CS/CS/CS/HB 1145

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to greyhound racing; amending s. 550.002,
3F.S., which defines the term "full schedule of live racing
4or games"; providing that a greyhound permitholder shall
5not be required to conduct a minimum number of live
6performances; amending s. 550.01215, F.S.; revising
7requirements for an application for a license to conduct
8performances; extending the period of time allowed to
9amend certain applications; amending s. 550.054, F.S.;
10removing a requirement for holders of certain converted
11permits to conduct a full schedule of live racing to
12qualify for certain tax credits; amending s. 550.0951,
13F.S.; revising provisions for transfer by a permitholder
14of a tax exemption or license fee credit to a greyhound
15permitholder; establishing a tax credit pool; providing
16for use of credits in the pool; amending s. 550.09514,
17F.S.; revising purse requirements for greyhound racing and
18provisions for payment of purses; amending s. 550.475,
19F.S., relating to lease of pari-mutuel facilities by pari-
20mutuel permitholders; revising terminology to conform to
21changes made by the act; amending s. 550.615, F.S.;
22revising provisions for intertrack wagering; amending ss.
23550.26165 and 550.6305, F.S.; conforming cross-references
24to changes made by the act; amending s. 551.104, F.S.;
25revising a condition of licensure for the conduct of slot
26machine gaming; amending s. 551.114, F.S.; revising
27requirements for designated slot machine gaming areas;
28amending s. 849.086, F.S.; revising requirements for
29initial and renewal issuance of a cardroom license to a
30greyhound permitholder; providing that a minimum number of
31requested or conducted live performances is not required
32in order for a greyhound permitholder to maintain or renew
33a cardroom license; providing an effective date.
35Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
37     Section 1.  Subsection (11) of section 550.002, Florida
38Statutes, is amended to read:
39     550.002  Definitions.-As used in this chapter, the term:
40     (11)  "Full schedule of live racing or games" means, for a
41greyhound or jai alai permitholder, the conduct of a combination
42of at least 100 live evening or matinee performances during the
43preceding year; for a permitholder who has a converted permit or
44filed an application on or before June 1, 1990, for a converted
45permit, the conduct of a combination of at least 100 live
46evening and matinee wagering performances during either of the 2
47preceding years; for a jai alai permitholder who does not
48operate slot machines in its pari-mutuel facility, who has
49conducted at least 100 live performances per year for at least
5010 years after December 31, 1992, and whose handle on live jai
51alai games conducted at its pari-mutuel facility has been less
52than $4 million per state fiscal year for at least 2 consecutive
53years after June 30, 1992, the conduct of a combination of at
54least 40 live evening or matinee performances during the
55preceding year; for a jai alai permitholder who operates slot
56machines in its pari-mutuel facility, the conduct of a
57combination of at least 150 performances during the preceding
58year; for a harness permitholder, the conduct of at least 100
59live regular wagering performances during the preceding year;
60for a quarter horse permitholder at its facility unless an
61alternative schedule of at least 20 live regular wagering
62performances is agreed upon by the permitholder and either the
63Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association or the horsemen's
64association representing the majority of the quarter horse
65owners and trainers at the facility and filed with the division
66along with its annual date application, in the 2010-2011 fiscal
67year, the conduct of at least 20 regular wagering performances,
68in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years, the conduct of at
69least 30 live regular wagering performances, and for every
70fiscal year after the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the conduct of at
71least 40 live regular wagering performances; for a quarter horse
72permitholder leasing another licensed racetrack, the conduct of
73160 events at the leased facility; and for a thoroughbred
74permitholder, the conduct of at least 40 live regular wagering
75performances during the preceding year. For a permitholder which
76is restricted by statute to certain operating periods within the
