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  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 4. Horse Racing [19400 - 19668]

  ( Chapter 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 1828. )

ARTICLE 5.6. Interstate Compact on Horse Racing Occupational Licensing [19527 - 19528]
  ( Article 5.6 added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 935, Sec. 1. )


The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) The Association of Racing Commissioners International has proposed a compact providing for the licensure of individuals involved in the horse racing industry.

(b) The intent of this compact is to preclude the necessity of individual owners, trainers, backstretch employees, and other race track personnel from having to be separately licensed in each state in which they may conduct business.

(c) This compact would provide for an individual to be licensed by the compact committee created therein, and thus be able to practice his or her profession in all states that are members of the compact.

(d) The purpose of the compact is to:

(1) Establish uniform requirements among the party states for the licensing of participants in live horse racing with parimutuel wagering, and ensure that all participants who are licensed pursuant to this compact meet a uniform minimum standard of honesty and integrity.

(2) Facilitate the growth of the horse racing industry in each party state and nationwide by simplifying the licensing process for participants in the live racing industry, and reduce the duplicative and costly process of separate licensing by the applicable regulatory agency in each state.

(3) Authorize the California Horse Racing Board to participate in this compact.

(4) Provide for participation in this compact by officials of the party states, and permit those officials, through the compact committee established by the compact, to enter into contracts with governmental agencies and nongovernmental persons and entities to carry out the purposes of this compact.

(5) Establish the compact committee created by this compact as an interstate governmental entity duly authorized to request and receive criminal history record information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, other federal law enforcement agencies, and state and local law enforcement agencies.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 935, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2002.)


The California Horse Racing Board is hereby authorized to enter into the interstate compact identified in Section 19527 for the purposes described therein, provided that this state’s participation in this compact does not result in the diminution of applicable existing standards established for licensure in California with regard to an applicant’s criminal history and does not prevent the enforcement of any state law or regulation affecting any licensee. The California Horse Racing Board’s entry into the interstate compact identified in Section 19527 shall not relieve any individual or entity of its duty to obtain any license or pay any fee otherwise required by this chapter. An individual designated by the California Horse Racing Board shall be responsible for representing California in conjunction with the administration of the compact.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 935, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2002.)

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