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SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2408


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts




Senate, July 31, 2012.

BILL #:  S02219

BILL STATUS:  Favorable with Amendment





For the committee,


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2408

The committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the Senate bill relative to simulcasting (Senate, No. 2219); reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft of the same title (Senate, No. 2408).


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Twelve



An Act relative to simulcasting.


              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to further regulate simulcasting, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 128C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, in calendar year 2012, no racing meeting licensee located in Suffolk or Norfolk county shall simulcast live races in a racing season unless the racing meeting licensee is licensed to and actually conducts at least 720 live races over the course of not less than 80 calendar days during the 2012 racing season with not fewer than 7 races completed on any of those 80 calendar days.

              SECTION 2. Section 1 is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 3. Section 2 shall take effect on January 1, 2013.

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