Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 8-A
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Jones moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 291 - 1233
    4  and insert:
    5  A jai alai permitholder or quarter horse racing permitholder may
    6  elect not to conduct live racing or games. A harness horse
    7  racing permitholder or thoroughbred permitholder must conduct
    8  live racing. A greyhound permitholder, jai alai permitholder, or
    9  quarter horse racing permitholder that does not conduct live
   10  racing or games retains its permit; is a pari-mutuel facility as
   11  defined in s. 550.002(23); if such permitholder has been issued
   12  a slot machine license, the facility where such permit is
   13  located remains an eligible facility as defined in s.
   14  551.102(4), continues to be eligible for a slot machine license
   15  pursuant to s. 551.104(3), and is exempt from ss. 551.104(4)(c)
   16  and (10) and 551.114(2); is eligible, but not required, to be a
   17  guest track; and remains eligible for a cardroom license.
   18         2.A permitholder or licensee may not conduct live
   19  greyhound racing or dogracing in connection with any wager for
   20  money or any other thing of value in the state. The division may
   21  deny, suspend, or revoke any permit or license under this
   22  chapter if a permitholder or licensee conducts live greyhound
   23  racing or dogracing in violation of this subparagraph. In
   24  addition to, or in lieu of, denial, suspension, or revocation of
   25  such permit or license, the division may impose a civil penalty
   26  of up to $5,000 against the permitholder or licensee for a
   27  violation of this subparagraph. All penalties imposed and
   28  collected must be deposited with the Chief Financial Officer to
   29  the credit of the General Revenue Fund.
   30         (c) Permitholders may shall be entitled to amend their
   31  applications through February 28.
   32         (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, other than
   33  a permitholder issued a permit pursuant to s. 550.3345, a pari
   34  mutuel permitholder may not be issued an operating license for
   35  the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering, slot machine gaming, or the
   36  operation of a cardroom if the permitholder did not hold an
   37  operating license for the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering for
   38  fiscal year 2020-2021.
   39         (2) After the first license has been issued to a
   40  permitholder, all subsequent annual applications for a license
   41  shall be accompanied by proof, in such form as the division may
   42  by rule require, that the permitholder continues to possess the
   43  qualifications prescribed by this chapter, and that the permit
   44  has not been disapproved at a later election.
   45         (3) The division shall issue each license no later than
   46  March 15. Each permitholder shall operate all performances at
   47  the date and time specified on its license. The division shall
   48  have the authority to approve minor changes in racing dates
   49  after a license has been issued. The division may approve
   50  changes in racing dates after a license has been issued when
   51  there is no objection from any operating permitholder that is
   52  conducting live racing or games and that is located within 50
   53  miles of the permitholder requesting the changes in operating
   54  dates. In the event of an objection, the division shall approve
   55  or disapprove the change in operating dates based upon the
   56  impact on operating permitholders located within 50 miles of the
   57  permitholder requesting the change in operating dates. In making
   58  the determination to change racing dates, the division shall
   59  take into consideration the impact of such changes on state
   60  revenues. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and for
   61  the 2021-2022 state fiscal year only, the division may approve
   62  changes in operating dates for a jai alai permitholder, harness
   63  horse racing permitholder, or quarter horse racing permitholder
   64  if the request for such changes is received before October 1,
   65  2021.
   66         (4) In the event that a permitholder fails to operate all
   67  performances specified on its license at the date and time
   68  specified, the division shall hold a hearing to determine
   69  whether to fine or suspend the permitholder’s license, unless
   70  such failure was the direct result of fire, strike, war,
   71  hurricane, pandemic, or other disaster or event beyond the
   72  ability of the permitholder to control. Financial hardship to
   73  the permitholder shall not, in and of itself, constitute just
   74  cause for failure to operate all performances on the dates and
   75  at the times specified.
   76         (5) In the event that performances licensed to be operated
   77  by a permitholder are vacated, abandoned, or will not be used
   78  for any reason, any permitholder shall be entitled, pursuant to
   79  rules adopted by the division, to apply to conduct performances
   80  on the dates for which the performances have been abandoned. The
   81  division shall issue an amended license for all such replacement
   82  performances which have been requested in compliance with the
   83  provisions of this chapter and division rules.
