[Rev. 11/21/2013 11:57:15 AM--2013]

CHAPTER 466 - HORSE RACING

NRS 466.010           Short title.

NRS 466.015           Purpose of chapter.

NRS 466.017           Definitions.

NRS 466.018           “Board” defined.

NRS 466.019           “Chariot race” defined.

NRS 466.021           “Commission” defined.

NRS 466.022           “Cutter race” defined.

NRS 466.025           “Heat” defined.

NRS 466.026           “Horse” defined.

NRS 466.028           “Pari-mutuel wagering” defined.

NRS 466.029           “Resort hotel” defined.

NRS 466.030           Jurisdiction of Board and Commission; regulations.

NRS 466.045           Certain financial interests of member of Board or Commission prohibited.

NRS 466.065           Bonds for certain members and employees of Board and Commission.

NRS 466.070           Employees; laboratory; offices; race meeting officials and stewards; delegation of certain duties of Board.

NRS 466.080           Account for Racing and Pari-Mutuel Wagering; disposition of proceeds of taxes; grants to licensees.

NRS 466.090           License required to conduct racing or pari-mutuel wagering; exceptions.

NRS 466.095           Issuance of license to conduct dog racing or pari-mutuel wagering in connection with certain dog racing prohibited.

NRS 466.100           Application for license to conduct racing; investigation and recommendation by Board; approval of locations for off-track wagering; disciplinary action; duration of license.

NRS 466.102           Deposit of advance with application.

NRS 466.104           Decision of Commission final; preference in awarding dates.

NRS 466.1045         Bond or deposit required; exemptions.

NRS 466.105           Application for license to conduct pari-mutuel wagering; investigation and recommendation by Board; approval of locations for off-track wagering.

NRS 466.110           Limitation on number of days of racing; transfer of meet.

NRS 466.115           Limitation on issuance of license for conflicting meet.

NRS 466.120           Fee for license; exemptions.

NRS 466.125           Tax on conducting racing with pari-mutuel wagering; distribution of portion of pari-mutuel money as purses; exceptions.

NRS 466.130           Licensing and supervision of certain meetings and races at which pari-mutuel wagering will be conducted; fees.

NRS 466.140           Awarding of dates for racing; limitations.

NRS 466.150           Issuance of license; licensee subject to regulations and disciplinary action.

NRS 466.151           Limitation on commissions deducted by licensee from pari-mutuel wagering; other deductions in paying bets.

NRS 466.153           Place for conducting and public viewing of wagering.

NRS 466.155           Wagering outside enclosure or licensed establishment prohibited.

NRS 466.157           Limitation on wager by agent; off-track wagering by agent prohibited.

NRS 466.159           Redemption of outstanding pari-mutuel tickets.

NRS 466.160           Charity day: Limitation on number of days in one meet.

NRS 466.170           Regulations of Commission; licensing of participants in racing.

NRS 466.171           Renewal of license as participant in racing: Application to include information relating to state business license; denial of renewal for unpaid debt assigned to State Controller for collection. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

NRS 466.172           Payment of child support: Statement by applicant for license; grounds for denial of license; duty of Commission. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 466.174           Suspension of license for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 466.176           Application for license to include social security number of applicant. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 466.180           Powers of Board and Commission.

NRS 466.190           Report to Commission by licensee of receipts and disbursements.

NRS 466.200           Impossibility, impracticability or inadvisability of holding meet; return of fees to licensee.

NRS 466.210           Regulation of racing by local governments prohibited.

NRS 466.216           Unlawful use of electrical device or appliance to alter speed of racing animal; penalty.

NRS 466.220           Prohibited acts; penalties.

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      NRS 466.010  Short title.  This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Nevada Racing Act.

