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Full Text of SB0744  97th General Assembly


Rep. Lou Lang

Filed: 5/26/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 744, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to page and line numbers of House Amendment No.
41 as follows:
5by replacing line 22 on page 132 through line 14 on page 133
6with the following:
7    "Upon application, the Board may issue a license to the
8Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack Authority authorizing the
9pari-mutuel system of wagering on live harness races,
10inter-track wagering, and simulcast wagering through a racing
11contractor, as that term is defined in the Illinois State
12Fairgrounds Racetrack Authority Act, at the Illinois State
13Fairgrounds in Sangamon County. Live harness races conducted in
14Sangamon County shall conclude before 7:00 P.M. each racing
15day. Revenues received by the Board from this license shall be
16deposited into the Horse Racing Fund."; and



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1on page 148, line 17, after "year.", by inserting "Standardbred
2racing conducted in Sangamon County shall not be considered
3races under this subsection (e-1)."; and
4on page 162, lines 3 and 5, by replacing "licensee" each time
5it appears with "licensee, other than the Illinois State
6Fairgrounds Racetrack Authority,"; and
7on page 169, line 4, after "Advisory Board.", by inserting
8"This subparagraph (B) shall no longer apply when electronic
9gaming begins at the Illinois State Fairgrounds."; and
10on page 176, line 10, immediately after "facility", by
11inserting ", other than the Illinois State Fairgrounds
12Racetrack Authority,".
13on page 250, line 4, after "horses", by inserting "outside of
14Sangamon County"; and
15on page 250, immediately below line 12, by inserting the
17    "(d-5) Annually, from the purse account of an organization
18licensee racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, an amount
19equal to 14.33% shall be transferred to the thoroughbred purse
20accounts of each of the following: Arlington Park Racetrack,
21Hawthorne Racecourse, and Fairmount Park Racetrack. Beginning



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1on January 1, 2013, from the purse account of an organization
2licensee racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, an amount
3equal to $100,000 shall be transferred annually into the
4Illinois Racing Quarterhorse Breeders Fund.".