January 25, 2006





SENATE BILL No. 24

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DIGEST OF SB 24 (Updated January 24, 2006 11:37 am - DI 71)



Citations Affected: IC 4-31.

Synopsis: Televised simulcasts. Restricts permit holders from broadcasting races conducted in other states unless the out-of-state simulcast racing program is available to all Indiana permit holders and their satellite facilities.

Effective: Upon passage.





Jackman, Sipes




    January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure.
    January 17, 2006, amended; reassigned to Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities, and Public Policy.
    January 24, 2006, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 25, 2006

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


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SENATE BILL No. 24



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state offices and administration.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 4-31-7-7; (06)SB0024.2.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-31-7-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 7. (a) As used in this section, "live racing day" means a day on which at least eight (8) live horse races are conducted.
    (b) Upon request by a permit holder from time to time, the commission may authorize the permit holder to conduct pari-mutuel wagering at the permit holder's racetrack on televised simulcasts of horse races from other racetracks in Indiana or in other states or countries where horse racing and wagering are permitted by law. The commission may adopt rules regarding simulcasting. A permit holder that conducts at least one hundred twenty (120) live racing days annually may request an unlimited number of days of simulcasting per year. However, the requirement for one hundred twenty (120) live racing days does not apply if the commission determines that the permit holder is prevented from conducting live horse racing as a result of a natural disaster or other event over which the permit holder has no control. In addition, if the initial racing meeting conducted by a permit

holder commences at such a time as to make it impractical to conduct one hundred twenty (120) live racing days during the permit holder's first year of operations, the commission may authorize the permit holder to conduct simulcast wagering during the first year of operations with fewer than one hundred twenty (120) live racing days. A permit holder that conducts fewer than one hundred twenty (120) live racing days annually may request permission to conduct simulcasting only during the hours on a racing day when racing is being conducted at the permit holder's racetrack. The televised simulcasts must comply with the Interstate Horse Racing Act of 1978 (15 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.).
    (c) A permit holder that conducts simulcasts on a day that is not a live racing day may not simulcast races conducted in other states unless the permit holder also simulcasts all available races conducted in Indiana on that day.
     (d) A permit holder shall not at the permit holder's racetrack or satellite facilities, simulcast races conducted in other states unless the out-of-state simulcast racing program is available to all Indiana permit holders and their satellite facilities in this state open and operating on that day, whether serving as simulcast hosts or simulcast guests, under terms and conditions no less advantageous to such Indiana permit holders and their satellite facilities as those prevailing among unrelated parties in the national marketplace.

SOURCE: ; (06)SB0024.2.2. -->     SECTION 2. An emergency is declared for this act.