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SB-721 Horse racing.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Jun 25, 2014


SECTION 1.

 Section 19412 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19412.
 (a) “Conventional parimutuel pool” means the total wagers under the parimutuel system on any horse or horses in a particular race to win, place, or show.
(b) “Exotic parimutuel pool” means the total wagers under the parimutuel system on the finishing position of two or more horses in a particular race, such as quinella or exacta wagers, or on horses to win two or more races, such as daily double wagers, pick six wagers, or on other wagers approved by the board.
(c) “Proposition parimutuel pool” means the total wagers under the parimutuel system on propositions approved by the board that are based on the results of a live thoroughbred horse, quarter horse, or harness horse race or races.

SEC. 2.

 Section 19531.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19531.1.
 Notwithstanding any other law, the board shall not allocate racing dates to a thoroughbred racing association in the central or southern zone for the purpose of conducting thoroughbred racing during daytime or nighttime hours if a fair racing association is conducting racing in either zone on the same dates.

SEC. 3.

 Section 19549.12 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19549.12.
 Notwithstanding Sections 19482 and 19549, any weeks of harness racing or quarter horse racing allocated by the board to be raced at the facilities of a county fair that conducts its racing meeting pursuant to Section 19549.3 may be conducted by the fair.

SEC. 4.

 Section 19549.17 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

19549.17.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the board may permit the Los Angeles County Fair to conduct live racing meetings at another site within or outside the County of Los Angeles. Subject to approval of the board, the Los Angeles County Fair may conduct its racing dates at a facility operated by a thoroughbred racing association licensed to conduct a racing meeting in the southern zone.
(b) A racing meeting licensed to the fair pursuant to subdivision (a) may be operated by the fair, or the fair may contract for the operation and management of the racing meeting with an individual racing association that was previously licensed to conduct a racing meeting.

SEC. 5.

 Section 19614.5 of the Business and Professions Code is repealed.

SEC. 6.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
SEC. 7.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to ensure the continued viability of the horse racing industry in the state and to ensure the changes proposed by this act are implemented for horse races in September of this year, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.