      [24:321:1951]—(NRS A 1973, 465)

      NRS 466.015  Purpose of chapter.  The purposes of this chapter are to encourage the breeding of horses in this state, to produce an additional source of revenue for this state and to protect the general public.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 527; A 1973, 465; 1981, 1600; 1997, 3130)

      NRS 466.017  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 466.018 to 466.029, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 704; A 1993, 2122)

      NRS 466.018  “Board” defined.  “Board” means the State Gaming Control Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2122)

      NRS 466.019  “Chariot race” defined.  “Chariot race” means a horse race involving not more than eight horses per heat in which a team of two horses pulls a cart with two wheels.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 704)

      NRS 466.021  “Commission” defined.  “Commission” means the Nevada Gaming Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 704; A 1993, 2122)

      NRS 466.022  “Cutter race” defined.  “Cutter race” means a horse race involving not more than eight horses per heat in which a team of two horses pulls a cart with two sleigh runners over snow.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 704)

      NRS 466.025  “Heat” defined.  “Heat” means one of several installments of a race which has two or more installments.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 704)

      NRS 466.026  “Horse” defined.  “Horse” means any equine, including a mule.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 704)

      NRS 466.028  “Pari-mutuel wagering” defined.  “Pari-mutuel wagering” means a system of placing wagers on a horse race whereby the wager is placed at a window and equipment is used to pay a person’s winnings in the precise amount of money wagered by persons who did not win, after deducting taxes owed and commissions charged by the race track.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 704; A 1997, 3130)

      NRS 466.029  “Resort hotel” defined.  “Resort hotel” means any building or group of buildings that is maintained as and held out to the public to be a hotel where sleeping accommodations are furnished to the transient public and that has:

      1.  More than 1,000 rooms available for sleeping accommodations;

      2.  At least one bar with permanent seating capacity for more than 30 patrons that serves alcoholic beverages sold by the drink for consumption on the premises;

      3.  At least one restaurant with permanent seating capacity for more than 60 patrons that is open to the public 24 hours each day and 7 days each week; and

      4.  A gaming area within the building or group of buildings.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 878)

      NRS 466.030  Jurisdiction of Board and Commission; regulations.

      1.  The jurisdiction, supervision, powers and duties of the Board and the Commission extend to all persons, associations or corporations which hold or conduct any meeting within the State of Nevada where any racing is permitted for any stake, purse or reward.

      2.  The Commission, on the recommendation of the Board, shall adopt regulations to carry out its powers and duties under this chapter.

      [1:321:1951]—(NRS A 1973, 465; 1977, 1223; 1981, 1601, 1942; 1993, 2122)

      NRS 466.045  Certain financial interests of member of Board or Commission prohibited.  No member of the Board or Commission may own or otherwise have a financial interest in any horse which is entered in any race meet licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 465; A 1993, 2122; 1997, 3130)

      NRS 466.065  Bonds for certain members and employees of Board and Commission.  The Board and the Commission shall maintain blanket fidelity bond coverage of all its members and employees who handle any of its money, unless such persons are covered by any blanket fidelity bond otherwise maintained by the State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 465; A 1993, 2122)

      NRS 466.070  Employees; laboratory; offices; race meeting officials and stewards; delegation of certain duties of Board.

      1.  The Board is authorized:

      (a) To employ at reasonable compensation a reasonable number of inspectors, judges, guards, experts, scientists, auditors, veterinarians and other employees or agents deemed by the Board to be essential at or in connection with any race meeting to the best interests of racing.

      (b) To maintain a testing laboratory and to purchase supplies and equipment for and in connection with the laboratory or other test or testing processes.

      (c) To lease suitable premises for photography control.

      2.  At any race meeting all officials, as this term is customarily understood in racing, including, without limitation, placing judges, patrol judges, clerks of the scales, starters and assistants, handicapper, timer, paddock judge, racing secretary and clerk of the course, must be employed and paid by the licensee conducting the race meeting, but approved by the Board.

      3.  There must be at least three stewards to supervise each race or meeting conducted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. One or more of the stewards must be the official steward of the Board, and the remaining steward or stewards must be appointed by the licensee, subject to the approval of the Board. The stewards shall exercise such powers and perform such duties at each race meeting as may be prescribed by the regulations of the Commission.

      4.  The Board may delegate any of the powers and duties assigned to it by this section for a particular race meeting to the state fair association, agricultural society, county fair and recreation board or other association to which state or county aid is given, which is conducting the race meeting.

