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AB-1226 Horse racing: jockey riding fees.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 1226
CHAPTER 434

An act to add Section 19502 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to horse racing, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

[ Approved by Governor  September 30, 2013. Filed with Secretary of State  September 30, 2013. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1226, Hall. Horse racing: jockey riding fees.
Existing law, the Horse Racing Law, generally vests the administration of horse racing with the California Horse Racing Board, and requires the board to set minimum jockey riding fees. Existing law also prohibits the paymaster of a racing association or racing fair from disbursing any sum from a jockey’s compensation to any person other than the jockey, except as specified. A violation of the Horse Racing Law, where no other penalty is expressed, is a misdemeanor.
This bill would require the board not to permit any portion of an entry, nomination, or other fee paid by an owner to be deducted from a jockey riding fee unless the entry, nomination, or other fee is paid exclusively by the owner and not reimbursed by any other person or entity. Because a violation of the provisions of the bill would be a misdemeanor, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 19502 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

19502.
 Notwithstanding any other law, the board shall not permit any portion of an entry, nomination, or other fee paid by an owner to be deducted from a jockey riding fee unless the entry, nomination, or other fee is paid exclusively by the owner and not reimbursed by any other person or entity.

SEC. 2.

 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. 3.

 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 implement the necessary changes to the Horse Racing Law due to the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships being held in California this year, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.