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536823
  Amendment
Bill No. HB 7145
Amendment No. 536823
CHAMBER ACTION
Senate House
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1Representative Galvano offered the following:
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3     Amendment (with title amendment)
4     Remove lines 177-231 and insert:
5     (2)(4)  Section 550.054 is inapplicable to quarter horse
6racing as permitted under this section. All other provisions of
7this chapter, including s. 550.054, apply to, govern, and
8control such racing, and the same must be conducted in
9compliance therewith.
10     (3)(5)  Quarter horses participating in such races must be
11duly registered by the American Quarter Horse Association, and
12before each race such horses must be examined and declared in
13fit condition by a qualified person designated by the division.
14     (4)(6)  Any quarter horse racing days permitted under this
15chapter are in addition to any other racing permitted under the
16license issued the track where such quarter horse racing is
17conducted.
18     (5)(7)(a)  Any quarter horse racing permitholder operating
19under a valid permit issued by the division is authorized to
20substitute races of other breeds of horses, except
21thoroughbreds, which are, respectively, registered with the
22American Paint Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, Arabian
23Horse Registry of America, Palomino Horse Breeders of America,
24or United States Trotting Association, or for no more than 50
25percent of the quarter horse races daily, and may substitute
26races of thoroughbreds registered with the Jockey Club for no
27more than 50 percent of the quarter horse races during its meet
28daily with the written consent of all greyhound, harness, and
29thoroughbred permitholders whose pari-mutuel facilities are
30located within 50 air miles of such quarter horse racing
31permitholder's pari-mutuel facility.
32     (b)  Any permittee operating within an area of 50 air miles
33of a licensed thoroughbred track may not substitute thoroughbred
34races under this section while a thoroughbred horse race meet is
35in progress within that 50 miles. Any permittee operating within
36an area of 125 air miles of a licensed thoroughbred track may
37not substitute live thoroughbred races under this section while
38a thoroughbred permittee who pays taxes under s. 550.09515(2)(a)
39is conducting a thoroughbred meet within that 125 miles. These
40mileage restrictions do not apply to any permittee that holds a
41nonwagering permit issued pursuant to s. 550.505.
42     (6)(8)  Except as provided in s. 550.3345, a quarter horse
43permit issued pursuant to this section is not eligible for
44transfer or conversion to another type of pari-mutuel operation.
45     (7)(9)  Any nonprofit corporation, including, but not
46limited to, an agricultural cooperative marketing association,
47organized and incorporated under the laws of this state may
48apply for a quarter horse racing permit and operate racing meets
49under such permit, provided all pari-mutuel taxes and fees
50applicable to such racing are paid by the corporation. However,
51insofar as its pari-mutuel operations are concerned, the
52corporation shall be considered to be a corporation for profit
53and is subject to taxation on all property used and profits
54earned in connection with its pari-mutuel operations.
55     (8)  To be eligible to conduct intertrack wagering, a
56quarter horse racing permitholder must have conducted a full
57schedule of live racing in the preceding year and, to operate a
58cardroom, a quarter horse racing permitholder must be licensed
59to conduct a full schedule of live racing in the initial year of
60cardroom licensure.
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T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T
65     Remove line 11 and insert:
66revising a provision for governance and control of quarter


CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.
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