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240.03 COMMISSION POWERS AND DUTIES.
The commission has the following powers and duties:
(1) to regulate horse racing in Minnesota to ensure that it is conducted in the public interest;
(2) to issue licenses as provided in this chapter;
(3) to enforce all laws and rules governing horse racing;
(4) to collect and distribute all taxes provided for in this chapter;
(5) to conduct necessary investigations and inquiries and compel the submission of
information, documents, and records it deems necessary to carry out its duties;
(6) to supervise the conduct of pari-mutuel betting on horse racing;
(7) to employ and supervise personnel under this chapter;
(8) to determine the number of racing days to be held in the state and at each licensed
racetrack;
(9) to take all necessary steps to ensure the integrity of racing in Minnesota; and
(10) to impose fees on the racing and card playing industries sufficient to recover the
operating costs of the commission with the approval of the legislature according to section
16A.1283. Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, when the legislature is not in session, the
commissioner of finance may grant interim approval for any new fees or adjustments to existing
fees that are not statutorily specified, until such time as the legislature reconvenes and acts upon
the new fees or adjustments. As part of its biennial budget request, the commission must propose
changes to its fees that will be sufficient to recover the operating costs of the commission.
History: 1983 c 214 s 3; 1985 c 212 s 3; 1991 c 336 art 1 s 11; 1Sp2003 c 1 art 2 s 69