Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 128C of the General Laws, as appearing in section 5 of chapter 101 of the acts of 1992, is hereby amended by striking out the fifth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
All licensees licensed to conduct greyhound dog racing meetings, not including greyhound dog racing meetings held in connection with a state or county fair, may simulcast greyhound dog racing with the permission of the state racing commission. With respect to horse racing, such greyhound licensees may simulcast up to fifty racing cards and up to fifteen special events of national significance with purses of one hundred thousand dollars or more, during a racing season only; provided, however, that each of these horse racing cards or special events shall be subject to application to and approval of the commission; provided, further, that where two or more greyhound dog racing meeting licensees in Bristol county use the same track during a calender year, the total number of horse simulcasting days permitted at such facility shall be limited to fifty racing cards and fifteen special events; provided, further, that the greyhound racing meeting licensee in Bristol county shall not be permitted to simulcast any thoroughbred or harness horse racing cards from a host track, whether within or without the commonwealth, in any calendar year, during the running horse racing meeting held in Norfolk county; provided, further, that the greyhound racing meeting licensee in Suffolk county shall not be permitted to simulcast any thoroughbred or harness horse racing cards from a host track, whether within or without the commonwealth, in any calendar year, during the running horse racing meetings held in Suffolk county.
SECTION 2. The sixth paragraph of section 9 of chapter 277 of the acts of 1986, as appearing in section 7 of chapter 101 of the acts of 1992, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "a", in line 2, the following word:- live.
SECTION 3. Said sixth paragraph of said section 9 of said chapter 277, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following sentence:- In no case shall the total amount wagered on simulcasting at the licensee's facility be used to compute the live handle of the amounts wagered for that calender year at the licensees' facility.
SECTION 4. The provisions of this act shall expire on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and ninety-five.