   84         (6) Any permit which was converted from a jai alai permit
   85  to a greyhound permit may be converted to a jai alai permit at
   86  any time if the permitholder never conducted greyhound racing or
   87  if the permitholder has not conducted greyhound racing for a
   88  period of 12 consecutive months.
   89         Section 4. Section 550.0235, Florida Statutes, is amended
   90  to read:
   91         550.0235 Limitation of civil liability.—No permitholder
   92  licensed to conduct pari-mutuel wagering permittee conducting a
   93  racing meet pursuant to the provisions of this chapter; no
   94  division director or employee of the division; and no steward,
   95  judge, or other person appointed to act pursuant to this chapter
   96  shall be held liable to any person, partnership, association,
   97  corporation, or other business entity for any cause whatsoever
   98  arising out of, or from, the performance by such permittee,
   99  director, employee, steward, judge, or other person of her or
  100  his duties and the exercise of her or his discretion with
  101  respect to the implementation and enforcement of the statutes
  102  and rules governing the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering, so long
  103  as she or he acted in good faith. This section shall not limit
  104  liability in any situation in which the negligent maintenance of
  105  the premises or the negligent conduct of a race contributed to
  106  an accident; nor shall it limit any contractual liability.
  107         Section 5. Subsection (8) of section 550.0351, Florida
  108  Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (7) and subsection (1)
  109  and present subsection (7) are amended to read:
  110         550.0351 Charity racing days.—
  111         (1) The division shall, upon the request of a permitholder,
  112  authorize each horseracing permitholder, dogracing permitholder,
  113  and jai alai permitholder up to five charity or scholarship days
  114  in addition to the regular racing days authorized by law.
  115         (7) In addition to the charity days authorized by this
  116  section, any dogracing permitholder may allow its facility to be
  117  used for conducting “hound dog derbies” or “mutt derbies” on any
  118  day during each racing season by any charitable, civic, or
  119  nonprofit organization for the purpose of conducting “hound dog
  120  derbies” or “mutt derbies” if only dogs other than those usually
  121  used in dogracing (greyhounds) are permitted to race and if
  122  adults and minors are allowed to participate as dog owners or
  123  spectators. During these racing events, betting, gambling, and
  124  the sale or use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  125         Section 6. Subsection (4) of section 550.0425, Florida
  126  Statutes, is amended to read:
  127         550.0425 Minors attendance at pari-mutuel performances;
  128  restrictions.—
  129         (4) Minor children of licensed greyhound trainers, kennel
  130  operators, or other licensed persons employed in the kennel
  131  compound areas may be granted access to kennel compound areas
  132  without being licensed, provided they are in no way employed
  133  unless properly licensed, and only when under the direct
  134  supervision of one of their parents or legal guardian.
  135         Section 7. Subsection (2) of section 550.054, Florida
  136  Statutes, is amended, paragraph (c) is added to subsection (9)
  137  of that section, and subsection (15) is added to that section,
  138  to read:
  139         550.054 Application for permit to conduct pari-mutuel
  140  wagering.—
  141         (2) Upon each application filed and approved, a permit
  142  shall be issued to the applicant setting forth the name of the
  143  permitholder, the location of the pari-mutuel facility, the type
  144  of pari-mutuel activity desired to be conducted, and a statement
  145  showing qualifications of the applicant to conduct pari-mutuel
  146  performances under this chapter; however, a permit is
  147  ineffectual to authorize any pari-mutuel performances until
  148  approved by a majority of the electors participating in a
  149  ratification election in the county in which the applicant
  150  proposes to conduct pari-mutuel wagering activities. In
  151  addition, an application may not be considered, nor may a permit
  152  be issued by the division or be voted upon in any county, to
  153  conduct horseraces, harness horse races, or pari-mutuel wagering
  154  dograces at a location within 100 miles of an existing pari
  155  mutuel facility, or for jai alai within 50 miles of an existing
  156  pari-mutuel facility; this distance shall be measured on a
  157  straight line from the nearest property line of one pari-mutuel
  158  facility to the nearest property line of the other facility.
