Sports, Racing, and Athletics

Horse Racing

SECTION 41-3-8.1

§ 41-3-8.1. Licensing of concessioners, vendors, pari-mutuel totalizator companies, and employees.

(a) All persons, firms, partnerships, associations, or corporations desiring to operate any concession allied to any horse racing track, shall apply for a license to the division of racing and athletics, on such forms and in such a manner as prescribed by regulations of the division. The division, by regulation, shall establish other occupational licensing for all employees of the concessions, all pari-mutuel employees, and all persons employed in any other capacity by the race track management, and for other persons engaged in racing activities at any horse racing track.

(b) All persons, firms, associations, or corporations employed by the management of a horse racing track in providing pari-mutuel totalizator computer services for pari-mutuel computations, shall apply for a license to the division of racing and athletics upon such forms and in such manner as prescribed by regulations of the division. All employees of the pari-mutuel totalizator computer companies shall be licensed by the division on forms prescribed by regulations of the division.

(c) In determining whether to grant a license pursuant to this section, the division may require the applicant to submit information as to: financial standing and credit; moral character; criminal record, if any; previous employment; corporate, partnership or association affiliations; ownership of personal assets; and such other information as it deems pertinent to the issuance of the license. The division may reject for good cause an application for a license, and it may suspend or revoke for good cause any license issued by it after a hearing held in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42, and subject to further appeal procedures provided by § 41-2-3.

(d) The issuance of a license and the payment of annual fees shall be in accordance with the following schedule:

(1) Concessionaire and vendors $100

(2) Occupational license:

Owners 5.00

Trainers 5.00

Jockeys 5.00

Apprentice jockeys 5.00

Authorized agents 5.00

Starters 5.00

Stable employees 5.00

Assumed names 10.00

Colors 5.00

(3) Vendors and concessionaries' employees 5.00

(4) Pari-mutuel employees 5.00

(5) Employees of race track management 5.00

(6) Pari-mutuel totalizator company 100

(7) Pari-mutuel totalizator company employees 5.00

(e) All individual applicants for licensing under this section shall be fingerprinted, and upon obtaining the license, shall wear upon his or her outer apparel a photo identification badge, issued or authorized by the division of racing and athletics under rules and regulations promulgated by the division.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 308, § 2.)