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SF 2219

3rd Engrossment - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 05/29/2024 09:11am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to horse racing; prohibiting the conduct of historical horse racing and other
activities at licensed racetracks; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections
240.01, subdivisions 1c, 8, 14, by adding a subdivision; 240.30, subdivision 8;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 240.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 240.01, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:

Subd. 1c.

Advance deposit wagering; ADW.

"Advance deposit wagering" or "ADW"
means a system of pari-mutuel deleted text begin wageringdeleted text end new text begin bettingnew text end in which wagers and withdrawals are
debited and winning payoffs and deposits are credited to an account held by an authorized
ADW provider on behalf of an account text begin Advance deposit wagering shall not mean
or include historical horse racing, nor any televised, video, or computer screen depicting a
video game of chance or slot machine.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 240.01, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

Subd. 8.

Horse racing.

"Horse racing" is any form of new text begin live or simulcast of a live new text end horse
deleted text begin racingdeleted text end new text begin racenew text end in which horses carry anew text begin humannew text end rider or pull a sulkynew text begin with a humannew text end .new text begin Horse racing
shall not include any form that has happened in the past or is considered historical horse
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 240.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to

new text begin Subd. 8a. new text end

new text begin Historical horse racing. new text end

new text begin "Historical horse racing" means any horse race that
was previously conducted at a licensed racetrack, concluded with results, and concluded
without scratches, disqualifications, or dead-heat finishes.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 240.01, subdivision 14, is amended to read:

Subd. 14.

Pari-mutuel betting.

"Pari-mutuel betting" is the system of betting on horse
races where those who bet on horses that finish in the position or positions for which bets
are taken share in the total amounts bet, less deductions required or permitted by text begin
Pari-mutuel betting shall not include betting on a race that has occurred in the past or is
considered historical horse racing or where bettors are not wagering on the same live or
simulcast horse race or bettors do not share in the total amount of bets taken.
new text end

Sec. 5.

new text begin [240.071] PROHIBITED ACTS.
new text end

new text begin A licensed racetrack shall only conduct horse racing and may be authorized to operate
a card club in accordance with this chapter. A licensed racetrack shall not conduct or provide
for play any of the following: historical horse racing; slot machines; video games of chance;
or other gambling devices.
new text end

Sec. 6.

new text end

new text begin The commission's rulemaking and other authority, whether derived from section 240.23
or other sections in this chapter, shall only pertain to horse racing and card games at a card
club as expressly authorized in this chapter and shall not include the authority to expand
gambling, nor the authority to approve or regulate historical horse racing, slot machines,
video games of chance, and other gambling devices, by means of rulemaking, a contested
case hearing, the review and approval of a plan of operation or proposed or amended plan
of operation, the approval of any proposal or request, or any other commission or agency
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 240.30, subdivision 8, is amended to read:

Subd. 8.


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 poker tournament play, may not
exceed 80;

(2) except as provided in clause (3), no wager may exceed $100;

(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 $300deleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (4) no inclusion of any historical horse racing or any other form of gambling that is not
expressly authorized for racetracks under this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 7 are effective the day following final enactment.
new text end