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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 99D.7, subsection 18, Code 1997, is
  1  2 amended to read as follows:
  1  3    18.  To revoke or suspend licenses and impose fines not to
  1  4 exceed one thousand dollars.
  1  5    Sec. 2.  Section 99D.9, Code 1997, is amended by adding the
  1  6 following new subsection:
  1  7    NEW SUBSECTION.  6A.  A licensee shall not allow a person
  1  8 who is under twenty-one years of age within the area of a
  1  9 racetrack where pari-mutuel wagering is being conducted.
  1 10 However, a licensee may employ a person who is eighteen years
  1 11 of age or older to work in an area of a racetrack where pari-
  1 12 mutuel wagering is being conducted.
  1 13    Sec. 3.  Section 99D.11, subsection 7, Code 1997, is
  1 14 amended to read as follows:
  1 15    7.  A person under the age of twenty-one years shall not
  1 16 make a pari-mutuel wager.  A person violating this subsection
  1 17 is guilty of a simple misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall
  1 18 be fined the maximum fine authorized for a simple misdemeanor.
  1 19    Sec. 4.  Section 99D.15, subsection 3, paragraph d, Code
  1 20 1997, is amended by striking the paragraph.
  1 21    Sec. 5.  Section 99D.25A, subsections 6, 7, and 8, Code
  1 22 1997, are amended to read as follows:
  1 23    6.  Once a horse has been permitted the use of lasix, it
  1 24 the horse must be treated with lasix in the horse's stall,
  1 25 unless the commission provides that the horse must be brought
  1 26 to the detention barn for treatment not less than four hours
  1 27 prior to scheduled post time for the race in which it is
  1 28 entered to start.  After the lasix treatment, the commission,
  1 29 by rule, may authorize the release of the horse from the
  1 30 horse's stall or detention barn before the scheduled post
  1 31 time.  If a horse is brought to the detention barn late, the
  1 32 commission shall assess a civil penalty of one hundred dollars
  1 33 against the trainer.
  1 34    7.  A horse entered to race with lasix must be treated at
  1 35 least four hours prior to post time.  The lasix shall be
  2  1 administered intravenously by a veterinarian employed by the
  2  2 owner or trainer of the horse under the visual supervision of
  2  3 the commission veterinarian.  The commission shall adopt rules
  2  4 to ensure that lasix is administered as provided in this
  2  5 section.  The commission shall require that the practicing
  2  6 veterinarian must deposit with the commission veterinarian at
  2  7 the detention barn an unopened supply of lasix and sterile
  2  8 hypodermic needles and syringes to be used for the
  2  9 administrations deliver an affidavit signed by the
  2 10 veterinarian which certifies information regarding the
  2 11 treatment of the horse.  The affidavit must be delivered to a
  2 12 commission veterinarian within twenty minutes following the
  2 13 treatment.  The statement shall include at least the name of
  2 14 the practicing veterinarian, the tattoo number of the horse,
  2 15 the location of the barn and stall where the treatment
  2 16 occurred, the race number of the horse, the name of the
  2 17 trainer, and the time that the lasix was administered.  Lasix
  2 18 shall only be administered in a dose level of two hundred
  2 19 fifty milligrams.  The commission veterinarian shall extract a
  2 20 test sample of the horse's blood, urine, or saliva to
  2 21 determine whether the horse was improperly drugged after the
  2 22 race is run.
  2 23    8.  A person found within or in the immediate vicinity of
  2 24 the detention barn or horse stall who is in possession of
  2 25 unauthorized drugs or hypodermic needles or who is not
  2 26 authorized to possess drugs or hypodermic needles shall, in
  2 27 addition to any other penalties, be barred from entry into any
  2 28 racetrack in Iowa and any occupational license the person
  2 29 holds shall be revoked.
  2 30    Sec. 6.  Section 99F.9, subsection 5, Code 1997, is amended
  2 31 to read as follows:
  2 32    5.  A person under the age of twenty-one years shall not
  2 33 make a wager on an excursion gambling boat or at a racetrack
  2 34 enclosure and shall not be allowed in the area of the
  2 35 excursion boat or racetrack enclosure where gambling is being
  3  1 conducted.  However, a person eighteen years of age or older
  3  2 may be employed to work in a gambling area.  A person
  3  3 violating this subsection is guilty of a simple misdemeanor
  3  4 and, upon conviction, shall be fined the maximum fine
  3  5 authorized for a simple misdemeanor.  
  3  6                           EXPLANATION
  3  7    This bill authorizes the racing and gaming commission to
  3  8 set fines for pari-mutuel violations of chapter 99D consistent
  3  9 with its authority under chapter 99F for excursion boat
  3 10 gambling violations.  The $1,000 limit is removed.
  3 11    The bill provides that a person under 21 who makes a pari-
  3 12 mutuel wager or gambling game wager is guilty of a simple
  3 13 misdemeanor with the fine equivalent to the maximum fine
  3 14 permitted.  The bill also provides that a licensee shall not
  3 15 allow a person under 21 within the racetrack where pari-mutual
  3 16 wagering is conducted unless the person is over 18 and is
  3 17 working there.
  3 18    The bill strikes language associated with a state loan to
  3 19 the Waterloo greyhound racetrack.  The racetrack is no longer
  3 20 in operation and the loan has been repaid.
  3 21    The bill also allows a horse to be treated with lasix in
  3 22 the horse's stall unless the racing and gaming commission
  3 23 requires treatment in a detention barn.  The bill also
  3 24 requires the commission to adopt rules to ensure the lawful
  3 25 application of the lasix.  The veterinarian administering the
  3 26 lasix shall provide an affidavit relating to the horse's
  3 27 treatment.  The penalty for illegal administration of drugs to
  3 28 race horses or dogs is a class "D" felony.
  3 29    Finally, the bill provides that persons who are less than
  3 30 21 years of age shall not place a wager at a parimutuel
  3 31 racetrack enclosure or be allowed in the area of the racetrack
  3 32 enclosure where gambling is conducted.  
  3 33 LSB 1269HV 77
  3 34 tj/cf/24

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