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HOUSE BILL NO. 733
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H0733......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
HORSE RACING - Amends existing law relating to the Idaho Racing Commission
to eliminate a requirement for two years of live race experience prior to
licensure as a simulcast race site.
03/10 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/13 Rpt prt - to St Aff
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 733
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE IDAHO RACING COMMISSION; AMENDING SECTION 54-2512, IDAHO CODE,
3 TO REVISE DISTINCTION BETWEEN LARGE AND SMALL RACETRACKS AND TO ELIMINATE
4 A REQUIREMENT FOR TWO YEARS OF LIVE RACE EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO LICENSURE AS
5 A SIMULCAST RACE SITE.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 54-2512, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 54-2512. PARI-MUTUEL BETTING -- OTHER BETTING ILLEGAL. (1) Any licensee
10 conducting a race meet under this act may provide a place or places in the
11 race meet grounds or enclosure at which such licensee may conduct and super-
12 vise the use of the pari-mutuel system by patrons on the result of the races
13 conducted by such licensee at such race meet and, upon written application by
14 a licensee and approval by the commission, on the result of simulcast and/or
15 televised races. The commission shall issue no more than one (1) license to
16 simulcast per live race meet licensee and there shall be no more simulcasting
17 sites in the state than there are licensed live race meet sites.
18 (2) (a) Licenses authorizing simulcast and/or televised races will be
19 regulated by the commission, in addition to its other responsibilities,
20 for the purpose of enhancing, promoting, and protecting the live race
21 industry in the state of Idaho. No license authorizing simulcasting and/or
22 televised races shall be issued to or renewed for persons that are not
23 also licensed to conduct live race meets in the state of Idaho. Persons
24 applying for a simulcast and/or televised race license shall have annually
25 conducted live race meets in the state of Idaho during the preceding two
26 (2) calendar years, and have an agreement reached voluntarily or pursuant
27 to binding arbitration in conformance with chapter 9, title 7, Idaho Code,
28 with a horsemen's group as the term "horsemen's group" is defined in sec-
29 tion 54-2502, Idaho Code. The agreement shall address, but not be limited
30 to, number of live race days and percentage of the live race and simulcast
31 handle that is dedicated to the live horse race purse structure. Race days
32 agreed upon shall be submitted to the Idaho racing commission for its
34 (b) In addition to the restrictions recited in paragraph (a) of this sub-
35 section, live horse race licensees that have had an average daily live a
36 total race handle of more than sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) from both
37 live races and simulcast races exceeding five million dollars ($5,000,000)
38 during the last calendar year in operation shall not have a license autho-
39 rizing simulcasting and/or televised races issued or renewed if the licen-
40 see has not run in the calendar year immediately preceding the year for
41 which the application for a license is being made for at least ninety per-
42 cent (90%) of the number of live races that were conducted by that licen-
43 see in 1989.
1 (c) The commission may issue a license authorizing simulcast and/or tele-
2 vised races to a live horse race licensee only after that licensee has
3 conducted at that facility a minimum of forty (40) live horse races in
4 each of the two (2) calendar years preceding the application for such
5 license. The requirements of this paragraph are only applicable to live
6 horse race licensees who have received their initial live horse race
7 license after April 1, 1997.
8 (3) Such pari-mutuel system conducted at such race meet shall not under
9 any circumstances, if conducted under the provisions of this act and in con-
10 formity thereto and to the rules of the commission, be held or construed to be
11 unlawful, other statutes of this state to the contrary notwithstanding.
12 (4) The participation by a licensee in an interstate combined wagering
13 pool does not cause that licensee to be considered to be doing business in any
14 jurisdiction other than the jurisdiction in which the licensee is physically
16 (5) Pari-mutuel taxes or commissions may not be imposed on any amounts
17 wagered in an interstate combined wagering pool other than amounts wagered
18 within this jurisdiction.
19 (6) It shall be unlawful to conduct pool selling, book making, or to cir-
20 culate handbooks, or to bet or wager on a race of any licensed race meet,
21 other than by the pari-mutuel system; and it shall further be unlawful know-
22 ingly to permit any minor to use the pari-mutuel system.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This proposed legislation eliminates a requirement for two years of live races
before obtaining a license to simulcast.
Name: Rep. Loertscher, Hornbeck, Kunz, Judd
Phone: (208) 332-1000
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 733