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AB-1974 Horse racing: safety and welfare of racehorses and jockeys.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/22/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1974


Introduced by Assembly Member Gray

January 22, 2020


An act relating to horse racing.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1974, as introduced, Gray. Horse racing: safety and welfare of racehorses and jockeys.
The Horse Racing Law vests the California Horse Racing Board with jurisdiction and supervision over horse racing meetings in this state on which wagering is held or conducted, and over all persons or things having to do with the operation of those meetings. That law authorizes the board to issue a license to conduct a racing meeting at the racetrack specified in the license, subject to certain conditions, including that the board has inspected and approved the racetrack as conforming to the safety standards established by the board. Existing regulations of the board require that a jockey be licensed.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that will further enhance and strengthen the safety and welfare of racehorses and jockeys in California.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that will further enhance and strengthen the safety and welfare of racehorses and jockeys in California.