Bill Text: NY S02315 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to certain payments to the horsemen's organization.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-07 - returned to senate [S02315 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02315-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          2315
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 24, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and  Wager-
          ing
        AN  ACT  to  amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in
          relation to certain payments to the horsemen's organization
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 228 of
     2  the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as amended by chapter
     3  137 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
     4    The New York state gaming commission shall, as a condition of  racing,
     5  require  any  franchised corporation and every other corporation subject
     6  to its jurisdiction to withhold one percent of all purses,  except  that
     7  for  the  franchised corporation, starting on September first, two thou-
     8  sand seven and continuing  through  August  thirty-first,  two  thousand
     9  [nineteen]  twenty, two percent of all purses shall be withheld, and, in
    10  the case  of  the  franchised  corporation,  to  pay  such  sum  to  the
    11  horsemen's  organization  or  its  successor  that was first entitled to
    12  receive payments pursuant to this section in accordance  with  rules  of
    13  the commission adopted effective November third, nineteen hundred eight-
    14  y-three representing at least fifty-one percent of the owners and train-
    15  ers  utilizing  the  facilities  of  such franchised corporation, on the
    16  condition that such horsemen's organization shall expend as much  as  is
    17  necessary,  but not to exceed one-half of one percent of such total sum,
    18  to acquire and maintain the equipment required to establish a program at
    19  a state college within  this  state  with  an  approved  equine  science
    20  program to test for the presence of steroids in horses, provided further
    21  that  the  qualified  organization shall also, in an amount to be deter-
    22  mined by its board of directors, annually include  in  its  expenditures
    23  for  benevolence  programs,  funds  to support an organization providing
    24  services necessary to backstretch employees, and, in the case  of  every
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08723-01-9

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     1  other  corporation,  to  pay  such  one  percent  sum  of  purses to the
     2  horsemen's organization or its successor  that  was  first  entitled  to
     3  receive  payments  pursuant  to this section in accordance with rules of
     4  the  commission  adopted  effective  May  twenty-third, nineteen hundred
     5  eighty-six representing at least fifty-one percent  of  the  owners  and
     6  trainers utilizing the facilities of such corporation.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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