House File 2078 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2078 BY HIGHFILL A BILL FOR An Act modifying provisions relating to horse racing regulated 1 by the racing and gaming commission. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5431YH (2) 87 ec/rn
H.F. 2078 Section 1. Section 99D.13, subsection 1, Code 2018, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. Winnings provided in section 99D.11 not claimed by the 3 person who placed the wager within sixty days by March 1 of the 4 calendar year following the close of the racing meet during 5 which the wager was placed shall be forfeited. 6 Sec. 2. Section 99D.22, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 7 2018, is amended to read as follows: 8 a. (1) A licensee shall hold at least one race on each 9 racing day limited to Iowa-foaled horses or Iowa-whelped 10 dogs as defined by the department of agriculture and land 11 stewardship using standards consistent with this section . 12 However, if sufficient competition cannot be had among that 13 class of horses or dogs on any day, another race for the day may 14 be substituted. 15 (2) If Iowa-foaled horses are in a race not limited to 16 Iowa-foaled horses that is not a stakes race, the licensee 17 shall allow any Iowa-foaled horse an additional three-pound 18 weight allowance beyond the stated conditions of the race. 19 Sec. 3. Section 99D.23, subsections 1 and 2, Code 2018, are 20 amended to read as follows: 21 1. The commission shall employ one or more chemists or 22 contract with a qualified chemical laboratory to determine 23 by chemical testing and analysis of saliva, urine, blood, 24 hair, or other excretions or body fluids whether a substance 25 or drug has been introduced which may affect the outcome of 26 a race or whether an action has been taken or a substance or 27 drug has been introduced which may interfere with the testing 28 procedure. The commission shall adopt rules under chapter 29 17A concerning procedures and actions taken on positive drug 30 reports. The commission may adopt by reference nationally 31 recognized standards as determined by the commission or may 32 adopt any other procedure or standard. The commission has the 33 authority to retain and preserve by freezing, test samples for 34 future analysis. 35 -1- LSB 5431YH (2) 87 ec/rn 1/ 2
H.F. 2078 2. The commission shall employ or contract with one or 1 more veterinarians to extract or procure the saliva, urine, 2 blood, hair, or other excretions or body fluids of the horses 3 or dogs for the chemical testing purposes of this section . A 4 commission veterinarian shall be in attendance at every race 5 meeting held in this state. 6 EXPLANATION 7 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 8 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 9 This bill concerns horse racing governed by the racing and 10 gaming commission. 11 Code section 99D.13, concerning unclaimed winnings for 12 pari-mutuel wagering, is amended to provide that winnings 13 from a wager will be forfeited if not claimed by March 1 of 14 the calendar year following the close of the racing meet when 15 the wager was made. Current law provides that winnings are 16 forfeited if not claimed within 60 days of the close of the 17 racing meet. 18 Code section 99D.22, relating to native horses or dogs, is 19 amended to provide that if Iowa-foaled horses are in a race 20 that is not limited to Iowa horses and is not a stakes race, 21 the licensee shall allow any Iowa-foaled horse in that race an 22 additional three-pound weight allowance. 23 Code section 99D.23, concerning chemical testing relating to 24 horse and dog racing, is amended to authorize drug testing on 25 hair samples. 26 -2- LSB 5431YH (2) 87 ec/rn 2/ 2