Bill Text: NY A08556 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires that horses shall be allowed sufficient time to recuperate from normal exercise-induced micro-damage to the bones and any other injuries; prohibits horses from receiving any therapeutic medication or invasive treatment within the two weeks before a race or a workout where such horse shall be running at a racing pace; prohibits striking a horse with a riding crop, whip or similar implement, for the purpose of urging such horse to move forward or to increase the pace at which such horse is moving forward.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-08-23 - referred to racing and wagering [A08556 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08556-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          8556

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     August 23, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. MOSLEY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Racing and Wagering

        AN  ACT  to  amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in
          relation to equine drug testing regulations and prohibiting striking a
          horse during a race

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 902 of the racing, pari-mutuel
     2  wagering and breeding law, as amended by section 2 of part JJ of chapter
     3  59 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
     4    1. In order to assure the public's confidence and  continue  the  high
     5  degree  of integrity in racing at the pari-mutuel betting tracks, equine
     6  drug testing at race meetings shall be conducted by a state  college  or
     7  at  a  land  grant  university  within this state. The gaming commission
     8  shall promulgate any rules and regulations necessary  to  implement  the
     9  provisions  of  this section, including administrative penalties of loss
    10  of purse money, fines, or denial, suspension or revocation of a  license
    11  for  racing  drugged  horses.    Such  regulations  shall, at a minimum,
    12  include:
    13    (a) a requirement that horses shall  be  allowed  sufficient  time  to
    14  recuperate  from  normal  exercise-induced micro-damage to the bones and
    15  any other injuries; and
    16    (b) no horse shall receive  any  therapeutic  medication  or  invasive
    17  treatment  within  the  two  weeks before a race or a workout where such
    18  horse shall be running at a racing pace.
    19    § 2. The racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law is  amended  by
    20  adding a new section 912 to read as follows:
    21    §  912.  Prohibition  on striking horses. No person participating in a
    22  race pursuant to the provisions of this chapter  shall  strike  a  horse
    23  with a riding crop, whip or similar implement, for the purpose of urging

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13387-01-9

        A. 8556                             2

     1  such  horse  to move forward or to increase the pace at which such horse
     2  is moving forward.
     3    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
     4  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
     5  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary  for  the  implementation  of
     6  this  act  on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed
     7  on or before such effective date.
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