Camera to photograph each finish
Sec. 2. A permit holder shall provide a camera that shall be used to photograph each finish. If two (2) or more horses reach the finish post so closely aligned that it is difficult for the judges to determine the order of finish for any of the first four (4) positions, the negative or a positive print may be inspected and used to make a decision. A print or prints of the finish or the equivalent shall be posted for public inspection. However, in the event of mechanical difficulty or insufficient light for a picture to be taken, the judges shall make the final decision.
As added by P.L.341-1989(ss), SEC.2.
Identification of horse; burden of proof
Sec. 3. A horse may not start in a race unless the horse is fully identified. The burden of proving a horse's identity rests with the person having charge of the horse at the horse racing meeting, and the judges may suspend and refer to the commission such a person in case of fraud or attempted fraud. The judges also may suspend and refer to the commission any other person who aids in the perpetration of a fraud or who participates in an attempt at fraud.
As added by P.L.341-1989(ss), SEC.2.
Alcohol breath test; procedure; sanctions
Sec. 4. (a) A permit holder shall provide an alcohol breath-testing device that is approved by the commission and operated by a person certified to use such a device. All drivers, jockeys, judges, starters, assistant starters, and drivers of starting gates shall submit to a breath test at each racing program in which they participate. In addition, the secretary of the commission, a member of the commission, a commission investigator, the stewards, or the track chief of security may order a licensee to submit to a breath test at any time there is reason to believe the licensee may have consumed sufficient alcohol to cause the licensee to fail a breath test.
(b) A person whose breath test shows a reading of an alcohol concentration equivalent (as defined in IC 9-13-2-2.4) to more than five-hundredths (0.05) gram of alcohol per two hundred ten (210)
liters of the person's breath, is subject to the following sanctions:
(1) A driver or jockey may not be permitted to drive or ride and shall be suspended under the rules of the commission.
(2) A judge, a starter, an assistant starter, or a driver of the starting gate shall be relieved of all duties for that program, and a report shall be made to the commission for appropriate action.
(3) Any other licensee shall be suspended, beginning that day, under the rules of the commission.
(c) The stewards and judges shall, on behalf of the commission, impose the following sanctions against a licensee who refuses to submit to a breath test:
(1) For the first refusal, a civil penalty of one hundred dollars ($100) and a seven (7) day suspension.
(2) For a second refusal, a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and a thirty (30) day suspension.
(3) For any additional refusals to submit to a breath test, a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars ($250), a sixty (60) day suspension, and referral of the case to the commission for any further action that the commission considers necessary.
(d) A sanction under subsection (c) may be appealed to the commission. An appeal stays the sanction until further action by the commission. The appeal must be heard by the commission within thirty (30) days after the date of the appeal.
As added by P.L.341-1989(ss), SEC.2. Amended by P.L.33-1997, SEC.1; P.L.1-2000, SEC.1.
Inspection of racetrack premises; certification
Sec. 5. Each applicant for a permit shall, before the opening of the applicant's racing season, request an inspection of the racetrack premises and obtain a certificate from the division of fire and building safety stating that the premises are in compliance with all safety requirements.
As added by P.L.341-1989(ss), SEC.2. Amended by P.L.1-2006, SEC.85.
"Horsemen's association" defined
Sec. 6. (a) As used in this section, "horsemen's association" means a corporation, a limited liability company, an organization, or an association that represents, through membership, more than one-half (1/2) of the aggregate of all owners and trainers who were licensed and actively participated in racing at a recognized meeting.
(b) A permit holder may contract with one (1) or more horsemen's association for the association to represent owners and trainers participating in a horse racing meeting conducted by the permit holder.
As added by P.L.341-1989(ss), SEC.2. Amended by P.L.8-1993, SEC.41.