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HOUSE BILL NO. 731 – Racing Comm, reports, info included


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H0731......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
RACING COMMISSION - REPORTS - Amends existing law relating to the Idaho
Racing Commission to expand the financial data required of applicants for
licenses; and to provide more reporting by recipients of moneys from racing
03/10    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/13    Rpt prt - to St Aff
03/17    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/20    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/21    3rd rdg - PASSED - 66-1-3
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe,
      Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy,
      Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould,
      Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
      Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford, Loertscher,
      Mader, Marley, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce,
      Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Robison, Sali,
      Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff,
      Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- Stone
      Absent and excused -- Jones, McKague, Taylor
    Floor Sponsor - Kunz
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/22    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-fifth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2000
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 731
                                 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  6        MATION.
  7    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  8        SECTION  1.  That  Section 54-2505, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  9    amended to read as follows:
 10        54-2505.  COMMISSION'S ANNUAL REPORT  --  PUBLIC  RECORD.  The  commission
 11    shall  keep  detailed  records  of all meetings and of the business transacted
 12    therein, and all licenses applied for and issued, reports of  which  shall  be
 13    embodied  in an annual report which the commission shall prepare and submit to
 14    the governor on or before the thirty-first day of December of each year.  Said
 15    annual  report  shall cover the activities of the commission for the preceding
 16    year in addition to the aforementioned.
 17        The commission is charged to include within its report a complete account-
 18    ing for funds distributed pursuant to law. For this  purpose,  the  commission
 19    may  require from each recipient of proceeds from the provisions of this chap-
 20    ter including, but not limited to,  racetracks,  breed  associations  and  the
 21    equine  education account, a financial report to be submitted annually, except
 22    that no report shall be required of funds distributed  to  the  public  school
 23    income fund.
 24        All  records  of the commission shall be public records, and as such, sub-
 25    ject to public inspection.
 26        SECTION 2.  That Section 54-2508, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
 27    amended to read as follows:
 29    FEE PER DAY -- REFUND -- CANCELLATION -- HEARING. It shall be unlawful for any
 30    person to hold any race meet in this state without having first  obtained  and
 31    having  in  force and effect a license issued by the commission as in this act
 32    provided. Every person making application for a license to hold a  race  meet,
 33    under  the  provisions of this act, shall file an application with the commis-
 34    sion which shall set forth the time, place and number of days such  will  con-
 35    tinue,  an agreement with a horsemen's group as the term "horsemen's group" is
 36    defined in section 54-2502, Idaho Code, a copy of a financial statement, which
 37    meets generally accepted accounting standards, for the previous year, and such
 38    other information as the  commission  may  require.  The  agreement  shall  be
 39    reached  voluntarily  or  pursuant  to binding arbitration in conformance with
 40    chapter 9, title 7, Idaho Code, and shall address, but not be limited to, num-
 41    ber of live race days and percentage of the live  race  and  simulcast  handle
  1    that  is  dedicated  to  the live horse race purse structure. Race days agreed
  2    upon shall be submitted to the Idaho racing commission for its approval.
  3        No person who has been convicted of any crime  involving  moral  turpitude
  4    shall  be issued a license of any kind, nor shall any license be issued to any
  5    person who has violated the terms or provisions of this act,  or  any  of  the
  6    rules  of  the  commission, or who has failed to pay any of the fees, taxes or
  7    moneys required under the provisions of this act.
  8        All applications to hold race meets shall be submitted to  the  commission
  9    which shall act upon such applications within thirty (30) days. The commission
 10    shall  be the sole judge of whether or not the race meet shall be licensed and
 11    the number of days the meet shall continue.
 12        As a condition of granting a license or renewing a license, if the  appli-
 13    cant  conducted  a  pari-mutuel  wagering  system for live and simulcast horse
 14    races in the previous year, he shall make  available  to  the  commission  for
 15    examination  and audit at all reasonable times, upon notice to the licensee by
 16    the commission, the financial records of the licensee's  operations  including
 17    the  financial records of any other corporations or business entities owned or
 18    controlled by the same parent corporation or individual as the  licensee  that
 19    provided services, equipment or labor related to the licensee's operation.
 20        The  license issued shall specify the kind and character of the race meets
 21    to be held, the number of days the race meet shall continue and the number  of
 22    races  per  day, which, in the event of live races, shall not be less than six
 23    (6). The licensee shall pay in advance of the scheduled race meet to the state
 24    treasurer a fee of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each day  of
 25    racing,  which  fees  shall  be placed in the public school income fund of the
 26    state of Idaho. Provided, that if unforeseen obstacles  arise,  which  prevent
 27    the  holding,  or  completion  of  any  race meet, the license fee held may be
 28    refunded the licensee, if the commission deems the reason for failure to  hold
 29    or complete the race meet sufficient. Any unexpired license held by any person
 30    who violates any of the provisions of this act, pursuant thereto, or who fails
 31    to  pay  to  the  commission any and all sums required under the provisions of
 32    this act, shall be subject to cancellation and revocation by  the  commission.
 33    Such  cancellation  shall be made only after a summary hearing before the com-
 34    mission, of which three (3) days' notice in writing shall be given the  licen-
 35    see,  specifying the grounds for the proposed cancellation, and at which hear-
 36    ing the licensee shall be given an opportunity to be heard  in  opposition  to
 37    the proposed cancellation.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                       RS 10259 
     This proposed legislation charges the Racing Commission to provide an
     accounting of funds distributed by law as part of their annual report. It further
     requires that licensees provide financial statements to the Racing Commission. 
                    FISCAL IMPACT
     Name: Rep. Loertscher, Hornbeck, Kunz, Judd, and Smylie
     Phone: (208) 332-1000 
                                             STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                                H 731