language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to horse racing; modifying provisions relating to card clubs and pari-mutuel wagering; providing for certain regulatory threshold concentrations to be set by the commission;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 240.01, subdivision 25; 240.13, subdivision 9; 240.24, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 240.30, subdivision 8; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 240.30, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
"Card playing" means an activity wherein individuals compete and wager with each other utilizing a 52-unit system comprised of a series of numbers, numbered two through ten, and the letters J, Q, K, and A, combined with four symbols commonly known as hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs, wherein each individual unit constitutes the display of one of the 52 possible combinations. The symbol commonly known as a joker may be incorporated into the system.
A licensed racetrack may, with the approval of the horsepersons' organization representing the majority of horsepersons racing the breed involved, transmit telecasts of races the licensee conducts to sites on Indian lands of tribes who are lawfully conducting pari-mutuel wagering authorized by a tribal-state compact entered into pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Public Law 100-497, or through litigation, arbitration, or mediation relative to that act. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to indicate that state policy or law permits or encourages the transmission of telecasts to sites on Indian lands. With prior approval of the commission, a licensed racetrack transmitting telecasts of races it conducts, to sites on Indian lands within or outside of Minnesota or to other locations outside the state, may commingle the amounts bet at the receiving entity with the pools at the sending licensed racetrack.
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; (4) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, provided that the test sample does not contain more than five micrograms of the substance or metabolites thereof per milliliter of blood plasma; and (5) medications and their metabolites, provided their use thereof does not exceed regulatory threshold concentrations set by rule by the commission. 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.
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 tournament play, may not exceed 50. The table limit exception for tournament play is allowed for only one tournament per year that lasts for no longer than 14 days;
(2) except as provided in clause (3), no wager may exceed $60;
(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 $300.
Presented to the governor May 1, 2012
Signed by the governor May 4, 2012, 3:27 p.m.