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SENATE DOCKET, NO.                 FILED ON: 10/23/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1895

 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to simulcasting horse races in the Commonwealth.

 

              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.  Nothwithstanding section 2 of chapter 128C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, in calendar year 2013, no racing meeting licensee located in Suffolk or Norfolk County shall simulcast live races in 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 2013 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 Section 1 is hereby repealed.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, 2014.

              Section 4. Section 2 of chapter 128C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition,  is hereby amended by striking out, in line 45, the words “4 interstate running horse simulcasts”

              Section 5.  The first sentence of section 2 of chapter 128C of the General Laws as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “and;” in line 45, the following words:-  “6 interstate running horse simulcasts”

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