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GAMING
(230 ILCS 5/) Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975.

230 ILCS 5/1

    (230 ILCS 5/1) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-1)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975".
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/1.2

    (230 ILCS 5/1.2)
    Sec. 1.2. Legislative intent. This Act is intended to benefit the people of the State of Illinois by assisting economic development and promoting Illinois tourism. The General Assembly finds and declares it to be the public policy of the State of Illinois to:
    (a) support and enhance Illinois' horse racing industry, which is a significant component within the agribusiness industry;
    (b) ensure that Illinois' horse racing industry remains competitive with neighboring states;
    (c) stimulate growth within Illinois' horse racing industry, thereby encouraging new investment and development to produce additional tax revenues and to create additional jobs;
    (d) promote the further growth of tourism;
    (e) encourage the breeding of thoroughbred and standardbred horses in this State; and
    (f) ensure that public confidence and trust in the credibility and integrity of racing operations and the regulatory process is maintained.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/1.3

    (230 ILCS 5/1.3)
    Sec. 1.3. Legislative findings.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that the Illinois gaming industry is a single industry consisting of horse racing and riverboat gambling. Reports issued by the Economic and Fiscal Commission (now Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability) in 1992, 1994, and 1998 have found that horse racing and riverboat gambling:
        (1) "share many of the same characteristics" and are
    
"more alike than different";
        (2) are planned events;
        (3) have similar odds of winning;
        (4) occur in similar settings; and
        (5) compete with each other for limited gaming
    
dollars.
    (b) The General Assembly declares it to be the public policy of this State to ensure the viability of both horse racing and riverboat aspects of the Illinois gaming industry.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

230 ILCS 5/2

    (230 ILCS 5/2) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-2)
    Sec. 2. There is hereby created and established an Illinois Racing Board which shall have the powers and duties specified in this Act, and also the powers necessary and proper to enable it to fully and effectively execute all the provisions and purposes of this Act. The jurisdiction, supervision, powers, and duties of the Board shall extend under this Act to every person who holds or conducts any meeting within the State of Illinois where horse racing is permitted for any stake, purse or reward.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/2.1

    (230 ILCS 5/2.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-2.1)
    Sec. 2.1. Before the Governor or any executive agency of State government makes any commitment, whether or not legally binding, with respect to a proposed project for the development or construction of any new horse racing facility, or for any development or construction on the site of a former horse racing facility, which commitment will require legislative action by the General Assembly for its implementation, the Governor or agency shall first report to the General Assembly on the nature of the proposed project and commitment, including an indication of the type of legislative action likely to be required.
    In considering such report, the General Assembly may adopt a joint resolution indicating the sense of the legislature with respect to the proposal, and the likelihood of its undertaking the legislative action that will be needed, but such resolution shall not be deemed to bind the General Assembly, the Governor, or the State of Illinois in any way.
(Source: P.A. 84-1468.)

230 ILCS 5/2.5

    (230 ILCS 5/2.5)
    Sec. 2.5. Separation from Department of Revenue. On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, all of the powers, duties, assets, liabilities, employees, contracts, property, records, pending business, and unexpended appropriations of the Department of Revenue related to the administration and enforcement of this Act are transferred to the Illinois Racing Board.
    The status and rights of the transferred employees, and the rights of the State of Illinois and its agencies, under the Personnel Code and applicable collective bargaining agreements or under any pension, retirement, or annuity plan are not affected (except as provided in the Illinois Pension Code) by that transfer or by any other provision of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-796, eff. 10-29-09.)

230 ILCS 5/3

    (230 ILCS 5/3) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3)
    Sec. 3. As used in this Act, except where the context otherwise requires, the terms defined in Section 3.01 through 3.23 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.01

    (230 ILCS 5/3.01) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.01)
    Sec. 3.01. "Board" means the Illinois Racing Board.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/3.02

    (230 ILCS 5/3.02) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.02)
    Sec. 3.02. "Breakage" means the odd cents by which the amount payable on each dollar wagered exceeds a multiple of 10.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/3.04

    (230 ILCS 5/3.04) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.04)
    Sec. 3.04. "Director of mutuels" means the individual representing the Board in the supervision and verification of the pari-mutuel wagering pool totals for each racing day, which verification shall be the basis for computing State privilege or pari-mutuel taxes, licensee commissions and purses.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/3.05

    (230 ILCS 5/3.05) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.05)
    Sec. 3.05. "Family" means husband, wife, brother, or sister, parents, and children.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.06

    (230 ILCS 5/3.06) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.06)
    Sec. 3.06. "Horse racing" shall mean any type of horse racing, including, but not limited to, Arabian, Appaloosa, Harness, Quarter Horse, and Thoroughbred horse racing.
    (a) "Arabian horse racing" means the form of horse racing in which each participating horse is an Arabian horse (including mare, gelding, colt, and filly), registered as such with and meeting the requirements of the Arabian Horse Club Registry of America and approved by the Arabian Horse Racing Association of America, mounted by a jockey and engaged in races on the flat over a distance of not less than 1/4 of a mile nor more than 4 miles.
    (b) "Appaloosa horse racing" means the form of horse racing in which each participating horse is an Appaloosa horse (including mare, gelding, colt, and filly), registered as such with and meeting the requirements of and approved by the Appaloosa Horse Club, mounted by a jockey and engaged in races on the flat over a distance of not less than 1/4 of a mile nor more than 4 miles.
    (c) "Harness horse racing" means the form of horse racing in which each participating horse is a Harness (also termed Standardbred) horse, registered as such with and meeting the requirements of and approved by the United States Trotting Association, and harnessed to a sulky, carriage or similar vehicle. Harness horse racing shall not include any form of horse racing where the horses are mounted by jockeys.
    (d) "Quarter Horse racing" means the form of horse racing where each participating horse is a Quarter Horse, registered as such with and meeting the requirements of and approved by the American Quarter Horse Association, mounted by a jockey and engaged in a race over a distance less than 1/2 of a mile.
    (e) "Thoroughbred horse racing" means the form of horse racing in which each participating horse is a Thoroughbred horse, registered as such with and meeting the requirements of and approved by the Jockey Club of New York (including racing permits issued to foreign Thoroughbred horses), mounted by a jockey and engaged in races on the flat. Thoroughbred horse racing shall include a steeplechase or hurdle race.
(Source: P.A. 82-96.)

230 ILCS 5/3.07

    (230 ILCS 5/3.07) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.07)
    Sec. 3.07. "Horse race meeting" or "race meeting" or "meeting" shall mean the whole period of time, whether consecutive dates or those instances where nonconsecutive dates are granted, for which an organization license to race has been granted to any one organization licensee by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 89-16. eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.071

    (230 ILCS 5/3.071) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.071)
    Sec. 3.071. Inter-track wagering. "Inter-track Wagering" means a legal wager on the outcome of a simultaneously televised horse race taking place at an Illinois race track placed or accepted at any location authorized to accept wagers under this Act, excluding the Illinois race track at which that horse race is being conducted and excluding advance deposit wagering through an advance deposit wagering licensee.
(Source: P.A. 96-762, eff. 8-25-09.)

230 ILCS 5/3.072

    (230 ILCS 5/3.072) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.072)
    Sec. 3.072. "Inter-track wagering licensee" means any organization licensee receiving a license from the Board to conduct inter-track wagering at the organization licensee's race track, or a facility within 300 yards of the organization licensee's race track.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.073

    (230 ILCS 5/3.073) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.073)
    Sec. 3.073. "Inter-track wagering location licensee" means any organization licensee or person having operating control of a racing facility at which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted, receiving a license from the Board as provided in Section 3.072 of this Act to conduct inter-track wagering at a location or locations in addition to those permitted under Section 3.072 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.074

    (230 ILCS 5/3.074)
    Sec. 3.074. "Simulcast wagering" means a legal wager placed or accepted at any location within Illinois authorized to accept wagers under this Act with respect to the outcome of a simultaneously televised horse race taking place at a race track outside of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.075

    (230 ILCS 5/3.075)
    Sec. 3.075. (a) "Host track" means the organization licensee (i) conducting live thoroughbred racing between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. from the first day to the last day of its horse racing meet as awarded by the Board (including all days within that period when no live racing occurs), except as otherwise provided in subsections (c) and (e) of this Section, or (ii) conducting live standardbred racing between the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. of the following day from the first day to the last day of its horse racing meet as awarded by the Board (including all days within that period when no live racing occurs, except as otherwise provided in subsections (b), (d), and (e) of this Section); provided that the organization licensee conducts live racing no fewer than 5 days per week with no fewer than 9 races per day, unless a lesser schedule of live racing is the result of (1) weather, unsafe track conditions, or other acts of God; (2) an agreement between the organization licensee and the associations representing the largest number of owners, trainers, and standardbred drivers who race horses at that organization licensee's race meeting, with the Board's consent; or (3) a decision by the Board after a public hearing (in which the associations representing the owners, trainers, jockeys, or standardbred drivers who race horses at that organization licensee's race meeting shall participate) either at the time racing dates are awarded or after those dates are awarded due to changed financial circumstances, upon a written petition from the organization licensee, accompanied by supporting financial data as requested by the Board, stating that the organization licensee has and will continue to incur significant financial losses. No organization licensee conducting its race meeting in a county bordering the Mississippi River and having a population greater than 230,000 may be a host track for its race meeting.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section and except as otherwise provided in subsection (e) of this Section, in the event that 2 organization licensees conduct their standardbred race meetings concurrently on any date after January 1, 1996, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., the organization licensee awarded the most racing dates between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. during the calendar year in which that concurrent racing occurs will be deemed the host track, provided that the 2 organization licensees collectively conduct live standardbred racing between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. during the week in which concurrent race meetings occur no less than 5 days per week with no less than 9 races per day. During each week of the calendar year in which 2 organization licensees are conducting live standardbred race meetings between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., if there is any day in that week on which only one organization licensee is conducting a standardbred race meeting between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., that organization licensee shall be the host track provided that the 2 organization licensees collectively conduct live standardbred racing between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. during the week in which concurrent race meetings occur no less than 5 days per week with no less than 9 races per day. During each week of the calendar year in which 2 organization licensees are concurrently conducting live standardbred race meetings on one or more days between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., if there is any day in that week on which no organization licensee is conducting a standardbred race meeting between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., the organization licensee conducting a standardbred race meeting during that week and time period that has been awarded the most racing dates during the calendar year between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. shall be the host track, provided that the 2 organization licensees collectively conduct live standardbred racing between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. during the week in which concurrent race meetings occur no less than 5 days per week with no less than 9 races per day. The requirement in this subsection (d) that live racing be conducted no less than 5 days per week with no less than 9 races per day shall be subject to exceptions set forth in items (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (a) of Section 3.075.
    (e) During any calendar period in which no organization licensee has been awarded a thoroughbred race meeting, the host track, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. of such period, shall be an organization licensee determined by the Board, provided the organization licensee has been awarded a thoroughbred race meeting in the current year and is eligible to be a host track.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/3.076

    (230 ILCS 5/3.076)
    Sec. 3.076. "Interstate commission fee" means the fee or commission paid by an Illinois licensee to receive an interstate simulcast.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.077

    (230 ILCS 5/3.077)
    Sec. 3.077. Non-host licensee. "Non-host licensee" means a licensee operating concurrently with a host track, but does not include an advance deposit wagering licensee.
(Source: P.A. 96-762, eff. 8-25-09.)

230 ILCS 5/3.078

    (230 ILCS 5/3.078)
    Sec. 3.078. "Supplemental interstate simulcast" means an interstate simulcast race or race programs received by a non-host licensee in addition to simulcasts received from a host track.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.079

    (230 ILCS 5/3.079)
    Sec. 3.079. "Affiliated non-host licensee" means a non-host licensee owned by the same organization licensee.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.080

    (230 ILCS 5/3.080)
    Sec. 3.080. "Simulcast program" means the program of simultaneously televised horse races, including (i) the signal of any out-of-state horse race selected by the host track subject to the disapproval of the Board, (ii) the signals of live racing of all organization licensees, which must be included by the host track; and (iii) the signal of live racing at the DuQuoin and Springfield State fairs, if mandated by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.08

    (230 ILCS 5/3.08) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.08)
    Sec. 3.08. "Minor" means any individual under the age of 18 years.
(Source: P.A. 93-363, eff. 1-1-04.)

230 ILCS 5/3.09

    (230 ILCS 5/3.09) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.09)
    Sec. 3.09. "Occupation Licensee" means any person who has obtained an occupation license pursuant to Section 15.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/3.10

    (230 ILCS 5/3.10) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.10)
    Sec. 3.10. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.11

    (230 ILCS 5/3.11) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.11)
    Sec. 3.11. "Organization Licensee" means any person receiving an organization license from the Board to conduct a race meeting or meetings.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/3.12

    (230 ILCS 5/3.12) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.12)
    Sec. 3.12. Pari-mutuel system of wagering. "Pari-mutuel system of wagering" means a form of wagering on the outcome of horse races in which wagers are made in various denominations on a horse or horses and all wagers for each race are pooled and held by a licensee for distribution in a manner approved by the Board. Wagers may be placed via any method or at any location authorized under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-762, eff. 8-25-09.)

230 ILCS 5/3.13

    (230 ILCS 5/3.13) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.13)
    Sec. 3.13. "Pari-mutuel pool" or "mutuel pool" or "pool" means the total money wagered by patrons and held by a licensee under the pari-mutuel system on any horse or horses in a particular race. There is a separate mutuel pool for win, place and show, and for each of the various forms of betting as defined by the rules and regulations of the Board. Subject to the prior consent of the Board, any such pool may be supplemented by a licensee in order to guarantee a minimum distribution.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.14

    (230 ILCS 5/3.14) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.14)
    Sec. 3.14. "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, or other association or entity, trustee or legal representative.
    A corporation which is a wholly owned subsidiary of another licensee corporation shall be deemed a separate person for purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

230 ILCS 5/3.15

    (230 ILCS 5/3.15) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.15)
    Sec. 3.15. "Public official" means a person who is a public officer, as defined in Section 2-18 of the Criminal Code of 2012, of the State or any municipality, county or township.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

230 ILCS 5/3.16

    (230 ILCS 5/3.16) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.16)
    Sec. 3.16. "Racing" means horse racing.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/3.17

    (230 ILCS 5/3.17) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.17)
    Sec. 3.17. "Racing days" (or dates) are days within a horse race meeting on which an organization licensee is authorized by the Board to conduct horse racing.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.18

    (230 ILCS 5/3.18) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.18)
    Sec. 3.18. "Executive Director" means the executive director of the Illinois Racing Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-531.)

230 ILCS 5/3.19

    (230 ILCS 5/3.19) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-3.19)
    Sec. 3.19. "Stewards" means the steward or stewards representing the Board, the steward or stewards representing the organization licensee, and any other steward or stewards whose duty it shall be to supervise any horse race meeting as may be provided for by rules and regulations of the Board; such rules and regulations shall specify the number of stewards to be appointed, the method and manner of their appointment, and their powers, authority and duties. Stewards shall have the power to administer oaths and affirmations.
(Source: P.A. 83-589.)

230 ILCS 5/3.20

    (230 ILCS 5/3.20)
    Sec. 3.20. Licensee. "Licensee" means an individual organization licensee, an inter-track wagering licensee, an inter-track wagering location licensee, or an advance deposit wagering licensee, as the context of this Act requires.
(Source: P.A. 96-762, eff. 8-25-09.)

230 ILCS 5/3.21

    (230 ILCS 5/3.21)
    Sec. 3.21. "Facilities" means the offices, racetracks and all related grounds and structures, and other building improvements or fixtures associated with the activities of a licensee under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/3.22

    (230 ILCS 5/3.22)
    Sec. 3.22. Wagering facility. "Wagering facility" means any location at which a licensee, other than an advance deposit wagering licensee, may accept or receive pari-mutuel wagers under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-762, eff. 8-25-09.)

230 ILCS 5/3.23

    (230 ILCS 5/3.23)
    Sec. 3.23. Wagering. "Wagering" means, collectively, the pari-mutuel system of wagering, inter-track wagering, simulcast wagering, and advance deposit wagering.
(Source: P.A. 96-762, eff. 8-25-09.)

230 ILCS 5/3.28

    (230 ILCS 5/3.28)
    Sec. 3.28. Advance deposit wagering licensee. "Advance deposit wagering licensee" means a person licensed by the Board to conduct advance deposit wagering. An advance deposit wagering licensee shall be an organization licensee or a person or third party who contracts with an organization licensee in order to conduct advance deposit wagering.
(Source: P.A. 96-762, eff. 8-25-09.)

230 ILCS 5/3.29

    (230 ILCS 5/3.29)
    Sec. 3.29. Advance deposit wagering. "Advance deposit wagering" means a method of pari-mutuel wagering in which an individual may establish an account, deposit money into the account, and use the account balance to pay for pari-mutuel wagering authorized by this Act. An advance deposit wager may be placed in person at a wagering facility or from any other location via a telephone-type device or any other electronic means. Any person who accepts an advance deposit wager who is not licensed by the Board as an advance deposit wagering licensee shall be considered in violation of this Act and the Criminal Code of 2012. Any advance deposit wager placed in person at a wagering facility shall be deemed to have been placed at that wagering facility.
(Source: P.A. 96-762, eff. 8-25-09; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

230 ILCS 5/3.30

    (230 ILCS 5/3.30)
    Sec. 3.30. Advance deposit wagering terminal. "Advance deposit wagering terminal" means any electronic device placed by an advance deposit wagering licensee at a wagering facility that facilitates the placement of an advance deposit wager and that can be electronically tracked so the location of the wagering facility where the advance deposit wagering terminal is located can be readily identified and so all wagers placed through the advance deposit wagering terminal are easily reportable.
(Source: P.A. 96-762, eff. 8-25-09.)

230 ILCS 5/4

    (230 ILCS 5/4) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-4)
    Sec. 4. The Board shall consist of 11 members to be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, not more than 6 of whom shall be of the same political party, and one of whom shall be designated by the Governor to be chairman. Each member shall have a reasonable knowledge of harness or thoroughbred racing practices and procedure and of the principles of harness or thoroughbred racing and breeding and, at the time of his appointment, shall be a resident of the State of Illinois and shall have resided therein for a period of at least 5 years next preceding his appointment and qualification and he shall be a qualified voter therein and not less than 25 years of age.
(Source: P.A. 91-798, eff. 7-9-00.)

230 ILCS 5/5

    (230 ILCS 5/5) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-5)
    Sec. 5. As soon as practicable following the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995, the Governor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, members to the Board as follows: 3 members for terms expiring July 1, 1996; 3 members for terms expiring July 1, 1998; and 3 members for terms expiring July 1, 2000. Of the 2 additional members appointed pursuant to this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, the initial term of one member shall expire on July 1, 2002 and the initial term of the other member shall expire on July 1, 2004. Thereafter, the terms of office of the Board members shall be 6 years. Incumbent members on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall continue to serve only until their successors are appointed and have qualified.
    Each member of the Board shall receive $300 per day for each day the Board meets and for each day the member conducts a hearing pursuant to Section 16 of this Act, provided that no Board member shall receive more than $5,000 in such fees during any calendar year, or an amount set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater. Members of the Board shall also be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses and disbursements incurred in the execution of their official duties.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 91-798, eff. 7-9-00.)

230 ILCS 5/6

    (230 ILCS 5/6) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-6)
    Sec. 6. (a) No person shall be appointed a member of the Board or continue to be a member of the Board who is (or any member of whose family is) a member of the Board of Directors of, or who is a person financially interested in, any licensee or other person who has applied for racing dates to the Board, or the operations thereof including, but not limited to, concessions, data processing, track maintenance, track security and pari-mutuel operations, located, scheduled or doing business within the State of Illinois, or in any race horse competing at a meeting under the Board's jurisdiction. No Board member shall hold any other public office for which he shall receive compensation other than necessary travel or other incidental expenses.
    (b) No person shall be a member of the Board who is not of good moral character or who has been convicted of, or is under indictment for, a felony under the laws of Illinois or any other state, or the United States.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/7

    (230 ILCS 5/7) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-7)
    Sec. 7. Vacancies in the Board shall be filled for the unexpired term in like manner as original appointments. Each member of the Board shall be eligible for reappointment in the discretion of the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/8

    (230 ILCS 5/8) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-8)
    Sec. 8. Before entering upon the discharge of the duties of his office, each member of the Board shall take an oath that he will faithfully execute the duties of his office according to the laws of the State and the rules and regulations adopted therewith. Any member of the Board who fails to take oath within 30 days from the date of his appointment shall be guilty of neglect of duty and may be removed by the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/9

