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Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act was amended into S7877 on December 20, 2020 and was passed out of the Senate December 21, 2020 as part of the Omnibus Spending and COVID-19 Bill, the President signed into law December 27, 2020.

 

12.10.20 Call for Action:  The Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act Bills (H. 1754 and S. 4547) were originally standalone Bills.  The OHHA Provided detailed analysis for H. 1754 upon passage and referral to the Senate in October 2020.  That analysis is below.

 

Senate President Mitch McConnell represented these Bills would remain as standalone Bills to be discussed and decided upon their merits.  December 9, 2020 we learned that Senator McConnell intends to attach S. 4547 to a likely to pass piece of legislation related to government funding or a nationwide COVID-19 stimulus as a Rider Bill.

 

The OHHA continues to oppose this legislation as applied to the Standardbred Racing Industy.  The OHHA further opposes any effort to have this Bill be approved without proper industry and citizen input.

 

Below is a Word Doc letter template Members can use to contact our Ohio Senators and encourage them to stop this process and oppose S. 4547.

Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act as passed the House, October 2020

Detailed Analysis

Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act

OHHA November 2020 Opposition to Ohio Senators on S. 4547 as a Rider Bill

Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act

Horseman's Response Template to Ohio Senators to Oppose S.4547 as a Rider Bill

Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act  May 2018 Opposition Letter

Horse Racing Safety and Integrity Act May 2018 Horseman's Template Letter