      [5:321:1951; A 1953, 698]—(NRS A 1965, 522; 1993, 2123)

      NRS 466.080  Account for Racing and Pari-Mutuel Wagering; disposition of proceeds of taxes; grants to licensees.

      1.  The Account for Racing and Pari-Mutuel Wagering is hereby created within the State General Fund. The Board shall administer the Account.

      2.  The Board shall distribute the proceeds of the taxes collected pursuant to NRS 466.120 and subsection 1 of NRS 466.125 in the following order of priority:

      (a) One percent of all pari-mutuel money handled on horse races which are not conducted by a state fair association, agricultural society, county fair and recreation board or other association to which state or county aid is given to the city in which the races are conducted or, if the races are conducted outside any city, to the county in which they are conducted.

      (b) Not more than 1 percent of all pari-mutuel money handled on horse races which are not conducted by a state fair association, agricultural society, county fair and recreation board or other association to which state or county aid is given to the Account for Racing and Pari-Mutuel Wagering.

      (c) The remainder to the State General Fund.

      3.  A licensee who has paid the taxes required by subsection 1 of NRS 466.125 may apply to the Board to receive a grant from the account for racing and pari-mutuel wagering. The Board may recommend approval and the Commission, in its discretion, may approve a grant to the licensee for the exclusive use of providing capital improvements to the racing facility of the licensee, a purse for racing or promotion of the facility, in proportion to the amount of taxes paid to the Commission by the licensee. The Board may not recommend approval and the Commission may not approve a grant if sufficient money is not available to pay the expenses of the Board and the Commission for the administration of this chapter.

      [Part 7:231:1949; A 1951, 538; 1953, 701] + [17:321:1951]—(NRS A 1960, 185; 1965, 523; 1979, 110; 1981, 1703; 1983, 1998; 1991, 1112; 1993, 2123; 1997, 3131)

      NRS 466.090  License required to conduct racing or pari-mutuel wagering; exceptions.

      1.  No person or persons, association or corporation, except state fair associations, agricultural societies, county fair and recreation boards, and other associations to which state or county aid is given, may hold or conduct any meeting within this state where racing is permitted for any stake, purse or reward, except when the person, association or corporation is licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission as provided in this chapter.

      2.  Except as provided in chapter 464 of NRS, it is unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation, either as owner, lessee or employee, whether for hire or not, except state fair associations, agricultural societies, county fair and recreation boards, and other associations to which state or county aid is given, to operate, carry on, conduct or maintain in this state any form of wagering under the system known as the pari-mutuel method of wagering on any racing event, without having first procured a license for the same as provided in this chapter.

      [6:321:1951]—(NRS A 1965, 524; 1973, 465; 1981, 1942; 1983, 1894)

      NRS 466.095  Issuance of license to conduct dog racing or pari-mutuel wagering in connection with certain dog racing prohibited.  The Nevada Gaming Commission shall not issue any license to conduct dog racing or pari-mutuel wagering in connection with dog racing pursuant to this chapter. This section does not prohibit off-track pari-mutuel wagering on dog racing pursuant to chapter 464 of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 464; A 1977, 1039; 1979, 552; 1981, 1942; 1987, 1724; 1995, 879; 1997, 3131; 2009, 2431)

      NRS 466.100  Application for license to conduct racing; investigation and recommendation by Board; approval of locations for off-track wagering; disciplinary action; duration of license.

      1.  Any natural person, association or corporation desiring to conduct horse racing within the State of Nevada must apply to the Board for a license so to do. The application must be in such form and supply such data and information as the Board prescribes.

      2.  The Board shall investigate the applicant, and any other person whom it believes necessary to determine the applicant’s suitability to receive a license to conduct racing. The cost of the investigation must be paid by the applicant. The Board shall recommend in writing to the Commission either approval or denial of the license. If denial is recommended, the Board shall prepare and file with the Commission its written reasons for that recommendation. If the Board recommends denial, the Commission may grant the license only by unanimous vote of the members present.