  159         (9)
  160         (c) The division shall revoke the permit of any
  161  permitholder, other than a permitholder issued a permit pursuant
  162  to s. 550.3345, who did not hold an operating license for the
  163  conduct of pari-mutuel wagering for fiscal year 2020-2021. A
  164  permit revoked under this paragraph is void and may not be
  165  reissued.
  166         (15)(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a
  167  permit for the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering and associated
  168  cardroom or slot machine licenses may only be held by a
  169  permitholder who held an operating license for the conduct of
  170  pari-mutuel wagering for fiscal year 2020-2021.
  171         (b) All permits issued under this chapter held by
  172  permitholders on January 1, 2021, are deemed valid for the sole
  173  and exclusive purpose of satisfying all conditions for the valid
  174  issuance of the permits if such permitholder held an operating
  175  license for the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering for fiscal year
  176  2020-2021.
  177         (c) Additional permits for the conduct of pari-mutuel
  178  wagering may not be approved or issued by the division after
  179  January 1, 2021.
  180         (d) A permit to conduct pari-mutuel wagering may not be
  181  converted to another class of permit.
  182         Section 8. Section 550.0745, Florida Statutes, is amended
  183  to read:
  184         550.0745 Conversion of pari-mutuel permit to Summer jai
  185  alai permit periods of operation.—A permitholder issued a permit
  186  under former subsection (1) of this section, 2020 Florida
  187  Statutes, for the operation of a jai alai fronton during the
  188  summer season may conduct pari-mutuel wagering throughout the
  189  year
  190         (1) The owner or operator of a pari-mutuel permit who is
  191  authorized by the division to conduct pari-mutuel pools on
  192  exhibition sports in any county having five or more such pari
  193  mutuel permits and whose mutuel play from the operation of such
  194  pari-mutuel pools for the 2 consecutive years next prior to
  195  filing an application under this section has had the smallest
  196  play or total pool within the county may apply to the division
  197  to convert its permit to a permit to conduct a summer jai alai
  198  fronton in such county during the summer season commencing on
  199  May 1 and ending on November 30 of each year on such dates as
  200  may be selected by such permittee for the same number of days
  201  and performances as are allowed and granted to winter jai alai
  202  frontons within such county. If a permittee who is eligible
  203  under this section to convert a permit declines to convert, a
  204  new permit is hereby made available in that permittee’s county
  205  to conduct summer jai alai games as provided by this section,
  206  notwithstanding mileage and permit ratification requirements. If
  207  a permittee converts a quarter horse permit pursuant to this
  208  section, nothing in this section prohibits the permittee from
  209  obtaining another quarter horse permit. Such permittee shall pay
  210  the same taxes as are fixed and required to be paid from the
  211  pari-mutuel pools of winter jai alai permittees and is bound by
  212  all of the rules and provisions of this chapter which apply to
  213  the operation of winter jai alai frontons. Such permittee shall
  214  only be permitted to operate a jai alai fronton after its
  215  application has been submitted to the division and its license
  216  has been issued pursuant to the application. The license is
  217  renewable from year to year as provided by law.
  218         (2) Such permittee is entitled to the issuance of a license
  219  for the operation of a jai alai fronton during the summer season
  220  as fixed in this section. A permittee granted a license under
  221  this section may not conduct pari-mutuel pools during the summer
  222  season except at a jai alai fronton as provided in this section.
  223  Such license authorizes the permittee to operate at any jai alai
  224  permittee’s plant it may lease or build within such county.
  225         (3) Such license for the operation of a jai alai fronton
  226  shall never be permitted to be operated during the jai alai
  227  winter season; and neither the jai alai winter licensee or the
  228  jai alai summer licensee shall be permitted to operate on the
  229  same days or in competition with each other. This section does
  230  not prevent the summer jai alai permittee from leasing the
  231  facilities of the winter jai alai permittee for the operation of
  232  the summer meet.
  233         (4) The provisions of this chapter which prohibit the
  234  location and operation of jai alai frontons within a specified
  235  distance from the location of another jai alai fronton or other
  236  permittee and which prohibit the division from granting any
  237  permit at a location within a certain designated area do not
  238  apply to the provisions of this section and do not prevent the
  239  issuance of a license under this section.
