3769.13 Damaged track - permit to hold meeting elsewhere.

(A) Any person, association, trust, or corporation owning, leasing, or operating a race track, place, or enclosure which has been damaged by fire or other cause and at which in any year such a person, association, trust, or corporation has held or conducted a horse-racing meeting under a permit issued by the state racing commission, may be issued a permit by said commission to hold or conduct a horse-racing meeting at any one other track, place, or enclosure for not more than an aggregate of fifty-six racing days in the calendar year for which such permit is issued, provided:

(1) The damaged race track, place, or enclosure has not been repaired or restored to its previous condition at the time the permit is issued;

(2) The permit is issued within two years after the damage was incurred.

(B) The permits provided for in divisions (A), (C), and (D) of this section shall be issued in conformity with and subject to sections 3769.01 to 3769.14 of the Revised Code, except that the restriction contained in section 3769.07 of the Revised Code against the issuing of a permit for the holding or conducting of a horse-racing meeting for more than an aggregate of fifty-six racing days in any one calendar year for any one race track, place, or enclosure shall not be applicable to a race track, place, or enclosure at which a horse-racing meeting is held under a permit issued pursuant to this section, and except that if more than one permit holder has conducted horse-racing meetings at the same race track pursuant to divisions (A), (C), and (D) of this section, the permits may be consolidated or held under one permit holder with the consent of all current permit holders and the approval of the racing commission.

(C) Any person, association, trust, or corporation operating or conducting a horse-racing meeting at a race track in 1974 under license from the commission, or successor in interest to such person, association, trust, or corporation, shall be issued a permit by the commission to conduct a horse-racing meeting at any other race track, if the race track is within fifty miles of the race track at which racing was conducted in 1974, and the facilities of the race track to which it is sought to remove are substantially better than the facilities of the race track from which it is sought to remove. In the event of the removal, no other person, association, trust, or corporation, or successor in interest to the person, association, trust, or corporation, excepting however, a fair or agricultural society, may conduct racing under license from the commission at the race track from which said permit was removed.

(D) Any person, association, trust, or corporation to whom a permit has been issued under section 3769.06 of the Revised Code but who is unable to conduct a horse-racing meeting on any of the days authorized by the permit because of damage by fire or other cause to the race track, place, or enclosure where the horse-racing meeting was to occur shall be issued a permit by the commission authorizing the unused racing days to be used during the next three successive years for which a permit is issued under section 3769.06 of the Revised Code, except that the commission shall not issue a permit authorizing the future use of the unused days if it has reasonable cause to believe that the actions or negligence of the permit holder substantially contributed to the damage suffered by the track.

Cite as R.C. § 3769.13

History. Effective Date: 03-29-1988

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.126, HB 386, §3

See 129th General AssemblyFile No.44, HB 277, §3