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S1374......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS MOTORSPORT RACING FACILITIES - Amends existing law relating to retail sale of liquor by the drink to further define racing facility to include motorsport racing for purposes of obtaining a liquor by the drink license. 02/17 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/18 Rpt prt - to St Aff
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1374 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO RETAIL SALE OF LIQUOR BY THE DRINK; AMENDING SECTION 23-953, IDAHO 3 CODE, TO FURTHER DEFINE RACING FACILITY TO INCLUDE MOTORSPORT RACING. 4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 5 SECTION 1. That Section 23-953, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 6 amended to read as follows: 7 23-953. RACING FACILITIES -- LICENSING. Nothing contained in this chapter 8 shall prohibit the issuance of a license to the owner, operator or lessee of a 9 racing facility, even if situated outside the incorporated limits of a city. A 10 "racing facility" means an actual, bona fide racing facility located on not 11 less than twenty (20) contiguous acres with permanently erected seating of not 12 less than one thousand (1,000) capacity, and which has a license to conduct 13 pari-mutuel racing, or which conducts motorsport racing. The provisions of 14 section 23-910, Idaho Code, shall apply to licenses issued under the provi- 15 sions of this section. The fees for licenses granted under the provisions of 16 this section shall be the same as those prescribed for golf courses as set 17 forth in section 23-904, Idaho Code. Licenses issued under the provisions of 18 this section are not transferable.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13842 The proposed amendment would extend to auto racing venues the same rights which horse racing tracks have to obtain a limited liquor license. Horse racing tracks are afforded limited liquor licenses which apply only to the race track property for which they are issued. Auto racing venues do not presently enjoy the same privilege, and this amendment seeks to treat both racing venues equally for the purpose of obtaining a liquor license. FISCAL IMPACT The proposed amendment does not result in any increase in expenditures from the general fund. Contact Name: Senator Dick Compton Senator Joe Stegner Phone: 332-1344 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1374