January 25, 2006
SENATE BILL No. 24
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.
January 9, 2006, read first time and referred to Committee on Rules and Legislative
January 17, 2006, amended; reassigned to Committee on Homeland Security, Utilities, and
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.