CHAPTER 72

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 197

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND SUBCHAPTER 11, CHAPTER 5, TITLE 28 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LICENSES TO CONDUCT HARNESS RACING MEETS.

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

Section 1. Amend subsection (c), section 522, Chapter 5, Title 28 of the Delaware Code, by striking the present subsection (c) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (c) which shall read as follows:

(c) The Commission shall, on or before the 15th day of September of the year preceding that for which a license is desired, award all dates for Harness Horse Racing in this State for the succeeding year; but the dates so awarded, shall not exceed one hundred fifty (150) days in the aggregate for New Castle County, two hundred (200) days in the aggregate for Kent and Sussex Counties. The dates available for award as stated above shall be used by the licensees for racing in only those counties except that dates not requested by licensees can, at the discretion of the Commission, be reassigned to other county or counties as may apply. Each licensed track, upon request, shall be guaranteed a minimum of seven weeks of racing. In awarding such dates, the Commission shall observe previous traditional seasons. If the Harness Racing dates as applied for do not conflict with each other, the Commission shall award the dates applied for. If the racing dates as applied for conflict with each other, the Commission shall award each of such applicants at its discretion; provided, however, that there shall be no racing between the Saturday before and the Saturday after Christmas unless Christmas falls on Saturday or Sunday in which case there shall be no racing between the Monday before Christmas and the Monday after Christmas. The action of the Commission shall be final.

Section 2. Amend subsection (d), section 522, Chapter 5, Title 28 of the Delaware Code, by striking said subsection (d) in its entirety.

Approved May 14, 1971.