Composition. The act established a commission on special revenue
which appoints an executive secretary and an executive director for each of
three separate divisions. The commission consists of nine members, five of whom
are appointed by the governor and two by the opposite party leader in the house
of representatives, speaker or minority leader, and two by the opposite party
leader in the senate, president pro tempore or minority leader. No more than
five may be of the same political party. The chairman is selected by the
governor, initially, thereafter to be elected annually by the commission
members. The commissioners shall be electors of the state, shall have resided
in this state for at least seven years next preceding his appointment and
qualification and shall be at least thirty years of age.
. The powers of the
commission are vested in the commissioners thereof. The commission shall have
the power and it shall be its duty to:
Promulgate rules and regulations governing the establishment and operation of
pari-mutuel wagering and harness horse racing in the state of
(2) Amend, repeal, or
supplement any such rules and regulations from time to time as it deems
necessary or desirable.
an executive secretary to whom it may delegate such authority as it deems
proper and appropriate for the efficient administration of the provisions of
(4) Appoint an executive
director of the racing division to administer and coordinate the racing
division which includes harness racing.
(5) Hire such employees as may be necessary
to carry out the provisions of the act.
(6) Do whatever is necessary to carry out the
provisions of the act.
upon other administrative departments of the state government and of municipal
governments, state and municipal police departments and prosecuting officers
and state's attorneys for such information and assistance as it deems necessary
to the performance of its duties.
(8) Report to the governor in writing on or
before September first, annually, on the activities of the commission during
the fiscal year ended the preceding June thirtieth including a statement of
receipts and disbursements of the commission, a summary of its activities, and
any additional information and recommendations which the commission may deem of
value or which the governor may request.
(9) Provide books in which shall be kept a
true, faithful and correct record of all its proceedings.
(10) At least annually, on or before December
thirty-first of each calendar year, publish in convenient pamphlet form all
regulations then in force and furnish copies of such pamphlets to such persons
as desire them.
(11) Require, if it
determines that it is necessary, that any of its employees give bond in such
amount as said commission may determine pursuant to the act.
powers. The powers herein described shall only relate to the operation
of the harness racing section of the racing division. They shall in no way
infringe upon or limit the powers of the commission relative to other aspects
of the act. The powers of the commission relative to these other endeavors will
be covered by other rules and regulations.
Powers reserved. All powers
of the commission not specifically defined in these regulations are reserved to
the commission under the act creating the commission, and the amendments
thereto, and specifying its powers and duties.
General policy-declaration and
administration. General policies on racing matters are to be decided
upon by the commission at their meetings. The administration thereof shall be
in the hands of the executive secretary.
Names on daily racing
program. The commission may require that the names of the commissioners
and of its specified employees with their titles, if any, and the address of
the commission's offices appear in the daily racing programs.
Orders-form and execution.
Whenever the commission has adopted a rule or regulation or has rendered a
decision, whether on appeal or otherwise the signature of the individual
commissioners shall not be required on any written order or other form of
determination, but the chairman or the vice-chairman of the commission shall
certify to and promulgate the same, and his signature on such written order or
other form of determination or on any promulgation thereof shall be valid and
effective as evidencing the official action thus taken by the