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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 5, AMUSEMENTS, PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND MEETINGS
Chapter 5: New Jersey Racing Commission, powers, duties; definitons.
Section: 5:5-44: Renewal of permit for horse race meeting; additional racing days
a. In the event any person, partnership, association, corporation or public body corporate and politic is granted a permit under this act to conduct a race meeting pursuant to provisions thereof, such permit shall be renewed upon application of the permitholder yearly for the next succeeding 10 years, for the same dates allotted to such permitholder during the preceding year, where it is in the public interest to do so, or for such other dates, not exceeding 75 racing days in the aggregate for running racing and not exceeding 100 days in the aggregate for harness racing, as the commission shall designate; provided, however, that should any permitholder reject any or all of the days to which they are entitled, the commission may allot them, or any of them, among the remaining permitholders. Such allotment shall be on a basis which in the discretion of the commission appears most appropriate for the purpose of providing continuity of racing in the State; and provided, further, that such permitholder has not violated any of the provisions of this act.
b. In addition to the racing days aforesaid, the commission shall allot equally among the four running racing permitholders an additional 100 racing days. The commission may also allot among the harness racing permitholders an additional 200 days, in any proportion it deems fit where it is in the public interest to do so. For purposes of this section, the term public interest shall include the following factors: (1) Protecting the State's revenues from racing and generating additional revenues to the State, its agencies and subdivisions; (2) Providing for continuity of racing and year-round racing so as to promote the racing industry and maintain and enhance the employment which it provides in this State; (3) Providing a recreational opportunity for residents in the several areas of the State where licensed tracks are situate; (4) Maintaining and improving this State's competitive position with regard to neighboring racing states.
c. In the event any permitholder should reject any or all of the days to which they are entitled or which they are allotted by the commission, the commission may allot those days, or any of them, among the remaining permitholders. Such allotment shall be on a basis which in the discretion of the commission appears most appropriate for the purpose of providing continuity of racing in the State and where the commission finds such allotment to be in the public interest; and provided, further, that such permitholder has not violated any of the provisions of this act.
L.1940, c. 17, p. 79, s. 24. Amended by L.1941, c. 137, p. 462, s. 8; L.1952, c. 125, p. 469, s. 1; L.1962, c. 17, s. 1; L.1963, c. 35, s. 1, eff. May 13, 1963; L.1967, c. 66, s. 1, eff. May 23, 1967; L.1968, c. 65, s. 1, eff. June 18, 1968; L.1974, c. 149, s. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975; L.1975, c. 327, s. 1; L.1980, c. 25, s. 1.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-06-10 16:36:30.
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