      3.  Each license issued by the Commission to conduct horse racing must be conditioned upon the licensee’s approving any locations which may be established in this state for off-track pari-mutuel wagering as required by 15 U.S.C. § 3004(b)(1)(A) as enacted and as this subsection may be amended from time to time.

      4.  The Commission may revoke, modify or suspend a license, fine a licensee or refuse to issue a license if it has reasonable cause to believe that the public interest can best be served by such an action. Any such action, except the refusal to issue a license, must comply with the procedures set forth in NRS 463.310 to 463.3145, inclusive. The judicial review provided in NRS 463.315 to 463.318, inclusive, is available to any person aggrieved by the final decision of the Commission to revoke or suspend a license or fine a licensee.

      5.  A license to conduct horse racing issued by the Commission continues to be valid without renewal unless it is suspended or revoked or the licensee changes the location at which the licensee conducts racing or ceases to conduct racing.

      [Part 7:321:1951]—(NRS A 1960, 186; 1965, 524; 1973, 466; 1975, 395; 1981, 1943; 1983, 1895, 1999; 1993, 2124; 1997, 3131)

      NRS 466.102  Deposit of advance with application.  When an application is made for a license to conduct racing or pari-mutuel wagering, or both, the applicant shall deposit with the Board an amount of money determined pursuant to NRS 463.331 to cover the expenses of investigation.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1703; A 1993, 2125)

      NRS 466.104  Decision of Commission final; preference in awarding dates.  The decision of the Commission, on the recommendation of the Board, concerning the award of all dates, the conduct of races and any other matter concerning racing is final, but the Commission shall, in awarding dates, give preference to agricultural associations for the dates on which each has conducted racing in previous years.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1998; A 1993, 2125)

      NRS 466.1045  Bond or deposit required; exemptions.

      1.  Before the running of any race meet licensed by the Commission, the licensee shall post with the Commission a bond executed by the licensee as principal, and by a corporation qualified pursuant to the laws of this state as surety, payable to the State of Nevada, and conditioned upon the payment of all money due to the State, the payment of purses to the participants, and the payment of the employees of the licensee. The bond must be in such an amount as the Commission deems necessary, not to exceed $100,000. In lieu of a bond, the licensee may deposit with the Commission lawful money of the United States or a certified check in an amount not to exceed $100,000 or any other form of security authorized by NRS 100.065. If security is provided in the form of a savings certificate, certificate of deposit or investment certificate, the certificate must state that the amount is not available for withdrawal except upon order of the Commission. After the race meet the posted cash, check, bond or other security must be returned or exonerated as the case may be, upon full performance by the licensee.

      2.  A nonprofit organization or agricultural association conducting a race meet is exempt from the requirements of subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1998; A 1989, 1074; 1991, 705)

      NRS 466.105  Application for license to conduct pari-mutuel wagering; investigation and recommendation by Board; approval of locations for off-track wagering.

      1.  Every application for a license to conduct pari-mutuel wagering under this chapter must be made upon forms prescribed and furnished by the Board. The Board shall investigate the applicant, including its officers and directors, if any, in the same manner as applicants for gaming licenses.

      2.  The cost of each investigation made pursuant to this section must be paid by the applicant. Investigation costs must be charged on the same basis as those for gaming license investigations.

      3.  The Board shall make its recommendations to the Commission which shall grant or deny licenses in the same manner as prescribed in chapter 463 of NRS for a state gaming license.

      4.  Each license issued by the Commission to conduct pari-mutuel wagering under this chapter must be conditioned upon the licensee’s approving any locations which may be established in this state for off-track pari-mutuel wagering as required by 15 U.S.C. § 3004(b)(1)(A) as enacted and as this subsection may be amended from time to time.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 465; A 1975, 396; 1981, 1944; 1983, 1897; 1993, 2125)

      NRS 466.110  Limitation on number of days of racing; transfer of meet.

      1.  No person, corporation or association may be given a license to conduct more than 300 days of horse racing in any 1 year on any one track within the State of Nevada.