  240         Section 9. Subsection (4) of section 550.09511, Florida
  241  Statutes, is amended to read:
  242         550.09511 Jai alai taxes; abandoned interest in a permit
  243  for nonpayment of taxes.—
  244         (4) A jai alai permitholder conducting fewer than 100 live
  245  performances in any calendar year shall pay to the state the
  246  same aggregate amount of daily license fees on live jai alai
  247  games, admissions tax, and tax on live handle as that
  248  permitholder paid to the state during the most recent prior
  249  calendar year in which the jai alai permitholder conducted at
  250  least 100 live performances.
  251         Section 10. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
  252  550.09512, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  253         550.09512 Harness horse taxes; abandoned interest in a
  254  permit for nonpayment of taxes.—
  255         (3)(a) The permit of a harness horse permitholder who does
  256  not pay tax on handle for live harness horse performances for a
  257  full schedule of live races during any 2 consecutive state
  258  fiscal years shall be void and may not be reissued shall escheat
  259  to and become the property of the state unless such failure to
  260  operate and pay tax on handle was the direct result of fire,
  261  strike, war, hurricane, pandemic, or other disaster or event
  262  beyond the ability of the permitholder to control. Financial
  263  hardship to the permitholder shall not, in and of itself,
  264  constitute just cause for failure to operate and pay tax on
  265  handle.
  266         Section 11. Subsections (2) and (9) of section 550.105,
  267  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  268         550.105 Occupational licenses of racetrack employees; fees;
  269  denial, suspension, and revocation of license; penalties and
  270  fines.—
  271         (2)(a) The following licenses shall be issued to persons or
  272  entities with access to the backside, racing animals, jai alai
  273  players’ room, jockeys’ room, drivers’ room, totalisator room,
  274  the mutuels, or money room, or to persons who, by virtue of the
  275  position they hold, might be granted access to these areas or to
  276  any other person or entity in one of the following categories
  277  and with fees not to exceed the following amounts for any 12
  278  month period:
  279         1. Business licenses: any business such as a vendor,
  280  contractual concessionaire, contract kennel, business owning
  281  racing animals, trust or estate, totalisator company, stable
  282  name, or other fictitious name: $50.
  283         2. Professional occupational licenses: professional persons
  284  with access to the backside of a racetrack or players’ quarters
  285  in jai alai such as trainers, officials, veterinarians, doctors,
  286  nurses, EMT’s, jockeys and apprentices, drivers, jai alai
  287  players, owners, trustees, or any management or officer or
  288  director or shareholder or any other professional-level person
  289  who might have access to the jockeys’ room, the drivers’ room,
  290  the backside, racing animals, kennel compound, or managers or
  291  supervisors requiring access to mutuels machines, the money
  292  room, or totalisator equipment: $40.
  293         3. General occupational licenses: general employees with
  294  access to the jockeys’ room, the drivers’ room, racing animals,
  295  the backside of a racetrack or players’ quarters in jai alai,
  296  such as grooms, kennel helpers, leadouts, pelota makers, cesta
  297  makers, or ball boys, or a practitioner of any other occupation
  298  who would have access to the animals or, the backside, or the
  299  kennel compound, or who would provide the security or
  300  maintenance of these areas, or mutuel employees, totalisator
  301  employees, money-room employees, or any employee with access to
  302  mutuels machines, the money room, or totalisator equipment or
  303  who would provide the security or maintenance of these areas:
  304  $10.
  306  The individuals and entities that are licensed under this
  307  paragraph require heightened state scrutiny, including the
  308  submission by the individual licensees or persons associated
  309  with the entities described in this chapter of fingerprints for
  310  a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal records check.
  311         (b) The division shall adopt rules pertaining to pari
  312  mutuel occupational licenses, licensing periods, and renewal
  313  cycles.
