CHAPTER 438a
HORSES

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Sec. 22-410. Awards to breeders of winning race horses. Connecticut Breeders' Fund.
Sec. 22-412. Promotion of equine industry.

      Sec. 22-410. Awards to breeders of winning race horses. Connecticut Breeders' Fund. The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Consumer Protection, within the limitations of funds available, may offer cash awards to the breeders of Connecticut-bred horses which officially finish in first place in horse races conducted in this state where pari-mutuel betting is permitted and to those which finish first, second or third in horse races where pari-mutuel betting is permitted and the total purse is twenty thousand dollars or more, and to owners at the time of service of the stallions which sired such horses. Such awards shall be paid from the Connecticut Breeders' Fund to be administered by the departments. Said fund shall consist of revenues derived from pari-mutuel betting in such races in the state, both on and off-track, consisting of twenty-five per cent of the tax derived from the breakage of the state's share of the tax derived from such races, pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (d) of section 12-575, with a limit set for the fund not to exceed fifty thousand dollars in any fiscal year.

      (P.A. 74-335, S. 1; P.A. 79-404, S. 36, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 342, 343, 345, 348; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(f); P.A. 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 11-51, S. 199.)

      History: P.A. 79-404 replaced commission on special revenue with division of special revenue within the department of business regulation; P.A. 80-482 placed division within department of revenue services and deleted reference to abolished department of business regulation; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 replaced Department of Agriculture with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 11-51 changed "Division of Special Revenue" to "Department of Consumer Protection" and changed "department and the division" to "departments", effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 22-412. Promotion of equine industry. The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Consumer Protection shall use part of said fund for programs to promote the equine industry in the state of Connecticut, such as equine activities, facilities and research. The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Consumer Protection may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section and sections 22-410 and 22-411.

      (P.A. 74-335, S. 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 318, 610; P.A. 79-404, S. 37, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 342, 343, 345, 348; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(f); P.A. 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 11-51, S. 200.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 deleted reference to advisory role of Equine Advisory Council in use of funds to promote the equine industry, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-404 replaced commission on special revenue with division of special revenue within the department of business regulation; P.A. 80-482 placed division within department of revenue services and deleted reference to abolished department of business regulation; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 replaced Department of Agriculture with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 11-51 changed "Division of Special Revenue" to "Department of Consumer Protection" and made a technical change, effective July 1, 2011.

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