77year when other members of its same class of permit are
78authorized to operate throughout the year, the specified number
79of live performances which constitute a full schedule of live
80racing or games shall be adjusted pro rata in accordance with
81the relationship between its authorized operating period and the
82full calendar year and the resulting specified number of live
83performances shall constitute the full schedule of live games
84for such permitholder and all other permitholders of the same
85class within 100 air miles of such permitholder. A live
86performance must consist of no fewer than eight races or games
87conducted live for each of a minimum of three performances each
88week at the permitholder's licensed facility under a single
89admission charge. Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
90beginning with the 2011-2012 fiscal year, there shall be no
91minimum requirement of live performances for greyhound
93     Section 2.  Subsection (1) of section 550.01215, Florida
94Statutes, is amended to read:
95     550.01215  License application; periods of operation; bond,
96conversion of permit.-
97     (1)  Each permitholder shall annually, during the period
98between December 15 and January 4, file in writing with the
99division its application for a license to conduct pari-mutuel
100wagering activities performances during the next state fiscal
101year. Each application requesting live performances, if any,
102shall specify the number, dates, and starting times of all
103performances which the permitholder intends to conduct. It shall
104also specify which performances will be conducted as charity or
105scholarship performances. In addition, each application for a
106license shall include, for each permitholder which elects to
107operate a cardroom, the dates and periods of operation the
108permitholder intends to operate the cardroom or, for each
109thoroughbred permitholder which elects to receive or rebroadcast
110out-of-state races after 7 p.m., the dates for all performances
111which the permitholder intends to conduct. A greyhound
112permitholder may receive a license to conduct pari-mutuel
113wagering activities at a licensed greyhound facility pursuant to
114s. 550.475. Permitholders may shall be entitled to amend their
115applications through February 28 or, for applications by
116greyhound permitholders relating to the 2011-2012 fiscal year,
117through August 31, 2011.
118     Section 3.  Paragraph (b) of subsection (14) of section
119550.054, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
120     550.054  Application for permit to conduct pari-mutuel
122     (14)
123     (b)  The division, upon application from the holder of a
124jai alai permit meeting all conditions of this section, shall
125convert the permit and shall issue to the permitholder a permit
126to conduct greyhound racing. A permitholder of a permit
127converted under this section shall be required to apply for and
128conduct a full schedule of live racing each fiscal year to be
129eligible for any tax credit provided by this chapter. The holder
130of a permit converted pursuant to this subsection or any holder
131of a permit to conduct greyhound racing located in a county in
132which it is the only permit issued pursuant to this section who
133operates at a leased facility pursuant to s. 550.475 may move
134the location for which the permit has been issued to another
135location within a 30-mile radius of the location fixed in the
136permit issued in that county, provided the move does not cross
137the county boundary and such location is approved under the
138zoning regulations of the county or municipality in which the
139permit is located, and upon such relocation may use the permit
140for the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering and the operation of a
141cardroom. The provisions of s. 550.6305(9)(d) and (f) shall
142apply to any permit converted under this subsection and shall
143continue to apply to any permit which was previously included
144under and subject to such provisions before a conversion
145pursuant to this section occurred.
146     Section 4.  Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
147550.0951, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
148     550.0951  Payment of daily license fee and taxes;
150     (1)
151     (b)  Each permitholder that cannot utilize the full amount
152of the exemption of $360,000 or $500,000 provided in s.
