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A04448 Summary:

Amd 307-a, RWB L
Relates to New York bred and/or wholly owned harness races.
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A04448 Actions:

02/02/2017referred to racing and wagering
06/01/2017amend (t) and recommit to racing and wagering
06/01/2017print number 4448a
06/06/2017reported referred to rules
06/07/2017rules report cal.98
06/07/2017ordered to third reading rules cal.98
06/08/2017passed assembly
06/08/2017delivered to senate
06/20/20173RD READING CAL.198
08/31/2017delivered to governor
09/12/2017signed chap.284
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A04448 Text:

                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  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN  ACT  to  amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in
          relation to New York bred 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 or wholly owned harness races. (a) 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] offer non-stakes races which are limited to  New  York  bred
     9  horses  or horses wholly owned by New York state residents.  These races
    10  may be written on such terms and conditions as any other race authorized
    11  pursuant to law or regulation [of the board] of the commission, notwith-
    12  standing any preference date requirements.
    13    (b) For each horse entered into a race that is limited to horses whol-
    14  ly owned by New York state residents, each owner shall provide  documen-
    15  tation  that  demonstrates that such horse is wholly owned by a New York
    16  state resident. Leased horses shall  not  be  eligible  for  such  races
    17  unless  both  the lessor and lessee are New York state residents. In the
    18  case of a horse owned by a corporation, all owners, officers, sharehold-
    19  ers, and directors shall meet the requirements of a New York state resi-
    20  dent; in the case of a horse owned by an association, all  owners  shall
    21  meet the requirements of a New York state resident.
    22    (c)  If  it is in the opinion of [the] such corporation or association
    23  licensed to conduct harness race meetings at which  pari-mutuel  betting
    24  is  permitted  that  sufficient  competition  cannot  be  had among such
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 4448--A                          2
     1  restricted class of horses, said race may be eliminated for said day and
     2  a substitute race provided instead.
     3    (d)  The  [board]  commission  shall be authorized to promulgate regu-
     4  lations to effectuate the intent of this section.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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