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SB-165 Horse racing: national thoroughbred racing marketing program.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/20/2017 03:55 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 165


Introduced by Senator Portantino

January 19, 2017


An act to amend Section 19613.05 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to horse racing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 165, as introduced, Portantino. Horse racing: national thoroughbred racing marketing program.
(1) Existing law, the Horse Racing Law, requires, until January 1, 2018, any racing association, including a fair, that conducts thoroughbred racing to pay to the owners’ organization contracting with the association with respect to the conduct of thoroughbred racing an additional 13/4% of the portion required to be deducted for purses for a national marketing program, as specified. A violation of the Horse Racing Law is a crime.
This bill would extend the operation of those provisions to January 1, 2022.
(2) By extending the operation of requirements under the Horse Racing Law, the violation of which would be a crime, the bill would create new crimes and would thereby impose a state-mandated local program.
(3) 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.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19613.05 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19613.05.
 (a) Any association, including a fair, that conducts thoroughbred racing shall pay to the owners’ organization, contracting with the association with respect to the conduct of thoroughbred racing, an additional 13/4 percent of the portion deducted for purses, required by Section 19613, for a national marketing program. These funds shall be used exclusively for the promotion of thoroughbred racing in conjunction with a national thoroughbred racing marketing program. Funds that may not be needed for this effort shall be returned to the purse pool at the racing associations where these funds were raised in direct proportion to the amount in which they were initially raised. The owners’ organization shall file a report with the board and the respective Senate and Assembly Committees on Governmental Organization, accounting for the receipt and expenditure of these funds on an annual basis. The board of directors of the owners’ organization shall have the discretion to select the national marketing organization that shall be the recipient of these funds. If the board of directors of the owners’ organization decides at any time not to contribute to the national marketing organization, notice shall be given promptly to the respective racing association or associations and the 13/4 percent deduction shall cease until the owners’ organization decides otherwise.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018, 2022, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2018, 2022, deletes or extends that date.

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.