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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS

    Chapter 5: New Jersey Racing Commission, powers, duties; definitons.

      Section: 5:5-153: "New Jersey Racing Industry Special Fund."

          
27. The commission shall establish and administer a separate fund to be known as the "New Jersey Racing Industry Special Fund" into which shall be deposited the sums dedicated to the fund by sections 19, 21 and 25 of this act. Money deposited in this special fund shall be disbursed monthly by the commission and used as follows:

a. 92\% shall be distributed as follows:

(1) in the case of money deposited into the special fund from the off-track wagering facility located on the former site of the Atlantic City Race Course, or, if no off-track wagering facility exists on that former site, the off-track wagering facility located closest to that former site, 100\% to permit holders conducting thoroughbred racing;

(2) except as provided in paragraph (1), 65\% to permit holders conducting thoroughbred racing and 35\% to permit holders conducting harness racing;

Of the allocations made pursuant to this subsection to permit holders conducting thoroughbred racing, specific distributions shall be made to the overnight thoroughbred purse account of each permit holder and for programs designed to aid the thoroughbred horsemen and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman's Association. Expenditures for programs designed to aid the thoroughbred horsemen and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman's Association shall not exceed 2.9\% of such allocations. Distribution among thoroughbred permit holders shall be based on the following formula: total overnight thoroughbred purse distribution for each permit holder in the prior calendar year divided by the total overnight thoroughbred purse distribution of all permit holders in the prior calendar year. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the sum allocated to permit holders conducting thoroughbred races under this subsection may be distributed as provided by a contractual agreement authorized under section 12 of P.L.2013, c.266 (C.5:5-189).

Of the allocations made pursuant to this subsection to permit holders conducting standardbred racing, specific distributions shall be made to the overnight standardbred purse account of each permit holder and for programs designed to aid the standardbred horsemen and the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey. Expenditures for programs designed to aid the standardbred horsemen and the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey shall not exceed 5\% of such allocations. Distribution among standardbred permit holders shall be based on the following formula: total overnight standardbred purse distribution for each permit holder in the prior calendar year divided by the total overnight standardbred purse distribution of all permit holders in the prior calendar year. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the sum allocated to permit holders conducting harness racing under this subsection may be distributed as provided by a contractual agreement authorized under section 11 of P.L.2013, c.266 (C.5:5-188).

b. 8\% shall be distributed as follows:

(1) in the case of money deposited into the special fund from the off-track wagering facility located on the former site of the Atlantic City Race Course, or, if no off-track wagering facility exists on that former site, the off-track wagering facility located closest to that former site, 100\% to thoroughbred funds; and

(2) except as provided in paragraph (1), 65\% to thoroughbred funds and 35\% to harness funds.

Of the amounts distributed to thoroughbred funds pursuant to this subsection, the following distributions shall apply: 94\% to Thoroughbred Breeders and Stallions; 3\% to Backstretch Benevolency; and 3\% to Breeding and Development.

Of the amount distributed to harness funds pursuant to this subsection, the following distributions shall apply: 75\% to Sire Stakes; 8\% to Breeders and Stallions; 3.5\% to Backstretch Benevolency; 10\% to Health and Welfare; and 3.5\% to Breeding and Development.

L.2001, c.199, s.27; amended 2011, c.50, s.2; 2013, c.266, s.6.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2014-03-06 15:04:48.






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