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

      Section: 5:5-44.8: "Charity Racing Day for Backstretch Benevolency Programs," fund

           1. a. The New Jersey Racing Commission shall designate one of the racing days authorized each year to a holder of a permit to hold or conduct a horse race meeting pursuant to P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-22 et seq.) as "Charity Racing Day for Backstretch Benevolency Programs" or shall allot to each such permit holder one additional racing day to be known as "Charity Racing Day for Backstretch Benevolency Programs."

b. All moneys received by the commission as its share of the total contributions to all parimutuel pools conducted or made on the racing day designated or allotted pursuant to subsection a. of this section shall be deposited in a separate fund to be known as the Backstretch Benevolency Programs Fund, which is hereby created in the Department of the Treasury. The moneys in the fund shall be appropriated exclusively to the commission to be used by it to fund programs which promote the health, safety, or welfare of backstretch employees. As used in this subsection, "backstretch employee" means any person employed at a racetrack as a stable hand, groom, walker or exerciser or in any similar position designated by the commission which involves the handling or care of horses.


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