State Legislature

Michigan horse racing legislation revised

horse photo-penn state extensionThe Michigan House of Representatives has updated horse racing legislation and is awaiting approval in the state Senate.

Chairman of the House Ag Committee Dan Lauwers tells Brownfield the committee added a horse racing advisory committee which will include the Michigan Department of Agriculture, a veterinarian, and representatives from statewide horse racing associations, racetracks and the horse racing industry.

“Really what we’re trying to do is bring the business knowledge, the ag knowledge back into horse racing and have that interaction with the gaming commission so that they can make recommendations about how to really build our horse racing industry and return it to a level of success that we have had struggled with in the last few years.”

Changes also update the licensing process and how purse monies are distributed.

AUDIO: Interview with Representative Dan Lauwers

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