      2.  The Commission may, at any time or times, in its discretion, authorize any person, corporation or association to transfer its racing meet or meetings from its own track or place for holding races to the track or place for holding races of any other person, corporation or association. No such authority to transfer may be granted without express consent of the person, corporation or association owning or leasing the track to which the transfer is made, but nothing in this section affects in any manner the license fees, requirements, rights, conditions, terms and provisions of NRS 466.120 or the provision for taxes contained in NRS 466.125.

      [8:321:1951]—(NRS A 1965, 525; 1973, 467; 1977, 874; 1981, 1945; 1993, 2125; 1997, 3132)

      NRS 466.115  Limitation on issuance of license for conflicting meet.  A license must not be issued to conduct pari-mutuel wagering at a track which is less than 100 miles from another track at which pari-mutuel betting is already licensed to be conducted during the race meet of the track first licensed unless:

      1.  A different type of race is conducted at the second track;

      2.  The second track is a county fair race meeting authorized by the Commission which does not exceed 10 days in duration during that calendar year; or

      3.  The other track or tracks are located in a county whose population is 700,000 or more and on the premises of a resort hotel.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 464; A 1981, 1945; 1983, 1897, 2001; 1989, 556; 1991, 705; 1995, 879; 2011, 1285)

      NRS 466.120  Fee for license; exemptions.

      1.  Except in the case of the trotting and pacing meetings provided for in NRS 466.130, and except as provided in subsection 3 of this section, each applicant desiring to hold horse races on the day or days awarded by the Commission shall, before the issuance of any license therefor, pay to the Board a license fee fixed by the Commission at the time of making application of not less than $50 nor more than $200 for each day of any meeting for the conduct of races so licensed.

      2.  If the license is to include permission for pari-mutuel wagering, such license fee must be deducted from the tax imposed by NRS 466.125.

      3.  State fair associations, agricultural societies, county fair and recreation boards and other associations to which state or county aid is given are exempt from the license fee required by subsection 1 of this section but must secure a license from the Commission before holding such a race.

      [9:321:1951; A 1953, 698]—(NRS A 1960, 186; 1965, 525; 1993, 2126)

      NRS 466.125  Tax on conducting racing with pari-mutuel wagering; distribution of portion of pari-mutuel money as purses; exceptions.

      1.  Each licensee conducting racing with pari-mutuel wagering shall pay to the Commission for the use of the State a tax at the rate of 2 percent on all pari-mutuel money handled on horse races during the race meeting.

      2.  State fair associations, agricultural societies, county fair and recreation boards, county agricultural associations and nonprofit organizations formed to conduct race meetings shall pay 1 percent of the pari-mutuel money handled during race meetings.

      3.  Each licensee conducting racing with pari-mutuel wagering, except a state fair association, agricultural society, county fair and recreation board or other association to which state or county aid is given, shall distribute not less than 8 percent of all pari-mutuel money handled on horse races as purses to the owners of the horses winning those races.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 188; A 1965, 525; 1973, 467; 1977, 1039; 1981, 1704, 1945; 1987, 636; 1995, 879; 1997, 3132)

      NRS 466.130  Licensing and supervision of certain meetings and races at which pari-mutuel wagering will be conducted; fees.

      1.  The Commission may issue licenses for the holding of:

      (a) Trotting and pacing meetings;

      (b) Chariot races; and

      (c) Cutter races,

Ê at which pari-mutuel wagering will be conducted.

      2.  The Board and the Commission have supervisory powers over such meetings and races and those licensed in the same manner and to the same extent, where not inappropriate, as they have by virtue of the provisions of this chapter over those licensed under other provisions of this chapter. Every applicant must pay a license fee of not less than $25 nor more than $200 for each day that races are held.

      [16:321:1951]—(NRS A 1981, 1946; 1991, 706; 1993, 2126)

      NRS 466.140  Awarding of dates for racing; limitations.

      1.  The Commission may meet at any time and award dates for racing upon applications submitted to it within the limits provided by this chapter. The dates so awarded must in no way conflict with the provisions of this chapter, and no license for a race meeting may issue prior to the payment of the fees therefor at the rate provided in NRS 466.120.