    (230 ILCS 5/9) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-9)
    Sec. 9. The Board shall have all powers necessary and proper to fully and effectively execute the provisions of this Act, including, but not limited to, the following:
    (a) The Board is vested with jurisdiction and supervision over all race meetings in this State, over all licensees doing business in this State, over all occupation licensees, and over all persons on the facilities of any licensee. Such jurisdiction shall include the power to issue licenses to the Illinois Department of Agriculture authorizing the pari-mutuel system of wagering on harness and Quarter Horse races held (1) at the Illinois State Fair in Sangamon County, and (2) at the DuQuoin State Fair in Perry County. The jurisdiction of the Board shall also include the power to issue licenses to county fairs which are eligible to receive funds pursuant to the Agricultural Fair Act, as now or hereafter amended, or their agents, authorizing the pari-mutuel system of wagering on horse races conducted at the county fairs receiving such licenses. Such licenses shall be governed by subsection (n) of this Section.
    Upon application, the Board shall issue a license to the Illinois Department of Agriculture to conduct harness and Quarter Horse races at the Illinois State Fair and at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds during the scheduled dates of each fair. The Board shall not require and the Department of Agriculture shall be exempt from the requirements of Sections 15.3, 18 and 19, paragraphs (a)(2), (b), (c), (d), (e), (e-5), (e-10), (f), (g), and (h) of Section 20, and Sections 21, 24 and 25. The Board and the Department of Agriculture may extend any or all of these exemptions to any contractor or agent engaged by the Department of Agriculture to conduct its race meetings when the Board determines that this would best serve the public interest and the interest of horse racing.
    Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, it shall be lawful for any licensee to operate pari-mutuel wagering or contract with the Department of Agriculture to operate pari-mutuel wagering at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds or for the Department to enter into contracts with a licensee, employ its owners, employees or agents and employ such other occupation licensees as the Department deems necessary in connection with race meetings and wagerings.
    (b) The Board is vested with the full power to promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for the purpose of administering the provisions of this Act and to prescribe reasonable rules, regulations and conditions under which all horse race meetings or wagering in the State shall be conducted. Such reasonable rules and regulations are to provide for the prevention of practices detrimental to the public interest and to promote the best interests of horse racing and to impose penalties for violations thereof.
    (c) The Board, and any person or persons to whom it delegates this power, is vested with the power to enter the facilities and other places of business of any licensee to determine whether there has been compliance with the provisions of this Act and its rules and regulations.
    (d) The Board, and any person or persons to whom it delegates this power, is vested with the authority to investigate alleged violations of the provisions of this Act, its reasonable rules and regulations, orders and final decisions; the Board shall take appropriate disciplinary action against any licensee or occupation licensee for violation thereof or institute appropriate legal action for the enforcement thereof.
    (e) The Board, and any person or persons to whom it delegates this power, may eject or exclude from any race meeting or the facilities of any licensee, or any part thereof, any occupation licensee or any other individual whose conduct or reputation is such that his presence on those facilities may, in the opinion of the Board, call into question the honesty and integrity of horse racing or wagering or interfere with the orderly conduct of horse racing or wagering; provided, however, that no person shall be excluded or ejected from the facilities of any licensee solely on the grounds of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, or sex. The power to eject or exclude an occupation licensee or other individual may be exercised for just cause by the licensee or the Board, subject to subsequent hearing by the Board as to the propriety of said exclusion.
    (f) The Board is vested with the power to acquire, establish, maintain and operate (or provide by contract to maintain and operate) testing laboratories and related facilities, for the purpose of conducting saliva, blood, urine and other tests on the horses run or to be run in any horse race meeting and to purchase all equipment and supplies deemed necessary or desirable in connection with any such testing laboratories and related facilities and all such tests.
    (g) The Board may require that the records, including financial or other statements of any licensee or any person affiliated with the licensee who is involved directly or indirectly in the activities of any licensee as regulated under this Act to the extent that those financial or other statements relate to such activities be kept in such manner as prescribed by the Board, and that Board employees shall have access to those records during reasonable business hours. Within 120 days of the end of its fiscal year, each licensee shall transmit to the Board an audit of the financial transactions and condition of the licensee's total operations. All audits shall be conducted by certified public accountants. Each certified public accountant must be registered in the State of Illinois under the Illinois Public Accounting Act. The compensation for each certified public accountant shall be paid directly by the licensee to the certified public accountant. A licensee shall also submit any other financial or related information the Board deems necessary to effectively administer this Act and all rules, regulations, and final decisions promulgated under this Act.
    (h) The Board shall name and appoint in the manner provided by the rules and regulations of the Board: an Executive Director; a State director of mutuels; State veterinarians and representatives to take saliva, blood, urine and other tests on horses; licensing personnel; revenue inspectors; and State seasonal employees (excluding admission ticket sellers and mutuel clerks). All of those named and appointed as provided in this subsection shall serve during the pleasure of the Board; their compensation shall be determined by the Board and be paid in the same manner as other employees of the Board under this Act.
    (i) The Board shall require that there shall be 3 stewards at each horse race meeting, at least 2 of whom shall be named and appointed by the Board. Stewards appointed or approved by the Board, while performing duties required by this Act or by the Board, shall be entitled to the same rights and immunities as granted to Board members and Board employees in Section 10 of this Act.
    (j) The Board may discharge any Board employee who fails or refuses for any reason to comply with the rules and regulations of the Board, or who, in the opinion of the Board, is guilty of fraud, dishonesty or who is proven to be incompetent. The Board shall have no right or power to determine who shall be officers, directors or employees of any licensee, or their salaries except the Board may, by rule, require that all or any officials or employees in charge of or whose duties relate to the actual running of races be approved by the Board.
    (k) The Board is vested with the power to appoint delegates to execute any of the powers granted to it under this Section for the purpose of administering this Act and any rules or regulations promulgated in accordance with this Act.
    (l) The Board is vested with the power to impose civil penalties of up to $5,000 against an individual and up to $10,000 against a licensee for each violation of any provision of this Act, any rules adopted by the Board, any order of the Board or any other action which, in the Board's discretion, is a detriment or impediment to horse racing or wagering. All such civil penalties shall be deposited into the Horse Racing Fund.
    (m) The Board is vested with the power to prescribe a form to be used by licensees as an application for employment for employees of each licensee.
    (n) The Board shall have the power to issue a license to any county fair, or its agent, authorizing the conduct of the pari-mutuel system of wagering. The Board is vested with the full power to promulgate reasonable rules, regulations and conditions under which all horse race meetings licensed pursuant to this subsection shall be held and conducted, including rules, regulations and conditions for the conduct of the pari-mutuel system of wagering. The rules, regulations and conditions shall provide for the prevention of practices detrimental to the public interest and for the best interests of horse racing, and shall prescribe penalties for violations thereof. Any authority granted the Board under this Act shall extend to its jurisdiction and supervision over county fairs, or their agents, licensed pursuant to this subsection. However, the Board may waive any provision of this Act or its rules or regulations which would otherwise apply to such county fairs or their agents.
    (o) Whenever the Board is authorized or required by law to consider some aspect of criminal history record information for the purpose of carrying out its statutory powers and responsibilities, then, upon request and payment of fees in conformance with the requirements of Section 2605-400 of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-400), the Department of State Police is authorized to furnish, pursuant to positive identification, such information contained in State files as is necessary to fulfill the request.
    (p) To insure the convenience, comfort, and wagering accessibility of race track patrons, to provide for the maximization of State revenue, and to generate increases in purse allotments to the horsemen, the Board shall require any licensee to staff the pari-mutuel department with adequate personnel.
(Source: P.A. 97-1060, eff. 8-24-12.)

230 ILCS 5/10

    (230 ILCS 5/10) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-10)
    Sec. 10. Any Board member or Board employee who is subject to any civil action arising from any act executed by him while serving as a Board member or Board employee shall be represented by the Attorney General. All costs of defending such law suit and satisfaction of any judgment rendered against a Board member or Board employee shall be incurred by the Board. Any Board member or Board employee is entitled to the benefit of this Section provided the act was committed in good faith.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/11

    (230 ILCS 5/11) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-11)
    Sec. 11. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-495.)

230 ILCS 5/12

    (230 ILCS 5/12) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-12)
    Sec. 12. (a) Board members shall employ under the "Personnel Code", as now or hereafter amended, such representatives, accountants, clerks, stenographers, inspectors, and other employees as may be necessary. No person shall be appointed or hold any office or position under the Board who, or any member of whose family, is:
        (1) an official of, or has any financial or ownership
    
interest in any licensee or occupation licensee engaged in conducting racing within this State, or,
        (2) an owner, trainer, jockey, or harness driver of a
    
horse competing at a race meeting under the jurisdiction of the Board.
    (b) Any employee violating the prohibitions set forth in subsection (a) of this Section shall be subject to the termination of his or her employment. If the Board determines that an employee is in violation of subsection (a) of this Section and should be discharged, it must observe the procedures outlined in the "Personnel Code", as now or hereafter amended, as they apply to discharge proceedings.
    (c) No person employed by the Board during the 12 months preceding the effective date of this Act shall be terminated from employment due to a violation of the prohibitions set forth in subsection (a) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/12.1

    (230 ILCS 5/12.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-12.1)
    Sec. 12.1. (a) The General Assembly finds that the Illinois Racing Industry does not include a fair proportion of minority or female workers.
    Therefore, the General Assembly urges that the job training institutes, trade associations and employers involved in the Illinois Horse Racing Industry take affirmative action to encourage equal employment opportunity to all workers regardless of race, color, creed or sex.
    Before an organization license, inter-track wagering license or inter-track wagering location license can be granted, the applicant for any such license shall execute and file with the Board a good faith affirmative action plan to recruit, train and upgrade minorities and females in all classifications with the applicant for license. One year after issuance of any such license, and each year thereafter, the licensee shall file a report with the Board evidencing and certifying compliance with the originally filed affirmative action plan.
    (b) At least 10% of the total amount of all State contracts for the infrastructure improvement of any race track grounds in this State shall be let to minority owned businesses or female owned businesses. "State contract", "minority owned business" and "female owned business" shall have the meanings ascribed to them under the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)

230 ILCS 5/12.2

    (230 ILCS 5/12.2)
    Sec. 12.2. Business enterprise program.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, the terms "minority", "minority owned business", "female", "female owned business", "person with a disability", and "business owned by a person with a disability" have the meanings ascribed to them in the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act.
    (b) The Board shall, by rule, establish goals for the award of contracts by each organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee to businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities, expressed as percentages of an organization licensee's or inter-track wagering licensee's total dollar amount of contracts awarded during each calendar year. Each organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee must make every effort to meet the goals established by the Board pursuant to this Section. When setting the goals for the award of contracts, the Board shall not include contracts where: (1) licensees are purchasing goods or services from vendors or suppliers or in markets where there are no or a limited number of minority owned businesses, women owned businesses, or businesses owned by persons with disabilities that would be sufficient to satisfy the goal; (2) there are no or a limited number of suppliers licensed by the Board; (3) the licensee or its parent company owns a company that provides the goods or services; or (4) the goods or services are provided to the licensee by a publicly traded company.
    (c) Each organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee shall file with the Board an annual report of its utilization of minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities during the preceding calendar year. The reports shall include a self-evaluation of the efforts of the organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee to meet its goals under this Section.
    (d) The organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee shall have the right to request a waiver from the requirements of this Section. The Board shall grant the waiver where the organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee demonstrates that there has been made a good faith effort to comply with the goals for participation by minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities.
    (e) If the Board determines that its goals and policies are not being met by any organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee, then the Board may:
        (1) adopt remedies for such violations; and
        (2) recommend that the organization licensee or
    
inter-track wagering licensee provide additional opportunities for participation by minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities; such recommendations may include, but shall not be limited to:
            (A) assurances of stronger and better focused
        
solicitation efforts to obtain more minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities as potential sources of supply;
            (B) division of job or project requirements, when
        
economically feasible, into tasks or quantities to permit participation of minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities;
            (C) elimination of extended experience or
        
capitalization requirements, when programmatically feasible, to permit participation of minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities;
            (D) identification of specific proposed contracts
        
as particularly attractive or appropriate for participation by minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities, such identification to result from and be coupled with the efforts of items (A) through (C); and
            (E) implementation of regulations established
        
for the use of the sheltered market process.
    (f) The Board shall file, no later than March 1 of each year, an annual report that shall detail the level of achievement toward the goals specified in this Section over the 3 most recent fiscal years. The annual report shall include, but need not be limited to:
        (1) a summary detailing expenditures subject to
    
the goals, the actual goals specified, and the goals attained by each organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee;
        (2) a summary of the number of contracts awarded and
    
the average contract amount by each organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee;
        (3) an analysis of the level of overall goal
    
achievement concerning purchases from minority owned businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities;
        (4) an analysis of the number of minority owned
    
businesses, female owned businesses, and businesses owned by persons with disabilities that are certified under the program as well as the number of those businesses that received State procurement contracts; and
        (5) a summary of the number of contracts awarded to
    
businesses with annual gross sales of less than $1,000,000; of $1,000,000 or more, but less than $5,000,000; of $5,000,000 or more, but less than $10,000,000; and of $10,000,000 or more.
(Source: P.A. 98-490, eff. 8-16-13; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)

230 ILCS 5/13

    (230 ILCS 5/13) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-13)
    Sec. 13. The executive director shall perform any and all duties that the Board shall assign him. The salary of the executive director shall be determined by the Board and, in addition, he shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses incurred by him in discharge of his official duties. The executive director shall keep records of all proceedings of the Board and shall preserve all records, books, documents and other papers belonging to the Board or entrusted to its care. The executive director shall devote his full time to the duties of the office and shall not hold any other office or employment.
(Source: P.A. 84-531.)

230 ILCS 5/14

    (230 ILCS 5/14) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-14)
    Sec. 14. (a) The Board shall hold regular and special meetings at such times and places as may be necessary to perform properly and effectively all duties required under this Act. A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business, for the performance of any duty, or for the exercise of any power which this Act requires the Board members to transact, perform or exercise en banc, except that upon order of the Board one of the Board members may conduct the hearing provided in Section 16. The Board member conducting such hearing shall have all powers and rights granted to the Board in this Act. The record made at the hearing shall be reviewed by the Board, or a majority thereof, and the findings and decision of the majority of the Board shall constitute the order of the Board in such case.
    (b) The Board shall obtain a court reporter who will be present at each regular and special meeting and proceeding and who shall make accurate transcriptions thereof except that when in the judgment of the Board an emergency situation requires a meeting by teleconference, the executive director shall prepare minutes of the meeting indicating the date and time of the meeting and which members of the Board were present or absent, summarizing all matters proposed, deliberated, or decided at the meeting, and indicating the results of all votes taken. The public shall be allowed to listen to the proceedings of that meeting at all Board branch offices.
    (c) The Board shall provide records which are separate and distinct from the records of any other State board or commission. Such records shall be available for public inspection and shall accurately reflect all Board proceedings.
    (d) The Board shall file a written annual report with the Governor on or before March 1 each year and such additional reports as the Governor may request. The annual report shall include a statement of receipts and disbursements by the Board, actions taken by the Board, a report on the industry's progress toward the policy objectives established in Section 1.2 of this Act, and any additional information and recommendations which the Board may deem valuable or which the Governor may request.
    (e) The Board shall maintain a branch office on the ground of every organization licensee during the organization licensee's race meeting, which office shall be kept open throughout the time the race meeting is held. The Board shall designate one of its members, or an authorized agent of the Board who shall have the authority to act for the Board, to be in charge of the branch office during the time it is required to be kept open.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/14a

    (230 ILCS 5/14a) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-14a)
    Sec. 14a. The Board may employ hearing officers qualified by professional training or previous experience according to rules established by the Board. The Board shall also establish rules providing for the disqualification of hearing officers for bias or conflict of interest. Such hearing officers shall, under the direction of the Board, take testimony of witnesses, examine accounts, records, books, papers and facilities, either by holding hearings or making independent investigations, in any matter referred to them by the Board; and make report thereof to the Board, and attend at hearings before the Board when so directed by the Board, for the purpose of explaining their investigations and the result thereof to the Board and the parties interested; and perform such other duties as the Board may direct, subject to its orders. The Board may make final administrative decisions based upon reports presented to it and investigations and hearings conducted by hearing officers.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/15

    (230 ILCS 5/15) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-15)
    Sec. 15. (a) The Board shall, in its discretion, issue occupation licenses to horse owners, trainers, harness drivers, jockeys, agents, apprentices, grooms, stable foremen, exercise persons, veterinarians, valets, blacksmiths, concessionaires and others designated by the Board whose work, in whole or in part, is conducted upon facilities within the State. Such occupation licenses will be obtained prior to the persons engaging in their vocation upon such facilities. The Board shall not license pari-mutuel clerks, parking attendants, security guards and employees of concessionaires. No occupation license shall be required of any person who works at facilities within this State as a pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant, security guard or as an employee of a concessionaire. Concessionaires of the Illinois State Fair and DuQuoin State Fair and employees of the Illinois Department of Agriculture shall not be required to obtain an occupation license by the Board.
    (b) Each application for an occupation license shall be on forms prescribed by the Board. Such license, when issued, shall be for the period ending December 31 of each year, except that the Board in its discretion may grant 3-year licenses. The application shall be accompanied by a fee of not more than $25 per year or, in the case of 3-year occupation license applications, a fee of not more than $60. Each applicant shall set forth in the application his full name and address, and if he had been issued prior occupation licenses or has been licensed in any other state under any other name, such name, his age, whether or not a permit or license issued to him in any other state has been suspended or revoked and if so whether such suspension or revocation is in effect at the time of the application, and such other information as the Board may require. Fees for registration of stable names shall not exceed $50.00.
    (c) The Board may in its discretion refuse an occupation license to any person:
        (1) who has been convicted of a crime;
        (2) who is unqualified to perform the duties required
    
of such applicant;
        (3) who fails to disclose or states falsely any
    
information called for in the application;
        (4) who has been found guilty of a violation of this
    
Act or of the rules and regulations of the Board; or
        (5) whose license or permit has been suspended,
    
revoked or denied for just cause in any other state.
    (d) The Board may suspend or revoke any occupation license:
        (1) for violation of any of the provisions of this
    
Act; or
        (2) for violation of any of the rules or regulations
    
of the Board; or
        (3) for any cause which, if known to the Board, would
    
have justified the Board in refusing to issue such occupation license; or
        (4) for any other just cause.
    (e)   Each applicant shall submit his or her fingerprints to the Department of State Police in the form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police. These fingerprints shall be checked against the fingerprint records now and hereafter filed in the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history records databases. The Department of State Police shall charge a fee for conducting the criminal history records check, which shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the records check. The Department of State Police shall furnish, pursuant to positive identification, records of conviction to the Board. Each applicant for licensure shall submit with his occupation license application, on forms provided by the Board, 2 sets of his fingerprints. All such applicants shall appear in person at the location designated by the Board for the purpose of submitting such sets of fingerprints; however, with the prior approval of a State steward, an applicant may have such sets of fingerprints taken by an official law enforcement agency and submitted to the Board.
    (f) The Board may, in its discretion, issue an occupation license without submission of fingerprints if an applicant has been duly licensed in another recognized racing jurisdiction after submitting fingerprints that were subjected to a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history background check in that jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 93-418, eff. 1-1-04.)

230 ILCS 5/15.1

    (230 ILCS 5/15.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-15.1)
    Sec. 15.1. Upon collection of the fee accompanying the application for an occupation license, the Board shall be authorized to make daily temporary deposits of the fees, for a period not to exceed 7 days, with the horsemen's bookkeeper at a race meeting. The horsemen's bookkeeper shall issue a check, payable to the order of the Illinois Racing Board, for monies deposited under this Section within 24 hours of receipt of the monies. Provided however, upon the issuance of the check by the horsemen's bookkeeper the check shall be deposited into the Horse Racing Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-1060, eff. 8-24-12.)

230 ILCS 5/15.2

    (230 ILCS 5/15.2) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-15.2)
    Sec. 15.2. (a) No pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security guard employed by a licensee at a wagering facility shall commit any of the following acts: theft; fraud; wagering during the course of employment; touting; bookmaking; or any other act which is detrimental to the best interests of racing in Illinois. For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Theft" means the act of knowingly:
            (A) obtaining or exerting unauthorized control
        
over State revenue or revenue of a licensee; or
            (B) by deception obtaining control over patron
        
dollars.
        (2) "Fraud" means the act of knowingly providing
    
false, misleading or deceptive information to a federal, State or local governmental body.
        (3) "Wagering" means the act of placing a wager at a
    
wagering facility on the outcome of a horse race under the jurisdiction of the Board by a pari-mutuel clerk during the course of employment.
        (4) "Touting" means the act of soliciting anything of
    
value in exchange for information regarding the outcome of a horse race on which wagers are made at a wagering facility under the jurisdiction of the Board.
        (5) "Bookmaking" means the act of accepting a wager
    
from an individual with the intent to withhold the wager from being placed by the individual at a wagering facility.
    (b) A licensee, or occupation licensee upon receiving information that a pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security guard in his employ has been accused of committing any act prohibited by subsection (a) of this Section shall:
        (1) give immediate written notice of such accusation
    
to the stewards of the race meeting and to the accused pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security guard, and
        (2) give written notice of such accusation within a
    
reasonable time to the Board.
    The Board may impose a civil penalty authorized by subsection (l) of Section 9 of this Act against a licensee or occupation licensee who fails to give any notice required by this subsection.
    (c) Upon receiving the notice required by subsection (b) of this Section the stewards shall conduct an inquiry into the matter.
    If the stewards determine that the accused has committed any of the acts prohibited by subsection (a) of this Section, they may exclude the accused or declare that person ineligible for employment at any pari-mutuel race meeting or wagering facility under the jurisdiction of the Board. A person so excluded or declared ineligible for employment may request a hearing before the Board as provided in Section 16 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/15.3

    (230 ILCS 5/15.3) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-15.3)
    Sec. 15.3. Any person who makes application for an employment position as a pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security guard with a licensee, where such position would involve work conducted in whole or in part at a wagering facility within this State shall be required to fill out an employment application form prescribed by the Illinois Racing Board. Such application form shall require the applicant to state the following:
    (a) whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a felony offense under the laws of this State, the laws of any other state, or the laws of the United States;
    (b) whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor offense under the laws of this State, the laws of any other state, or the laws of the United States, which offense involved dishonesty, fraud, deception or moral turpitude;
    (c) whether the applicant has ever been excluded by the Board or any other jurisdiction where wagering is conducted;
    (d) whether the applicant has ever committed an act of touting, bookmaking, theft, or fraud, as those terms are defined in Section 15.2 of this Act; and
    (e) any other information that the Board may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of Public Act 84-1468.
    The applicant shall sign the application form and certify that, under the penalties of perjury of this State, the statements set forth in the application form are true and correct.
    The licensee shall, upon its decision to hire the applicant, forward a copy of the application form to the Board. The Board shall review the application form immediately upon receipt.
    The Board's review of the application form shall include an inquiry as to whether the applicant has been accused of any of the acts prohibited under Section 15.2 of this Act and, if the Board does find that the applicant has been so accused, it shall conduct an investigation to determine whether, by a standard of reasonable certainty, the applicant committed the act. If the Board determines that the applicant did commit any of the acts prohibited under that Section, it may exclude the applicant or declare that the applicant is ineligible for employment.
    The Board may declare an applicant ineligible for employment if it finds that the applicant has been previously excluded by the Board. In making such a declaration, the Board shall consider: (a) the reasons the applicant had been previously excluded; (b) the period of time that has elapsed since the applicant was excluded; and (c) how the previous exclusion relates to the applicant's ability to perform the duties of the employment position for which he or she is applying.
    When the Board excludes an applicant or declares an applicant ineligible for employment, it shall immediately notify such applicant and the licensee of its action. A person so excluded or declared ineligible for employment may request a hearing before the Board in accordance with Section 16 of this Act.
    No licensee may employ a pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security guard at a wagering facility after such licensee has been notified that such person has been declared ineligible by the Board.
    Nothing herein shall be construed to limit the Board's exclusionary authority under Section 16.
    Sections 15.2 and 15.3 of this Act shall apply to any person who holds an employment position as a pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant, or security guard subsequent to July 1, 1987 with a licensee. All such employees employed prior to July 1, 1987 shall be required to file employment applications with the Board, and the information required under subparagraphs (a) through (e) of this Section pertaining to conduct or activities prior to July 1, 1987 shall only be used by the Board in its determination to exclude an applicant or its declaration that an applicant is ineligible for employment based on conduct that occurs after July 1, 1987.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/15.4

    (230 ILCS 5/15.4) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-15.4)
    Sec. 15.4. The Board shall take disciplinary action authorized by subsection (d) of Section 9 of this Act or impose a civil penalty authorized by subsection (1) of Section 9 of this Act against any licensee which requires, as a condition precedent to employment, membership in any labor organization or association. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit an agreement between a labor organization or association and any such licensee which requires that, once employed, an employee be a member of the labor organization or association.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/16

