Bill Text: NY A04448 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relates to New York bred and/or wholly owned harness races.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-09-12 - signed chap.284 [A04448 Detail]

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                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 2, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. PRETLOW -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Racing and Wagering
        AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and  breeding  law,  in
          relation to New York bred and/or wholly owned harness races
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 307-a  of  the  racing,  pari-mutuel  wagering  and
     2  breeding law, as added by chapter 258 of the laws of 2014, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4    §  307-a. New York bred and/or wholly owned harness races. Any associ-
     5  ation or corporation licensed to conduct harness race meetings at  which
     6  pari-mutuel  betting  is  permitted  may, if in its sole discretion such
     7  association or corporation determines[,] that  it  would  be  beneficial
     8  [to],  run  races which are limited to New York bred and/or wholly owned
     9  horses.  These races may be written on such terms and conditions as  any
    10  other  race  authorized  pursuant to law or regulation [of the board] of
    11  the gaming commission, notwithstanding any preference date requirements.
    12  If in the opinion of the corporation or association sufficient  competi-
    13  tion  cannot be had among such restricted class of horses, said race may
    14  be eliminated for said day and a substitute race provided  instead.  The
    15  [board]  gaming commission shall be authorized to promulgate regulations
    16  to effectuate the intent of this section.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.