153550.09514(1) or the daily license fee credit provided in this
154section may, at any time after notifying the division in
155writing, elect once per state fiscal year on a form provided by
156the division, to transfer such exemption or credit or any
157portion thereof to any greyhound permitholder which acts as a
158host track to such permitholder for the purpose of intertrack
159wagering. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
160exemption of $360,000 or $500,000 under s. 550.09514(1) for each
161greyhound permitholder that conducted live racing before July 1,
1622011, but subsequently elects not to conduct live racing during
163a fiscal year shall be pooled, and each greyhound permitholder
164conducting at least 100 live performances of at least eight
165races during a fiscal year is entitled to an additional tax
166credit in an amount equal to the product of the respective
167permitholder's percentage share of live and intertrack wagering
168handle under subsection (3) during the preceding fiscal year and
16972 percent of the total value of tax credits available in the
170pool for fiscal year 2011-2012, or 62 percent of the total value
171of tax credits available in the pool for fiscal years after
172fiscal year 2011-2012. Once an election to transfer such
173exemption or credit is filed with the division, it shall not be
174rescinded. The division shall disapprove the transfer when the
175amount of the exemption or credit or portion thereof is
176unavailable to the transferring permitholder for any reason,
177including being unavailable because the transferring
178permitholder did not conduct at least 100 live performances of
179at least eight races during the fiscal year, or when the
180permitholder who is entitled to transfer the exemption or credit
181or who is entitled to receive the exemption or credit owes taxes
182to the state pursuant to a deficiency letter or administrative
183complaint issued by the division. Upon approval of the transfer
184by the division, the transferred tax exemption or credit shall
185be effective for the first performance of the next payment
186period as specified in subsection (5). The exemption or credit
187transferred to such host track may be applied by such host track
188against any taxes imposed by this chapter or daily license fees
189imposed by this chapter. The greyhound permitholder host track
190to which such exemption or credit is transferred shall reimburse
191such permitholder the exact monetary value of such transferred
192exemption or credit as actually applied against the taxes and
193daily license fees of the host track. The division shall ensure
194that all transfers of exemption or credit are made in accordance
195with this subsection and shall have the authority to adopt rules
196to ensure the implementation of this section.
197     Section 5.  Paragraphs (b), (c), and (e) of subsection (2)
198of section 550.09514, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
199     550.09514  Greyhound dogracing taxes; purse requirements.-
200     (2)
201     (b)  Except as otherwise set forth herein, in addition to
202the minimum purse percentage required by paragraph (a), each
203permitholder conducting live racing during a fiscal year shall
204pay as purses an annual amount equal to 75 percent of the daily
205license fees paid by each permitholder for the 1994-1995 fiscal
206year. This purse supplement shall be disbursed weekly during the
207permitholder's race meet in an amount determined by dividing the
208annual purse supplement by the number of performances approved
209for the permitholder pursuant to its annual license and
210multiplying that amount by the number of performances conducted
211each week. For the greyhound permitholders in the county where
212there are two greyhound permitholders located as specified in s.
213550.615(6), such permitholders shall pay in the aggregate an
214amount equal to 75 percent of the daily license fees paid by
215such permitholders for the 1994-1995 fiscal year. These
216permitholders shall be jointly and severally liable for such
217purse payments. The additional purses provided by this paragraph
218must be used exclusively for purses other than stakes. The
219division shall conduct audits necessary to ensure compliance
220with this section.
221     (c)1.  Each greyhound permitholder when conducting at least
222three live performances during any week shall pay purses in that
223week on wagers it accepts as a guest track on intertrack and
224simulcast greyhound races at the same rate as it pays on live
225races. Each greyhound permitholder when conducting at least
226three live performances during any week shall pay purses in that
227week, at the same rate as it pays on live races, on wagers
228accepted on greyhound races at a guest track which is not
229conducting live racing and is located within the same market
230area as the greyhound permitholder conducting at least three
231live performances during any week.
232     2.  Each host greyhound permitholder shall pay purses on
233its simulcast and intertrack broadcasts of greyhound races to
234guest facilities that are located outside its market area in an
235amount equal to one quarter of an amount determined by
236subtracting the transmission costs of sending the simulcast or
237intertrack broadcasts from an amount determined by adding the
238fees received for greyhound simulcast races plus 3 percent of
239the greyhound intertrack handle at guest facilities that are
240located outside the market area of the host and that paid
241contractual fees to the host for such broadcasts of greyhound
242races. For guest greyhound permitholders not conducting live
243racing during a fiscal year and not subject to the purse
244requirements of subparagraph 1., 3 percent of the greyhound
245intertrack handle shall be paid to the host greyhound
246permitholder for payment of purses at the host track.