    (230 ILCS 5/16) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-16)
    Sec. 16. (a) The Board shall, in accordance with Section 15, have the power to revoke or suspend an occupation license, and the steward or judges at a race meeting shall have the power to suspend an occupation license of any horse owner, trainer, harness driver, jockey, agent, apprentice, groom, stable foreman, exercise boy, veterinarian, valet, blacksmith or concessionaire whose work, in whole or in part, is conducted at facilities within the State, or to determine the eligibility for employment at a wagering facility of a pari-mutuel clerk, parking attendant or security guard. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act shall not apply to the actions of the Board or of the stewards or judges at a race meeting, and those actions shall instead be subject to the procedures outlined in subsections (b) through (e) of this Section.
    The Board may refuse to issue or may suspend the occupation license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
    (b) In the event the Board, for violation of the provisions of this Act or the rules and regulations of the Board or other just cause, refuses, revokes or suspends an occupation license, or a steward or the judges at any race meeting suspend an occupation license of any horse owner, trainer, harness driver, jockey, agent, apprentice, groom, stable foreman, exercise person, veterinarian, valet, blacksmith, concessionaire or other occupation licensee whose work, in whole or in part is conducted at facilities within the State and owned by a licensee, or declare a person ineligible for employment, then the occupation license of the person or his eligibility for employment shall be suspended pending a hearing of the Board.
    (c) The person affected by such action at any race meeting may request a hearing before the Board within 5 days after receipt of notice of the suspension from the Board, the steward or the judges at any race meeting. The hearing shall be held by the Board within 7 days after such request has been received by the Board. Any action of a steward or the judges with respect to any occupation license or eligibility for employment may be heard by the Board on its own motion by giving the aggrieved party at least 3 days' notice in writing of the time and place of the hearing.
    (d) All hearings by the Board under this Section shall be held at such place in the State as the Board may designate and any notice provided for shall be served by mailing it postage prepaid by certified mail to the parties affected. Any such notice so mailed is deemed to have been served on the business day next following the date of such mailing.
    (e) The Board in conducting such hearings shall not be bound by technical rules of evidence, but all evidence offered before the Board shall be reduced to writing and shall, with petition and exhibits, if any, and the findings of the Board, be permanently preserved and constitute the record of the Board in such case. The Board may require that appellants bear reasonable costs of the production of hearing transcripts. Any of the parties affected in such hearing may be represented by counsel and introduce evidence. At the request of the Board, the Attorney General shall assist and participate in the conduct of such hearing.
    (f) Every member of the Board has the power to administer oaths and affirmations, certify all official acts, issue subpoenas, compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of papers, books, accounts, and documents.
    (g) Any person who is served with a subpoena (issued by the Board or any member thereof) to appear and testify, or to produce books, papers, accounts or documents in the course of an inquiry or hearing conducted under this Act, and who refuses or neglects to appear or to testify or to produce books, papers, accounts and documents relative to the hearings as commanded in such subpoenas, may be punished by the Circuit Court in the county where the violation is committed in the same manner as the Circuit Court may punish such refusal or neglect in a case filed in court.
    (h) In case of disobedience to a subpoena, the Board may petition the Circuit Court in the county where the violation was committed for an order requiring the attendance and testimony of witnesses or the production of documentary evidence or both. A copy of such petition shall be served by personal notice or by registered or certified mail upon the person who has failed to obey that subpoena, and such person shall be advised in writing that a hearing upon the petition will be requested in a court room to be designated in that notice before the judge occupying the courtroom on a specified date and at a specified time.
    (i) The court, upon the filing of such a petition, may order the person refusing to obey the subpoena to appear before the Board at a designated time, or to there produce documentary evidence, if so ordered, or to give evidence relating to the subject matter of the hearing. Any failure to obey such order of the Circuit Court may be punished by that court as a civil or criminal contempt upon itself.
    (j) The Board, any member thereof or any applicant may, in connection with any hearing before the Board, cause the deposition of witnesses within or without the State to be taken on oral or written interrogatories in the manner prescribed for depositions in the courts of this State.
    (k) At the conclusion of such hearing, the Board shall make its findings which shall be the basis of the refusal, suspension or revocation of the occupation license or other action taken by the Board. Such findings and the action of the Board shall be final. However, the action of the Board and the propriety thereof are subject to review under Section 46.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/17

    (230 ILCS 5/17) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-17)
    Sec. 17. No person shall hold or conduct a horse race meeting except at a State, county, township, agricultural or other fair without a valid and unrevoked organization license issued under this Act authorizing the holding of such meeting. No licensee shall conduct wagering at a wagering facility without a valid and unrevoked license issued under this Act authorizing the conduct of wagering.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/18

    (230 ILCS 5/18) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-18)
    Sec. 18. (a) Together with its application, each applicant for racing dates shall deliver to the Board a certified check or bank draft payable to the order of the Board for $1,000. In the event the applicant applies for racing dates in 2 or 3 successive calendar years as provided in subsection (b) of Section 21, the fee shall be $2,000. Filing fees shall not be refunded in the event the application is denied. All filing fees shall be deposited into the Horse Racing Fund.
    (b) In addition to the filing fee of $1000 and the fees provided in subsection (j) of Section 20, each organization licensee shall pay a license fee of $100 for each racing program on which its daily pari-mutuel handle is $400,000 or more but less than $700,000, and a license fee of $200 for each racing program on which its daily pari-mutuel handle is $700,000 or more. The additional fees required to be paid under this Section by this amendatory Act of 1982 shall be remitted by the organization licensee to the Illinois Racing Board with each day's graduated privilege tax or pari-mutuel tax and breakage as provided under Section 27.
    (c) Sections 11-42-1, 11-42-5, and 11-54-1 of the "Illinois Municipal Code," approved May 29, 1961, as now or hereafter amended, shall not apply to any license under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1060, eff. 8-24-12.)

230 ILCS 5/19

    (230 ILCS 5/19) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-19)
    Sec. 19. (a) No organization license may be granted to conduct a horse race meeting:
        (1) except as provided in subsection (c) of Section
    
21 of this Act, to any person at any place within 35 miles of any other place licensed by the Board to hold a race meeting on the same date during the same hours, the mileage measurement used in this subsection (a) shall be certified to the Board by the Bureau of Systems and Services in the Illinois Department of Transportation as the most commonly used public way of vehicular travel;
        (2) to any person in default in the payment of any
    
obligation or debt due the State under this Act, provided no applicant shall be deemed in default in the payment of any obligation or debt due to the State under this Act as long as there is pending a hearing of any kind relevant to such matter;
        (3) to any person who has been convicted of the
    
violation of any law of the United States or any State law which provided as all or part of its penalty imprisonment in any penal institution; to any person against whom there is pending a Federal or State criminal charge; to any person who is or has been connected with or engaged in the operation of any illegal business; to any person who does not enjoy a general reputation in his community of being an honest, upright, law-abiding person; provided that none of the matters set forth in this subparagraph (3) shall make any person ineligible to be granted an organization license if the Board determines, based on circumstances of any such case, that the granting of a license would not be detrimental to the interests of horse racing and of the public;
        (4) to any person who does not at the time of
    
application for the organization license own or have a contract or lease for the possession of a finished race track suitable for the type of racing intended to be held by the applicant and for the accommodation of the public.
    (b) Horse racing on Sunday shall be prohibited unless authorized by ordinance or referendum of the municipality in which a race track or any of its appurtenances or facilities are located, or utilized.
    (c) If any person is ineligible to receive an organization license because of any of the matters set forth in subsection (a) (2) or subsection (a) (3) of this Section, any other or separate person that either (i) controls, directly or indirectly, such ineligible person or (ii) is controlled, directly or indirectly, by such ineligible person or by a person which controls, directly or indirectly, such ineligible person shall also be ineligible.
(Source: P.A. 88-495; 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/20

    (230 ILCS 5/20) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-20)
    Sec. 20. (a) Any person desiring to conduct a horse race meeting may apply to the Board for an organization license. The application shall be made on a form prescribed and furnished by the Board. The application shall specify:
        (1) the dates on which it intends to conduct the
    
horse race meeting, which dates shall be provided under Section 21;
        (2) the hours of each racing day between which it
    
intends to hold or conduct horse racing at such meeting;
        (3) the location where it proposes to conduct the
    
meeting; and
        (4) any other information the Board may reasonably
    
require.
    (b) A separate application for an organization license shall be filed for each horse race meeting which such person proposes to hold. Any such application, if made by an individual, or by any individual as trustee, shall be signed and verified under oath by such individual. If made by individuals or a partnership, it shall be signed and verified under oath by at least 2 of such individuals or members of such partnership as the case may be. If made by an association, corporation, corporate trustee or any other entity, it shall be signed by the president and attested by the secretary or assistant secretary under the seal of such association, trust or corporation if it has a seal, and shall also be verified under oath by one of the signing officers.
    (c) The application shall specify the name of the persons, association, trust, or corporation making such application and the post office address of the applicant; if the applicant is a trustee, the names and addresses of the beneficiaries; if a corporation, the names and post office addresses of all officers, stockholders and directors; or if such stockholders hold stock as a nominee or fiduciary, the names and post office addresses of these persons, partnerships, corporations, or trusts who are the beneficial owners thereof or who are beneficially interested therein; and if a partnership, the names and post office addresses of all partners, general or limited; if the applicant is a corporation, the name of the state of its incorporation shall be specified.
    (d) The applicant shall execute and file with the Board a good faith affirmative action plan to recruit, train, and upgrade minorities in all classifications within the association.
    (e) With such application there shall be delivered to the Board a certified check or bank draft payable to the order of the Board for an amount equal to $1,000. All applications for the issuance of an organization license shall be filed with the Board before August 1 of the year prior to the year for which application is made and shall be acted upon by the Board at a meeting to be held on such date as shall be fixed by the Board during the last 15 days of September of such prior year. At such meeting, the Board shall announce the award of the racing meets, live racing schedule, and designation of host track to the applicants and its approval or disapproval of each application. No announcement shall be considered binding until a formal order is executed by the Board, which shall be executed no later than October 15 of that prior year. Absent the agreement of the affected organization licensees, the Board shall not grant overlapping race meetings to 2 or more tracks that are within 100 miles of each other to conduct the thoroughbred racing.
    (e-5) In reviewing an application for the purpose of granting an organization license consistent with the best interests of the public and the sport of horse racing, the Board shall consider:
        (1) the character, reputation, experience, and
    
financial integrity of the applicant and of any other separate person that either:
            (i) controls the applicant, directly or
        
indirectly, or
            (ii) is controlled, directly or indirectly, by
        
that applicant or by a person who controls, directly or indirectly, that applicant;
        (2) the applicant's facilities or proposed facilities
    
for conducting horse racing;
        (3) the total revenue without regard to Section 32.1
    
to be derived by the State and horsemen from the applicant's conducting a race meeting;
        (4) the applicant's good faith affirmative action
    
plan to recruit, train, and upgrade minorities in all employment classifications;
        (5) the applicant's financial ability to purchase and
    
maintain adequate liability and casualty insurance;
        (6) the applicant's proposed and prior year's
    
promotional and marketing activities and expenditures of the applicant associated with those activities;
        (7) an agreement, if any, among organization
    
licensees as provided in subsection (b) of Section 21 of this Act; and
        (8) the extent to which the applicant exceeds or
    
meets other standards for the issuance of an organization license that the Board shall adopt by rule.
    In granting organization licenses and allocating dates for horse race meetings, the Board shall have discretion to determine an overall schedule, including required simulcasts of Illinois races by host tracks that will, in its judgment, be conducive to the best interests of the public and the sport of horse racing.
    (e-10) The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act shall apply to administrative procedures of the Board under this Act for the granting of an organization license, except that (1) notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of Section 10-40 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act regarding cross-examination, the Board may prescribe rules limiting the right of an applicant or participant in any proceeding to award an organization license to conduct cross-examination of witnesses at that proceeding where that cross-examination would unduly obstruct the timely award of an organization license under subsection (e) of Section 20 of this Act; (2) the provisions of Section 10-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act regarding proposals for decision are excluded under this Act; (3) notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of Section 10-60 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act regarding ex parte communications, the Board may prescribe rules allowing ex parte communications with applicants or participants in a proceeding to award an organization license where conducting those communications would be in the best interest of racing, provided all those communications are made part of the record of that proceeding pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 10-60 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act; (4) the provisions of Section 14a of this Act and the rules of the Board promulgated under that Section shall apply instead of the provisions of Article 10 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act regarding administrative law judges; and (5) the provisions of subsection (d) of Section 10-65 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that prevent summary suspension of a license pending revocation or other action shall not apply.
    (f) The Board may allot racing dates to an organization licensee for more than one calendar year but for no more than 3 successive calendar years in advance, provided that the Board shall review such allotment for more than one calendar year prior to each year for which such allotment has been made. The granting of an organization license to a person constitutes a privilege to conduct a horse race meeting under the provisions of this Act, and no person granted an organization license shall be deemed to have a vested interest, property right, or future expectation to receive an organization license in any subsequent year as a result of the granting of an organization license. Organization licenses shall be subject to revocation if the organization licensee has violated any provision of this Act or the rules and regulations promulgated under this Act or has been convicted of a crime or has failed to disclose or has stated falsely any information called for in the application for an organization license. Any organization license revocation proceeding shall be in accordance with Section 16 regarding suspension and revocation of occupation licenses.
    (f-5) If, (i) an applicant does not file an acceptance of the racing dates awarded by the Board as required under part (1) of subsection (h) of this Section 20, or (ii) an organization licensee has its license suspended or revoked under this Act, the Board, upon conducting an emergency hearing as provided for in this Act, may reaward on an emergency basis pursuant to rules established by the Board, racing dates not accepted or the racing dates associated with any suspension or revocation period to one or more organization licensees, new applicants, or any combination thereof, upon terms and conditions that the Board determines are in the best interest of racing, provided, the organization licensees or new applicants receiving the awarded racing dates file an acceptance of those reawarded racing dates as required under paragraph (1) of subsection (h) of this Section 20 and comply with the other provisions of this Act. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act shall not apply to the administrative procedures of the Board in conducting the emergency hearing and the reallocation of racing dates on an emergency basis.
    (g) (Blank).
    (h) The Board shall send the applicant a copy of its formally executed order by certified mail addressed to the applicant at the address stated in his application, which notice shall be mailed within 5 days of the date the formal order is executed.
    Each applicant notified shall, within 10 days after receipt of the final executed order of the Board awarding racing dates:
        (1) file with the Board an acceptance of such award
    
in the form prescribed by the Board;
        (2) pay to the Board an additional amount equal to
    
$110 for each racing date awarded; and
        (3) file with the Board the bonds required in
    
Sections 21 and 25 at least 20 days prior to the first day of each race meeting.
Upon compliance with the provisions of paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection (h), the applicant shall be issued an organization license.
    If any applicant fails to comply with this Section or fails to pay the organization license fees herein provided, no organization license shall be issued to such applicant.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

230 ILCS 5/20.1

    (230 ILCS 5/20.1)
    Sec. 20.1. Authority of licensees.
    (a) Notwithstanding anything in this Act to the contrary, an organization licensee shall have authority to:
        (1) determine prices charged for goods and services;
        (2) determine prices charged for wagering products,
    
subject to Sections 26 and 26.2 of this Act;
        (3) determine its hours of operation, subject to at
    
least 30 days prior notice to the Board if such hours are different than provided such licensee's racing dates application; and
        (4) otherwise manage its business operations.
    (b) The Board may disapprove of any business practices by organization licensees identified in subsection (a) of this Section if the Board finds that such practices are detrimental to the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/20.5

    (230 ILCS 5/20.5)
    Sec. 20.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95. Repealed by 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/21

    (230 ILCS 5/21) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-21)
    Sec. 21. (a) Applications for organization licenses must be filed with the Board at a time and place prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Board. The Board shall examine the applications within 21 days after the date allowed for filing with respect to their conformity with this Act and such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Board. If any application does not comply with this Act or the rules and regulations prescribed by the Board, such application may be rejected and an organization license refused to the applicant, or the Board may, within 21 days of the receipt of such application, advise the applicant of the deficiencies of the application under the Act or the rules and regulations of the Board, and require the submittal of an amended application within a reasonable time determined by the Board; and upon submittal of the amended application by the applicant, the Board may consider the application consistent with the process described in subsection (e-5) of Section 20 of this Act. If it is found to be in compliance with this Act and the rules and regulations of the Board, the Board may then issue an organization license to such applicant.
    (b) The Board may exercise discretion in granting racing dates to qualified applicants different from those requested by the applicants in their applications. However, if all eligible applicants for organization licenses whose tracks are located within 100 miles of each other execute and submit to the Board a written agreement among such applicants as to the award of racing dates, including where applicable racing programs, for up to 3 consecutive years, then subject to annual review of each applicant's compliance with Board rules and regulations, provisions of this Act and conditions contained in annual dates orders issued by the Board, the Board may grant such dates and programs to such applicants as so agreed by them if the Board determines that the grant of these racing dates is in the best interests of racing. The Board shall treat any such agreement as the agreement signatories' joint and several application for racing dates during the term of the agreement.
    (c) Where 2 or more applicants propose to conduct horse race meetings within 35 miles of each other, as certified to the Board under Section 19 (a) (1) of this Act, on conflicting dates, the Board may determine and grant the number of racing days to be awarded to the several applicants in accordance with the provisions of subsection (e-5) of Section 20 of this Act.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) Prior to the issuance of an organization license, the applicant shall file with the Board a bond payable to the State of Illinois in the sum of $200,000, executed by the applicant and a surety company or companies authorized to do business in this State, and conditioned upon the payment by the organization licensee of all taxes due under Section 27, other monies due and payable under this Act, all purses due and payable, and that the organization licensee will upon presentation of the winning ticket or tickets distribute all sums due to the patrons of pari-mutuel pools.
    (f) Each organization license shall specify the person to whom it is issued, the dates upon which horse racing is permitted, and the location, place, track, or enclosure where the horse race meeting is to be held.
    (g) Any person who owns one or more race tracks within the State may seek, in its own name, a separate organization license for each race track.
    (h) All racing conducted under such organization license is subject to this Act and to the rules and regulations from time to time prescribed by the Board, and every such organization license issued by the Board shall contain a recital to that effect.
    (i) Each such organization licensee may provide that at least one race per day may be devoted to the racing of quarter horses, appaloosas, arabians, or paints.
    (j) In acting on applications for organization licenses, the Board shall give weight to an organization license which has implemented a good faith affirmative action effort to recruit, train and upgrade minorities in all classifications within the organization license.
(Source: P.A. 90-754, eff. 1-1-99; 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/23

    (230 ILCS 5/23) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-23)
    Sec. 23. (a) The Board shall promulgate as part of its rules and regulations a set of minimum standards (including, but not limited to, a workers' compensation plan) to be observed by race tracks.
    (b) The failure of a person who has been awarded racing dates to observe the minimum standards to be promulgated by the Board under subsection (a) of this Section shall result in the mandatory suspension of the organization license of that person by the Board. The suspended organization license of the person shall not be reinstated until the minimum standards are observed. Those persons and tracks which apply for dates shall not be granted organization licenses if they are not in observance of the minimum standards to be promulgated by the Board under subsection (a) of this Section.
    The Board may refuse to issue or may suspend the organization license of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
    (c) The Board shall consider the operational needs of the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair as this Section applies to the Illinois Department of Agriculture. In considering the operational needs of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the Board may waive any rule or portion of a rule when the physical structure, improvement cost or other use of the facilities prohibits compliance within this Act or the Board's rules.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/24

    (230 ILCS 5/24) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-24)
    Sec. 24. (a) No license shall be issued to or held by an organization licensee unless all of its officers, directors, and holders of ownership interests of at least 5% are first approved by the Board. The Board shall not give approval of an organization license application to any person who has been convicted of or is under an indictment for a crime of moral turpitude or has violated any provision of the racing law of this State or any rules of the Board.
    (b) An organization licensee must notify the Board within 10 days of any change in the holders of a direct or indirect interest in the ownership of the organization licensee. The Board may, after hearing, revoke the organization license of any person who registers on its books or knowingly permits a direct or indirect interest in the ownership of that person without notifying the Board of the name of the holder in interest within this period.
    (c) In addition to the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section, no person shall be granted an organization license if any public official of the State or member of his or her family holds any ownership or financial interest, directly or indirectly, in the person.
    (d) No person which has been granted an organization license to hold a race meeting shall give to any public official or member of his family, directly or indirectly, for or without consideration, any interest in the person. The Board shall, after hearing, revoke the organization license granted to a person which has violated this subsection.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) No organization licensee or concessionaire or officer, director or holder or controller of 5% or more legal or beneficial interest in any organization licensee or concession shall make any sort of gift or contribution of any kind or pay or give any money or other thing of value to any person who is a public official, or a candidate or nominee for public office.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/25

    (230 ILCS 5/25) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-25)
    Sec. 25. There shall be paid to the Board at such time or times as it shall prescribe, the sum of fifteen cents (15) for each person entering the grounds or enclosure of each organization licensee and inter-track wagering licensee upon a ticket of admission except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act. If tickets are issued for more than one day then the sum of fifteen cents (15) shall be paid for each person using such ticket on each day that the same shall be used. Provided, however, that no charge shall be made on tickets of admission issued to and in the name of directors, officers, agents or employees of the organization licensee, or inter-track wagering licensee, or to owners, trainers, jockeys, drivers and their employees or to any person or persons entering the grounds or enclosure for the transaction of business in connection with such race meeting. The organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee may, if it desires, collect such amount from each ticket holder in addition to the amount or amounts charged for such ticket of admission.
    Accurate records and books shall at all times be kept and maintained by the organization licensees and inter-track wagering licensees showing the admission tickets issued and used on each racing day and the attendance thereat of each horse racing meeting. The Board or its duly authorized representative or representatives shall at all reasonable times have access to the admission records of any organization licensee and inter-track wagering licensee for the purpose of examining and checking the same and ascertaining whether or not the proper amount has been or is being paid the State of Illinois as herein provided. The Board shall also require, before issuing any license, that the licensee shall execute and deliver to it a bond, payable to the State of Illinois, in such sum as it shall determine, not, however, in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), with a surety or sureties to be approved by it, conditioned for the payment of all sums due and payable or collected by it under this Section upon admission fees received for any particular racing meetings. The Board may also from time to time require sworn statements of the number or numbers of such admissions and may prescribe blanks upon which such reports shall be made. Any organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee failing or refusing to pay the amount found to be due as herein provided, shall be deemed guilty of a business offense and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) in addition to the amount due from such organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee as herein provided. All fines paid into court by an organization licensee or inter-track wagering licensee found guilty of violating this Section shall be transmitted and paid over by the clerk of the court to the Board.
(Source: P.A. 88-495; 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/26

