S. 973: Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2013

May 16, 2013
Referred to Committee
6% chance of being enacted
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Tom Udall
Senior Senator from New Mexico
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Last Updated
May 16, 2013
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2012 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 16, 2013


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 16, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced May 16, 2013
Referred to Committee May 16, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

11% chance of getting past committee.
6% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to improve the integrity and safety of interstate horseracing, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2013 - Requires: (1) there to be an independent anti-doping organization with responsibility for ensuring the integrity and safety of horse races that are the subject of interstate off-track wagers, and (2) the independent anti-doping organization designated pursuant to the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 to serve as such organization.
Sets forth as the duties of such organization:
(1) developing, publishing, and maintaining rules regarding substances, methods, and treatments that may and may not be administered to a horse participating in such a race;
(2) implementing programing relating to anti-doping education, research, testing, and adjudication to prevent any horse participating in such a race from racing under the effect of any prohibited substance, method, or treatment; and
(3) excluding from participation in any such race any person who is determined to have violated such a rule or who is subject to a suspension from horse racing activities by any state racing commission.
Prescribes conditions under which such organization may: (1) suspend the period a person is excluded from participation; and (2) permit the use of furosemide by a horse participating in such a race during the two-year period following enactment of this Act.
Permits a host racing association to conduct a horse race that is the subject of an interstate off-track wager, and permits an interstate off-track wager to be accepted by an off-track betting system, only if consent is obtained from such organization. Requires such organization to ensure that all costs incurred in carrying its duties are defrayed pursuant to agreements for such consent.

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