HB 1491 Racing Commission; steeplechase license.
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Virginia Racing Commission; steeplechase license. Confers permissive authority on the Commission to grant a license, notwithstanding the results of a local voter referendum, to the owner or operator of a steeplechase facility for the purpose of conducting pari-mutuel wagering at steeplechase race meetings, provided that, prior to making application for such license, (i) the steeplechase facility has been sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association (NSA) and (ii) the owner or operator has been granted tax-exempt status under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Currently, NSA has sanctioned only 12 such facilities throughout the Commonwealth. It is anticipated that this bill would affect only one such facility, i.e., Morven Park in Loudoun County, which is owned and operated by the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation, Inc., a tax-exempt charitable foundation.

Full text:
01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 963387340  pdf
02/01/96  House: Committee substitute printed 964431340-H1  pdf
03/11/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1491ER)  pdf
04/12/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)  pdf

Senate amendments

01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 963387340
01/22/96  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/96  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 6
02/01/96  House: Reported from General Laws with sub. (21-Y 0-N)
02/01/96  House: Committee substitute printed 964431340-H1
02/02/96  House: Read first time
02/05/96  House: Passed by for the day
02/06/96  House: Read second time
02/06/96  House: Committee substitute agreed to 964431340-H1
02/06/96  House: Pending question ordered
02/06/96  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 964431340-H1
02/07/96  House: Passed by for the day
02/08/96  House: Read third time and passed House (70-Y 27-N)
02/08/96  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 27-N)
02/08/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/96  Senate: Read first time
02/09/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/21/96  Senate: Reported from General Laws with amd. (14-Y 1-N)
02/22/96  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/96  Senate: Read third time
02/23/96  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/23/96  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/23/96  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/26/96  Senate: Read third time
02/26/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/96  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (36-Y 3-N)
02/26/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (36-Y 3-N)
02/27/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/28/96  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (75-Y 24-N)
02/28/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (75-Y 24-N)
03/11/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1491ER)
03/15/96  Senate: Enrolled
03/16/96  House: Signed by Speaker
03/18/96  Senate: Signed by President
04/05/96  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/96)
04/12/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)