      2.  The Commission shall not award any dates for racing until the applicant gives its approval of any locations which may be established in this state for off-track pari-mutuel wagering as required by 15 U.S.C. § 3004(b)(1)(A) as enacted and as this subsection may be amended from time to time.

      [10:321:1951; A 1953, 698]—(NRS A 1983, 1897)

      NRS 466.150  Issuance of license; licensee subject to regulations and disciplinary action.

      1.  Upon the award of dates to any applicant and upon payment of the license fees as prescribed in this chapter, the Commission shall issue a license for the holding of the meeting or meetings during the dates awarded to the applicant, and for which the license fees shall have been paid.

      2.  A licensee shall be subject to all the rights, regulations and conditions from time to time prescribed by the Commission and the license shall be subject to suspension or revocation by the Commission as provided in this chapter.

      [11:321:1951]

      NRS 466.151  Limitation on commissions deducted by licensee from pari-mutuel wagering; other deductions in paying bets.

      1.  The commissions deducted by any licensee from pari-mutuel wagering on racing must not exceed 20 percent of the gross amount of money handled in each pari-mutuel pool operated by the licensee during the period of the license.

      2.  In addition to the commissions provided for in subsection 1, the licensee may deduct odd cents less than 10 cents per dollar in paying bets.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 527; A 1973, 468; 1987, 636)

      NRS 466.153  Place for conducting and public viewing of wagering.  A licensee conducting any form of pari-mutuel wagering provided for in this chapter shall provide a place or places in the meeting grounds or enclosure:

      1.  At which the licensee may conduct, operate and supervise the pari-mutuel method of wagering upon the results of the racing events conducted within the meeting grounds or enclosure.

      2.  Where the progress of the betting and the odds paid may be open to public view.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 527; A 1973, 468)

      NRS 466.155  Wagering outside enclosure or licensed establishment prohibited.

      1.  It is unlawful for any person to operate a system of pari-mutuel wagering on any licensed horse race at any location other than:

      (a) The enclosure wherein the race which is the subject of the wagering occurs; or

      (b) A licensed gaming establishment which has been approved to conduct off-track pari-mutuel wagering.

      2.  All other forms of wagering or betting on the results of any of the races licensed under this chapter outside the enclosure or licensed establishment are also illegal, unless expressly authorized by the Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 527; A 1973, 468; 1981, 1946; 1983, 1898; 1993, 2126; 1997, 3133)

      NRS 466.157  Limitation on wager by agent; off-track wagering by agent prohibited.  A pari-mutuel wager placed at the track where the wagered race is conducted may be made by an agent if the principal is present on the premises. All off-track pari-mutuel wagering must be done by a principal.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 527; A 1983, 1898)

      NRS 466.159  Redemption of outstanding pari-mutuel tickets.  All outstanding pari-mutuel tickets must be cashed within 90 days from the date of purchase or 10 days after the close of any race meeting. Tickets which are not redeemed within such time become valueless and the sum of money represented by them shall accrue to the issuing licensee.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 527; A 1973, 468)

      NRS 466.160  Charity day: Limitation on number of days in one meet.

      1.  A charity day under this section is defined to be a racing day on which a portion of the net proceeds and revenues from pari-mutuel racing is contributed to a charitable organization or society as those terms are generally understood. Such contribution shall not diminish the taxes imposed by this chapter.

      2.  Any licensee holding a license for racing as provided in this chapter may declare as many charity days in any one meet as the licensee shall deem fit, but no licensee shall declare more than five charity days in any one racing meet.

      3.  Any such charity days, not exceeding five in any one race meeting, shall be deemed in addition to the maximum number of days provided in NRS 466.110.

      [21:321:1951; A 1953, 698]—(NRS A 1965, 526)

      NRS 466.170  Regulations of Commission; licensing of participants in racing.

