3769-2-01 The commission, right to search.

(A) Members of the commission and its representatives shall have the right of full and complete entry to any and all parts of the grounds and mutuel plants of permit holders.

(B) The Ohio state racing commission and its representatives or the state steward investigating for violations of law or of the rules and regulations of the commission, shall have the authority to permit persons authorized by them to search certain persons and areas as follows:

(1) All persons licensed by the commission or persons engaged in activities that require a license by the commission when such persons are within the race track premises or those who have gained access by special permission;

(2) Vendors licensed by the commission when they are within the race track premises;

(3) Stables, rooms, vehicles and any other place within the race track premises used by those persons who may be searched pursuant to this rule;

(4) Stables, rooms and vehicles used or maintained by persons licensed by the commission and which are located in areas outside of the race track premises where horses eligible to race at the race meeting are stabled.

(C) If a person refuses to consent to such searches as described above, such person shall be automatically suspended by the stewards and referred to the commission who may revoke said licensee's Ohio state racing commission license and rule said licensee off all Ohio tracks for the remainder of the calendar year and/or assess any other penalty provided for in rule 3769-2-99 of the Administrative Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/22/2013 and 11/21/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 6/1/76, 1/1/85