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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 28, SECTION 522, DELAWARE CODE RELATIVE TO APPLICATION AND REJECTION AND AWARD OF DATES AND MAXIMUM RACING DAYS AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSE FOR HARNESS HORSE RACING.

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

Section 1. Title 28, Section 522, Delaware Code is hereby amended by striking out sub-paragraph (c) of Title 28, Section 522 as it now appears and inserting in lieu thereof a new subparagraph (c) as follows:

(c) The Commission shall on or before the Fifteenth 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 eighty (80) days in the aggregate for the entire State, and subject to the provisions hereinafter stated, not more than twenty (20) days in the aggregate for Sussex County, and not more than forty (40) days in the aggregate for Kent 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 twenty (20) days awarded to it to a corporation duly licensed by the Commission for the current year to conduct harness horse racing in New Castle County. If the harness horse racing dates, as applied for, do not conflict with each other, the Commission shall award the dates applied for, anything to the contrary contained in this chapter notwithstanding. The racing dates awarded i_n 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 15, or if that day falls on a Sunday, September 16. 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 blue prints 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.

Approved August 17, 1959.