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DIVISION 8. SPECIAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS

Chapter 4. Horse Racing

Article 9.2. Satellite Wagering

Section 19605.73

19605.73. Statewide marketing organization. (a) Racing associations, fairs, and the organization responsible for contracting with racing associations and fairs with respect to the conduct of racing meetings, may form a private, statewide marketing organization to market and promote thoroughbred and fair horse racing, and to obtain, provide, or defray the cost of workers' compensation coverage for stable employees and jockeys of thoroughbred trainers. The organization shall consist of the following members: two members, one from the northern zone and one from the combined central and southern zones, appointed by the thoroughbred racetracks; two members, one from the northern zone and one from the combined central and southern zones, appointed by the owners' organization responsible for contracting with associations and fairs with respect to the conduct of racing meetings; and two members, one from the northern zone and one from the combined central and southern zones, appointed by the organization representing racing and satellite fairs.

(b) The marketing organization formed pursuant to subdivision (a) shall annually submit to the board a statewide marketing and promotion plan and a thoroughbred trainers' workers' compensation defrayal plan for thoroughbred and fair horse racing that encompasses all geographical zones in the state, and which includes the manner in which funds were expended in the implementation of the plan for the previous calendar year. The plan shall be implemented as determined by the organization. The organization shall receive input from all interested industry participants and may utilize outside consultants in developing the annual marketing plan.

(c) In addition to the distributions specified in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 19605.7, and in Sections 19605.71 and 19605.72, for thoroughbred and fair meetings only, from the amount that would normally be available for commissions and purses, an amount equal to 0.4 percent of the total amount handled by each satellite wagering facility shall be distributed to the statewide marketing organization formed pursuant to subdivision (a) for the promotion of thoroughbred and fair horse racing and to defray the cost of workers' compensation coverage for stable employees and jockeys of thoroughbred trainers. Not more than one-sixth of the total amount available annually pursuant to this subdivision shall be used to defray the cost of workers' compensation insurance. Any of the promotion funds that are not expended in the year in which they are collected may be expended in the following year. If promotion funds expended in any one year exceed the amount collected for that year, the funds expended in the following year shall be reduced by the excess amount.

(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2011, and, as of that date, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before January 1, 2011, deletes or extends that date. Any moneys held by the organization shall, in the event this section is repealed, be distributed to the organization formed pursuant to Section 19608.2, for purposes of that section.

History.—Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 335 (SB 27), in effect January 1, 1999. Stats. 2001, Ch. 933 (AB 1093), in effect January 1, 2002, substituted "2004," for "2002," after "inoperative on July 1", substituted "2005," for "2003," before "is repealed", and substituted "2005," for "2003," before "deletes or extends the dates" in the first sentence of subdivision (d). Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 80 (AB 2164), in effect June 30, 2004. Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 130 (SB 124), in effect January 1, 2006.