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IC 15-19-2
     Chapter 2. Indiana Standardbred Advisory Board

IC 15-19-2-1
"Board"
    
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "board" refers to the Indiana standardbred advisory board established by section 2 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.

IC 15-19-2-2
Establishment
    
Sec. 2. The Indiana standardbred advisory board is established to make recommendations to the Indiana horse racing commission (IC 4-31-3-1) for the furtherance of the standardbred horse industry in Indiana.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.

IC 15-19-2-3
Membership
    
Sec. 3. The Indiana standardbred advisory board consists of seven (7) members selected as follows:
        (1) The chairman of the Indiana horse racing commission, or the chairman's designee, is an ex officio member.
        (2) Two (2) members who are members of county fair boards appointed by the governor.
        (3) Four (4) members appointed by the governor who have in the past participated or shown an interest in the standardbred industry. This interest may, but does not necessarily have to be, evidenced by virtue of being an owner, driver, veterinarian, trainer, or breeder.
Not more than three (3) of the appointees under subdivisions (2) and (3) may be of the same political party as the chairman of the Indiana horse racing commission.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.

IC 15-19-2-4
Terms of members
    
Sec. 4. The term of a board member appointed under section 3(2) and 3(3) of this chapter is three (3) years.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.

IC 15-19-2-5
Officers; records; location
    
Sec. 5. (a) The advisory board shall elect a chairperson, a vice chairperson, a treasurer, and other officers the board considers necessary. The chairman of the Indiana horse racing commission serves as secretary and is entitled to vote on all matters.
    (b) The records of the board shall be kept by the Indiana horse racing commission.
    (c) The office of the board must be at the same location as the

offices of the Indiana horse racing commission.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.

IC 15-19-2-6
Quarterly and special meetings
    
Sec. 6. The board shall meet quarterly and at other times as the members consider necessary. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson or at the written request of at least four (4) members after presenting the written request to the secretary. Members must receive at least ten (10) days notice before any meeting.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.

IC 15-19-2-7
Per diem
    
Sec. 7. Board members, excluding the chairman of the Indiana horse racing commission, are eligible to receive a per diem on days the board is in session.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.

IC 15-19-2-8
Powers and duties
    
Sec. 8. (a) After considering the recommendations of the board, the Indiana horse racing commission may:
        (1) conduct educational, informational, and youth programs, and sponsor and expend funds for any program and advertising aimed at promoting the standardbred industry in Indiana;
        (2) employ persons to aid in general promotion or race administration programs for the standardbred industry in Indiana;
        (3) prescribe standards for race programs and conditions of races, which may include types of races, length of races, positioning of entries, or gait;
        (4) disburse available money to supplement purses for any individual race with a cooperating fair or standardbred race meeting;
        (5) disburse available money to supplement purses for races having the requirement that the entries be owned by legal residents of Indiana; and
        (6) accept and disburse donations, contributions, appropriations, or grants of money or real or personal property.
    (b) After considering the recommendations of the board, the Indiana horse racing commission shall distribute available money so that either:
        (1) the division between the trotting and pacing gaits of the standardbred horse is as near equal as possible in proportion to entries received for any race program; or
        (2) the entries may have been conceived by a stallion that regularly stands within Indiana and that is listed in the standardbred registry.
    (c) The Indiana horse racing commission shall establish a

standardbred registry.
    (d) After considering the recommendations of the board, the Indiana horse racing commission shall collect fees for the registration of standardbred stallions in an amount established by the commission. However, amounts collected may not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) per stallion.
    (e) After considering the recommendations of the board, the Indiana horse racing commission shall establish purses for races or to promote races if the races are open to only the offspring of standardbred stallions registered under subsection (c).
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.

IC 15-19-2-9
Division of money
    
Sec. 9. All money that is disbursed as prescribed in section 8 of this chapter must be divided so that of all the money dispensed in any one (1) year:
        (1) at least sixty percent (60%) is supplemented for use in prescribed programs of county and 4-H fairs; and
        (2) not more than forty percent (40%) is used to supplement purses at the Indiana state fair.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.

IC 15-19-2-10
Standardbred horse fund
    
Sec. 10. (a) The standardbred horse fund is established.
    (b) The money received by the Indiana horse racing commission under this chapter shall be deposited in the standardbred horse fund. The standardbred horse fund is a nonbudgetary fund. Money remaining in the standardbred horse fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    (c) After considering the recommendations of the advisory board, the Indiana horse racing commission may disburse money from the standardbred horse fund for any purpose described in section 8 of this chapter.
    (d) The Indiana horse racing commission shall pay any expense incurred in administering this chapter from the standardbred horse fund.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.10.