CHAPTER 589

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 624

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE AND THE LAWS Of DELAWARE RELATING TO THE LICENSING OF PARTICIPANTS, OFFICIALS. AND OTHERS IN HARNESS RACING MEETS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (three-fifths of all members elected to each house thereof concurring therein);

Section 1. Amend Chapter 100, Title 3, Delaware Code by adding thereto new Sections 10012. 10013. 10014 and 10015 to read as follows:

"Section 10012. License to participate in racing.

(a) The Commission may establish categories of licenses, and impose license fees as specified in subsection Ill) of this section, for persons participating in pari-mutuel harness racing meets under the jurisdiction of the Commission.

(b) Any person required by the Commission to be licensed to participate in pari-mutuel harness racing during any calendar year shall at the time of making application for such license pay to the Commission a fee as follows:

i. ‘for each owner. owner's authorized agents, trainer, driver or groom. or a combination thereof . $10.00

Section 10013. License to officiate at race meets.

(a) the Commission may establish categories of licenses, and impose license - fees as specified in subsection (h) of this section. for persons serving as racing officials at pari-mutuel harness race meets under jurisdiction of the Commission.

(b) Any person required by the Commission to be licensed to serve as a racing official during an calendar year shall at the time of making application for such license pay to the Commission a fee, as follows:

i. State Steward. $25.00

ii. Presiding Judge. $20.00

iii. Associate Judge. $15.00

iv. Paddock Judge Horse Identifier and Equipment Checker, or Patrol Judge. $10.00

v . State Veterinarian or Lasix Veterinarian, $10.00

vi. Breath Analyzer, Veterinary Assistant, Paddock Inspector. Laboratory-personnel, and all other paddock personnel, $10.00

vii. Racing Secretary. $20.00

viii. Assistant Racing Secretary, $10.00

ix. Official Starter. Clerk of the Course, Official Charter or Official Timer. $10.00

x. for any other person designated by the Commission to be licensed as a pari-mutuel racing official. $10.00

Section 10014. License to work for a race meet licensee.

(a) The Commission may establish categories of licenses, and impose license lees as specified in subsection (I)) of this section, for persons working for a licensee during pari-mutuel harness race meetings under the jurisdiction of the Commission.

(b) The Commission shall require persons working for a licensee during any calendar year to be licensed and at the time of making application air such license pay to the Commission a fee, as follows:

i. vendor, $15.00

ii. photographer, $15.00

iii. for employees of a vendor, employees of a photographer, concession stand workers, maintenance personnel, parking lot attendants, admission staff, security personnel, mutual employees, timer or totalizator and

film patrol workers, $5.00; and

iv. For any other persons designated by the Commission to be licensed to work for a race meet licensee during a pari-mutuel harness race meet, $5.00.

Section 10015. Special powers of the Commission.

The Commission shall require that any person who is required to he licensed to participate in pari-mutuel harness racing, under the jurisdiction of the Commission, be fingerprinted by the Commission or its designee for purposes of a criminal history check on such applicant. Am person required by the Commission to be fingerprinted as part of the license application process shall also the responsible for payment to the State Bureau of Identification for the cost of fingerprinting and conducting state and federal criminal history checks. The State Bureau of Identification shall he the intermediary for the purpose of this section Or the receipt of said federal criminal history records."

Approved July 25, 1996