247     (e)  In addition to the purse requirements of paragraphs
248(a)-(c), each greyhound permitholder shall pay as purses an
249amount equal to one-third of the amount of the tax reduction on
250live and simulcast handle applicable to such permitholder as a
251result of the reductions in tax rates provided by this act
252through the amendments to s. 550.0951(3) by chapter 2000-354,
253Laws of Florida. With respect to intertrack wagering when the
254host and guest tracks are greyhound permitholders not within the
255same market area, an amount equal to the tax reduction
256applicable to the guest track handle as a result of the
257reduction in tax rates rate provided by this act through the
258amendments amendment to s. 550.0951(3) by chapter 2000-354, Laws
259of Florida, shall be distributed to the guest track, one-third
260of which amount shall be paid as purses at those guest tracks
261conducting live racing the guest track. However, if the guest
262track is a greyhound permitholder within the market area of the
263host or if the guest track is not a greyhound permitholder, an
264amount equal to such tax reduction applicable to the guest track
265handle shall be retained by the host track, one-third of which
266amount shall be paid as purses at the host track. These purse
267funds shall be disbursed in the week received if the
268permitholder conducts at least one live performance during that
269week. If the permitholder does not conduct at least one live
270performance during the week in which the purse funds are
271received, the purse funds shall be disbursed weekly during the
272permitholder's next race meet in an amount determined by
273dividing the purse amount by the number of performances approved
274for the permitholder pursuant to its annual license, and
275multiplying that amount by the number of performances conducted
276each week. The division shall conduct audits necessary to ensure
277compliance with this paragraph.
278     Section 6.  Subsection (1) of section 550.26165, Florida
279Statutes, is amended to read:
280     550.26165  Breeders' awards.-
281     (1)  The purpose of this section is to encourage the
282agricultural activity of breeding and training racehorses in
283this state. Moneys dedicated in this chapter for use as
284breeders' awards and stallion awards are to be used for awards
285to breeders of registered Florida-bred horses winning horseraces
286and for similar awards to the owners of stallions who sired
287Florida-bred horses winning stakes races, if the stallions are
288registered as Florida stallions standing in this state. Such
289awards shall be given at a uniform rate to all winners of the
290awards, shall not be greater than 20 percent of the announced
291gross purse, and shall not be less than 15 percent of the
292announced gross purse if funds are available. In addition, no
293less than 17 percent nor more than 40 percent, as determined by
294the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, of the moneys
295dedicated in this chapter for use as breeders' awards and
296stallion awards for thoroughbreds shall be returned pro rata to
297the permitholders that generated the moneys for special racing
298awards to be distributed by the permitholders to owners of
299thoroughbred horses participating in prescribed thoroughbred
300stakes races, nonstakes races, or both, all in accordance with a
301written agreement establishing the rate, procedure, and
302eligibility requirements for such awards entered into by the
303permitholder, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' Association,
304and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective
305Association, Inc., except that the plan for the distribution by
306any permitholder located in the area described in s.
307550.615(8)(9) shall be agreed upon by that permitholder, the
308Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, and the association
309representing a majority of the thoroughbred racehorse owners and
310trainers at that location. Awards for thoroughbred races are to
311be paid through the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' Association,
312and awards for standardbred races are to be paid through the
313Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association. Among
314other sources specified in this chapter, moneys for thoroughbred
315breeders' awards will come from the 0.955 percent of handle for
316thoroughbred races conducted, received, broadcast, or simulcast
317under this chapter as provided in s. 550.2625(3). The moneys for
318quarter horse and harness breeders' awards will come from the
319breaks and uncashed tickets on live quarter horse and harness
320racing performances and 1 percent of handle on intertrack
321wagering. The funds for these breeders' awards shall be paid to
322the respective breeders' associations by the permitholders
323conducting the races.
324     Section 7.  Section 550.475, Florida Statutes, is amended
325to read:
326     550.475  Lease of pari-mutuel facilities by pari-mutuel
327permitholders.-Holders of valid pari-mutuel permits for the
328conduct of any jai alai games, dogracing, or thoroughbred and
329standardbred horse racing in this state are entitled to lease
330any and all of their facilities to any other holder of a same
331class valid pari-mutuel permit for jai alai games, dogracing, or
332thoroughbred or standardbred horse racing, when located within a
33335-mile radius of each other; and such lessee is entitled to a
334permit and license to operate its race meet or jai alai games at
335the leased premises.