      1.  The Commission, on the recommendation of the Board, shall adopt regulations for the licensing, supervising, disciplining, suspending, fining and barring from racing, on any track under the jurisdiction of the Board or Commission, of horses, owners, breeders, authorized agents, subagents, nominators, trainers, jockeys, jockey apprentices, jockey agents and any other person, persons, organizations, associations or corporations whose activities affect the conduct or operation of licensed race meetings.

      2.  At a licensed race meeting or race, a person shall not enter a horse or participate as an owner, agent, nominator, trainer, jockey, jockey apprentice, or jockey agent, without first procuring from the Board a license so to do, and paying such fees as the Commission determines to be reasonable therefor. The Board may issue such licenses, and may revoke them at any time for cause.

      3.  The regulations of the Commission may include, but are not limited to, the following:

      (a) A requirement for fingerprinting, or other method of identification, of applicants and licensees;

      (b) A requirement for information concerning the antecedents, habits and character of applicants; and

      (c) The procedure and form of application which applicants must follow and complete before consideration of their applications by the Board.

      4.  The Commission, on the recommendation of the Board, may adopt regulations for the conducting of pari-mutuel wagering under this chapter. The regulations must be similar to the regulations of the Commission relating to the conduct of gaming adopted pursuant to chapter 463 of NRS.

      [12:321:1951; A 1953, 698]—(NRS A 1960, 187; 1965, 526; 1973, 468; 1981, 1603, 1946; 1993, 2126; 1997, 3133)

      NRS 466.171  Renewal of license as participant in racing: Application to include information relating to state business license; denial of renewal for unpaid debt assigned to State Controller for collection. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

      1.  In addition to any other requirements set forth in this chapter, an applicant for the renewal of a license issued pursuant to NRS 466.170 must indicate in the application submitted to the Commission whether the applicant has a state business license. If the applicant has a state business license, the applicant must include in the application the state business license number assigned by the Secretary of State upon compliance with the provisions of chapter 76 of NRS.

      2.  A license issued pursuant to NRS 466.170 may not be renewed by the Commission if:

      (a) The applicant fails to submit the information required by subsection 1; or

      (b) The State Controller has informed the Commission pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 353C.1965 that the applicant owes a debt to an agency that has been assigned to the State Controller for collection and the applicant has not:

             (1) Satisfied the debt;

             (2) Entered into an agreement for the payment of the debt pursuant to NRS 353C.130; or

             (3) Demonstrated that the debt is not valid.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Agency” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 353C.020.

      (b) “Debt” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 353C.040.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2734, effective January 1, 2014)

      NRS 466.172  Payment of child support: Statement by applicant for license; grounds for denial of license; duty of Commission. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  An applicant for the issuance or renewal of a license issued pursuant to NRS 466.170 shall submit to the Commission the statement prescribed by the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to NRS 425.520. The statement must be completed and signed by the applicant.

      2.  The Commission shall include the statement required pursuant to subsection 1 in:

      (a) The application or any other forms that must be submitted for the issuance or renewal of the license; or

      (b) A separate form prescribed by the Commission.

      3.  A license may not be issued or renewed by the Commission pursuant to NRS 466.170 if the applicant:

      (a) Fails to submit the statement required pursuant to subsection 1; or

      (b) Indicates on the statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order.

      4.  If an applicant indicates on the statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order, the Commission shall advise the applicant to contact the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order to determine the actions that the applicant may take to satisfy the arrearage.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2064)

      NRS 466.174  Suspension of license for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  If the Commission receives a copy of a court order issued pursuant to NRS 425.540 that provides for the suspension of all professional, occupational and recreational licenses, certificates and permits issued to a person who is the holder of a license issued pursuant to NRS 466.170, the Commission shall deem the license issued to that person to be suspended at the end of the 30th day after the date on which the court order was issued unless the Commission receives a letter issued to the holder of the license by the district attorney or other public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550 stating that the holder of the license has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      2.  The Commission shall reinstate a license issued pursuant to NRS 466.170 that has been suspended by a district court pursuant to NRS 425.540 if the Commission receives a letter issued by the district attorney or other public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550 to the person whose license was suspended stating that the person whose license was suspended has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2064)

      NRS 466.176  Application for license to include social security number of applicant. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]  An application for a license issued pursuant to NRS 466.170 must include the social security number of the applicant.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2065)

      NRS 466.180  Powers of Board and Commission.  The Board and the Commission or any of its members has full power and authority:

      1.  To compel the production of any and all books, memoranda, documents, papers and records showing the receipts and disbursements of any person, corporation or association licensed under the provisions of this chapter to conduct race meetings.