  314         (9) The tax imposed by this section is in lieu of all
  315  license, excise, or occupational taxes to the state or any
  316  county, municipality, or other political subdivision, except
  317  that, if a race meeting or game is held or conducted in a
  318  municipality, the municipality may assess and collect an
  319  additional tax against any person conducting live racing or
  320  games within its corporate limits, which tax may not exceed $150
  321  per day for horseracing or $50 per day for dogracing or jai
  322  alai. Except as provided in this chapter, a municipality may not
  323  assess or collect any additional excise or revenue tax against
  324  any person conducting race meetings within the corporate limits
  325  of the municipality or against any patron of any such person.
  326         Section 12. Section 550.1155, Florida Statutes, is amended
  327  to read:
  328         550.1155 Authority of stewards, judges, panel of judges, or
  329  player’s manager to impose penalties against occupational
  330  licensees; disposition of funds collected.—
  331         (1) The stewards at a horse racetrack; the judges at a dog
  332  track; or the judges, a panel of judges, or a player’s manager
  333  at a jai alai fronton may impose a civil penalty against any
  334  occupational licensee for violation of the pari-mutuel laws or
  335  any rule adopted by the division. The penalty may not exceed
  336  $1,000 for each count or separate offense or exceed 60 days of
  337  suspension for each count or separate offense.
  338         (2) All penalties imposed and collected pursuant to this
  339  section at each horse or dog racetrack or jai alai fronton shall
  340  be deposited into a board of relief fund established by the
  341  pari-mutuel permitholder. Each association shall name a board of
  342  relief composed of three of its officers, with the general
  343  manager of the permitholder being the ex officio treasurer of
  344  such board. Moneys deposited into the board of relief fund shall
  345  be disbursed by the board for the specific purpose of aiding
  346  occupational licenseholders and their immediate family members
  347  at each pari-mutuel facility.
  348         Section 13. Section 550.1647, Florida Statutes, is amended
  349  to read:
  350         550.1647 Greyhound permitholders; unclaimed tickets;
  351  breaks.—All money or other property represented by any
  352  unclaimed, uncashed, or abandoned pari-mutuel ticket which has
  353  remained in the custody of or under the control of any greyhound
  354  permitholder authorized to conduct greyhound racing pari-mutuel
  355  wagering pools in this state for a period of 1 year after the
  356  date the pari-mutuel ticket was issued, if the rightful owner or
  357  owners thereof have made no claim or demand for such money or
  358  other property within that period of time, shall, with respect
  359  to live races conducted by the permitholder, be remitted to the
  360  state pursuant to s. 550.1645; however, such permitholder shall
  361  be entitled to a credit in each state fiscal year in an amount
  362  equal to the actual amount remitted in the prior state fiscal
  363  year which may be applied against any taxes imposed pursuant to
  364  this chapter. In addition, each permitholder shall pay, from any
  365  source, including the proceeds from performances conducted
  366  pursuant to s. 550.0351, an amount not less than 10 percent of
  367  the amount of the credit provided by this section to any bona
  368  fide organization that promotes or encourages the adoption of
  369  greyhounds. As used in this chapter, the term “bona fide
  370  organization that promotes or encourages the adoption of
  371  greyhounds” means any organization that provides evidence of
  372  compliance with chapter 496 and possesses a valid exemption from
  373  federal taxation issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Such
  374  bona fide organization, as a condition of adoption, must provide
  375  sterilization of greyhounds by a licensed veterinarian before
  376  relinquishing custody of the greyhound to the adopter. The fee
  377  for sterilization may be included in the cost of adoption.
  378         Section 14. Section 550.1648, Florida Statutes, is
  379  repealed.
  380         Section 15. Section 550.175, Florida Statutes, is amended
  381  to read:
  382         550.175 Petition for election to revoke permit.—Upon
  383  petition of 20 percent of the qualified electors of any county
  384  wherein any pari-mutuel wagering racing has been licensed and
  385  conducted under this chapter, the county commissioners of such
  386  county shall provide for the submission to the electors of such
  387  county at the then next succeeding general election the question
  388  of whether any permit or permits theretofore granted shall be
  389  continued or revoked, and if a majority of the electors voting
  390  on such question in such election vote to cancel or recall the
  391  permit theretofore given, the division may not thereafter grant
  392  any license on the permit so recalled. Every signature upon
  393  every recall petition must be signed in the presence of the
  394  clerk of the board of county commissioners at the office of the
  395  clerk of the circuit court of the county, and the petitioner
  396  must present at the time of such signing her or his registration
  397  receipt showing the petitioner’s qualification as an elector of
  398  the county at the time of the signing of the petition. Not more
  399  than one permit may be included in any one petition; and, in all
  400  elections in which the recall of more than one permit is voted
  401  on, the voters shall be given an opportunity to vote for or
  402  against the recall of each permit separately. Nothing in this
  403  chapter shall be construed to prevent the holding of later
  404  referendum or recall elections.