336     Section 8.  Section 550.615, Florida Statutes, is amended
337to read:
338     550.615  Intertrack wagering.-
339     (1)  Any horserace permitholder licensed under this chapter
340which has conducted a full schedule of live racing may, at any
341time, receive broadcasts of horseraces and accept wagers on
342horseraces conducted by horserace permitholders licensed under
343this chapter at its facility.
344     (2)  A Any track or fronton licensed under this chapter
345that conducted a full schedule of live racing or games which in
346the preceding year, or any greyhound permitholder that has held
347an annual license to conduct pari-mutuel wagering activities in
348each of the preceding 10 years or was converted pursuant to s.
349550.054(14), conducted a full schedule of live racing is
350qualified to, at any time, receive broadcasts of any class of
351pari-mutuel race or game and accept wagers on such races or
352games conducted by any class of permitholders licensed under
353this chapter.
354     (3)  If a permitholder elects to broadcast its signal to
355any permitholder in this state, any permitholder that is
356eligible to conduct intertrack wagering under the provisions of
357ss. 550.615-550.6345 is entitled to receive the broadcast and
358conduct intertrack wagering under this section; provided,
359however, that the host track may require a guest track within 25
360miles of another permitholder to receive in any week at least 60
361percent of the live races that the host track is making
362available on the days that the guest track is otherwise
363operating live races or games. A host track may require a guest
364track not operating live races or games and within 25 miles of
365another permitholder to accept within any week at least 60
366percent of the live races that the host track is making
367available. A person may not restrain or attempt to restrain any
368permitholder that is otherwise authorized to conduct intertrack
369wagering from receiving the signal of any other permitholder or
370sending its signal to any permitholder.
371     (4)  In no event shall any intertrack wager be accepted on
372the same class of live races or games of any permitholder
373without the written consent of such operating permitholders
374conducting the same class of live races or games if the guest
375track is within the market area of such operating permitholder.
376A greyhound permitholder licensed under chapter 551 that accepts
377intertrack wagers on live greyhound signals is not required to
378obtain the written consent required by this subsection from any
379operating greyhound permitholder within its market area.
380     (5)  No permitholder within the market area of the host
381track shall take an intertrack wager on the host track without
382the consent of the host track.
383     (6)  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (3), in
384any area of the state where there are three or more horserace
385permitholders within 25 miles of each other, intertrack wagering
386between permitholders in said area of the state shall only be
387authorized under the following conditions: Any permitholder,
388other than a thoroughbred permitholder, may accept intertrack
389wagers on races or games conducted live by a permitholder of the
390same class or any harness permitholder located within such area
391and any harness permitholder may accept wagers on games
392conducted live by any jai alai permitholder located within its
393market area and from a jai alai permitholder located within the
394area specified in this subsection when no jai alai permitholder
395located within its market area is conducting live jai alai
396performances; any greyhound or jai alai permitholder may receive
397broadcasts of and accept wagers on any permitholder of the other
398class provided that a permitholder, other than the host track,
399of such other class is not operating a contemporaneous live
400performance within the market area.
401     (7)  In any county of the state where there are only two
402permits, one for dogracing and one for jai alai, no intertrack
403wager may be taken during the period of time when a permitholder
404is not licensed to conduct live races or games without the
405written consent of the other permitholder that is conducting
406live races or games. However, if neither permitholder is
407conducting live races or games, either permitholder may accept
408intertrack wagers on horseraces or on the same class of races or
409games, or on both horseraces and the same class of races or
410games as is authorized by its permit.
411     (7)(8)  In any three contiguous counties of the state where
412there are only three permitholders, all of which are greyhound
413permitholders, If any greyhound permitholder leases the facility
414of another greyhound permitholder for the purpose of conducting
415all or any portion of the conduct of its live race meet pursuant
416to s. 550.475, such lessee may conduct intertrack wagering at
417its pre-lease permitted facility throughout the entire year,
418including while its race live meet is being conducted at the
419leased facility, if such permitholder has conducted a full
420schedule of live racing during the preceding fiscal year at its
421pre-lease permitted facility or at a leased facility, or
422combination thereof.
