US HB2651 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 80-50)
Status: Introduced on May 25 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-06-22 - Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 This bill establishes the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority as an independent non-profit corporation with responsibility for developing and administering an anti-doping and medication control program for: (1) Thoroughbred, Quarter, and Standardbred horses that participate in horse races that have a substantial relation to interstate commerce, (2) such horse races, and (3) the personnel engaged in the care, training, or racing of such horses. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all horse racing anti-doping and medication control matters. The Authority and such FTC jurisdiction shall terminate if an interstate compact providing for services consistent with such program is established within five years after the program takes effect. The Authority may enter into agreements with state racing commissions to implement the program within their jurisdictions. Program elements shall include: anti-doping and medication control rules, lists of permitted and prohibited substances and methods, a prohibition on the administration of any such substance within 24 hours of a horse's next racing start, and testing and laboratory standards. The Authority shall: develop, maintain, and publish such lists; establish a list of anti-doping and medication control rule violations applicable to either covered horses or persons; establish standards and the process for laboratory accreditation and sample testing; and promulgate rules for anti-doping and medication control results management, for the disciplinary process for violation results management, and for imposing sanctions for violations. The bill sets forth civil enforcement provisions. Activities under this bill are funded by an assessment placed on state racing commissions based on the calculation of cost per racing starter.

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Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017


Rep. Garland Barr [R]Rep. Paul Tonko [D]Rep. Rodney Davis [R]Rep. Sean Maloney [D]
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D]Rep. Barbara Comstock [R]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D]
Rep. James Langevin [D]Rep. Lacy Clay [D]Rep. Stephen Knight [R]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D]
Rep. Thomas MacArthur [R]Rep. Elise Stefanik [R]Rep. Jackie Walorski [R]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D]
Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R]Rep. Louise Slaughter [D]Rep. Chris Collins [R]Rep. David Joyce [R]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D]Rep. Eliot Engel [D]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D]Rep. Robert Wittman [R]
Rep. Dennis Ross [R]Rep. Earl Carter [R]Rep. Martha McSally [R]Rep. Alexander Mooney [R]
Rep. Trey Hollingsworth [R]Rep. Lamar Smith [R]Rep. Judy Chu [D]Rep. Lee Zeldin [R]
Rep. David Valadao [R]Rep. Beto O'Rourke [D]Rep. Gene Green [D]Rep. Walter Jones [R]
Rep. Ken Calvert [R]Rep. Evan Jenkins [R]Rep. Steve Stivers [R]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D]
Rep. Duncan Hunter [R]Rep. John Faso [R]Rep. Vern Buchanan [R]Rep. Tom Reed [R]
Rep. Fred Upton [R]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D]Rep. Paul Cook [R]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D]
Rep. Claudia Tenney [R]Rep. Bradley Byrne [R]Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D]Rep. John Katko [R]
Rep. Susan Brooks [R]Rep. Peter King [R]Rep. Katherine Clark [D]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D]Rep. Steve Cohen [D]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D]
Rep. Kevin Yoder [R]Rep. Mark Pocan [D]Rep. Doris Matsui [D]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D]
Rep. Matt Gaetz [R]Rep. Daniel Donovan [R]Rep. Brian Higgins [D]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D]
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D]Rep. Jared Polis [D]Rep. Don Beyer [D]Rep. Mike Thompson [D]
Rep. Kathleen Rice [D]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D]Rep. Luke Messer [R]Rep. John Delaney [D]
Rep. Nita Lowey [D]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D]Rep. Jose Serrano [D]Rep. Val Demings [D]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D]Rep. Lois Frankel [D]Rep. Denny Heck [D]
Rep. Michael Capuano [D]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D]Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R]Rep. Julia Brownley [D]
Rep. Robert Brady [D]Rep. Jeff Denham [R]Rep. Neal Dunn [R]Rep. Scott Tipton [R]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D]Rep. Patrick McHenry [R]Rep. Charlie Crist [D]Rep. Ted Budd [R]
Rep. Ron Estes [R]Rep. Thomas Garrett [R]Rep. Grace Meng [D]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D]Rep. David Rouzer [R]Rep. Richard Nolan [D]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D]
Rep. Mike Bishop [R]Rep. James Himes [D]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D]
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D]Rep. Henry Johnson [D]Rep. Amata Radewagen [D]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D]
Rep. Erik Paulsen [R]Rep. Mike Coffman [R]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D]
Rep. Dina Titus [D]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D]Rep. David Price [D]Rep. Madeleine Bordallo [D]
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D]Rep. David Cicilline [D]Rep. Darren Soto [D]Rep. Adam Schiff [D]
Rep. Bradley Schneider [D]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D]


2018-06-22HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
2017-05-26HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
2017-05-25HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2017-05-25HouseIntroduced in House


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