    (230 ILCS 5/26) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-26)
    Sec. 26. Wagering.
    (a) Any licensee may conduct and supervise the pari-mutuel system of wagering, as defined in Section 3.12 of this Act, on horse races conducted by an Illinois organization licensee or conducted at a racetrack located in another state or country and televised in Illinois in accordance with subsection (g) of Section 26 of this Act. Subject to the prior consent of the Board, licensees may supplement any pari-mutuel pool in order to guarantee a minimum distribution. Such pari-mutuel method of wagering shall not, under any circumstances if conducted under the provisions of this Act, be held or construed to be unlawful, other statutes of this State to the contrary notwithstanding. Subject to rules for advance wagering promulgated by the Board, any licensee may accept wagers in advance of the day of the race wagered upon occurs.
    (b) No other method of betting, pool making, wagering or gambling shall be used or permitted by the licensee. Each licensee may retain, subject to the payment of all applicable taxes and purses, an amount not to exceed 17% of all money wagered under subsection (a) of this Section, except as may otherwise be permitted under this Act.
    (b-5) An individual may place a wager under the pari-mutuel system from any licensed location authorized under this Act provided that wager is electronically recorded in the manner described in Section 3.12 of this Act. Any wager made electronically by an individual while physically on the premises of a licensee shall be deemed to have been made at the premises of that licensee.
    (c) Until January 1, 2000, the sum held by any licensee for payment of outstanding pari-mutuel tickets, if unclaimed prior to December 31 of the next year, shall be retained by the licensee for payment of such tickets until that date. Within 10 days thereafter, the balance of such sum remaining unclaimed, less any uncashed supplements contributed by such licensee for the purpose of guaranteeing minimum distributions of any pari-mutuel pool, shall be paid to the Illinois Veterans' Rehabilitation Fund of the State treasury, except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act.
    (c-5) Beginning January 1, 2000, the sum held by any licensee for payment of outstanding pari-mutuel tickets, if unclaimed prior to December 31 of the next year, shall be retained by the licensee for payment of such tickets until that date. Within 10 days thereafter, the balance of such sum remaining unclaimed, less any uncashed supplements contributed by such licensee for the purpose of guaranteeing minimum distributions of any pari-mutuel pool, shall be evenly distributed to the purse account of the organization licensee and the organization licensee.
    (d) A pari-mutuel ticket shall be honored until December 31 of the next calendar year, and the licensee shall pay the same and may charge the amount thereof against unpaid money similarly accumulated on account of pari-mutuel tickets not presented for payment.
    (e) No licensee shall knowingly permit any minor, other than an employee of such licensee or an owner, trainer, jockey, driver, or employee thereof, to be admitted during a racing program unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or any minor to be a patron of the pari-mutuel system of wagering conducted or supervised by it. The admission of any unaccompanied minor, other than an employee of the licensee or an owner, trainer, jockey, driver, or employee thereof at a race track is a Class C misdemeanor.
    (f) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Act, an organization licensee may contract with an entity in another state or country to permit any legal wagering entity in another state or country to accept wagers solely within such other state or country on races conducted by the organization licensee in this State. Beginning January 1, 2000, these wagers shall not be subject to State taxation. Until January 1, 2000, when the out-of-State entity conducts a pari-mutuel pool separate from the organization licensee, a privilege tax equal to 7 1/2% of all monies received by the organization licensee from entities in other states or countries pursuant to such contracts is imposed on the organization licensee, and such privilege tax shall be remitted to the Department of Revenue within 48 hours of receipt of the moneys from the simulcast. When the out-of-State entity conducts a combined pari-mutuel pool with the organization licensee, the tax shall be 10% of all monies received by the organization licensee with 25% of the receipts from this 10% tax to be distributed to the county in which the race was conducted.
    An organization licensee may permit one or more of its races to be utilized for pari-mutuel wagering at one or more locations in other states and may transmit audio and visual signals of races the organization licensee conducts to one or more locations outside the State or country and may also permit pari-mutuel pools in other states or countries to be combined with its gross or net wagering pools or with wagering pools established by other states.
    (g) A host track may accept interstate simulcast wagers on horse races conducted in other states or countries and shall control the number of signals and types of breeds of racing in its simulcast program, subject to the disapproval of the Board. The Board may prohibit a simulcast program only if it finds that the simulcast program is clearly adverse to the integrity of racing. The host track simulcast program shall include the signal of live racing of all organization licensees. All non-host licensees and advance deposit wagering licensees shall carry the signal of and accept wagers on live racing of all organization licensees. Advance deposit wagering licensees shall not be permitted to accept out-of-state wagers on any Illinois signal provided pursuant to this Section without the approval and consent of the organization licensee providing the signal. For one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, non-host licensees may carry the host track simulcast program and shall accept wagers on all races included as part of the simulcast program of horse races conducted at race tracks located within North America upon which wagering is permitted. For a period of one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, on horse races conducted at race tracks located outside of North America, non-host licensees may accept wagers on all races included as part of the simulcast program upon which wagering is permitted. Beginning one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, non-host licensees may carry the host track simulcast program and shall accept wagers on all races included as part of the simulcast program upon which wagering is permitted. All organization licensees shall provide their live signal to all advance deposit wagering licensees for a simulcast commission fee not to exceed 6% of the advance deposit wagering licensee's Illinois handle on the organization licensee's signal without prior approval by the Board. The Board may adopt rules under which it may permit simulcast commission fees in excess of 6%. The Board shall adopt rules limiting the interstate commission fees charged to an advance deposit wagering licensee. The Board shall adopt rules regarding advance deposit wagering on interstate simulcast races that shall reflect, among other things, the General Assembly's desire to maximize revenues to the State, horsemen purses, and organizational licensees. However, organization licensees providing live signals pursuant to the requirements of this subsection (g) may petition the Board to withhold their live signals from an advance deposit wagering licensee if the organization licensee discovers and the Board finds reputable or credible information that the advance deposit wagering licensee is under investigation by another state or federal governmental agency, the advance deposit wagering licensee's license has been suspended in another state, or the advance deposit wagering licensee's license is in revocation proceedings in another state. The organization licensee's provision of their live signal to an advance deposit wagering licensee under this subsection (g) pertains to wagers placed from within Illinois. Advance deposit wagering licensees may place advance deposit wagering terminals at wagering facilities as a convenience to customers. The advance deposit wagering licensee shall not charge or collect any fee from purses for the placement of the advance deposit wagering terminals. The costs and expenses of the host track and non-host licensees associated with interstate simulcast wagering, other than the interstate commission fee, shall be borne by the host track and all non-host licensees incurring these costs. The interstate commission fee shall not exceed 5% of Illinois handle on the interstate simulcast race or races without prior approval of the Board. The Board shall promulgate rules under which it may permit interstate commission fees in excess of 5%. The interstate commission fee and other fees charged by the sending racetrack, including, but not limited to, satellite decoder fees, shall be uniformly applied to the host track and all non-host licensees.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, until February 1, 2017, an organization licensee, with the consent of the horsemen association representing the largest number of owners, trainers, jockeys, or standardbred drivers who race horses at that organization licensee's racing meeting, may maintain a system whereby advance deposit wagering may take place or an organization licensee, with the consent of the horsemen association representing the largest number of owners, trainers, jockeys, or standardbred drivers who race horses at that organization licensee's racing meeting, may contract with another person to carry out a system of advance deposit wagering. Such consent may not be unreasonably withheld. Only with respect to an appeal to the Board that consent for an organization licensee that maintains its own advance deposit wagering system is being unreasonably withheld, the Board shall issue a final order within 30 days after initiation of the appeal, and the organization licensee's advance deposit wagering system may remain operational during that 30-day period. The actions of any organization licensee who conducts advance deposit wagering or any person who has a contract with an organization licensee to conduct advance deposit wagering who conducts advance deposit wagering on or after January 1, 2013 and prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly taken in reliance on the changes made to this subsection (g) by this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly are hereby validated, provided payment of all applicable pari-mutuel taxes are remitted to the Board. All advance deposit wagers placed from within Illinois must be placed through a Board-approved advance deposit wagering licensee; no other entity may accept an advance deposit wager from a person within Illinois. All advance deposit wagering is subject to any rules adopted by the Board. The Board may adopt rules necessary to regulate advance deposit wagering through the use of emergency rulemaking in accordance with Section 5-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The General Assembly finds that the adoption of rules to regulate advance deposit wagering is deemed an emergency and necessary for the public interest, safety, and welfare. An advance deposit wagering licensee may retain all moneys as agreed to by contract with an organization licensee. Any moneys retained by the organization licensee from advance deposit wagering, not including moneys retained by the advance deposit wagering licensee, shall be paid 50% to the organization licensee's purse account and 50% to the organization licensee. With the exception of any organization licensee that is owned by a publicly traded company that is incorporated in a state other than Illinois and advance deposit wagering licensees under contract with such organization licensees, organization licensees that maintain advance deposit wagering systems and advance deposit wagering licensees that contract with organization licensees shall provide sufficiently detailed monthly accountings to the horsemen association representing the largest number of owners, trainers, jockeys, or standardbred drivers who race horses at that organization licensee's racing meeting so that the horsemen association, as an interested party, can confirm the accuracy of the amounts paid to the purse account at the horsemen association's affiliated organization licensee from advance deposit wagering. If more than one breed races at the same race track facility, then the 50% of the moneys to be paid to an organization licensee's purse account shall be allocated among all organization licensees' purse accounts operating at that race track facility proportionately based on the actual number of host days that the Board grants to that breed at that race track facility in the current calendar year. To the extent any fees from advance deposit wagering conducted in Illinois for wagers in Illinois or other states have been placed in escrow or otherwise withheld from wagers pending a determination of the legality of advance deposit wagering, no action shall be brought to declare such wagers or the disbursement of any fees previously escrowed illegal.
        (1) Between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. an
    
intertrack wagering licensee other than the host track may supplement the host track simulcast program with additional simulcast races or race programs, provided that between January 1 and the third Friday in February of any year, inclusive, if no live thoroughbred racing is occurring in Illinois during this period, only thoroughbred races may be used for supplemental interstate simulcast purposes. The Board shall withhold approval for a supplemental interstate simulcast only if it finds that the simulcast is clearly adverse to the integrity of racing. A supplemental interstate simulcast may be transmitted from an intertrack wagering licensee to its affiliated non-host licensees. The interstate commission fee for a supplemental interstate simulcast shall be paid by the non-host licensee and its affiliated non-host licensees receiving the simulcast.
        (2) Between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. an
    
intertrack wagering licensee other than the host track may receive supplemental interstate simulcasts only with the consent of the host track, except when the Board finds that the simulcast is clearly adverse to the integrity of racing. Consent granted under this paragraph (2) to any intertrack wagering licensee shall be deemed consent to all non-host licensees. The interstate commission fee for the supplemental interstate simulcast shall be paid by all participating non-host licensees.
        (3) Each licensee conducting interstate simulcast
    
wagering may retain, subject to the payment of all applicable taxes and the purses, an amount not to exceed 17% of all money wagered. If any licensee conducts the pari-mutuel system wagering on races conducted at racetracks in another state or country, each such race or race program shall be considered a separate racing day for the purpose of determining the daily handle and computing the privilege tax of that daily handle as provided in subsection (a) of Section 27. Until January 1, 2000, from the sums permitted to be retained pursuant to this subsection, each intertrack wagering location licensee shall pay 1% of the pari-mutuel handle wagered on simulcast wagering to the Horse Racing Tax Allocation Fund, subject to the provisions of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (11) of subsection (h) of Section 26 of this Act.
        (4) A licensee who receives an interstate simulcast
    
may combine its gross or net pools with pools at the sending racetracks pursuant to rules established by the Board. All licensees combining their gross pools at a sending racetrack shall adopt the take-out percentages of the sending racetrack. A licensee may also establish a separate pool and takeout structure for wagering purposes on races conducted at race tracks outside of the State of Illinois. The licensee may permit pari-mutuel wagers placed in other states or countries to be combined with its gross or net wagering pools or other wagering pools.
        (5) After the payment of the interstate commission
    
fee (except for the interstate commission fee on a supplemental interstate simulcast, which shall be paid by the host track and by each non-host licensee through the host-track) and all applicable State and local taxes, except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act, the remainder of moneys retained from simulcast wagering pursuant to this subsection (g), and Section 26.2 shall be divided as follows:
            (A) For interstate simulcast wagers made at a
        
host track, 50% to the host track and 50% to purses at the host track.
            (B) For wagers placed on interstate simulcast
        
races, supplemental simulcasts as defined in subparagraphs (1) and (2), and separately pooled races conducted outside of the State of Illinois made at a non-host licensee, 25% to the host track, 25% to the non-host licensee, and 50% to the purses at the host track.
        (6) Notwithstanding any provision in this Act to the
    
contrary, non-host licensees who derive their licenses from a track located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River may receive supplemental interstate simulcast races at all times subject to Board approval, which shall be withheld only upon a finding that a supplemental interstate simulcast is clearly adverse to the integrity of racing.
        (7) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the
    
contrary, after payment of all applicable State and local taxes and interstate commission fees, non-host licensees who derive their licenses from a track located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River shall retain 50% of the retention from interstate simulcast wagers and shall pay 50% to purses at the track from which the non-host licensee derives its license as follows:
            (A) Between January 1 and the third Friday in
        
February, inclusive, if no live thoroughbred racing is occurring in Illinois during this period, when the interstate simulcast is a standardbred race, the purse share to its standardbred purse account;
            (B) Between January 1 and the third Friday in
        
February, inclusive, if no live thoroughbred racing is occurring in Illinois during this period, and the interstate simulcast is a thoroughbred race, the purse share to its interstate simulcast purse pool to be distributed under paragraph (10) of this subsection (g);
            (C) Between January 1 and the third Friday in
        
February, inclusive, if live thoroughbred racing is occurring in Illinois, between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. the purse share from wagers made during this time period to its thoroughbred purse account and between 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. the purse share from wagers made during this time period to its standardbred purse accounts;
            (D) Between the third Saturday in February and
        
December 31, when the interstate simulcast occurs between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., the purse share to its thoroughbred purse account;
            (E) Between the third Saturday in February and
        
December 31, when the interstate simulcast occurs between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., the purse share to its standardbred purse account.
        (7.1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act
    
to the contrary, if no standardbred racing is conducted at a racetrack located in Madison County during any calendar year beginning on or after January 1, 2002, all moneys derived by that racetrack from simulcast wagering and inter-track wagering that (1) are to be used for purses and (2) are generated between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. during that calendar year shall be paid as follows:
            (A) If the licensee that conducts horse racing at
        
that racetrack requests from the Board at least as many racing dates as were conducted in calendar year 2000, 80% shall be paid to its thoroughbred purse account; and
            (B) Twenty percent shall be deposited into the
        
Illinois Colt Stakes Purse Distribution Fund and shall be paid to purses for standardbred races for Illinois conceived and foaled horses conducted at any county fairgrounds. The moneys deposited into the Fund pursuant to this subparagraph (B) shall be deposited within 2 weeks after the day they were generated, shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other moneys paid to standardbred purses under this Act, and shall not be commingled with other moneys paid into that Fund. The moneys deposited pursuant to this subparagraph (B) shall be allocated as provided by the Department of Agriculture, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board.
        (7.2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act
    
to the contrary, if no thoroughbred racing is conducted at a racetrack located in Madison County during any calendar year beginning on or after January 1, 2002, all moneys derived by that racetrack from simulcast wagering and inter-track wagering that (1) are to be used for purses and (2) are generated between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. during that calendar year shall be deposited as follows:
            (A) If the licensee that conducts horse racing at
        
that racetrack requests from the Board at least as many racing dates as were conducted in calendar year 2000, 80% shall be deposited into its standardbred purse account; and
            (B) Twenty percent shall be deposited into the
        
Illinois Colt Stakes Purse Distribution Fund. Moneys deposited into the Illinois Colt Stakes Purse Distribution Fund pursuant to this subparagraph (B) shall be paid to Illinois conceived and foaled thoroughbred breeders' programs and to thoroughbred purses for races conducted at any county fairgrounds for Illinois conceived and foaled horses at the discretion of the Department of Agriculture, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board. The moneys deposited into the Illinois Colt Stakes Purse Distribution Fund pursuant to this subparagraph (B) shall be deposited within 2 weeks after the day they were generated, shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other moneys paid to thoroughbred purses under this Act, and shall not be commingled with other moneys deposited into that Fund.
        (7.3) If no live standardbred racing is conducted at
    
a racetrack located in Madison County in calendar year 2000 or 2001, an organization licensee who is licensed to conduct horse racing at that racetrack shall, before January 1, 2002, pay all moneys derived from simulcast wagering and inter-track wagering in calendar years 2000 and 2001 and paid into the licensee's standardbred purse account as follows:
            (A) Eighty percent to that licensee's
        
thoroughbred purse account to be used for thoroughbred purses; and
            (B) Twenty percent to the Illinois Colt Stakes
        
Purse Distribution Fund.
        Failure to make the payment to the Illinois Colt
    
Stakes Purse Distribution Fund before January 1, 2002 shall result in the immediate revocation of the licensee's organization license, inter-track wagering license, and inter-track wagering location license.
        Moneys paid into the Illinois Colt Stakes Purse
    
Distribution Fund pursuant to this paragraph (7.3) shall be paid to purses for standardbred races for Illinois conceived and foaled horses conducted at any county fairgrounds. Moneys paid into the Illinois Colt Stakes Purse Distribution Fund pursuant to this paragraph (7.3) shall be used as determined by the Department of Agriculture, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board, shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other moneys paid to standardbred purses under this Act, and shall not be commingled with any other moneys paid into that Fund.
        (7.4) If live standardbred racing is conducted at a
    
racetrack located in Madison County at any time in calendar year 2001 before the payment required under paragraph (7.3) has been made, the organization licensee who is licensed to conduct racing at that racetrack shall pay all moneys derived by that racetrack from simulcast wagering and inter-track wagering during calendar years 2000 and 2001 that (1) are to be used for purses and (2) are generated between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. during 2000 or 2001 to the standardbred purse account at that racetrack to be used for standardbred purses.
        (8) Notwithstanding any provision in this Act to the
    
contrary, an organization licensee from a track located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River and its affiliated non-host licensees shall not be entitled to share in any retention generated on racing, inter-track wagering, or simulcast wagering at any other Illinois wagering facility.
        (8.1) Notwithstanding any provisions in this Act to
    
the contrary, if 2 organization licensees are conducting standardbred race meetings concurrently between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., after payment of all applicable State and local taxes and interstate commission fees, the remainder of the amount retained from simulcast wagering otherwise attributable to the host track and to host track purses shall be split daily between the 2 organization licensees and the purses at the tracks of the 2 organization licensees, respectively, based on each organization licensee's share of the total live handle for that day, provided that this provision shall not apply to any non-host licensee that derives its license from a track located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River.
        (9) (Blank).
        (10) (Blank).
        (11) (Blank).
        (12) The Board shall have authority to compel all
    
host tracks to receive the simulcast of any or all races conducted at the Springfield or DuQuoin State fairgrounds and include all such races as part of their simulcast programs.
        (13) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act,
    
in the event that the total Illinois pari-mutuel handle on Illinois horse races at all wagering facilities in any calendar year is less than 75% of the total Illinois pari-mutuel handle on Illinois horse races at all such wagering facilities for calendar year 1994, then each wagering facility that has an annual total Illinois pari-mutuel handle on Illinois horse races that is less than 75% of the total Illinois pari-mutuel handle on Illinois horse races at such wagering facility for calendar year 1994, shall be permitted to receive, from any amount otherwise payable to the purse account at the race track with which the wagering facility is affiliated in the succeeding calendar year, an amount equal to 2% of the differential in total Illinois pari-mutuel handle on Illinois horse races at the wagering facility between that calendar year in question and 1994 provided, however, that a wagering facility shall not be entitled to any such payment until the Board certifies in writing to the wagering facility the amount to which the wagering facility is entitled and a schedule for payment of the amount to the wagering facility, based on: (i) the racing dates awarded to the race track affiliated with the wagering facility during the succeeding year; (ii) the sums available or anticipated to be available in the purse account of the race track affiliated with the wagering facility for purses during the succeeding year; and (iii) the need to ensure reasonable purse levels during the payment period. The Board's certification shall be provided no later than January 31 of the succeeding year. In the event a wagering facility entitled to a payment under this paragraph (13) is affiliated with a race track that maintains purse accounts for both standardbred and thoroughbred racing, the amount to be paid to the wagering facility shall be divided between each purse account pro rata, based on the amount of Illinois handle on Illinois standardbred and thoroughbred racing respectively at the wagering facility during the previous calendar year. Annually, the General Assembly shall appropriate sufficient funds from the General Revenue Fund to the Department of Agriculture for payment into the thoroughbred and standardbred horse racing purse accounts at Illinois pari-mutuel tracks. The amount paid to each purse account shall be the amount certified by the Illinois Racing Board in January to be transferred from each account to each eligible racing facility in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
    (h) The Board may approve and license the conduct of inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering by inter-track wagering licensees and inter-track wagering location licensees subject to the following terms and conditions:
        (1) Any person licensed to conduct a race meeting (i)
    
at a track where 60 or more days of racing were conducted during the immediately preceding calendar year or where over the 5 immediately preceding calendar years an average of 30 or more days of racing were conducted annually may be issued an inter-track wagering license; (ii) at a track located in a county that is bounded by the Mississippi River, which has a population of less than 150,000 according to the 1990 decennial census, and an average of at least 60 days of racing per year between 1985 and 1993 may be issued an inter-track wagering license; or (iii) at a track located in Madison County that conducted at least 100 days of live racing during the immediately preceding calendar year may be issued an inter-track wagering license, unless a lesser schedule of live racing is the result of (A) weather, unsafe track conditions, or other acts of God; (B) an agreement between the organization licensee and the associations representing the largest number of owners, trainers, jockeys, or standardbred drivers who race horses at that organization licensee's racing meeting; or (C) a finding by the Board of extraordinary circumstances and that it was in the best interest of the public and the sport to conduct fewer than 100 days of live racing. Any such person having operating control of the racing facility may also receive up to 6 inter-track wagering location licenses. In no event shall more than 6 inter-track wagering locations be established for each eligible race track, except that an eligible race track located in a county that has a population of more than 230,000 and that is bounded by the Mississippi River may establish up to 7 inter-track wagering locations and an eligible race track located in Cook County may establish up to 8 inter-track wagering locations. An application for said license shall be filed with the Board prior to such dates as may be fixed by the Board. With an application for an inter-track wagering location license there shall be delivered to the Board a certified check or bank draft payable to the order of the Board for an amount equal to $500. The application shall be on forms prescribed and furnished by the Board. The application shall comply with all other rules, regulations and conditions imposed by the Board in connection therewith.
        (2) The Board shall examine the applications with
    
respect to their conformity with this Act and the rules and regulations imposed by the Board. If found to be in compliance with the Act and rules and regulations of the Board, the Board may then issue a license to conduct inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering to such applicant. All such applications shall be acted upon by the Board at a meeting to be held on such date as may be fixed by the Board.
        (3) In granting licenses to conduct inter-track
    
wagering and simulcast wagering, the Board shall give due consideration to the best interests of the public, of horse racing, and of maximizing revenue to the State.
        (4) Prior to the issuance of a license to conduct
    
inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering, the applicant shall file with the Board a bond payable to the State of Illinois in the sum of $50,000, executed by the applicant and a surety company or companies authorized to do business in this State, and conditioned upon (i) the payment by the licensee of all taxes due under Section 27 or 27.1 and any other monies due and payable under this Act, and (ii) distribution by the licensee, upon presentation of the winning ticket or tickets, of all sums payable to the patrons of pari-mutuel pools.
        (5) Each license to conduct inter-track wagering and
    
simulcast wagering shall specify the person to whom it is issued, the dates on which such wagering is permitted, and the track or location where the wagering is to be conducted.
        (6) All wagering under such license is subject to
    
this Act and to the rules and regulations from time to time prescribed by the Board, and every such license issued by the Board shall contain a recital to that effect.
        (7) An inter-track wagering licensee or inter-track
    
wagering location licensee may accept wagers at the track or location where it is licensed, or as otherwise provided under this Act.
        (8) Inter-track wagering or simulcast wagering shall
    
not be conducted at any track less than 5 miles from a track at which a racing meeting is in progress.
        (8.1) Inter-track wagering location licensees who
    
derive their licenses from a particular organization licensee shall conduct inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering only at locations that are within 140 miles of that race track where the particular organization licensee is licensed to conduct racing. However, inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering shall not be conducted by those licensees at any location within 5 miles of any race track at which a horse race meeting has been licensed in the current year, unless the person having operating control of such race track has given its written consent to such inter-track wagering location licensees, which consent must be filed with the Board at or prior to the time application is made. In the case of any inter-track wagering location licensee initially licensed after December 31, 2013, inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering shall not be conducted by those inter-track wagering location licensees that are located outside the City of Chicago at any location within 8 miles of any race track at which a horse race meeting has been licensed in the current year, unless the person having operating control of such race track has given its written consent to such inter-track wagering location licensees, which consent must be filed with the Board at or prior to the time application is made.
        (8.2) Inter-track wagering or simulcast wagering
    
shall not be conducted by an inter-track wagering location licensee at any location within 500 feet of an existing church or existing school, nor within 500 feet of the residences of more than 50 registered voters without receiving written permission from a majority of the registered voters at such residences. Such written permission statements shall be filed with the Board. The distance of 500 feet shall be measured to the nearest part of any building used for worship services, education programs, residential purposes, or conducting inter-track wagering by an inter-track wagering location licensee, and not to property boundaries. However, inter-track wagering or simulcast wagering may be conducted at a site within 500 feet of a church, school or residences of 50 or more registered voters if such church, school or residences have been erected or established, or such voters have been registered, after the Board issues the original inter-track wagering location license at the site in question. Inter-track wagering location licensees may conduct inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering only in areas that are zoned for commercial or manufacturing purposes or in areas for which a special use has been approved by the local zoning authority. However, no license to conduct inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering shall be granted by the Board with respect to any inter-track wagering location within the jurisdiction of any local zoning authority which has, by ordinance or by resolution, prohibited the establishment of an inter-track wagering location within its jurisdiction. However, inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering may be conducted at a site if such ordinance or resolution is enacted after the Board licenses the original inter-track wagering location licensee for the site in question.
        (9) (Blank).
        (10) An inter-track wagering licensee or an
    
inter-track wagering location licensee may retain, subject to the payment of the privilege taxes and the purses, an amount not to exceed 17% of all money wagered. Each program of racing conducted by each inter-track wagering licensee or inter-track wagering location licensee shall be considered a separate racing day for the purpose of determining the daily handle and computing the privilege tax or pari-mutuel tax on such daily handle as provided in Section 27.
        (10.1) Except as provided in subsection (g) of
    
Section 27 of this Act, inter-track wagering location licensees shall pay 1% of the pari-mutuel handle at each location to the municipality in which such location is situated and 1% of the pari-mutuel handle at each location to the county in which such location is situated. In the event that an inter-track wagering location licensee is situated in an unincorporated area of a county, such licensee shall pay 2% of the pari-mutuel handle from such location to such county.
        (10.2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
    
Act, with respect to intertrack wagering at a race track located in a county that has a population of more than 230,000 and that is bounded by the Mississippi River ("the first race track"), or at a facility operated by an inter-track wagering licensee or inter-track wagering location licensee that derives its license from the organization licensee that operates the first race track, on races conducted at the first race track or on races conducted at another Illinois race track and simultaneously televised to the first race track or to a facility operated by an inter-track wagering licensee or inter-track wagering location licensee that derives its license from the organization licensee that operates the first race track, those moneys shall be allocated as follows:
            (A) That portion of all moneys wagered on
        
standardbred racing that is required under this Act to be paid to purses shall be paid to purses for standardbred races.
            (B) That portion of all moneys wagered on
        
thoroughbred racing that is required under this Act to be paid to purses shall be paid to purses for thoroughbred races.
        (11) (A) After payment of the privilege or
    
pari-mutuel tax, any other applicable taxes, and the costs and expenses in connection with the gathering, transmission, and dissemination of all data necessary to the conduct of inter-track wagering, the remainder of the monies retained under either Section 26 or Section 26.2 of this Act by the inter-track wagering licensee on inter-track wagering shall be allocated with 50% to be split between the 2 participating licensees and 50% to purses, except that an intertrack wagering licensee that derives its license from a track located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River shall not divide any remaining retention with the Illinois organization licensee that provides the race or races, and an intertrack wagering licensee that accepts wagers on races conducted by an organization licensee that conducts a race meet in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River shall not divide any remaining retention with that organization licensee.
        (B) From the sums permitted to be retained pursuant
    
to this Act each inter-track wagering location licensee shall pay (i) the privilege or pari-mutuel tax to the State; (ii) 4.75% of the pari-mutuel handle on intertrack wagering at such location on races as purses, except that an intertrack wagering location licensee that derives its license from a track located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River shall retain all purse moneys for its own purse account consistent with distribution set forth in this subsection (h), and intertrack wagering location licensees that accept wagers on races conducted by an organization licensee located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River shall distribute all purse moneys to purses at the operating host track; (iii) until January 1, 2000, except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act, 1% of the pari-mutuel handle wagered on inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering at each inter-track wagering location licensee facility to the Horse Racing Tax Allocation Fund, provided that, to the extent the total amount collected and distributed to the Horse Racing Tax Allocation Fund under this subsection (h) during any calendar year exceeds the amount collected and distributed to the Horse Racing Tax Allocation Fund during calendar year 1994, that excess amount shall be redistributed (I) to all inter-track wagering location licensees, based on each licensee's pro-rata share of the total handle from inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering for all inter-track wagering location licensees during the calendar year in which this provision is applicable; then (II) the amounts redistributed to each inter-track wagering location licensee as described in subpart (I) shall be further redistributed as provided in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (5) of subsection (g) of this Section 26 provided first, that the shares of those amounts, which are to be redistributed to the host track or to purses at the host track under subparagraph (B) of paragraph (5) of subsection (g) of this Section 26 shall be redistributed based on each host track's pro rata share of the total inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering handle at all host tracks during the calendar year in question, and second, that any amounts redistributed as described in part (I) to an inter-track wagering location licensee that accepts wagers on races conducted by an organization licensee that conducts a race meet in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River shall be further redistributed as provided in subparagraphs (D) and (E) of paragraph (7) of subsection (g) of this Section 26, with the portion of that further redistribution allocated to purses at that organization licensee to be divided between standardbred purses and thoroughbred purses based on the amounts otherwise allocated to purses at that organization licensee during the calendar year in question; and (iv) 8% of the pari-mutuel handle on inter-track wagering wagered at such location to satisfy all costs and expenses of conducting its wagering. The remainder of the monies retained by the inter-track wagering location licensee shall be allocated 40% to the location licensee and 60% to the organization licensee which provides the Illinois races to the location, except that an intertrack wagering location licensee that derives its license from a track located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River shall not divide any remaining retention with the organization licensee that provides the race or races and an intertrack wagering location licensee that accepts wagers on races conducted by an organization licensee that conducts a race meet in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and that borders the Mississippi River shall not divide any remaining retention with the organization licensee. Notwithstanding the provisions of clauses (ii) and (iv) of this paragraph, in the case of the additional inter-track wagering location licenses authorized under paragraph (1) of this subsection (h) by this amendatory Act of 1991, those licensees shall pay the following amounts as purses: during the first 12 months the licensee is in operation, 5.25% of the pari-mutuel handle wagered at the location on races; during the second 12 months, 5.25%; during the third 12 months, 5.75%; during the fourth 12 months, 6.25%; and during the fifth 12 months and thereafter, 6.75%. The following amounts shall be retained by the licensee to satisfy all costs and expenses of conducting its wagering: during the first 12 months the licensee is in operation, 8.25% of the pari-mutuel handle wagered at the location; during the second 12 months, 8.25%; during the third 12 months, 7.75%; during the fourth 12 months, 7.25%; and during the fifth 12 months and thereafter, 6.75%. For additional intertrack wagering location licensees authorized under this amendatory Act of 1995, purses for the first 12 months the licensee is in operation shall be 5.75% of the pari-mutuel wagered at the location, purses for the second 12 months the licensee is in operation shall be 6.25%, and purses thereafter shall be 6.75%. For additional intertrack location licensees authorized under this amendatory Act of 1995, the licensee shall be allowed to retain to satisfy all costs and expenses: 7.75% of the pari-mutuel handle wagered at the location during its first 12 months of operation, 7.25% during its second 12 months of operation, and 6.75% thereafter.
        (C) There is hereby created the Horse Racing Tax
    
Allocation Fund which shall remain in existence until December 31, 1999. Moneys remaining in the Fund after December 31, 1999 shall be paid into the General Revenue Fund. Until January 1, 2000, all monies paid into the Horse Racing Tax Allocation Fund pursuant to this paragraph (11) by inter-track wagering location licensees located in park districts of 500,000 population or less, or in a municipality that is not included within any park district but is included within a conservation district and is the county seat of a county that (i) is contiguous to the state of Indiana and (ii) has a 1990 population of 88,257 according to the United States Bureau of the Census, and operating on May 1, 1994 shall be allocated by appropriation as follows:
            Two-sevenths to the Department of Agriculture.
        
Fifty percent of this two-sevenths shall be used to promote the Illinois horse racing and breeding industry, and shall be distributed by the Department of Agriculture upon the advice of a 9-member committee appointed by the Governor consisting of the following members: the Director of Agriculture, who shall serve as chairman; 2 representatives of organization licensees conducting thoroughbred race meetings in this State, recommended by those licensees; 2 representatives of organization licensees conducting standardbred race meetings in this State, recommended by those licensees; a representative of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, recommended by that Foundation; a representative of the Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association, recommended by that Association; a representative of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association or any successor organization thereto established in Illinois comprised of the largest number of owners and trainers, recommended by that Association or that successor organization; and a representative of the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association, recommended by that Association. Committee members shall serve for terms of 2 years, commencing January 1 of each even-numbered year. If a representative of any of the above-named entities has not been recommended by January 1 of any even-numbered year, the Governor shall appoint a committee member to fill that position. Committee members shall receive no compensation for their services as members but shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses and disbursements incurred in the performance of their official duties. The remaining 50% of this two-sevenths shall be distributed to county fairs for premiums and rehabilitation as set forth in the Agricultural Fair Act;
            Four-sevenths to park districts or municipalities
        
that do not have a park district of 500,000 population or less for museum purposes (if an inter-track wagering location licensee is located in such a park district) or to conservation districts for museum purposes (if an inter-track wagering location licensee is located in a municipality that is not included within any park district but is included within a conservation district and is the county seat of a county that (i) is contiguous to the state of Indiana and (ii) has a 1990 population of 88,257 according to the United States Bureau of the Census, except that if the conservation district does not maintain a museum, the monies shall be allocated equally between the county and the municipality in which the inter-track wagering location licensee is located for general purposes) or to a municipal recreation board for park purposes (if an inter-track wagering location licensee is located in a municipality that is not included within any park district and park maintenance is the function of the municipal recreation board and the municipality has a 1990 population of 9,302 according to the United States Bureau of the Census); provided that the monies are distributed to each park district or conservation district or municipality that does not have a park district in an amount equal to four-sevenths of the amount collected by each inter-track wagering location licensee within the park district or conservation district or municipality for the Fund. Monies that were paid into the Horse Racing Tax Allocation Fund before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 by an inter-track wagering location licensee located in a municipality that is not included within any park district but is included within a conservation district as provided in this paragraph shall, as soon as practicable after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, be allocated and paid to that conservation district as provided in this paragraph. Any park district or municipality not maintaining a museum may deposit the monies in the corporate fund of the park district or municipality where the inter-track wagering location is located, to be used for general purposes; and
            One-seventh to the Agricultural Premium Fund to
        
be used for distribution to agricultural home economics extension councils in accordance with "An Act in relation to additional support and finances for the Agricultural and Home Economic Extension Councils in the several counties of this State and making an appropriation therefor", approved July 24, 1967.
        Until January 1, 2000, all other monies paid into the
    
Horse Racing Tax Allocation Fund pursuant to this paragraph (11) shall be allocated by appropriation as follows:
            Two-sevenths to the Department of Agriculture.
        
Fifty percent of this two-sevenths shall be used to promote the Illinois horse racing and breeding industry, and shall be distributed by the Department of Agriculture upon the advice of a 9-member committee appointed by the Governor consisting of the following members: the Director of Agriculture, who shall serve as chairman; 2 representatives of organization licensees conducting thoroughbred race meetings in this State, recommended by those licensees; 2 representatives of organization licensees conducting standardbred race meetings in this State, recommended by those licensees; a representative of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, recommended by that Foundation; a representative of the Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association, recommended by that Association; a representative of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association or any successor organization thereto established in Illinois comprised of the largest number of owners and trainers, recommended by that Association or that successor organization; and a representative of the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association, recommended by that Association. Committee members shall serve for terms of 2 years, commencing January 1 of each even-numbered year. If a representative of any of the above-named entities has not been recommended by January 1 of any even-numbered year, the Governor shall appoint a committee member to fill that position. Committee members shall receive no compensation for their services as members but shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses and disbursements incurred in the performance of their official duties. The remaining 50% of this two-sevenths shall be distributed to county fairs for premiums and rehabilitation as set forth in the Agricultural Fair Act;
            Four-sevenths to museums and aquariums located in
        
park districts of over 500,000 population; provided that the monies are distributed in accordance with the previous year's distribution of the maintenance tax for such museums and aquariums as provided in Section 2 of the Park District Aquarium and Museum Act; and
            One-seventh to the Agricultural Premium Fund to
        
be used for distribution to agricultural home economics extension councils in accordance with "An Act in relation to additional support and finances for the Agricultural and Home Economic Extension Councils in the several counties of this State and making an appropriation therefor", approved July 24, 1967. This subparagraph (C) shall be inoperative and of no force and effect on and after January 1, 2000.
            (D) Except as provided in paragraph (11) of this
        
subsection (h), with respect to purse allocation from intertrack wagering, the monies so retained shall be divided as follows:
                (i) If the inter-track wagering licensee,
            
except an intertrack wagering licensee that derives its license from an organization licensee located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and bounded by the Mississippi River, is not conducting its own race meeting during the same dates, then the entire purse allocation shall be to purses at the track where the races wagered on are being conducted.
                (ii) If the inter-track wagering licensee,
            
except an intertrack wagering licensee that derives its license from an organization licensee located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and bounded by the Mississippi River, is also conducting its own race meeting during the same dates, then the purse allocation shall be as follows: 50% to purses at the track where the races wagered on are being conducted; 50% to purses at the track where the inter-track wagering licensee is accepting such wagers.
                (iii) If the inter-track wagering is being
            
conducted by an inter-track wagering location licensee, except an intertrack wagering location licensee that derives its license from an organization licensee located in a county with a population in excess of 230,000 and bounded by the Mississippi River, the entire purse allocation for Illinois races shall be to purses at the track where the race meeting being wagered on is being held.
        (12) The Board shall have all powers necessary and
    
proper to fully supervise and control the conduct of inter-track wagering and simulcast wagering by inter-track wagering licensees and inter-track wagering location licensees, including, but not limited to the following:
            (A) The Board is vested with power to promulgate
        
reasonable rules and regulations for the purpose of administering the conduct of this wagering and to prescribe reasonable rules, regulations and conditions under which such wagering shall be held and conducted. Such rules and regulations are to provide for the prevention of practices detrimental to the public interest and for the best interests of said wagering and to impose penalties for violations thereof.
            (B) The Board, and any person or persons to whom
        
it delegates this power, is vested with the power to enter the facilities of any licensee to determine whether there has been compliance with the provisions of this Act and the rules and regulations relating to the conduct of such wagering.
            (C) The Board, and any person or persons to whom
        
it delegates this power, may eject or exclude from any licensee's facilities, any person whose conduct or reputation is such that his presence on such premises may, in the opinion of the Board, call into the question the honesty and integrity of, or interfere with the orderly conduct of such wagering; provided, however, that no person shall be excluded or ejected from such premises solely on the grounds of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, or sex.
            (D) (Blank).
            (E) The Board is vested with the power to appoint
        
delegates to execute any of the powers granted to it under this Section for the purpose of administering this wagering and any rules and regulations promulgated in accordance with this Act.
            (F) The Board shall name and appoint a State
        
director of this wagering who shall be a representative of the Board and whose duty it shall be to supervise the conduct of inter-track wagering as may be provided for by the rules and regulations of the Board; such rules and regulation shall specify the method of appointment and the Director's powers, authority and duties.
            (G) The Board is vested with the power to impose
        
civil penalties of up to $5,000 against individuals and up to $10,000 against licensees for each violation of any provision of this Act relating to the conduct of this wagering, any rules adopted by the Board, any order of the Board or any other action which in the Board's discretion, is a detriment or impediment to such wagering.
        (13) The Department of Agriculture may enter into
    
agreements with licensees authorizing such licensees to conduct inter-track wagering on races to be held at the licensed race meetings conducted by the Department of Agriculture. Such agreement shall specify the races of the Department of Agriculture's licensed race meeting upon which the licensees will conduct wagering. In the event that a licensee conducts inter-track pari-mutuel wagering on races from the Illinois State Fair or DuQuoin State Fair which are in addition to the licensee's previously approved racing program, those races shall be considered a separate racing day for the purpose of determining the daily handle and computing the privilege or pari-mutuel tax on that daily handle as provided in Sections 27 and 27.1. Such agreements shall be approved by the Board before such wagering may be conducted. In determining whether to grant approval, the Board shall give due consideration to the best interests of the public and of horse racing. The provisions of paragraphs (1), (8), (8.1), and (8.2) of subsection (h) of this Section which are not specified in this paragraph (13) shall not apply to licensed race meetings conducted by the Department of Agriculture at the Illinois State Fair in Sangamon County or the DuQuoin State Fair in Perry County, or to any wagering conducted on those race meetings.
    (i) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Act, the conduct of wagering at wagering facilities is authorized on all days, except as limited by subsection (b) of Section 19 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1060, eff. 8-24-12; 98-18, eff. 6-7-13; 98-624, eff. 1-29-14; 98-968, eff. 8-15-14.)

230 ILCS 5/26.1

    (230 ILCS 5/26.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-26.1)
    Sec. 26.1. For all pari-mutuel wagering conducted pursuant to this Act, breakage shall be at all times computed on the basis of not to exceed 10 on the dollar. If there is a minus pool, the breakage shall be computed on the basis of not to exceed 5 on the dollar. Breakage shall be calculated only after the amounts retained by licensees pursuant to Sections 26 and 26.2 of this Act, and all applicable surcharges, are taken out of winning wagers and winnings from wagers. Beginning January 1, 2000, all breakage shall be retained by licensees, with 50% of breakage to be used by licensees for racetrack improvements at the racetrack from which the wagering facility derives its license. The remaining 50% is to be allocated 50% to the purse account for the licensee from which the wagering facility derives its license and 50% to the licensee.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/26.2

    (230 ILCS 5/26.2) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-26.2)
    Sec. 26.2. In addition to the amount retained by licensees pursuant to Section 26, each licensee may retain an additional amount up to 3 1/2% of the amount wagered on all multiple wagers plus an additional amount up to 8% of the amount wagered on any other multiple wager that involves a single betting interest on 3 or more horses. Amounts retained by organization licensees and inter-track wagering licensees on all forms of wagering shall be allocated, after payment of applicable State and local taxes among organization licensees, inter-track wagering licensees, and purses as set forth in paragraph (5) of subsection (g) of Section 26, subparagraph (A) of paragraph (11) of subsection (h) of Section 26, and subsection (a) of Section 29 of this Act. Amounts retained by intertrack wagering location licensees under this Section on all forms of wagering shall be allocated, after payment of applicable State and local taxes, among organization licensees, intertrack wagering location licensees, and purses as set forth in paragraph 5 of subsection (g) of Section 26 and subparagraph (B) of paragraph (11) of subsection (h) of Section 26.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/26.3

    (230 ILCS 5/26.3) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-26.3)
    Sec. 26.3. On and after July 1, 1987, each organization licensee may impose a surcharge of up to 1% on winning wagers and winnings from wagers placed upon races conducted by that organization licensee. Where a surcharge is imposed, it shall be deducted from winnings prior to payout. Amounts derived from a surcharge imposed under this Section shall not be paid or allocated to purses.
(Source: P.A. 85-1170.)

230 ILCS 5/26.4

    (230 ILCS 5/26.4) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-26.4)
    Sec. 26.4. In addition to the amount retained pursuant to paragraph (10) of subsection (h) of Section 26, inter-track wagering location licensees shall retain an additional amount equal to 2.5% of each winning wager and winnings from wagers, from which they shall pay the tax specified in paragraph (10.1) of subsection (h) of Section 26.
    With respect to wagers on all races associated with a simulcast program from a host track, each inter-track wagering location licensee that conducts wagers on these races may impose a surcharge of up to .5% on each winning wager and winnings from each such wager during the period of July 1, 1995, to December 31, 1995; provided amounts derived from this surcharge, if imposed, shall not be paid to or allocated to purses.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/26.5

    (230 ILCS 5/26.5) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-26.5)
    Sec. 26.5. Inter-track wagering licensee surcharge. In addition to the amount retained pursuant to paragraph (10) of subsection (h) of Section 26, inter-track wagering licensees shall retain an additional amount equal to 1.5% of each winning wager and winnings from wagers. The surcharge shall be deducted from winnings prior to payout, except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act. Amounts retained under this Section shall be distributed as follows: 40% to the organization licensee at whose track the wager was placed, 40% as purses at the track where the wager was placed, and 20% to the county in which the track where the wager was placed is located.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/26.6

    (230 ILCS 5/26.6)
    Sec. 26.6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95. Repealed by 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/26.7

    (230 ILCS 5/26.7)
    Sec. 26.7. Advanced deposit wagering surcharge. Beginning on August 26, 2012, each advance deposit wagering licensee shall impose a surcharge of 0.18% on winning wagers and winnings from wagers placed through advance deposit wagering. The surcharge shall be deducted from winnings prior to payout. Amounts derived from a surcharge imposed under this Section shall be paid to the standardbred purse accounts of organization licensees conducting standardbred racing.
(Source: P.A. 97-1060, eff. 8-24-12; 98-18, eff. 6-7-13.)