  405         Section 16. Subsection (1) of section 550.1815, Florida
  406  Statutes, is amended to read:
  407         550.1815 Certain persons prohibited from holding racing or
  408  jai alai permits; suspension and revocation.—
  409         (1) A corporation, general or limited partnership, sole
  410  proprietorship, business trust, joint venture, or unincorporated
  411  association, or other business entity may not hold any
  412  horseracing or greyhound dogracing permit or jai alai fronton
  413  permit in this state if any one of the persons or entities
  414  specified in paragraph (a) has been determined by the division
  415  not to be of good moral character or has been convicted of any
  416  offense specified in paragraph (b).
  417         (a)1. The permitholder;
  418         2. An employee of the permitholder;
  419         3. The sole proprietor of the permitholder;
  420         4. A corporate officer or director of the permitholder;
  421         5. A general partner of the permitholder;
  422         6. A trustee of the permitholder;
  423         7. A member of an unincorporated association permitholder;
  424         8. A joint venturer of the permitholder;
  425         9. The owner of more than 5 percent of any equity interest
  426  in the permitholder, whether as a common shareholder, general or
  427  limited partner, voting trustee, or trust beneficiary; or
  428         10. An owner of any interest in the permit or permitholder,
  429  including any immediate family member of the owner, or holder of
  430  any debt, mortgage, contract, or concession from the
  431  permitholder, who by virtue thereof is able to control the
  432  business of the permitholder.
  433         (b)1. A felony in this state;
  434         2. Any felony in any other state which would be a felony if
  435  committed in this state under the laws of this state;
  436         3. Any felony under the laws of the United States;
  437         4. A felony under the laws of another state if related to
  438  gambling which would be a felony under the laws of this state if
  439  committed in this state; or
  440         5. Bookmaking as defined in s. 849.25.
  441         Section 17. Subsection (2) of section 550.24055, Florida
  442  Statutes, is amended to read:
  443         550.24055 Use of controlled substances or alcohol
  444  prohibited; testing of certain occupational licensees; penalty;
  445  evidence of test or action taken and admissibility for criminal
  446  prosecution limited.—
  447         (2) The occupational licensees, by applying for and holding
  448  such licenses, are deemed to have given their consents to submit
  449  to an approved chemical test of their breath for the purpose of
  450  determining the alcoholic content of their blood and to a urine
  451  or blood test for the purpose of detecting the presence of
  452  controlled substances. Such tests shall only be conducted upon
  453  reasonable cause that a violation has occurred as shall be
  454  determined solely by the stewards at a horseracing meeting or
  455  the judges or board of judges at a dogtrack or jai alai meet.
  456  The failure to submit to such test may result in a suspension of
  457  the person’s occupational license for a period of 10 days or
  458  until this section has been complied with, whichever is longer.
  459         (a) If there was at the time of the test 0.05 percent or
  460  less by weight of alcohol in the person’s blood, the person is
  461  presumed not to have been under the influence of alcoholic
  462  beverages to the extent that the person’s normal faculties were
  463  impaired, and no action of any sort may be taken by the
  464  stewards, judges, or board of judges or the division.
  465         (b) If there was at the time of the test an excess of 0.05
  466  percent but less than 0.08 percent by weight of alcohol in the
  467  person’s blood, that fact does not give rise to any presumption
  468  that the person was or was not under the influence of alcoholic
  469  beverages to the extent that the person’s faculties were
  470  impaired, but the stewards, judges, or board of judges may
  471  consider that fact in determining whether or not the person will
  472  be allowed to officiate or participate in any given race or jai
  473  alai game.
