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House Study Bill 60

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

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