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AB-1473 Horse racing: takeouts: disclosure to patrons.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1473


Introduced by Assembly Member Gray

February 22, 2019


An act to add Section 19610.7 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to horse racing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1473, as introduced, Gray. Horse racing: takeouts: disclosure to patrons.
Existing law, the Horse Racing Law, authorizes racing associations and fairs to make various deductions from the amounts handled, and specifies the manner in which the amounts deducted are required to be distributed. A violation of the Horse Racing Law, where no other penalty is expressed, is a misdemeanor.
This bill would require each racing association or fair to inform patrons, through the official program, of the takeout being applied to the handle for the racing meeting. By creating a new crime, 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.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 19610.7 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

19610.7.
 A racing association or fair shall inform patrons, through the official program, of the takeout being applied to the handle for the racing meeting.

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.