1st Engrossment - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to horse racing; modifying license applicant 1.3 requirements; modifying medication requirements; 1.4 amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 240.08, 1.5 subdivision 2; and 240.24, subdivision 2. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 240.08, 1.8 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 1.9 Subd. 2. [APPLICATION.] An application for a class C 1.10 license must be on a form the commission prescribes and must be 1.11 accompanied by an affidavit of qualification that the applicant: 1.12 (a) is not in default in the payment of an obligation or 1.13 debt to the state under Laws 1983, chapter 214; 1.14 (b)
has never been convicted ofdoes not have a felony 1.15 conviction of record in a state or federal court and does not 1.16 have a state or federal felony charge pending; 1.17 (c) is not and never has been connected with or engaged in 1.18 an illegal business; 1.19 (d) has never been found guilty of fraud or 1.20 misrepresentation in connection with racing or breeding; 1.21 (e) has never been found guilty of a violation of law or 1.22 rule relating to horse racing, pari-mutuel betting or any other 1.23 form of gambling which is a serious violation as defined by the 1.24 commission's rules; and 1.25 (f) has never knowingly violated a rule or order of the 2.1 commission or a law of Minnesota relating to racing. 2.2 The application must also contain an irrevocable consent 2.3 statement, to be signed by the applicant, which states that 2.4 suits and actions relating to the subject matter of the 2.5 application or acts or omissions arising from it may be 2.6 commenced against the applicant in any court of competent 2.7 jurisdiction in this state by the service on the secretary of 2.8 state of any summons, process, or pleading authorized by the 2.9 laws of this state. If any summons, process, or pleading is 2.10 served upon the secretary of state, it must be by duplicate 2.11 copies. One copy must be retained in the office of the 2.12 secretary of state and the other copy must be forwarded 2.13 immediately by certified mail to the address of the applicant, 2.14 as shown by the records of the commission. 2.15 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 240.24, 2.16 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 2.17 Subd. 2. [EXCEPTION.] Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the 2.18 commission by rule shall allow the use of: (1) topical external 2.19 applications that do not contain anesthetics or steroids; (2) 2.20 food additives; (3) Furosemide or other pulmonary hemostatic 2.21 agents if the agents are administered under the visual 2.22 supervision of the veterinarian or a designee of the 2.23 veterinarian employed by the commission; and (4) nonsteroidal 2.24 anti-inflammatory drugs, provided that the test sample does not 2.25 contain more than threefive micrograms of the substance or 2.26 metabolites thereof per milliliter of blood plasma. For 2.27 purposes of this clause, "test sample" means any bodily 2.28 substance including blood, urine, saliva, or other substance as 2.29 directed by the commission, taken from a horse under the 2.30 supervision of the commission veterinarian and in such manner as 2.31 prescribed by the commission for the purpose of analysis.