230 ILCS 5/26.8

    (230 ILCS 5/26.8)
    Sec. 26.8. Beginning on February 1, 2014 and through December 31, 2018, each wagering licensee may impose a surcharge of up to 0.5% on winning wagers and winnings from wagers. The surcharge shall be deducted from winnings prior to payout. All amounts collected from the imposition of this surcharge shall be evenly distributed to the organization licensee and the purse account of the organization licensee with which the licensee is affiliated. The amounts distributed under this Section shall be in addition to the amounts paid pursuant to paragraph (10) of subsection (h) of Section 26, Section 26.3, Section 26.4, Section 26.5, and Section 26.7.
(Source: P.A. 98-624, eff. 1-29-14; 99-756, eff. 8-12-16.)

230 ILCS 5/26.9

    (230 ILCS 5/26.9)
    Sec. 26.9. Beginning on February 1, 2014 and through December 31, 2018, in addition to the surcharge imposed in Sections 26.3, 26.4, 26.5, 26.7, and 26.8 of this Act, each licensee shall impose a surcharge of 0.2% on winning wagers and winnings from wagers. The surcharge shall be deducted from winnings prior to payout. All amounts collected from the surcharges imposed under this Section shall be remitted to the Board. From amounts collected under this Section, the Board shall deposit an amount not to exceed $100,000 annually into the Quarter Horse Purse Fund and all remaining amounts into the Horse Racing Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-624, eff. 1-29-14; 99-756, eff. 8-12-16.)

230 ILCS 5/27

    (230 ILCS 5/27) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-27)
    Sec. 27. (a) In addition to the organization license fee provided by this Act, until January 1, 2000, a graduated privilege tax is hereby imposed for conducting the pari-mutuel system of wagering permitted under this Act. Until January 1, 2000, except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act, all of the breakage of each racing day held by any licensee in the State shall be paid to the State. Until January 1, 2000, such daily graduated privilege tax shall be paid by the licensee from the amount permitted to be retained under this Act. Until January 1, 2000, each day's graduated privilege tax, breakage, and Horse Racing Tax Allocation funds shall be remitted to the Department of Revenue within 48 hours after the close of the racing day upon which it is assessed or within such other time as the Board prescribes. The privilege tax hereby imposed, until January 1, 2000, shall be a flat tax at the rate of 2% of the daily pari-mutuel handle except as provided in Section 27.1.
    In addition, every organization licensee, except as provided in Section 27.1 of this Act, which conducts multiple wagering shall pay, until January 1, 2000, as a privilege tax on multiple wagers an amount equal to 1.25% of all moneys wagered each day on such multiple wagers, plus an additional amount equal to 3.5% of the amount wagered each day on any other multiple wager which involves a single betting interest on 3 or more horses. The licensee shall remit the amount of such taxes to the Department of Revenue within 48 hours after the close of the racing day on which it is assessed or within such other time as the Board prescribes.
    This subsection (a) shall be inoperative and of no force and effect on and after January 1, 2000.
    (a-5) Beginning on January 1, 2000, a flat pari-mutuel tax at the rate of 1.5% of the daily pari-mutuel handle is imposed at all pari-mutuel wagering facilities and on advance deposit wagering from a location other than a wagering facility, except as otherwise provided for in this subsection (a-5). In addition to the pari-mutuel tax imposed on advance deposit wagering pursuant to this subsection (a-5), beginning on August 24, 2012 (the effective date of Public Act 97-1060) and through December 31, 2018, an additional pari-mutuel tax at the rate of 0.25% shall be imposed on advance deposit wagering. Until August 25, 2012, the additional 0.25% pari-mutuel tax imposed on advance deposit wagering by Public Act 96-972 shall be deposited into the Quarter Horse Purse Fund, which shall be created as a non-appropriated trust fund administered by the Board for grants to thoroughbred organization licensees for payment of purses for quarter horse races conducted by the organization licensee. Beginning on August 26, 2012, the additional 0.25% pari-mutuel tax imposed on advance deposit wagering shall be deposited into the Standardbred Purse Fund, which shall be created as a non-appropriated trust fund administered by the Board, for grants to the standardbred organization licensees for payment of purses for standardbred horse races conducted by the organization licensee. Thoroughbred organization licensees may petition the Board to conduct quarter horse racing and receive purse grants from the Quarter Horse Purse Fund. The Board shall have complete discretion in distributing the Quarter Horse Purse Fund to the petitioning organization licensees. Beginning on July 26, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1287), a pari-mutuel tax at the rate of 0.75% of the daily pari-mutuel handle is imposed at a pari-mutuel facility whose license is derived from a track located in a county that borders the Mississippi River and conducted live racing in the previous year. The pari-mutuel tax imposed by this subsection (a-5) shall be remitted to the Department of Revenue within 48 hours after the close of the racing day upon which it is assessed or within such other time as the Board prescribes.
    (b) On or before December 31, 1999, in the event that any organization licensee conducts 2 separate programs of races on any day, each such program shall be considered a separate racing day for purposes of determining the daily handle and computing the privilege tax on such daily handle as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Licensees shall at all times keep accurate books and records of all monies wagered on each day of a race meeting and of the taxes paid to the Department of Revenue under the provisions of this Section. The Board or its duly authorized representative or representatives shall at all reasonable times have access to such records for the purpose of examining and checking the same and ascertaining whether the proper amount of taxes is being paid as provided. The Board shall require verified reports and a statement of the total of all monies wagered daily at each wagering facility upon which the taxes are assessed and may prescribe forms upon which such reports and statement shall be made.
    (d) Any licensee failing or refusing to pay the amount of any tax due under this Section shall be guilty of a business offense and upon conviction shall be fined not more than $5,000 in addition to the amount found due as tax under this Section. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense. All fines paid into Court by a licensee hereunder shall be transmitted and paid over by the Clerk of the Court to the Board.
    (e) No other license fee, privilege tax, excise tax, or racing fee, except as provided in this Act, shall be assessed or collected from any such licensee by the State.
    (f) No other license fee, privilege tax, excise tax or racing fee shall be assessed or collected from any such licensee by units of local government except as provided in paragraph 10.1 of subsection (h) and subsection (f) of Section 26 of this Act. However, any municipality that has a Board licensed horse race meeting at a race track wholly within its corporate boundaries or a township that has a Board licensed horse race meeting at a race track wholly within the unincorporated area of the township may charge a local amusement tax not to exceed 10 per admission to such horse race meeting by the enactment of an ordinance. However, any municipality or county that has a Board licensed inter-track wagering location facility wholly within its corporate boundaries may each impose an admission fee not to exceed $1.00 per admission to such inter-track wagering location facility, so that a total of not more than $2.00 per admission may be imposed. Except as provided in subparagraph (g) of Section 27 of this Act, the inter-track wagering location licensee shall collect any and all such fees and within 48 hours remit the fees to the Board, which shall, pursuant to rule, cause the fees to be distributed to the county or municipality.
    (g) Notwithstanding any provision in this Act to the contrary, if in any calendar year the total taxes and fees required to be collected from licensees and distributed under this Act to all State and local governmental authorities exceeds the amount of such taxes and fees distributed to each State and local governmental authority to which each State and local governmental authority was entitled under this Act for calendar year 1994, then the first $11 million of that excess amount shall be allocated at the earliest possible date for distribution as purse money for the succeeding calendar year. Upon reaching the 1994 level, and until the excess amount of taxes and fees exceeds $11 million, the Board shall direct all licensees to cease paying the subject taxes and fees and the Board shall direct all licensees to allocate any such excess amount for purses as follows:
        (i) the excess amount shall be initially divided
    
between thoroughbred and standardbred purses based on the thoroughbred's and standardbred's respective percentages of total Illinois live wagering in calendar year 1994;
        (ii) each thoroughbred and standardbred organization
    
licensee issued an organization licensee in that succeeding allocation year shall be allocated an amount equal to the product of its percentage of total Illinois live thoroughbred or standardbred wagering in calendar year 1994 (the total to be determined based on the sum of 1994 on-track wagering for all organization licensees issued organization licenses in both the allocation year and the preceding year) multiplied by the total amount allocated for standardbred or thoroughbred purses, provided that the first $1,500,000 of the amount allocated to standardbred purses under item (i) shall be allocated to the Department of Agriculture to be expended with the assistance and advice of the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Funds Advisory Board for the purposes listed in subsection (g) of Section 31 of this Act, before the amount allocated to standardbred purses under item (i) is allocated to standardbred organization licensees in the succeeding allocation year.
    To the extent the excess amount of taxes and fees to be collected and distributed to State and local governmental authorities exceeds $11 million, that excess amount shall be collected and distributed to State and local authorities as provided for under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-18, eff. 6-7-13; 98-624, eff. 1-29-14; 99-756, eff. 8-12-16.)

230 ILCS 5/27.1

    (230 ILCS 5/27.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-27.1)
    Sec. 27.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99. Repealed internally, eff. 1-1-00.)

230 ILCS 5/27.2

    (230 ILCS 5/27.2)
    Sec. 27.2. Withholding of delinquent child support.
    (a) From winnings required to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service and subject to withholding on Form W-2G, organization licensees and advance deposit wagering licensees licensed under this Act shall withhold up to the full amount of winnings necessary to pay the winner's past due child support amount as certified by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services under Section 10-17.15 of the Illinois Public Aid Code. Amounts withheld shall be paid to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services by the organization licensee or the advance deposit wagering licensee, as applicable.
    (b) For withholding of winnings, the organization licensee or advance deposit wagering licensee shall be entitled to an administrative fee not to exceed the lesser of 4% of the total amount of cash winnings paid to the gambling winner or $150.
    (c) In no event may the total amount withheld from the cash payout, including the administrative fee, exceed the total cash winnings claimed by the obligor. If the cash payout claimed is greater than the amount sufficient to satisfy the obligor's delinquent child support payments, the organization licensee or advance deposit wagering licensee shall pay the obligor the remaining balance of the payout, less the administrative fee authorized by subsection (b) of this Section, at the time it is claimed.
    (d) An organization licensee or an advance deposit wagering licensee that in good faith complies with the requirements of this Section shall not be liable to the gaming winner or any other individual or entity.
    (e) For an organization licensee under this Act, an agent of the Board (such as an employee of the Board) shall be responsible for notifying the person identified as being delinquent in child support payments that the organization licensee is required by law to withhold all or a portion of his or her winnings. This notification must be provided at the time the winnings are withheld.
    (f) The provisions of this Section shall be operative on and after the date that rules are adopted by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services pursuant to Section 10-17.15 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    (g) The delinquent child support required to be withheld under this Section and the administrative fee under subsection (b) of this Section have priority over any secured or unsecured claim on cash winnings, except claims for federal or State taxes that are required to be withheld under federal or State law.
(Source: P.A. 98-318, eff. 8-12-13.)

230 ILCS 5/28

    (230 ILCS 5/28) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-28)
    Sec. 28. Except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act, moneys collected shall be distributed according to the provisions of this Section 28.
    (a) Thirty per cent of the total of all monies received by the State as privilege taxes shall be paid into the Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Fund in the State Treasury.
    (b) In addition, 4.5% of the total of all monies received by the State as privilege taxes shall be paid into the State treasury into a special Fund to be known as the Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium, and Office Building Fund.
    (c) Fifty per cent of the total of all monies received by the State as privilege taxes under the provisions of this Act shall be paid into the Agricultural Premium Fund.
    (d) Seven per cent of the total of all monies received by the State as privilege taxes shall be paid into the Fair and Exposition Fund in the State treasury; provided, however, that when all bonds issued prior to July 1, 1984 by the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority shall have been paid or payment shall have been provided for upon a refunding of those bonds, thereafter 1/12 of $1,665,662 of such monies shall be paid each month into the Build Illinois Fund, and the remainder into the Fair and Exposition Fund. All excess monies shall be allocated to the Department of Agriculture for distribution to county fairs for premiums and rehabilitation as set forth in the Agricultural Fair Act.
    (e) The monies provided for in Section 30 shall be paid into the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund.
    (f) The monies provided for in Section 31 shall be paid into the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund.
    (g) Until January 1, 2000, that part representing 1/2 of the total breakage in Thoroughbred, Harness, Appaloosa, Arabian, and Quarter Horse racing in the State shall be paid into the Illinois Race Track Improvement Fund as established in Section 32.
    (h) All other monies received by the Board under this Act shall be paid into the Horse Racing Fund.
    (i) The salaries of the Board members, secretary, stewards, directors of mutuels, veterinarians, representatives, accountants, clerks, stenographers, inspectors and other employees of the Board, and all expenses of the Board incident to the administration of this Act, including, but not limited to, all expenses and salaries incident to the taking of saliva and urine samples in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board shall be paid out of the Agricultural Premium Fund.
    (j) The Agricultural Premium Fund shall also be used:
        (1) for the expenses of operating the Illinois State
    
Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair, including the payment of prize money or premiums;
        (2) for the distribution to county fairs, vocational
    
agriculture section fairs, agricultural societies, and agricultural extension clubs in accordance with the Agricultural Fair Act, as amended;
        (3) for payment of prize monies and premiums awarded
    
and for expenses incurred in connection with the International Livestock Exposition and the Mid-Continent Livestock Exposition held in Illinois, which premiums, and awards must be approved, and paid by the Illinois Department of Agriculture;
        (4) for personal service of county agricultural
    
advisors and county home advisors;
        (5) for distribution to agricultural home economic
    
extension councils in accordance with "An Act in relation to additional support and finance for the Agricultural and Home Economic Extension Councils in the several counties in this State and making an appropriation therefor", approved July 24, 1967, as amended;
        (6) for research on equine disease, including a
    
development center therefor;
        (7) for training scholarships for study on equine
    
diseases to students at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine;
        (8) for the rehabilitation, repair and maintenance of
    
the Illinois and DuQuoin State Fair Grounds and the structures and facilities thereon and the construction of permanent improvements on such Fair Grounds, including such structures, facilities and property located on such State Fair Grounds which are under the custody and control of the Department of Agriculture;
        (9) for the expenses of the Department of Agriculture
    
under Section 5-530 of the Departments of State Government Law (20 ILCS 5/5-530);
        (10) for the expenses of the Department of Commerce
    
and Economic Opportunity under Sections 605-620, 605-625, and 605-630 of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law (20 ILCS 605/605-620, 605/605-625, and 605/605-630);
        (11) for remodeling, expanding, and reconstructing
    
facilities destroyed by fire of any Fair and Exposition Authority in counties with a population of 1,000,000 or more inhabitants;
        (12) for the purpose of assisting in the care and
    
general rehabilitation of veterans with disabilities of any war and their surviving spouses and orphans;
        (13) for expenses of the Department of State Police
    
for duties performed under this Act;
        (14) for the Department of Agriculture for soil
    
surveys and soil and water conservation purposes;
        (15) for the Department of Agriculture for grants to
    
the City of Chicago for conducting the Chicagofest;
        (16) for the State Comptroller for grants and
    
operating expenses authorized by the Illinois Global Partnership Act.
    (k) To the extent that monies paid by the Board to the Agricultural Premium Fund are in the opinion of the Governor in excess of the amount necessary for the purposes herein stated, the Governor shall notify the Comptroller and the State Treasurer of such fact, who, upon receipt of such notification, shall transfer such excess monies from the Agricultural Premium Fund to the General Revenue Fund.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

230 ILCS 5/28.1

    (230 ILCS 5/28.1)
    Sec. 28.1. Payments.
    (a) Beginning on January 1, 2000, moneys collected by the Department of Revenue and the Racing Board pursuant to Section 26 or Section 27 of this Act shall be deposited into the Horse Racing Fund, which is hereby created as a special fund in the State Treasury.
    (b) Appropriations, as approved by the General Assembly, may be made from the Horse Racing Fund to the Board to pay the salaries of the Board members, secretary, stewards, directors of mutuels, veterinarians, representatives, accountants, clerks, stenographers, inspectors and other employees of the Board, and all expenses of the Board incident to the administration of this Act, including, but not limited to, all expenses and salaries incident to the taking of saliva and urine samples in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) Beginning January 1, 2000, payments to all programs in existence on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1999 that are identified in Sections 26(c), 26(f), 26(h)(11)(C), and 28, subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) of Section 30, and subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), and (h) of Section 31 shall be made from the General Revenue Fund at the funding levels determined by amounts paid under this Act in calendar year 1998. Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, payments to the Peoria Park District shall be made from the General Revenue Fund at the funding level determined by amounts paid to that park district for museum purposes under this Act in calendar year 1994.
    If an inter-track wagering location licensee's facility changes its location, then the payments associated with that facility under this subsection (d) for museum purposes shall be paid to the park district in the area where the facility relocates, and the payments shall be used for museum purposes. If the facility does not relocate to a park district, then the payments shall be paid to the taxing district that is responsible for park or museum expenditures.
    (e) Beginning July 1, 2006, the payment authorized under subsection (d) to museums and aquariums located in park districts of over 500,000 population shall be paid to museums, aquariums, and zoos in amounts determined by Museums in the Park, an association of museums, aquariums, and zoos located on Chicago Park District property.
    (f) Beginning July 1, 2007, the Children's Discovery Museum in Normal, Illinois shall receive payments from the General Revenue Fund at the funding level determined by the amounts paid to the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois under this Section in calendar year 2006.
(Source: P.A. 98-624, eff. 1-29-14.)

230 ILCS 5/29

    (230 ILCS 5/29) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-29)
    Sec. 29. (a) After the privilege or pari-mutuel tax established in Sections 26(f), 27, and 27.1 is paid to the State from the monies retained by the organization licensee pursuant to Sections 26, 26.2, and 26.3, the remainder of those monies retained pursuant to Sections 26 and 26.2, except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act, shall be allocated evenly to the organization licensee and as purses.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) Each organization licensee and inter-track wagering licensee from the money retained for purses as set forth in subsection (a) of this Section, shall pay to an organization representing the largest number of horse owners and trainers which has negotiated a contract with the organization licensee for such purpose an amount equal to at least 1% of the organization licensee's and inter-track wagering licensee's retention of the pari-mutuel handle for the racing season. Each inter-track wagering location licensee, from the 4% of its handle required to be paid as purses under paragraph (11) of subsection (h) of Section 26 of this Act, shall pay to the contractually established representative organization 2% of that 4%, provided that the payments so made to the organization shall not exceed a total of $125,000 in any calendar year. Such contract shall be negotiated and signed prior to the beginning of the racing season.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/30

    (230 ILCS 5/30) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-30)
    Sec. 30. (a) The General Assembly declares that it is the policy of this State to encourage the breeding of thoroughbred horses in this State and the ownership of such horses by residents of this State in order to provide for: sufficient numbers of high quality thoroughbred horses to participate in thoroughbred racing meetings in this State, and to establish and preserve the agricultural and commercial benefits of such breeding and racing industries to the State of Illinois. It is the intent of the General Assembly to further this policy by the provisions of this Act.
    (b) Each organization licensee conducting a thoroughbred racing meeting pursuant to this Act shall provide at least two races each day limited to Illinois conceived and foaled horses or Illinois foaled horses or both. A minimum of 6 races shall be conducted each week limited to Illinois conceived and foaled or Illinois foaled horses or both. No horses shall be permitted to start in such races unless duly registered under the rules of the Department of Agriculture.
    (c) Conditions of races under subsection (b) shall be commensurate with past performance, quality, and class of Illinois conceived and foaled and Illinois foaled horses available. If, however, sufficient competition cannot be had among horses of that class on any day, the races may, with consent of the Board, be eliminated for that day and substitute races provided.
    (d) There is hereby created a special fund of the State Treasury to be known as the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund.
    Except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act, 8.5% of all the monies received by the State as privilege taxes on Thoroughbred racing meetings shall be paid into the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund.
    (e) The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund shall be administered by the Department of Agriculture with the advice and assistance of the Advisory Board created in subsection (f) of this Section.
    (f) The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board shall consist of the Director of the Department of Agriculture, who shall serve as Chairman; a member of the Illinois Racing Board, designated by it; 2 representatives of the organization licensees conducting thoroughbred racing meetings, recommended by them; 2 representatives of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, recommended by it; and 2 representatives of the Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association or any successor organization established in Illinois comprised of the largest number of owners and trainers, recommended by it, with one representative of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to come from its Illinois Division, and one from its Chicago Division. Advisory Board members shall serve for 2 years commencing January 1 of each odd numbered year. If representatives of the organization licensees conducting thoroughbred racing meetings, the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, and the Horsemen's Benevolent Protection Association have not been recommended by January 1, of each odd numbered year, the Director of the Department of Agriculture shall make an appointment for the organization failing to so recommend a member of the Advisory Board. Advisory Board members shall receive no compensation for their services as members but shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses and disbursements incurred in the execution of their official duties.
    (g) No monies shall be expended from the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund except as appropriated by the General Assembly. Monies appropriated from the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund shall be expended by the Department of Agriculture, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board, for the following purposes only:
        (1) To provide purse supplements to owners of horses
    
participating in races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled and Illinois foaled horses. Any such purse supplements shall not be included in and shall be paid in addition to any purses, stakes, or breeders' awards offered by each organization licensee as determined by agreement between such organization licensee and an organization representing the horsemen. No monies from the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund shall be used to provide purse supplements for claiming races in which the minimum claiming price is less than $7,500.
        (2) To provide stakes and awards to be paid to the
    
owners of the winning horses in certain races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled and Illinois foaled horses designated as stakes races.
        (2.5) To provide an award to the owner or owners of
    
an Illinois conceived and foaled or Illinois foaled horse that wins a maiden special weight, an allowance, overnight handicap race, or claiming race with claiming price of $10,000 or more providing the race is not restricted to Illinois conceived and foaled or Illinois foaled horses. Awards shall also be provided to the owner or owners of Illinois conceived and foaled and Illinois foaled horses that place second or third in those races. To the extent that additional moneys are required to pay the minimum additional awards of 40% of the purse the horse earns for placing first, second or third in those races for Illinois foaled horses and of 60% of the purse the horse earns for placing first, second or third in those races for Illinois conceived and foaled horses, those moneys shall be provided from the purse account at the track where earned.
        (3) To provide stallion awards to the owner or owners
    
of any stallion that is duly registered with the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Program prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 whose duly registered Illinois conceived and foaled offspring wins a race conducted at an Illinois thoroughbred racing meeting other than a claiming race. Such award shall not be paid to the owner or owners of an Illinois stallion that served outside this State at any time during the calendar year in which such race was conducted.
        (4) To provide $75,000 annually for purses to be
    
distributed to county fairs that provide for the running of races during each county fair exclusively for the thoroughbreds conceived and foaled in Illinois. The conditions of the races shall be developed by the county fair association and reviewed by the Department with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board. There shall be no wagering of any kind on the running of Illinois conceived and foaled races at county fairs.
        (4.1) To provide purse money for an Illinois stallion
    