423     (8)(9)  In any two contiguous counties of the state in
424which there are located only four active permits, one for
425thoroughbred horse racing, two for greyhound dogracing, and one
426for jai alai games, no intertrack wager may be accepted on the
427same class of live races or games of any permitholder without
428the written consent of such operating permitholders conducting
429the same class of live races or games if the guest track is
430within the market area of such operating permitholder.
431     (9)(10)  All costs of receiving the transmission of the
432broadcasts shall be borne by the guest track; and all costs of
433sending the broadcasts shall be borne by the host track.
434     Section 9.  Paragraph (g) of subsection (9) of section
435550.6305, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
436     550.6305  Intertrack wagering; guest track payments;
437accounting rules.-
438     (9)  A host track that has contracted with an out-of-state
439horse track to broadcast live races conducted at such out-of-
440state horse track pursuant to s. 550.3551(5) may broadcast such
441out-of-state races to any guest track and accept wagers thereon
442in the same manner as is provided in s. 550.3551.
443     (g)1.  Any thoroughbred permitholder which accepts wagers
444on a simulcast signal must make the signal available to any
445permitholder that is eligible to conduct intertrack wagering
446under the provisions of ss. 550.615-550.6345.
447     2.  Any thoroughbred permitholder which accepts wagers on a
448simulcast signal received after 6 p.m. must make such signal
449available to any permitholder that is eligible to conduct
450intertrack wagering under the provisions of ss. 550.615-
451550.6345, including any permitholder located as specified in s.
452550.615(6). Such guest permitholders are authorized to accept
453wagers on such simulcast signal, notwithstanding any other
454provision of this chapter to the contrary.
455     3.  Any thoroughbred permitholder which accepts wagers on a
456simulcast signal received after 6 p.m. must make such signal
457available to any permitholder that is eligible to conduct
458intertrack wagering under the provisions of ss. 550.615-
459550.6345, including any permitholder located as specified in s.
460550.615(8)(9). Such guest permitholders are authorized to accept
461wagers on such simulcast signals for a number of performances
462not to exceed that which constitutes a full schedule of live
463races for a quarter horse permitholder pursuant to s.
464550.002(11), notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter
465to the contrary, except that the restrictions provided in s.
466550.615(8)(9)(a) apply to wagers on such simulcast signals.
468No thoroughbred permitholder shall be required to continue to
469rebroadcast a simulcast signal to any in-state permitholder if
470the average per performance gross receipts returned to the host
471permitholder over the preceding 30-day period were less than
472$100. Subject to the provisions of s. 550.615(4), as a condition
473of receiving rebroadcasts of thoroughbred simulcast signals
474under this paragraph, a guest permitholder must accept
475intertrack wagers on all live races conducted by all then-
476operating thoroughbred permitholders.
477     Section 10.  Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section
478551.104, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
479     551.104  License to conduct slot machine gaming.-
480     (4)  As a condition of licensure and to maintain continued
481authority for the conduct of slot machine gaming, the slot
482machine licensee shall:
483     (c)  Conduct no fewer than a full schedule of live racing
484or games as defined in s. 550.002(11), except for holders of
485greyhound permits, which have no live racing requirement. A
486permitholder's responsibility to conduct such number of live
487races or games shall be reduced by the number of races or games
488that could not be conducted due to the direct result of fire,
489war, hurricane, or other disaster or event beyond the control of
490the permitholder.
491     Section 11.  Subsections (2) and (4) of section 551.114,
492Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
493     551.114  Slot machine gaming areas.-
494     (2)  The slot machine licensee shall display pari-mutuel
495races or games within the designated slot machine gaming areas
496and offer patrons within the designated slot machine gaming
497areas the ability to engage in pari-mutuel wagering on any live,
498intertrack, and simulcast races conducted or offered to patrons
499of the licensed facility.
