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Title: Corrupt Horseracing Practices Act, S. 1043: Hearing Before the Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, 97th Congress, 2nd Session, May 26, 1982
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 188
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A Senate hearing in May 1982 focused on S. 1043, a proposed law to require prerace drug testing of all horses; ban the race-day use of all drugs; and prohibit the icing, numbing, or freezing of horses prior to a race.
Abstract: Speakers included a senator and representatives of the American Horse Protection Association, Humane Society of the United States, Jockey Club, Harness Tracks of America, Thoroughbred Racing Association, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, National Association of State Racing Commissioners, and Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. They discussed the proposed legislation, whether oversight of horseracing should be left to the operation of racing states, whether the Federal Government should set minimum standards in this area, the effectiveness of State and industry efforts to check drug abuse related to horseracing, and the nature and extent of the problem. Other topics included the lack of enforcement of current State regulations, cost issues, and the interstate nature of horseracing. Tables, attached reprints of reports and other materials, and text of legislation
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Drug law offenses; Drug testing; Horse racing offenses; Legislation
Note: Serial No. J-97-117
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