stakes program.
        (5) No less than 80% of all monies appropriated from
    
the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund shall be expended for the purposes in (1), (2), (2.5), (3), (4), (4.1), and (5) as shown above.
        (6) To provide for educational programs regarding the
    
thoroughbred breeding industry.
        (7) To provide for research programs concerning the
    
health, development and care of the thoroughbred horse.
        (8) To provide for a scholarship and training program
    
for students of equine veterinary medicine.
        (9) To provide for dissemination of public
    
information designed to promote the breeding of thoroughbred horses in Illinois.
        (10) To provide for all expenses incurred in the
    
administration of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund.
    (h) Whenever the Governor finds that the amount in the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund is more than the total of the outstanding appropriations from such fund, the Governor shall notify the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer of such fact. The Comptroller and the State Treasurer, upon receipt of such notification, shall transfer such excess amount from the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund to the General Revenue Fund.
    (i) A sum equal to 12 1/2% of the first prize money of every purse won by an Illinois foaled or an Illinois conceived and foaled horse in races not limited to Illinois foaled horses or Illinois conceived and foaled horses, or both, shall be paid by the organization licensee conducting the horse race meeting. Such sum shall be paid from the organization licensee's share of the money wagered as follows: 11 1/2% to the breeder of the winning horse and 1% to the organization representing thoroughbred breeders and owners whose representative serves on the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board for verifying the amounts of breeders' awards earned, assuring their distribution in accordance with this Act, and servicing and promoting the Illinois thoroughbred horse racing industry. The organization representing thoroughbred breeders and owners shall cause all expenditures of monies received under this subsection (i) to be audited at least annually by a registered public accountant. The organization shall file copies of each annual audit with the Racing Board, the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate, and shall make copies of each annual audit available to the public upon request and upon payment of the reasonable cost of photocopying the requested number of copies. Such payments shall not reduce any award to the owner of the horse or reduce the taxes payable under this Act. Upon completion of its racing meet, each organization licensee shall deliver to the organization representing thoroughbred breeders and owners whose representative serves on the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board a listing of all the Illinois foaled and the Illinois conceived and foaled horses which won breeders' awards and the amount of such breeders' awards under this subsection to verify accuracy of payments and assure proper distribution of breeders' awards in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Such payments shall be delivered by the organization licensee within 30 days of the end of each race meeting.
    (j) A sum equal to 12 1/2% of the first prize money won in each race limited to Illinois foaled horses or Illinois conceived and foaled horses, or both, shall be paid in the following manner by the organization licensee conducting the horse race meeting, from the organization licensee's share of the money wagered: 11 1/2% to the breeders of the horses in each such race which are the official first, second, third and fourth finishers and 1% to the organization representing thoroughbred breeders and owners whose representative serves on the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board for verifying the amounts of breeders' awards earned, assuring their proper distribution in accordance with this Act, and servicing and promoting the Illinois thoroughbred horse racing industry. The organization representing thoroughbred breeders and owners shall cause all expenditures of monies received under this subsection (j) to be audited at least annually by a registered public accountant. The organization shall file copies of each annual audit with the Racing Board, the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate, and shall make copies of each annual audit available to the public upon request and upon payment of the reasonable cost of photocopying the requested number of copies.
    The 11 1/2% paid to the breeders in accordance with this subsection shall be distributed as follows:
        (1) 60% of such sum shall be paid to the breeder of
    
the horse which finishes in the official first position;
        (2) 20% of such sum shall be paid to the breeder of
    
the horse which finishes in the official second position;
        (3) 15% of such sum shall be paid to the breeder of
    
the horse which finishes in the official third position; and
        (4) 5% of such sum shall be paid to the breeder of
    
the horse which finishes in the official fourth position.
    Such payments shall not reduce any award to the owners of a horse or reduce the taxes payable under this Act. Upon completion of its racing meet, each organization licensee shall deliver to the organization representing thoroughbred breeders and owners whose representative serves on the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board a listing of all the Illinois foaled and the Illinois conceived and foaled horses which won breeders' awards and the amount of such breeders' awards in accordance with the provisions of this Act. Such payments shall be delivered by the organization licensee within 30 days of the end of each race meeting.
    (k) The term "breeder", as used herein, means the owner of the mare at the time the foal is dropped. An "Illinois foaled horse" is a foal dropped by a mare which enters this State on or before December 1, in the year in which the horse is bred, provided the mare remains continuously in this State until its foal is born. An "Illinois foaled horse" also means a foal born of a mare in the same year as the mare enters this State on or before March 1, and remains in this State at least 30 days after foaling, is bred back during the season of the foaling to an Illinois Registered Stallion (unless a veterinarian certifies that the mare should not be bred for health reasons), and is not bred to a stallion standing in any other state during the season of foaling. An "Illinois foaled horse" also means a foal born in Illinois of a mare purchased at public auction subsequent to the mare entering this State prior to February 1 of the foaling year providing the mare is owned solely by one or more Illinois residents or an Illinois entity that is entirely owned by one or more Illinois residents.
    (l) The Department of Agriculture shall, by rule, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board:
        (1) Qualify stallions for Illinois breeding; such
    
stallions to stand for service within the State of Illinois at the time of a foal's conception. Such stallion must not stand for service at any place outside the State of Illinois during the calendar year in which the foal is conceived. The Department of Agriculture may assess and collect application fees for the registration of Illinois-eligible stallions. All fees collected are to be paid into the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund.
        (2) Provide for the registration of Illinois
    
conceived and foaled horses and Illinois foaled horses. No such horse shall compete in the races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled horses or Illinois foaled horses or both unless registered with the Department of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture may prescribe such forms as are necessary to determine the eligibility of such horses. The Department of Agriculture may assess and collect application fees for the registration of Illinois-eligible foals. All fees collected are to be paid into the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund. No person shall knowingly prepare or cause preparation of an application for registration of such foals containing false information.
    (m) The Department of Agriculture, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board, shall provide that certain races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled and Illinois foaled horses be stakes races and determine the total amount of stakes and awards to be paid to the owners of the winning horses in such races.
    In determining the stakes races and the amount of awards for such races, the Department of Agriculture shall consider factors, including but not limited to, the amount of money appropriated for the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund program, organization licensees' contributions, availability of stakes caliber horses as demonstrated by past performances, whether the race can be coordinated into the proposed racing dates within organization licensees' racing dates, opportunity for colts and fillies and various age groups to race, public wagering on such races, and the previous racing schedule.
    (n) The Board and the organizational licensee shall notify the Department of the conditions and minimum purses for races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled and Illinois foaled horses conducted for each organizational licensee conducting a thoroughbred racing meeting. The Department of Agriculture with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board may allocate monies for purse supplements for such races. In determining whether to allocate money and the amount, the Department of Agriculture shall consider factors, including but not limited to, the amount of money appropriated for the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund program, the number of races that may occur, and the organizational licensee's purse structure.
    (o) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)

230 ILCS 5/30.5

    (230 ILCS 5/30.5)
    Sec. 30.5. Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund.
    (a) The General Assembly declares that it is the policy of this State to encourage the breeding of racing quarter horses in this State and the ownership of such horses by residents of this State in order to provide for sufficient numbers of high quality racing quarter horses in this State and to establish and preserve the agricultural and commercial benefits of such breeding and racing industries to the State of Illinois. It is the intent of the General Assembly to further this policy by the provisions of this Act.
    (b) There is hereby created a special fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund. Except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act, 8.5% of all the moneys received by the State as pari-mutuel taxes on quarter horse racing shall be paid into the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund.
    (c) The Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund shall be administered by the Department of Agriculture with the advice and assistance of the Advisory Board created in subsection (d) of this Section.
    (d) The Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund Advisory Board shall consist of the Director of the Department of Agriculture, who shall serve as Chairman; a member of the Illinois Racing Board, designated by it; one representative of the organization licensees conducting pari-mutuel quarter horse racing meetings, recommended by them; 2 representatives of the Illinois Running Quarter Horse Association, recommended by it; and the Superintendent of Fairs and Promotions from the Department of Agriculture. Advisory Board members shall serve for 2 years commencing January 1 of each odd numbered year. If representatives have not been recommended by January 1 of each odd numbered year, the Director of the Department of Agriculture may make an appointment for the organization failing to so recommend a member of the Advisory Board. Advisory Board members shall receive no compensation for their services as members but may be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses and disbursements incurred in the execution of their official duties.
    (e) No moneys shall be expended from the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund except as appropriated by the General Assembly. Moneys appropriated from the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund shall be expended by the Department of Agriculture, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund Advisory Board, for the following purposes only:
        (1) To provide stakes and awards to be paid to the
    
owners of the winning horses in certain races. This provision is limited to Illinois conceived and foaled horses.
        (2) To provide an award to the owner or owners of an
    
Illinois conceived and foaled horse that wins a race when pari-mutuel wagering is conducted; providing the race is not restricted to Illinois conceived and foaled horses.
        (3) To provide purse money for an Illinois stallion
    
stakes program.
        (4) To provide for purses to be distributed for the
    
running of races during the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair exclusively for quarter horses conceived and foaled in Illinois.
        (5) To provide for purses to be distributed for the
    
running of races at Illinois county fairs exclusively for quarter horses conceived and foaled in Illinois.
        (6) To provide for purses to be distributed for
    
running races exclusively for quarter horses conceived and foaled in Illinois at locations in Illinois determined by the Department of Agriculture with advice and consent of the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund Advisory Board.
        (7) No less than 90% of all moneys appropriated from
    
the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund shall be expended for the purposes in items (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) of this subsection (e).
        (8) To provide for research programs concerning the
    
health, development, and care of racing quarter horses.
        (9) To provide for dissemination of public
    
information designed to promote the breeding of racing quarter horses in Illinois.
        (10) To provide for expenses incurred in the
    
administration of the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund.
    (f) The Department of Agriculture shall, by rule, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund Advisory Board:
        (1) Qualify stallions for Illinois breeding; such
    
stallions to stand for service within the State of Illinois, at the time of a foal's conception. Such stallion must not stand for service at any place outside the State of Illinois during the calendar year in which the foal is conceived. The Department of Agriculture may assess and collect application fees for the registration of Illinois-eligible stallions. All fees collected are to be paid into the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund.
        (2) Provide for the registration of Illinois
    
conceived and foaled horses. No such horse shall compete in the races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled horses unless it is registered with the Department of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture may prescribe such forms as are necessary to determine the eligibility of such horses. The Department of Agriculture may assess and collect application fees for the registration of Illinois-eligible foals. All fees collected are to be paid into the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund. No person shall knowingly prepare or cause preparation of an application for registration of such foals that contains false information.
    (g) The Department of Agriculture, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Racing Quarter Horse Breeders Fund Advisory Board, shall provide that certain races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled be stakes races and determine the total amount of stakes and awards to be paid to the owners of the winning horses in such races.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

230 ILCS 5/31

    (230 ILCS 5/31) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-31)
    Sec. 31. (a) The General Assembly declares that it is the policy of this State to encourage the breeding of standardbred horses in this State and the ownership of such horses by residents of this State in order to provide for: sufficient numbers of high quality standardbred horses to participate in harness racing meetings in this State, and to establish and preserve the agricultural and commercial benefits of such breeding and racing industries to the State of Illinois. It is the intent of the General Assembly to further this policy by the provisions of this Section of this Act.
    (b) Each organization licensee conducting a harness racing meeting pursuant to this Act shall provide for at least two races each race program limited to Illinois conceived and foaled horses. A minimum of 6 races shall be conducted each week limited to Illinois conceived and foaled horses. No horses shall be permitted to start in such races unless duly registered under the rules of the Department of Agriculture.
    (c) Conditions of races under subsection (b) shall be commensurate with past performance, quality and class of Illinois conceived and foaled horses available. If, however, sufficient competition cannot be had among horses of that class on any day, the races may, with consent of the Board, be eliminated for that day and substitute races provided.
    (d) There is hereby created a special fund of the State Treasury to be known as the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund.
    During the calendar year 1981, and each year thereafter, except as provided in subsection (g) of Section 27 of this Act, eight and one-half per cent of all the monies received by the State as privilege taxes on harness racing meetings shall be paid into the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund.
    (e) The Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund shall be administered by the Department of Agriculture with the assistance and advice of the Advisory Board created in subsection (f) of this Section.
    (f) The Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board is hereby created. The Advisory Board shall consist of the Director of the Department of Agriculture, who shall serve as Chairman; the Superintendent of the Illinois State Fair; a member of the Illinois Racing Board, designated by it; a representative of the largest association of Illinois standardbred owners and breeders, recommended by it; a representative of a statewide association representing agricultural fairs in Illinois, recommended by it, such representative to be from a fair at which Illinois conceived and foaled racing is conducted; a representative of the organization licensees conducting harness racing meetings, recommended by them; a representative of the Breeder's Committee of the association representing the largest number of standardbred owners, breeders, trainers, caretakers, and drivers, recommended by it; and a representative of the association representing the largest number of standardbred owners, breeders, trainers, caretakers, and drivers, recommended by it. Advisory Board members shall serve for 2 years commencing January 1 of each odd numbered year. If representatives of the largest association of Illinois standardbred owners and breeders, a statewide association of agricultural fairs in Illinois, the association representing the largest number of standardbred owners, breeders, trainers, caretakers, and drivers, a member of the Breeder's Committee of the association representing the largest number of standardbred owners, breeders, trainers, caretakers, and drivers, and the organization licensees conducting harness racing meetings have not been recommended by January 1 of each odd numbered year, the Director of the Department of Agriculture shall make an appointment for the organization failing to so recommend a member of the Advisory Board. Advisory Board members shall receive no compensation for their services as members but shall be reimbursed for all actual and necessary expenses and disbursements incurred in the execution of their official duties.
    (g) No monies shall be expended from the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund except as appropriated by the General Assembly. Monies appropriated from the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund shall be expended by the Department of Agriculture, with the assistance and advice of the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board for the following purposes only:
        1. To provide purses for races limited to Illinois
    
conceived and foaled horses at the State Fair.
        2. To provide purses for races limited to Illinois
    
conceived and foaled horses at county fairs.
        3. To provide purse supplements for races limited to
    
Illinois conceived and foaled horses conducted by associations conducting harness racing meetings.
        4. No less than 75% of all monies in the Illinois
    
Standardbred Breeders Fund shall be expended for purses in 1, 2 and 3 as shown above.
        5. In the discretion of the Department of Agriculture
    
to provide awards to harness breeders of Illinois conceived and foaled horses which win races conducted by organization licensees conducting harness racing meetings. A breeder is the owner of a mare at the time of conception. No more than 10% of all monies appropriated from the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund shall be expended for such harness breeders awards. No more than 25% of the amount expended for harness breeders awards shall be expended for expenses incurred in the administration of such harness breeders awards.
        6. To pay for the improvement of racing facilities
    
located at the State Fair and County fairs.
        7. To pay the expenses incurred in the administration
    
of the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund.
        8. To promote the sport of harness racing.
    (h) Whenever the Governor finds that the amount in the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund is more than the total of the outstanding appropriations from such fund, the Governor shall notify the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer of such fact. The Comptroller and the State Treasurer, upon receipt of such notification, shall transfer such excess amount from the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund to the General Revenue Fund.
    (i) A sum equal to 12 1/2% of the first prize money of every purse won by an Illinois conceived and foaled horse shall be paid by the organization licensee conducting the horse race meeting to the breeder of such winning horse from the organization licensee's share of the money wagered. Such payment shall not reduce any award to the owner of the horse or reduce the taxes payable under this Act. Such payment shall be delivered by the organization licensee at the end of each race meeting.
    (j) The Department of Agriculture shall, by rule, with the assistance and advice of the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board:
        1. Qualify stallions for Illinois Standardbred
    
Breeders Fund breeding; such stallion shall be owned by a resident of the State of Illinois or by an Illinois corporation all of whose shareholders, directors, officers and incorporators are residents of the State of Illinois. Such stallion shall stand for service at and within the State of Illinois at the time of a foal's conception, and such stallion must not stand for service at any place, nor may semen from such stallion be transported, outside the State of Illinois during that calendar year in which the foal is conceived and that the owner of the stallion was for the 12 months prior, a resident of Illinois. The articles of agreement of any partnership, joint venture, limited partnership, syndicate, association or corporation and any bylaws and stock certificates must contain a restriction that provides that the ownership or transfer of interest by any one of the persons a party to the agreement can only be made to a person who qualifies as an Illinois resident.
        2. Provide for the registration of Illinois conceived
    
and foaled horses and no such horse shall compete in the races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled horses unless registered with the Department of Agriculture. The Department of Agriculture may prescribe such forms as may be necessary to determine the eligibility of such horses. No person shall knowingly prepare or cause preparation of an application for registration of such foals containing false information. A mare (dam) must be in the state at least 30 days prior to foaling or remain in the State at least 30 days at the time of foaling. Beginning with the 1996 breeding season and for foals of 1997 and thereafter, a foal conceived by transported fresh semen may be eligible for Illinois conceived and foaled registration provided all breeding and foaling requirements are met. The stallion must be qualified for Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund breeding at the time of conception and the mare must be inseminated within the State of Illinois. The foal must be dropped in Illinois and properly registered with the Department of Agriculture in accordance with this Act.
        3. Provide that at least a 5 day racing program shall
    
be conducted at the State Fair each year, which program shall include at least the following races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled horses: (a) a two year old Trot and Pace, and Filly Division of each; (b) a three year old Trot and Pace, and Filly Division of each; (c) an aged Trot and Pace, and Mare Division of each.
        4. Provide for the payment of nominating, sustaining
    
and starting fees for races promoting the sport of harness racing and for the races to be conducted at the State Fair as provided in subsection (j) 3 of this Section provided that the nominating, sustaining and starting payment required from an entrant shall not exceed 2% of the purse of such race. All nominating, sustaining and starting payments shall be held for the benefit of entrants and shall be paid out as part of the respective purses for such races. Nominating, sustaining and starting fees shall be held in trust accounts for the purposes as set forth in this Act and in accordance with Section 205-15 of the Department of Agriculture Law (20 ILCS 205/205-15).
        5. Provide for the registration with the Department
    
of Agriculture of Colt Associations or county fairs desiring to sponsor races at county fairs.
    (k) The Department of Agriculture, with the advice and assistance of the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund Advisory Board, may allocate monies for purse supplements for such races. In determining whether to allocate money and the amount, the Department of Agriculture shall consider factors, including but not limited to, the amount of money appropriated for the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund program, the number of races that may occur, and an organizational licensee's purse structure. The organizational licensee shall notify the Department of Agriculture of the conditions and minimum purses for races limited to Illinois conceived and foaled horses to be conducted by each organizational licensee conducting a harness racing meeting for which purse supplements have been negotiated.
    (l) All races held at county fairs and the State Fair which receive funds from the Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the United States Trotting Association unless otherwise modified by the Department of Agriculture.
    (m) At all standardbred race meetings held or conducted under authority of a license granted by the Board, and at all standardbred races held at county fairs which are approved by the Department of Agriculture or at the Illinois or DuQuoin State Fairs, no one shall jog, train, warm up or drive a standardbred horse unless he or she is wearing a protective safety helmet, with the chin strap fastened and in place, which meets the standards and requirements as set forth in the 1984 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Harness Racing and Other Equestrian Sports published by the Snell Memorial Foundation, or any standards and requirements for headgear the Illinois Racing Board may approve. Any other standards and requirements so approved by the Board shall equal or exceed those published by the Snell Memorial Foundation. Any equestrian helmet bearing the Snell label shall be deemed to have met those standards and requirements.
(Source: P.A. 99-756, eff. 8-12-16.)

230 ILCS 5/31.1

    (230 ILCS 5/31.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-31.1)
    Sec. 31.1. (a) Organization licensees collectively shall contribute annually to charity the sum of $750,000 to non-profit organizations that provide medical and family, counseling, and similar services to persons who reside or work on the backstretch of Illinois racetracks. These contributions shall be collected as follows: (i) no later than July 1st of each year the Board shall assess each organization licensee, except those tracks which are not within 100 miles of each other which tracks shall pay $30,000 annually apiece into the Board charity fund, that amount which equals $690,000 multiplied by the amount of pari-mutuel wagering handled by the organization licensee in the year preceding assessment and divided by the total pari-mutuel wagering handled by all Illinois organization licensees, except those tracks which are not within 100 miles of each other, in the year preceding assessment; (ii) notice of the assessed contribution shall be mailed to each organization licensee; (iii) within thirty days of its receipt of such notice, each organization licensee shall remit the assessed contribution to the Board. If an organization licensee wilfully fails to so remit the contribution, the Board may revoke its license to conduct horse racing.
    (b) No later than October 1st of each year, any qualified charitable organization seeking an allotment of contributed funds shall submit to the Board an application for those funds, using the Board's approved form. No later than December 31st of each year, the Board shall distribute all such amounts collected that year to such charitable organization applicants.
(Source: P.A. 87-110.)

230 ILCS 5/31.2

    (230 ILCS 5/31.2)
    Sec. 31.2. Automated external defibrillators. Organization licensees shall make available no less than 2 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that are operational and accessible when backstretch workers are present at their racing facilities. At least one AED shall be placed in the paddock of their racing facilities. At least one AED shall be placed on the backstretch of their racing facilities.
(Source: P.A. 98-423, eff. 1-1-14.)

230 ILCS 5/32

    (230 ILCS 5/32) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-32)
    Sec. 32. Illinois Race Track Improvement Fund. Within 30 days after the effective date of this Act, the Board shall cause all moneys previously deposited in the Illinois Race Track Improvement Fund to be remitted to the racetrack from which the licensee derives its license in accordance to the amounts generated by each licensee.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 1-1-00.)