500     (4)  Designated slot machine gaming areas may be located
501within the current live gaming facility or in an existing
502building that must be contiguous and connected to the live
503gaming facility, if applicable. If a designated slot machine
504gaming area is to be located in a building that is to be
505constructed, that new building must be contiguous and connected
506to the live gaming facility.
507     Section 12.  Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (5) and
508paragraph (d) of subsection (13) of section 849.086, Florida
509Statutes, are amended to read:
510     849.086  Cardrooms authorized.-
511     (5)  LICENSE REQUIRED; APPLICATION; FEES.-No person may
512operate a cardroom in this state unless such person holds a
513valid cardroom license issued pursuant to this section.
514     (a)  Only those persons holding a valid cardroom license
515issued by the division may operate a cardroom. A cardroom
516license may only be issued to a licensed pari-mutuel
517permitholder and an authorized cardroom may only be operated at
518the same facility at which the permitholder is authorized under
519its valid pari-mutuel wagering permit to conduct pari-mutuel
520wagering activities. An initial cardroom license shall be issued
521to a pari-mutuel permitholder only after its facilities are in
522place and after it conducts its first day of live racing or
523games or, for a greyhound permitholder, only after it has
524conducted a full schedule of live racing in each of the
525preceding 10 years or after it was converted pursuant to s.
526550.054(14) A new cardroom license may not be issued in an area
527unless the local government has approved such activity within
528its boundaries in accordance with subsection (16).
529     (b)  After the initial cardroom license is granted, the
530application for the annual license renewal shall be made in
531conjunction with the applicant's annual application for its
532pari-mutuel license. If a permitholder has operated a cardroom
533during any of the 3 previous fiscal years and fails to include a
534renewal request for the operation of the cardroom in its annual
535application for license renewal, the permitholder may amend its
536annual application to include operation of the cardroom. Except
537for greyhound permitholders, in order for a cardroom license to
538be renewed the applicant must have requested, as part of its
539pari-mutuel annual license application, to conduct at least 90
540percent of the total number of live performances conducted by
541such permitholder during either the state fiscal year in which
542its initial cardroom license was issued or the state fiscal year
543immediately prior thereto if the permitholder ran at least a
544full schedule of live racing or games in the prior year. If the
545application is for a harness permitholder cardroom, the
546applicant must have requested authorization to conduct a minimum
547of 140 live performances during the state fiscal year
548immediately prior thereto. If more than one permitholder is
549operating at a facility, each permitholder must have applied for
550a license to conduct a full schedule of live racing. However, a
551minimum number of requested or conducted live performances is
552not required in order for a greyhound permitholder to maintain
553or renew a cardroom license.
555     (d)1.  Each greyhound and jai alai permitholder that
556operates a cardroom facility shall use at least 4 percent of
557such permitholder's cardroom monthly gross receipts to
558supplement greyhound purses if live racing is conducted during a
559fiscal year, or jai alai prize money, respectively, during the
560permitholder's current or next ensuing pari-mutuel meet.
561     2.  Each thoroughbred and harness horse racing permitholder
562that operates a cardroom facility shall use at least 50 percent
563of such permitholder's cardroom monthly net proceeds as follows:
56447 percent to supplement purses and 3 percent to supplement
565breeders' awards during the permitholder's next ensuing racing
567     3.  No cardroom license or renewal thereof shall be issued
568to an applicant holding a permit under chapter 550 to conduct
569pari-mutuel wagering meets of quarter horse racing unless the
570applicant has on file with the division a binding written
571agreement between the applicant and the Florida Quarter Horse
572Racing Association or the association representing a majority of
573the horse owners and trainers at the applicant's eligible
574facility, governing the payment of purses on live quarter horse
575races conducted at the licensee's pari-mutuel facility. The
576agreement governing purses may direct the payment of such purses
577from revenues generated by any wagering or gaming the applicant
578is authorized to conduct under Florida law. All purses shall be
579subject to the terms of chapter 550.
580     Section 13.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.

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