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                             CHAPTER 59-H.F.No. 995 
                  An act relating to horse racing; modifying license 
                  applicant requirements; modifying medication 
                  requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, 
                  sections 240.08, subdivision 2; and 240.24, 
                  subdivision 2. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 240.08, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION.] An application for a class C 
        license must be on a form the commission prescribes and must be 
        accompanied by an affidavit of qualification that the applicant: 
           (a) is not in default in the payment of an obligation or 
        debt to the state under Laws 1983, chapter 214; 
           (b) has never been convicted of does not have a felony 
        conviction of record in a state or federal court and does not 
        have a state or federal felony charge pending; 
           (c) is not and never has been connected with or engaged in 
        an illegal business; 
           (d) has never been found guilty of fraud or 
        misrepresentation in connection with racing or breeding; 
           (e) has never been found guilty of a violation of law or 
        rule relating to horse racing, pari-mutuel betting or any other 
        form of gambling which is a serious violation as defined by the 
        commission's rules; and 
           (f) has never knowingly violated a rule or order of the 
        commission or a law of Minnesota relating to racing.  
           The application must also contain an irrevocable consent 
        statement, to be signed by the applicant, which states that 
        suits and actions relating to the subject matter of the 
        application or acts or omissions arising from it may be 
        commenced against the applicant in any court of competent 
        jurisdiction in this state by the service on the secretary of 
        state of any summons, process, or pleading authorized by the 
        laws of this state.  If any summons, process, or pleading is 
        served upon the secretary of state, it must be by duplicate 
        copies.  One copy must be retained in the office of the 
        secretary of state and the other copy must be forwarded 
        immediately by certified mail to the address of the applicant, 
        as shown by the records of the commission.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, 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; and (4) nonsteroidal 
        anti-inflammatory drugs, provided that the test sample does not 
        contain more than three five micrograms of the substance or 
        metabolites thereof per milliliter of blood plasma.  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. 
           Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 27, 2001 
           Signed by the governor April 30, 2001, 2:50 p.m.