230 ILCS 5/32.1

    (230 ILCS 5/32.1)
    Sec. 32.1. Pari-mutuel tax credit; statewide racetrack real estate equalization. In order to encourage new investment in Illinois racetrack facilities and mitigate differing real estate tax burdens among all racetracks, the licensees affiliated or associated with each racetrack that has been awarded live racing dates in the current year shall receive an immediate pari-mutuel tax credit in an amount equal to the greater of (i) 50% of the amount of the real estate taxes paid in the prior year attributable to that racetrack, or (ii) the amount by which the real estate taxes paid in the prior year attributable to that racetrack exceeds 60% of the average real estate taxes paid in the prior year for all racetracks awarded live horse racing meets in the current year.
    Each year, regardless of whether the organization licensee conducted live racing in the year of certification, the Board shall certify in writing, prior to December 31, the real estate taxes paid in that year for each racetrack and the amount of the pari-mutuel tax credit that each organization licensee, intertrack wagering licensee, and intertrack wagering location licensee that derives its license from such racetrack is entitled in the succeeding calendar year. The real estate taxes considered under this Section for any racetrack shall be those taxes on the real estate parcels and related facilities used to conduct a horse race meeting and inter-track wagering at such racetrack under this Act. In no event shall the amount of the tax credit under this Section exceed the amount of pari-mutuel taxes otherwise calculated under this Act. The amount of the tax credit under this Section shall be retained by each licensee and shall not be subject to any reallocation or further distribution under this Act. The Board may promulgate emergency rules to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)

230 ILCS 5/33.1

    (230 ILCS 5/33.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-33.1)
    Sec. 33.1. (a) The Department of Agriculture shall be responsible for investigating and determining the eligibility of mares and Illinois conceived and foaled horses and Illinois foaled horses to participate in Illinois conceived and foaled and Illinois foaled races. The Department of Agriculture shall also qualify stallions to participate in the Illinois Standardbred and Thoroughbred programs.
    (b) The Director of the Department of Agriculture or his authorized agent is authorized to conduct hearings, administer oaths, and issue subpoenas to carry out his responsibilities concerning the Illinois Standardbred and Thoroughbred programs as set forth in Sections 30 and 31.
    (c) The Director of the Department of Agriculture or his authorized agent shall, after a hearing, affirm or deny the qualification of a stallion for the Illinois Standardbred or Thoroughbred program. The decision of the Director of the Department of Agriculture or his authorized agent shall be subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law. The term "administrative decision" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Section 3-101 of the Administrative Review Law.
    (d) If the determination is made that a standardbred stallion is not owned by a resident of the State of Illinois or that a transfer of ownership is a subterfuge to qualify a standardbred stallion under the Act, or that a standardbred stallion owner, manager, or person associated with him or her has knowingly participated in the arrangements for transporting semen from a standardbred stallion registered under this Act out-of-state, the Director of the Department of Agriculture or his authorized agent shall immediately publish notice of such fact in publications devoted to news concerning standardbred horses, announcing the disqualification of such stallion or his foals. If any person owning any stallion, mare or foal is found by the Director of the Department of Agriculture or his authorized agent to have willfully violated any provision of this Act or to have made any false statements concerning such person's stallion, mare or foal, then no animal owned by such person is eligible to participate in any events conducted pursuant to Sections 30 and 31.
    (e) Any person who is served with a subpoena, issued by the Director of the Department of Agriculture or his authorized agent, to appear and testify or to produce documents and who refuses or neglects to testify or produce documents relevant to the investigation, as directed in the subpoenas, may be punished as provided in this Section.
    (f) Any circuit court of this State, upon petition by the Director of the Department of Agriculture or his authorized agent, may compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of documents and giving the testimony required by this Section in the same manner as the production of evidence may be compelled in any other judicial proceeding before such court. Any person who willfully swears or affirms falsely in any proceeding conducted pursuant to this Section is guilty of perjury.
    (g) The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel in the course of any investigation shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of this State.
    (h) The Department shall have authority to promulgate rules and regulations for the enforcement of Sections 30, 31 and 33.1 of this Act. Conditions and purses shall not be subject to Section 5-40 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act but shall be set and published from time to time.
(Source: P.A. 88-45; 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/34

    (230 ILCS 5/34) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-34)
    Sec. 34. (a) The Department of State Police shall enforce the racing statutes of the State and provide investigative services during all horse racing meetings conducted in this State. Each licensee shall provide and maintain his own security personnel.
    (b) Each licensee shall submit a request for the investigative services to the Department of State Police. The Department of State Police shall determine each licensee's pro rata share of the Department's expenses for investigative services rendered to race tracks on a fiscal year basis, and bill each licensee, except the Illinois Department of Agriculture or their contractor, for such expenses. Upon receipt of such billing, the licensee shall pay the amount billed into the Agricultural Premium Fund. It shall be the duty of the General Assembly in subsequent years to review the operation of the Department of State Police and make consistent increases or, if the situation necessitates, decreases in the number of personnel necessary in order to fully assure that the Department of State Police is at such a strength as to effectively carry out the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/34.1

    (230 ILCS 5/34.1)
    Sec. 34.1. Compulsive gambling.
    (a) Each organization licensee shall post signs with a statement regarding obtaining assistance with gambling problems, the text of which shall be determined by rule by the Department of Human Services, at the following locations in each race track at which horse race meetings are conducted by the organization licensee and in each inter-track wagering facility and inter-track wagering location operated by the organization licensee:
        (i) Each entrance and exit.
        (ii) Near each credit location.
    The signs shall be no larger than 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches and shall be provided by the Department of Human Services.
    (b) Each organization licensee shall print a statement regarding obtaining assistance with gambling problems, the text of which shall be determined by rule by the Department of Human Services, on all official racing programs that the organization licensee provides to the general public.
(Source: P.A. 89-374, eff. 1-1-96; 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

230 ILCS 5/34.2

    (230 ILCS 5/34.2)
    Sec. 34.2. Withholding of delinquent child support; signs; statement.
    (a) Each organization licensee shall post signs with a statement regarding withholding of delinquent child support, the text of which shall be determined by rule by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, at the following locations in each race track at which horse race meetings are conducted by the organization licensee and in each inter-track wagering facility and inter-track wagering location operated by the organization licensee:
        (1) Each entrance and exit.
        (2) Near each credit location.
    The signs shall be provided by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
    (b) Each organization licensee shall print a statement regarding withholding of delinquent child support, the text of which shall be determined by rule by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, on all official racing programs that the organization licensee provides to the general public.
(Source: P.A. 98-318, eff. 8-12-13.)

230 ILCS 5/35

    (230 ILCS 5/35) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-35)
    Sec. 35. Any person holding or conducting any meeting within the State at which racing of horses shall be permitted for any stake, purse or reward or any person or persons aiding, assisting or abetting in the holding or conducting of such meeting where racing is held or conducted contrary to or in violation of any of the provisions and requirements of this Act shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. For the purpose of this Section, each day of racing in violation of the provisions of this Act shall be considered as a separate and distinct offense. Any failure by any member of the Board to make public any violation of this Act within a reasonable time of learning thereof shall be punished as a Class A misdemeanor and issuance of a license prior to compliance with Section 20 shall be punishable as a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/36

    (230 ILCS 5/36) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-36)
    Sec. 36. (a) Whoever administers or conspires to administer to any horse a hypnotic, narcotic, stimulant, depressant or any chemical substance which may affect the speed of a horse at any time, except those chemical substances permitted by ruling of the Board, internally, externally or by hypodermic method in a race or prior thereto, or whoever knowingly enters a horse in any race within a period of 24 hours after any hypnotic, narcotic, stimulant, depressant or any other chemical substance which may affect the speed of a horse at any time, except those chemical substances permitted by ruling of the Board, has been administered to such horse either internally or externally or by hypodermic method for the purpose of increasing or retarding the speed of such horse shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. The Board shall suspend or revoke such violator's license.
    (b) The term "hypnotic" as used in this Section includes all barbituric acid preparations and derivatives.
    (c) The term "narcotic" as used in this Section includes opium and all its alkaloids, salts, preparations and derivatives, cocaine and all its salts, preparations and derivatives and substitutes.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/36a

    (230 ILCS 5/36a) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-36a)
    Sec. 36a. (a) It is recognized that there are horses which exhibit symptoms of epistaxis or respiratory tract hemorrhage which with proper treatment are sound and able to compete in races. The Board shall establish by rule the appropriate standards for the administration of furosemide (Lasix) or other Board approved bleeder medications in such circumstances.
    (b) Every horse entered to race shall be placed in a security area as designated by the Board. The Board, in designating a security area, shall not require that a horse be placed in a barn or stall other than the barn or stall assigned to that horse by the racing secretary. The barn or stall shall be posted as a security area. The trainer of record shall be responsible for the security of the horse and barn or stall area. The security area shall be under the supervision of the Board.
    No unauthorized person shall approach the security area. If any unauthorized person does approach the security area, a report of the incident is to be made immediately to one of the State veterinarians or the stewards, or a board investigator.
    The provisions of this Section 36a and the treatment authorized herein shall apply to and be available only for horses entered in and competing in race meetings as defined in Section 3.07 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/37

    (230 ILCS 5/37) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-37)
    Sec. 37. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person:
    (1) to use or conspire to use any battery, buzzer, electrical, mechanical or other appliances other than the ordinary whip or spur for the purpose of stimulating or depressing a horse or affecting its speed in a race or workout or at any time; or
    (2) to sponge a horse's nostrils or windpipe or use any method injurious or otherwise for the purpose of stimulating or depressing a horse or affecting its speed in a race or a workout at any time; or
    (3) to have in his possession within the confines of a race track, sheds, buildings or grounds, or within the confines of a stable, shed, building or ground where horses are kept which are eligible to race over a race track of any racing association or licensee, any appliance other than the ordinary whip or spur which may or can be used for the purpose of stimulating or depressing a horse or affecting its speed at any time; or
    (4) to have in his possession with the intent to sell, give away or exchange any of such instrumentalities.
    (b) Such possession of such instrumentalities by anyone within the confines of a race track, stables, sheds, buildings or grounds where horses are kept which are eligible to race over the race tracks of any racing association or licensee shall be prima facie evidence of intention to so use such instrumentalities.
    (c) Any persons who violate this Section shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. The Board shall suspend or revoke such violator's license.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/38

    (230 ILCS 5/38) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-38)
    Sec. 38. (a) It is unlawful for any person knowingly to enter or cause to be entered any horse - mare, stallion, gelding, colt or filly - for competition or knowingly to compete with any horse - mare, stallion, gelding, colt or filly -- entered for competition under any name other than its true name or out of its proper class for any purse, prize, premium, stake or sweepstakes offered or given by any agricultural or other society, association or persons in the State where such prize, purse, premium, stake or sweepstakes is to be decided by a contest of speed.
    (b) Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The Board shall suspend or revoke the violator's license.
    (c) The true name of any horse -- mare, stallion, gelding, colt or filly -- for the purpose of entry for competition or performance in any contest of speed shall be the name under which the horse has publicly performed and shall not be changed after having once so performed or contested for a prize, purse, premium, stake or sweepstakes, except as provided by the code of printed rules of the society or association under which the contest is advertised to be conducted.
    (d) It is further provided that the official records shall be received in all courts as evidence upon the trial of any person under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/39

    (230 ILCS 5/39) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-39)
    Sec. 39. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage directly or indirectly or for any person to conspire with or to aid, assist or abet any other person in the engagement or commission of any corrupt act or practice, including, but not limited to:
        (1) the giving or offering or promising to give,
    
directly or indirectly, a bribe in any form to any public official or person having official duties in relation to any race or race horse or to any trainer, jockey or agent or to any other person having charge of, or access to, any race horse;
        (2) the passing or attempting to pass or the cashing
    
or attempting to cash any altered or fraudulent mutuel ticket;
        (3) the unauthorized sale or the attempt to make an
    
unauthorized sale of any race track admission ticket.
    (b) Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (c) If any person who violates this Section is licensed under this Act, the Board shall suspend or revoke the organization or occupation license of that person, in addition to the penalty and fine imposed in subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/39.1

    (230 ILCS 5/39.1) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-39.1)
    Sec. 39.1. (a) No person shall, directly or indirectly, accept anything of value from another to be transmitted or delivered for wager in any pari-mutuel system of wagering on horse races. Nothing in this Section prohibits wagering transactions authorized under this Act.
    (b) Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/40

    (230 ILCS 5/40) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-40)
    Sec. 40. (a) The imposition of any fine or penalty provided in this Act shall not preclude the Board in its rules and regulations from imposing a fine or penalty for any other action which, in the Board's discretion, is a detriment or impediment to horse racing.
    (b) The Director of Agriculture or his or her authorized representative shall impose the following monetary penalties and hold administrative hearings as required for failure to submit the following applications, lists, or reports within the time period, date or manner required by statute or rule or for removing a foal from Illinois prior to inspection:
        (1) late filing of a renewal application for offering
    
or standing stallion for service:
            (A) if an application is submitted no more than
        
30 days late, $50;
            (B) if an application is submitted no more than
        
45 days late, $150; or
            (C) if an application is submitted more than 45
        
days late, if filing of the application is allowed under an administrative hearing, $250;
        (2) late filing of list or report of mares bred:
            (A) if a list or report is submitted no more than
        
30 days late, $50;
            (B) if a list or report is submitted no more than
        
60 days late $150; or
            (C) if a list or report is submitted more than 60
        
days late, if filing of the list or report is allowed under an administrative hearing, $250;
        (3) filing an Illinois foaled thoroughbred mare
    
status report after December 31:
            (A) if a report is submitted no more than 30 days
        
late, $50;
            (B) if a report is submitted no more than 90 days
        
late, $150;
            (C) if a report is submitted no more than 150
        
days late, $250; or
            (D) if a report is submitted more than 150 days
        
late, if filing of the report is allowed under an administrative hearing, $500;
        (4) late filing of application for foal eligibility
    
certificate:
            (A) if an application is submitted no more than
        
30 days late, $50;
            (B) if an application is submitted no more than
        
90 days late, $150;
            (C) if an application is submitted no more than
        
150 days late, $250; or
            (D) if an application is submitted more than 150
        
days late, if filing of the application is allowed under an administrative hearing, $500;
        (5) failure to report the intent to remove a foal
    
from Illinois prior to inspection, identification and certification by a Department of Agriculture investigator, $50; and
        (6) if a list or report of mares bred is incomplete,
    
$50 per mare not included on the list or report.
    Any person upon whom monetary penalties are imposed under this Section 3 times within a 5 year period shall have any further monetary penalties imposed at double the amounts set forth above. All monies assessed and collected for violations relating to thoroughbreds shall be paid into the Thoroughbred Breeders Fund. All monies assessed and collected for violations relating to standardbreds shall be paid into the Standardbred Breeders Fund.
(Source: P.A. 87-397.)

230 ILCS 5/41

    (230 ILCS 5/41) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-41)
    Sec. 41. Article 28 of the Criminal Code of 2012, and all other Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act shall not apply to pari-mutuel wagering in manner and form as provided by this Act at any horse race meeting held by any person having an organization license for the holding of such horse race meeting as provided by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

230 ILCS 5/42

    (230 ILCS 5/42) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-42)
    Sec. 42. (a) Except as to the distribution of monies provided for by Sections 28, 29, 30 and 31, nothing whatsoever in this Act shall be held or taken to apply to county fairs and State Fairs or to agricultural and livestock exhibitions where the pari-mutuel system of wagering upon the result of horses is not permitted or conducted.
    (b) Nothing herein shall be construed to permit the pari-mutuel method of wagering upon any race track unless such race track is licensed under this Act. It is hereby declared to be unlawful for any person to permit, conduct or supervise upon any race track ground the pari-mutuel method of wagering except in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    (c) Whoever violates subsection (b) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/43

    (230 ILCS 5/43) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-43)
    Sec. 43. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the use of any grounds, enclosure or race track owned or controlled by any organization licensee for any fair, county fair, State Fair, agricultural or livestock exhibition, even though horse racing be conducted thereat when no betting, wagering, pool selling or gambling upon the result of horse racing held is permitted with the knowledge or acquiescence of the persons conducting the same and when the pari-mutuel method of wagering is not conducted.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/44

    (230 ILCS 5/44) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-44)
    Sec. 44. Nothing in this Act applies to any other method or manner of racing except the racing of horses as set forth.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/45

    (230 ILCS 5/45) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-45)
    Sec. 45. It shall be the duty of the Attorney General and the various State's attorneys in this State in cooperation with the Department of State Police to enforce this Act. The Governor may, upon request of the Department of State Police, order the law enforcing officers of the various cities and counties to assign a sufficient number of deputies to aid members of the Department of State Police in preventing horse racing at any track within the respective jurisdiction of such cities or counties an organization license for which has been refused, suspended or revoked by the Board. The Governor may similarly assign such deputies to aid the Department of State Police when, by his determination, additional forces are needed to preserve the health, welfare or safety of any person or animal within the grounds of any race track in the State.
(Source: P.A. 84-25.)

230 ILCS 5/46

    (230 ILCS 5/46) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-46)
    Sec. 46. All final decisions of the Board hereunder shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the "Administrative Review Law", as now or hereafter amended, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is as defined in Section 3-101 of the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-1539.)

230 ILCS 5/47

    (230 ILCS 5/47) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-47)
    Sec. 47. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid application or provision, and to this end the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 79-1185.)

230 ILCS 5/49

    (230 ILCS 5/49) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-49)
    Sec. 49. The General Assembly declares that it is the policy of this State to foster the running of the Hambletonian Stakes in Illinois. Should the Hambletonian stakes no longer be run in Illinois then it is the policy of the State to foster a race or races at the DuQuoin State Fair, the Illinois State Fair, and the Illinois county fairs for the benefit of the harness horse racing industry. In order to further this policy, the Board shall keep a record of the moneys deposited in the Agricultural Premium Fund which are derived from the third and fourth races conducted on each Friday and Saturday during each harness racing meeting licensed under this Act, provided that each such Friday and Saturday program has at least 11 races. Each year, from the moneys in the Agricultural Premium Fund provided from such races, an appropriation shall be made to the Department of Agriculture to be used to supplement the purses offered for, and for other expenses in connection with, the Hambletonian Stakes or other harness races as authorized in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1458.)

230 ILCS 5/51

    (230 ILCS 5/51) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-51)
    Sec. 51. (a) (Blank).
    (b) All proceedings respecting acts done before the effective date of this Act shall be determined in accordance with law and regulations enforced at the time the acts occurred. All proceedings instituted for actions taken after the effective date of this Act shall be governed by this Act.
    (c) All rules and regulations of the Board relating to subjects embraced by this Act shall remain in full force and effect unless repealed, amended or superseded by rules and regulations issued under this Act.
    (d) All orders entered, licenses granted, and pending proceedings instituted by the Board relating to subjects embraced within this Act shall remain in full force and effect until superseded by actions taken under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/52

    (230 ILCS 5/52) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-52)
    Sec. 52. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/53

    (230 ILCS 5/53) (from Ch. 8, par. 37-53)
    Sec. 53. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89-16, eff. 5-30-95.)

230 ILCS 5/54

    (230 ILCS 5/54)
    Sec. 54. Horse Racing Equity Fund.
    (a) There is created in the State Treasury a Fund to be known as the Horse Racing Equity Fund. The Fund shall consist of moneys paid into it pursuant to subsection (c-5) of Section 13 of the Riverboat Gambling Act. The Fund shall be administered by the Racing Board.
    (b) The moneys deposited into the Fund shall be distributed by the Racing Board within 10 days after those moneys are deposited into the Fund as follows:
        (1) Fifty percent of all moneys distributed under
    
this subsection shall be distributed to organization licensees to be distributed at their race meetings as purses. Fifty-seven percent of the amount distributed under this paragraph (1) shall be distributed for thoroughbred race meetings and 43% shall be distributed for standardbred race meetings. Within each breed, moneys shall be allocated to each organization licensee's purse fund in accordance with the ratio between the purses generated for that breed by that licensee during the prior calendar year and the total purses generated throughout the State for that breed during the prior calendar year.
        (2) The remaining 50% of the moneys distributed under
    
this subsection (b) shall be distributed pro rata according to the aggregate proportion of state-wide handle at the racetrack, inter-track, and inter-track wagering locations that derive their licenses from a racetrack identified in this paragraph (2) for calendar years 1994, 1996, and 1997 to (i) any person (or its successors or assigns) who had operating control of a racing facility at which live racing was conducted in calendar year 1997 and who has operating control of an organization licensee that conducted racing in calendar year 1997 and is a licensee in the current year, or (ii) any person (or its successors or assigns) who has operating control of a racing facility located in a county that is bounded by the Mississippi River that has a population of less than 150,000 according to the 1990 decennial census and conducted an average of 60 days of racing per year between 1985 and 1993 and has been awarded an inter-track wagering license in the current year.
        If any person identified in this paragraph (2)
    
becomes ineligible to receive moneys from the Fund, such amount shall be redistributed among the remaining persons in proportion to their percentages otherwise calculated.
(Source: P.A. 98-18, eff. 6-7-13.)

230 ILCS 5/54.5

    (230 ILCS 5/54.5)
    Sec. 54.5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 94-804, eff. 5-26-06. Repealed internally, eff. 5-26-08.)

230 ILCS 5/54.75

    (230 ILCS 5/54.75)
    Sec. 54.75. Horse Racing Equity Trust Fund.
    (a) There is created a Fund to be known as the Horse Racing Equity Trust Fund, which is a non-appropriated trust fund held separate and apart from State moneys. The Fund shall consist of moneys paid into it by owners licensees under the Riverboat Gambling Act for the purposes described in this Section. The Fund shall be administered by the Board. Moneys in the Fund shall be distributed as directed and certified by the Board in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b).
    (b) The moneys deposited into the Fund, plus any accrued interest on those moneys, shall be distributed within 10 days after those moneys are deposited into the Fund as follows:
        (1) Sixty percent of all moneys distributed under
    
this subsection shall be distributed to organization licensees to be distributed at their race meetings as purses. Fifty-seven percent of the amount distributed under this paragraph (1) shall be distributed for thoroughbred race meetings and 43% shall be distributed for standardbred race meetings. Within each breed, moneys shall be allocated to each organization licensee's purse fund in accordance with the ratio between the purses generated for that breed by that licensee during the prior calendar year and the total purses generated throughout the State for that breed during the prior calendar year by licensees in the current calendar year.
        (2) The remaining 40% of the moneys distributed under
    
this subsection (b) shall be distributed as follows:
            (A) 11% shall be distributed to any person (or
        
its successors or assigns) who had operating control of a racetrack that conducted live racing in 2002 at a racetrack in a county with at least 230,000 inhabitants that borders the Mississippi River and is a licensee in the current year; and
            (B) the remaining 89% shall be distributed pro
        
rata according to the aggregate proportion of total handle from wagering on live races conducted in Illinois (irrespective of where the wagers are placed) for calendar years 2004 and 2005 to any person (or its successors or assigns) who (i) had majority operating control of a racing facility at which live racing was conducted in calendar year 2002, (ii) is a licensee in the current year, and (iii) is not eligible to receive moneys under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph (2).
            The moneys received by an organization licensee
        
under this paragraph (2) shall be used by each organization licensee to improve, maintain, market, and otherwise operate its racing facilities to conduct live racing, which shall include backstretch services and capital improvements related to live racing and the backstretch. Any organization licensees sharing common ownership may pool the moneys received and spent at all racing facilities commonly owned in order to meet these requirements.
        If any person identified in this paragraph (2)
    
becomes ineligible to receive moneys from the Fund, such amount shall be redistributed among the remaining persons in proportion to their percentages otherwise calculated.
    (c) The Board shall monitor organization licensees to ensure that moneys paid to organization licensees under this Section are distributed by the organization licensees as provided in subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 95-1008, eff. 12-15-08.)

230 ILCS 5/55

    (230 ILCS 5/55)
    Sec. 55. Study concerning account wagering and fixed odds wagering. The Board shall study whether it would be in the best interests of the horse racing industry and the State of Illinois to authorize account wagering and fixed odds wagering. The Board shall file a written report containing its findings with the General Assembly no later than December 31, 1999.
(Source: P.A. 91-40, eff. 6-25-99.)