Horse racing industry laws signed

Legislation Assembly Democrats John J. Burzichelli, John F. McKeon, Connie Wagner and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to help New Jersey’s horse racing industry continue to create jobs and economic development was signed into law on Monday.

 “These laws all share one single goal – enhancing our horse racing industry to allow it to continue creating jobs and economic development throughout our state for years to come,” Burzichelli, (D-3), West Deptford,  said in a release. “We’ve taken many steps in the past year to improve our horse racing industry, and these represent another step toward keeping it strong.”

The laws are supposed to accomplish several things:

A2513: Permit wagers to be placed at racetracks or casino simulcasting facilities in advance for races not simulcast at the facility, if the race is simulcast at other facilities in the state. It was sponsored by McKeon, (D-27), South Orange.

A3511: Permit the standardbred permit holder at the Meadowlands Racetrack to decrease the annually required minimum number of scheduled standardbred race dates from no fewer than 141 to no fewer than 75, upon written consent from the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey.  The law also permits the standardbred permit holder at Freehold Raceway to decrease the annually required minimum number of scheduled standardbred race dates from 168 to no fewer than 75 upon written consent from association. It’s sponsored by Burzichelli, Wagner, (D-38), Paramus and Vainieri Huttle, (D-37) Englewood.

Horse racing industry laws signed