginor through litigation, arbitration, or mediation relative to that act.
Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to indicate that state policy or law permits
or encourages the transmission of telecasts to sites on Indian lands
deleted text endnew text begin for wagering purposesnew text end.new text begin
Transmissions of telecasts or simulcasts are only authorized if they are conducted pursuant
to a written agreement between the tribal government receiving the signal and a licensee
who is authorized to conduct live racing, at the licensee's facility, of the breed involved
in the telecast or simulcast. The written agreement is not valid or effective unless it is
approved by the commission. The agreement must be enforceable only in state courts. The
term of the written agreement shall not exceed five years. The agreement may be renewed
after review and approval, not earlier than six months before the end of the term, by the
commission.
new text end With prior approval of the commission, a licensed racetrack transmitting
telecasts of races it conducts, to sites on Indian lands within or outside of Minnesota or to
other locations outside the state, may commingle the amounts bet at the receiving entity
with the pools at the sending licensed racetrack.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 240.24, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exception.

Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the commission by rule shall
allow the use of: (1) topical external applications that do not contain anesthetics or
steroids; (2) food additives; (3) Furosemide or other pulmonary hemostatic agents if the
agents are administered under the visual supervision of the veterinarian or a designee
of the veterinarian employed by the commission; (4) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs, provided that the test sample does not contain more than deleted text beginfive micrograms of the
substance or metabolites thereof per milliliter of blood plasma
deleted text endnew text begin the regulatory threshold
concentrations set by rule by the commission
new text end; and (5) medications and their metabolites,
provided their use thereof does not exceed regulatory threshold concentrations set by rule
by the commission. For purposes of this clause, "test sample" means any bodily substance
including blood, urine, saliva, or other substance as directed by the commission, taken
from a horse under the supervision of the commission veterinarian and in such manner as
prescribed by the commission for the purpose of analysis.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 240.24, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Reimbursement. new text end

new text begin Increased expenses related to the use of upgraded drug
testing technologies and procedures are deemed to be necessary costs within the meaning
of section 240.155 and the commission shall be reimbursed for these expenses from
receipts from card playing activities regulated by the commission.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 240.30, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Limitations.

The commission may not approve any plan of operation
under subdivision 6 that exceeds any of the following limitations:

(1) the maximum number of tables used for card playing at the card club at any one
time, other than tables used for instruction, demonstrations, or new text beginpoker new text endtournament play,
may not exceed deleted text begin50. The table limit exception for tournament play is allowed for only one
tournament per year that lasts for no longer than 14 days
deleted text endnew text begin 80new text end;

(2) except as provided in clause (3), no wager may exceed deleted text begin$60deleted text endnew text begin $100new text end;

(3) for games in which each player is allowed to make only one wager or has a
limited opportunity to change that wager, no wager may exceed $300.

Sec. 6. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 240.30, subdivision 3, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new 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