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CHAPTER 626-S.F.No. 180 An act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article X, section 8; authorizing off-track betting on horse racing; requiring a report to the legislature. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.] An amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article X, section 8, is proposed to the people. If the amendment is adopted, the section will read as follows: Sec. 8. The legislature may authorize
on-trackpari-mutuel betting on horse racing in a manner prescribed by law. Sec. 2. [SUBMISSION TO VOTERS.] The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 1994 general election. The question submitted shall be: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to permit off-track wagering on horse racing in a manner prescribed by law?" Yes ....... No ........" Sec. 3. [REPORT TO LEGISLATURE.] If the constitutional amendment proposed in section 1 is approved by the people at the 1994 general election, the director of pari-mutuel racing shall submit a report to the legislature containing the director's recommendations on legislation to authorize and regulate off-track pari-mutuel betting on horse racing. The report must contain draft legislation that embodies the director's recommendations. The draft legislation must provide that: (1) off-track pari-mutuel betting be conducted primarily to support on-track horse racing and not supplant it; (2) a separate license be required to operate each off-track betting location; (3) off-track betting locations be limited to facilities with television displays of live horse racing, adequate seating and dining and beverage service; and (4) a limited number of off-track betting locations be licensed, with a reasonable geographic distribution of locations around the state. The director shall submit the report to the legislature by February 1, 1995. Presented to the governor May 6, 1994 Signed by the governor May 10, 1994, 3:58 p.m.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes