CHAPTER 5

RELATING TO HARNESS RACING MEETS

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 522, TITLE 28 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE AWARD OF DATES FOR HARNESS RACING MEETS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Subsections (c) and (d) of Section 522, Title 28 of the Delaware Code are amended to read as follows:

(c) The Commission shall, on or before the 15th day of January of each year, award all dates for harness horse racing in this State within the current year, but the dates so awarded shall not exceed 60 days in the aggregate for the entire State, and subject to the provisions hereinafter stated, not more than 20 days in the aggregate for any county. The dates awarded to Kent County shall be used for racing only in Kent County, and the dates awarded to New Castle County shall be used for racing only in New Castle County, and the dates awarded to Sussex County shall be used for racing in said county or, with the prior approval of the Commission, the Sussex County licensee may assign the 20 days awarded to it to a corporation duly licensed by the Commission for the current year to conduct harness racing in New Castle County. If the harness racing dates as applied for do not conflict with each other or with the horse racing dates awarded under Chapter 3 of this title, the Commission shall award the dates applied for, anything to the contrary herein contained notwithstanding. The racing dates awarded in any year for Kent County shall not conflict or overlap with the racing dates awarded to any other licensee and shall begin not later than September 15th or, if that day falls on a Sunday, September 16th. If an application is made for a license for Sussex County it shall not be necessary for the applicant to submit to the Commission the blueprints and specifications referred to in subsection (a) of this section if the application states that the racing dates which the Commission may award will be assigned by the applicant to the New Castle County licensee for use in New Castle County.

(d) No more than 40 days of harness horse racing shall be held in any one county in this State within any one year and no more than two meetings shall be held in any one county within this State within any one year.

Approved February 15, 1957.