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An Act to Amend the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act

Legislature :
54
Session :
5
Bill No. :
11
Member :
Hon. Mesheau
First Reading :
2002-11-26
Second Reading :
2002-11-27
Committee of the Whole :
2002-12-4
Amended :
Third Reading :
2002-12-5
Royal Assent :
2002-12-20
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Bill 11

Text of Bill :
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:



1                           Section 1 of the Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Act, chapter M-1.3 of the Acts of New Brunswick, 1993, is amended by repealing the definition "rules" and substituting the following:



"rules" means the rules referred to in paragraphs 10(i) and (i.1);



2                           Section 2 of the Act is repealed and the following is substituted:



2                           The purpose of this Act is to establish a harness racing authority with jurisdiction to govern, regulate and ensure the integrity of harness racing in the Maritime Provinces.



3                           Section 10 of the Act is amended



(a)               by repealing paragraph (a) and substituting the following:



(a)               govern, regulate and supervise harness racing in all of its forms relevant and related to pari-mutuel betting,



(b)               by adding after paragraph (a) the following:



(a.1)          govern and regulate inter-track betting, separate pool betting, foreign race inter-track betting and foreign race separate pool betting,



(a.2)          govern and regulate the operation of betting theatres authorized by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council,



(c)               by repealing paragraph (b) and substituting the following:



(b)               govern, regulate and supervise the operation of race tracks,



(d)               by adding after paragraph (b) the following:



(b.1)          recommend home market areas to the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency for the purpose of telephone account betting and theatre betting,



(b.2)          license betting theatres and impose such terms and conditions on a licence as the Commission considers appropriate,



(e)               by repealing paragraph (c);



(f)                by adding after paragraph (i) the following:



(i.1)            establish uniform rules for the conduct of harness racing,



(g)               by repealing subparagraph (j)(ii) and substituting the following:



(ii)       of any rule, and



(h)               by repealing paragraph (k) and substituting the following:



(k)                recruit, train, evaluate, license and employ harness racing judges and such other officials and staff as the Commission considers appropriate to attend at harness racing meets on behalf of the Commission,



(i)                by adding after paragraph (t) the following:



(t.1)            intervene as a facilitator or mediator for the purpose of convening parties to attempt to bring resolution to matters in dispute where it deems it necessary for the governance, regulation and integrity of harness racing, and delegate this power to any person,



4                           Paragraph 19(1)(b) of the Act is repealed and the following is substituted:



(b)               recommendations with respect to the operation, governance and regulation of harness racing in the Maritime Provinces, and



5                           Paragraph 19.1(b) of the Act is repealed and the following is substituted:



(b)               to a rule,



6                           The Act is amended by adding after section 19.1 the following:



Regulations

19.2                  The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make regulations defining words and expressions used in this Act but not defined in this Act.



7                           This Act or any provision of it comes into force on a day or days to be fixed by proclamation.




 

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