N.Y. Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law Section 230
Membership in a national thoroughbred racing association


Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, if a majority of the board of directors of a horsemen’s organization qualified pursuant to § 228 (Pension plans for backstretch employees)section two hundred twenty-eight of this article shall annually approve, the qualified horsemen’s organization may request that the franchised corporation make payments, from funds earned and retained for purses, to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, for the purposes of establishing and maintaining membership for such organization. Upon receipt of a duly adopted corporate resolution requesting payment to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association from a qualified horsemen’s organization, the franchised corporation shall make payments from funds earned and retained for purses on behalf of such qualified horsemen’s organization, provided:

1.

In no event shall the sum of the payments made pursuant to the corporate resolution during any twelve month period exceed an amount equal to one and one-quarter per centum of the total purses paid at all tracks operated by the franchised corporation during the preceding calendar year.

2.

Payments shall be made by the franchised corporation in accordance with a schedule provided in the corporate resolution by the board of the qualified horsemen’s organization. Such schedule shall (i) identify the twelve month period commencing on April first during which a specific sum is to be paid and (ii) delineate a timetable for making the payments, which are to be equal in amount and made no less frequently than every three months.

3.

Upon receipt of a duly adopted corporate resolution from the qualified horsemen’s organization stating that a majority of its board members has voted to rescind approval of such payments, the franchised corporation shall make no further payments unless and until it receives a duly adopted corporate resolution as described in this section.

Source: Section 230 — Membership in a national thoroughbred racing association, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PML/230 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

201
Incorporation
202
Restriction upon commencement of business
202‑A
Liability of the directors of a franchised corporation
202‑B
No debt of the state
203
Right to hold race meetings and races
204
Certificate of payment of stock
205
License for running races and steeplechase meetings
206
Franchise for running races and steeplechase meetings
207
Board of directors of a franchised corporation
208
Conditions of franchise award
209
Examination of the books and accounts by the state comptroller
210
Franchise termination
210‑A
Relinquishment of franchise
211
Fair association, when entitled to privileges
212
Franchise oversight board
213
Project labor agreements
214
Acquisition of racing facilities
216
Disposition of racing facilities or certain assets
217
Revocation of licenses
218
Stewards at race meetings
219
Advertising or promotional material
220
Licenses for participants and employees at race meetings
220‑A
Corporations continued
221
New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, Inc
221‑A
Health insurance for jockeys
221‑B
Health insurance for trainers
222
Notice to be posted upon grounds
223
Special police officers
224
Penalty for unlawful racing and betting
225
Registration of race horses
226
Increased or additional entrance fees
228
Pension plans for backstretch employees
229
Backstretch employees drug and alcohol rehabilitation eligibility
230
Membership in a national thoroughbred racing association
231
Pari-mutuel betting on horse races legalized
232
License to conduct pari-mutuel betting at race meetings for running races or steeplechases
233
Bond required of corporation conducting pari-mutuel betting
234
Place and manner of conducting pari-mutuel betting
235
Rules for the conduct of pari-mutuel betting
236
Disposition of pari-mutuel pools
237
Capital improvements
238
Disposition of pari-mutuel pools of the franchised corporation
239
Books and records of pari-mutuel betting
240
Yearly audit
241
Disposition of unpaid money due on account of pari-mutuel tickets not presented
242
Races for horses bred in the state
243
Free or reduced fee passes, cards or badges
244
Revocation of license or franchise
245
Hearing on refusal or revocation of license or franchise
246
Approval of plans of corporation
247
Racing zones
248
Racing season
249
Pari-mutuel employees to be citizens and residents
250
Power of commission to impose penalties
251
Definitions
252
New York state thoroughbred breeding and development fund
253
Powers of the fund
254
Resources of fund
255
Annual audit
256
Annual report
257
Actions against fund

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 230’s source at nysenate​.gov

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