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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 8: Rules and regulations

[ Text of section effective until July 31, 2017. Repealed by 2011, 194, Sec. 41. See 2011, 194, Sec. 112 as amended by 2014, 165, Sec. 192 and 2016, 176, Sec. 12B. Expiration of section does not take effect. See 1992, 101, Sec. 13 as amended by 1995, 268, Sec. 20; 1999, 163, Sec. 12; 2000, 354, Sec. 14; 2001, 25, Sec. 1; 2001, 54, Sec. 4; 2001, 70, Sec. 4; 2001, 95, Sec. 4; 2001, 108, Sec. 4; 2001, 121, Sec. 4; 2001, 139, Sec. 39; 2005, 176, Sec. 12; 2006, 54, Sec. 11; 2006, 449, Secs. 18 and 21; 2008, 290, Sec. 11; 2009, 167, Sec. 11; 2010, 203, Sec. 11 and 2011, 77, Sec. 11 and as repealed by 2011, 194, Sec. 83.]

  Section 8. The commission shall have full power to promulgate rules, regulations, and conditions under which all running horse, harness horse, or greyhound racing simulcasts and simulcast wagers shall be conducted in the commonwealth. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the commission may adopt emergency rules or regulations to protect the health or safety of the public, participants, or animals, or to insure the integrity of racing and pari-mutuel wagering; provided, however, that no emergency rule or regulation shall attempt to regulate the dates, manner of wagering, or economic terms or conditions of running horse, harness horse, and greyhound racing within the commonwealth; provided, further, that such emergency rules and regulations shall expire within ninety days of their promulgation.