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1994 Minnesota Session Laws

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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-track pari-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.

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