SB 1270 Racing Commission; includes definition of participant, clarifies authority of steward, report.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Virginia Racing Commission.  Clarifies the authority of stewards appointed by the Virginia Racing Commission to enforce and interpret the Commission's regulations. The bill also adds a definition of "participant" and provides that certain individuals associated with a horse that is entered to run in Virginia shall be considered as participants and come under the jurisdiction of the Commission. In addition, the bill (i) provides the authority of the Commission to take disciplinary actions through stewards or at a meeting at which a quorum is present, (ii) clarifies that such disciplinary actions must be determined by a preponderance of the evidence, and (iii) requires the Commission's annual report to be filed on or before March 1.

Full text:
01/19/05  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 059176780  pdf | impact statement
01/31/05  Senate: Printed as engrossed 059176780-E  pdf | impact statement
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1270ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/01/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)  pdf

House amendments
House amendments engrossed
Senate amendments

01/19/05  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 059176780
01/19/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws with amd (15-Y 0-N)
01/28/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/28/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
01/31/05  Senate: Read second time
01/31/05  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
01/31/05  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1270E
01/31/05  Senate: Printed as engrossed 059176780-E
02/01/05  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/05  House: Read first time
02/08/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/09/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #3...
02/17/05  House: Reported from General Laws with amds (21-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  House: Read second time
02/22/05  House: Read third time
02/22/05  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/05  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/05  House: Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (38-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1270ER)
03/09/05  Senate: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/23/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 700 (effective 7/1/05)
04/01/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)