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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                         CHAPTER 68-S.F.No. 863 
           An act relating to horse racing; authorizing the 
          racing commission to issue an additional license for a 
          racetrack in the seven-county metropolitan area to be 
          used for standard-bred racing; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1986, sections 240.06, by adding a 
          subdivision; and 240.14, subdivision 1. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 240.06, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
AREA.] Notwithstanding subdivision 5, the commission may issue 
one additional class A license within the seven-county 
metropolitan area, provided that the additional license may only 
be issued for a facility: 
    (1) located more than 20 miles from any other racetrack in 
existence on January 1, 1987; 
    (2) containing a track no larger than five-eighths of a 
mile in circumference; 
    (3) used exclusively for standard-bred racing; 
    (4) not owned or operated by a governmental entity or a 
nonprofit organization; and 
    (5) that has a current road or highway system adequate to 
facilitate present and future vehicular traffic expeditiously to 
and from the facility. 
    The consideration of clause (5) shall prevail when two 
competing licensees are relatively equal regarding other 
considerations mandated by law or rule. 
     An application for an additional class A license within the 
seven-county metropolitan area may not delay or adversely affect 
an application for a class A license for a facility to be 
located outside the seven-county metropolitan area. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 240.14, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [ASSIGNMENT OF RACING DAYS.] The commission 
shall assign racing days to each racetrack licensee authorized 
to conduct racing with pari-mutuel betting, and a licensee may 
conduct racing with pari-mutuel betting only on a racing day 
assigned by the commission.  The assignment of racing days and 
times of racing to a facility licensed under section 1 may not 
prevent the commission from assigning to a racetrack in 
existence on January 1, 1987, the same or overlapping days or 
times.  The commission may not assign nonstandard-bred racing 
days for a racetrack licensed under section 1.  The commission 
may assign racing days for up to three years beyond the year in 
which the assignment is made.  Assignments of racing days in any 
year must be made by December 31 of the previous year, except 
that days may be assigned after that date to a licensee whose 
license is issued after that date. 
    Approved May 7, 1987

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