Bill S5482-2011

Extends provisions of law relating to establishing a task force on the utilization of retired horses until December 31, 2013

Extends provisions of law relating to establishing a task force on the utilization of retired horses until December 31, 2013.

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  • Jun 21, 2011: SUBSTITUTED BY A6877A
  • Jun 21, 2011: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1479
  • Jun 11, 2011: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 25, 2011: REFERRED TO RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING

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BILL NUMBER:S5482

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to the task force's report, and to amend chapter 342 of the laws of 2005, amending the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law relating to establishing a task force on the utilization of retired race horses, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE: To extend for two years relating to establishing a Task Force on Retired Race Horses to identify and encourage more productive uses for race horses after their use in the racing industry has ended.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the Racing, Pari-mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law relating to establishing a task force on the utilization of retired race horses. Section 2: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, 2013.

JUSTIFICATION: In 2005, legislation was chaptered to establish a Task Force to identify new work that is suitable for retired race horses. Race horses in this state provide millions of persons across the country with a valuable entertainment forum. However, those race horses, once retired, sometimes do not have bright prospects for future employment. Increasing the value of such animals will go a long way towards keeping such animals alive and increase their ability to retire with dignity. Further, this Task Force is to explore the possibility of developing new markets to increase the value of retired race horses.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate, with the Task Force to expire on December 31, 2013.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5482 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 25, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wager- ing AN ACT to amend the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, in relation to the task force's report, and to amend chapter 342 of the laws of 2005, amending the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law relating to establishing a task force on the utilization of retired race horses, in relation to the effectiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 909 of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, as amended by chapter 293 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: 5. Not later than [three years after this section shall have become a law] DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, the task force shall report to the governor and the legislature on its activities, findings, and recommendations. S 2. Section 2 of chapter 342 of the laws of 2005, amending the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law relating to establishing a task force on the utilization of retired race horses, as amended by chapter 392 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed December 31, [2011] 2013. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately provided, however, that the amendments to subdivision 5 of section 909 of the racing, pari-mutu- el wagering and breeding law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such section and shall be deemed repealed there- with.

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