      2.  To summon witnesses before it and to administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses whenever, in the judgment of the Commission, it may be necessary for the effectual discharge of its duties.

      3.  To require, at any time, the removal of any employee or official employed by any licensee under this chapter.

      4.  To require that the book and financial or other statements of any person, corporation or association licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall be kept in any manner which to the Commission may seem best.

      5.  To visit, to investigate and to place expert accountants and such other persons as it may deem necessary in the offices, tracks or places of business of any person, corporation or association licensed under the provisions of this chapter for the purpose of satisfying itself that the regulations of the Commission are strictly complied with.

      [Part 13:321:1951; A 1953, 698]—(NRS A 1993, 2127)

      NRS 466.190  Report to Commission by licensee of receipts and disbursements.  Every person or persons, association or corporation licensed to hold racing meets within the State of Nevada, as provided in this chapter, shall within 30 days after the conclusion of any license period, or extension thereof, return to the Commission a full statement, under oath, of their receipts from all sources whatsoever during the calendar year, and of all expenses and disbursements, all itemized in manner and form as shall be directed by the Commission and with such allowances as may be approved by the Commission, showing the net revenue from all sources derived by such person, persons, association or corporation engaged in or conducting racing.

      [14:321:1951; A 1953, 698]—(NRS A 1973, 469)

      NRS 466.200  Impossibility, impracticability or inadvisability of holding meet; return of fees to licensee.  If by reason of any cause beyond control, and through no fault or neglect of any licensee, and while such licensee is not in default, it should become impossible, impracticable or inadvisable for a licensee to hold or conduct racing upon any date or dates licensed by the Commission, the Commission in its discretion and at the request of the licensee shall have power to return the fees paid by the licensee for racing upon the days upon which it is impossible, impracticable or inadvisable for the licensee to hold or conduct racing. The decision of the Commission in this regard shall be final.

      [20:321:1951]

      NRS 466.210  Regulation of racing by local governments prohibited.  The provisions of this chapter are intended to be statewide and exclusive in their effect, and no city, county or other political subdivision of this state may make or enforce any local law, ordinance or regulation upon the subject of racing.

      [15:321:1951] + [18:321:1951]—(NRS A 1960, 187; 1979, 84; 1997, 3133)

      NRS 466.216  Unlawful use of electrical device or appliance to alter speed of racing animal; penalty.

      1.  It is unlawful for any person to use or be responsible for the use of any electrical device or appliance to alter the speed of a racing animal.

      2.  It is unlawful for any person to:

      (a) Possess, manufacture, sell, distribute or market;

      (b) Instruct another in the use of; or

      (c) Cause or be responsible for an electrical current being discharged through,

Ê an electrical or mechanical device or other appliance designed specifically to increase or decrease the speed of an animal during a race, other than a whip approved by the Commission.

      3.  Any person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 or 2 is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 704)

      NRS 466.220  Prohibited acts; penalties.

      1.  Any person failing to appear before the Commission at the time and place specified in answer to a summons issued pursuant to NRS 466.180, or refusing to testify, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      2.  Any person aiding or abetting in the conduct of any meeting in this state at which races of horses are permitted for any stake, purse or reward, except in accordance with a license issued and unsuspended or unrevoked by the Commission, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided by this section or other specific statute, any violation of the provisions of this chapter or the regulations of the Commission is a misdemeanor.

      [Part 13:321:1951; A 1953, 698] + [19:321:1951]—(NRS A 1960, 187; 1967, 589; 1973, 469; 1979, 1479; 1991, 706; 1997, 3134)