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

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

      Section: 5:5-66.1: Undistributed deposits

           2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 46 of P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-66) or any other law to the contrary, a holder of a permit to conduct harness race meetings who operates a racetrack at which harness race meetings were conducted during calendar year 1984 but which were suspended for 30 days or more during that calendar year because of fire, and a holder of a permit to conduct harness race meetings who conducted harness race meetings at the aforementioned racetrack during 1984 and who continues to conduct harness race meetings at that racetrack, shall make disposition of the deposits remaining undistributed pursuant to section 1 of this act as follows:

a. On a racing day designated or allotted as a charity racing day pursuant to P.L.1977, c.200 (C.5:5-44.2 et seq.), P.L.1993, c.15 (C.5:5-44.8), or section 1 of P.L.1997, c.80 (C.5:5-44.9), pay to the commission, at the time and in the manner prescribed by the commission, .50\% of so much of the total contributions to all parimutuel pools conducted or made on any and every horse race;

b. Hold and set aside in an account designated as a special trust account 1.15\% of such total contributions in all pools to be used and distributed as hereinafter provided and as provided in section 5 of P.L.1967, c.40, for the following purposes and no other:

(1) 37\% thereof to increase purses and grant awards for starting horses as provided or as may be provided by rules of the New Jersey Racing Commission with payment to be made in the same manner as payment of other purses and awards;

(2) 55\% thereof for the establishment of a Sire Stakes Program for standardbred horses with payment to be made to the Department of Agriculture for administration as hereinbefore provided;

(3) 5\% thereof to the Sire Stakes Program for purse supplements designed to improve and promote the standardbred breeding industry in New Jersey by increasing purses for owners of horses that are sired by a New Jersey registered stallion and are eligible to participate in the Sire Stakes Program. The Sire Stakes Program board of trustees shall consult with the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey before disbursing money for purse supplements;

(4) 3\% thereof for other New Jersey horse breeding and promotion conducted by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

c. Retain 7.935\%, or in the case of races on a charity racing day 7.70\%, of so much of such total contributions for his own uses and purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for pools where the patron is required to select two horses, the permitholder shall retain 8.935\%, or in the case of races on a charity racing day 8.70\%, of the total contributions and for pools where the patron is required to select three or more horses, the permitholder shall retain 11.935\%, or in the case of races on a charity racing day 11.70\%, of the total contributions. The permitholder shall contribute out of its 11.935\% or 11.70\% share of pools, where the patron is required to select three or more horses, a sum deemed necessary by the Racing Commission, to finance a prerace blood testing program, and such other testing programs which the commission shall deem proper and necessary and which shall be subject to the regulation and control of the commission.

d. Distribute as purse money and for programs designed to aid the horsemen and the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey 7.7675\%, or in the case of races on a charity racing day 7.65\%, of such total contributions. Expenditures for programs designed to aid the horsemen and the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey shall not exceed 3.2\% of the sum available for distribution as purse money. The formula for distribution of the purse money as either overnight purses or special stakes shall be determined by an agreement between the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey and the tracks. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for pools where the patron is required to select two or more horses, the permitholder shall distribute as purse money 8.7675\%, or in the case of races on a charity racing day 8.65\%, of the total contributions and for pools where the patron is required to select three or more horses, the permitholder shall distribute as purse money 11.7675\%, or in the case of races on a charity racing day 11.65\%, of the total contributions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, for pools where a patron is required to select three or more horses, the permitholder shall retain out of the 11.7675\% or 11.65\% to be distributed as purse money, a sum deemed necessary by the racing commission, for use by the commission to finance a prerace blood testing program, and such other testing programs which the commission shall deem proper and necessary and which shall be subject to the regulation and control of the commission.

e. In the case of races on a racing day other than a charity racing day, distribute to the Standardbred Breeders' and Owners' Association of New Jersey for the administration of a health benefits program for horsemen .1175\% of such total contributions.

f. In the case of races on a racing day other than a charity racing day, distribute to the Sire Stakes Program for standardbred horses .02\% of such total contributions.

g. In the case of races on a racing day other than a charity racing day, distribute to the Backstretch Benevolency Programs Fund created pursuant to P.L.1993, c.15 (C.5:5-44.8) .01\% of such total contributions.

Except as otherwise provided by law, no admission or amusement tax, excise tax, license or horse racing fee of any kind shall be assessed or collected from the permitholder by the State of New Jersey, or by any county or municipality, or by any other body having power to assess or collect license fees or taxes.

L.1984, c.236, s.2; amended 1993, c.353, s.3; expired December 31, 2000 per 1984, c.236, s.3 (eff. date) as amended by 1993, c.323.



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