  474         (c) If there was at the time of the test 0.08 percent or
  475  more by weight of alcohol in the person’s blood, that fact is
  476  prima facie evidence that the person was under the influence of
  477  alcoholic beverages to the extent that the person’s normal
  478  faculties were impaired, and the stewards or judges may take
  479  action as set forth in this section, but the person may not
  480  officiate at or participate in any race or jai alai game on the
  481  day of such test.
  483  All tests relating to alcohol must be performed in a manner
  484  substantially similar, or identical, to the provisions of s.
  485  316.1934 and rules adopted pursuant to that section. Following a
  486  test of the urine or blood to determine the presence of a
  487  controlled substance as defined in chapter 893, if a controlled
  488  substance is found to exist, the stewards, judges, or board of
  489  judges may take such action as is permitted in this section.
  490         Section 18. Paragraphs (e) and (f) of subsection (5) of
  491  section 550.2415, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
  492  paragraphs (d) and (e), respectively, paragraphs (d) and (e) of
  493  subsection (6) are redesignated as paragraphs (b) and (c),
  494  respectively, and paragraph (d) of subsection (5), paragraphs
  495  (b) and (c) of subsection (6), paragraph (a) of subsection (9),
  496  and subsection (13) of that section are amended to read:
  497         550.2415 Racing of animals under certain conditions
  498  prohibited; penalties; exceptions.—
  499         (5) The division shall implement a split-sample procedure
  500  for testing animals under this section.
  501         (d) For the testing of a racing greyhound, if there is an
  502  insufficient quantity of the secondary (split) sample for
  503  confirmation of the division laboratory’s positive result, the
  504  division may commence administrative proceedings as prescribed
  505  in this chapter and consistent with chapter 120.
  506         (6)
  507         (b) The division shall, by rule, establish the procedures
  508  for euthanizing greyhounds. However, a greyhound may not be put
  509  to death by any means other than by lethal injection of the drug
  510  sodium pentobarbital. A greyhound may not be removed from this
  511  state for the purpose of being destroyed.
  512         (c) It is a violation of this chapter for an occupational
  513  licensee to train a greyhound using live or dead animals. A
  514  greyhound may not be taken from this state for the purpose of
  515  being trained through the use of live or dead animals.
  516         (9)(a) The division may conduct a postmortem examination of
  517  any animal that is injured at a permitted racetrack while in
  518  training or in competition and that subsequently expires or is
  519  destroyed. The division may conduct a postmortem examination of
  520  any animal that expires while housed at a permitted racetrack,
  521  association compound, or licensed kennel or farm. Trainers and
  522  owners shall be requested to comply with this paragraph as a
  523  condition of licensure.
  524         (13) The division may implement by rule medication levels
  525  for racing greyhounds recommended by the University of Florida
  526  College of Veterinary Medicine developed pursuant to an
  527  agreement between the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering and the
  528  University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. The
  529  University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine may provide
  530  written notification to the division that it has completed
  531  research or review on a particular drug pursuant to the
  532  agreement and when the College of Veterinary Medicine has
  533  completed a final report of its findings, conclusions, and
  534  recommendations to the division.
  535         Section 19. Subsection (8) of section 550.334, Florida
  536  Statutes, is amended to read:
  537         550.334 Quarter horse racing; substitutions.—
  538         (8) To be eligible to conduct intertrack wagering, a
  539  quarter horse racing permitholder must have conducted a full
  540  schedule of live racing in the preceding year.
  541         Section 20. Paragraphs (a) and (e) of subsection (2) and
  542  subsection (3) of section 550.3345, Florida Statutes, are
  543  amended to read:
  544         550.3345 Conversion of quarter horse permit to a limited
  545  thoroughbred permit.—
  546         (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the holder
  547  of a quarter horse racing permit issued under s. 550.334 may,
  548  within 1 year after the effective date of this section, apply to
  549  the division for a transfer of the quarter horse racing permit
  550  to a not-for-profit corporation formed under state law to serve
  551  the purposes of the state as provided in subsection (1). The
  552  board of directors of the not-for-profit corporation must be
  553  comprised of 11 members, 4 of whom shall be designated by the
  554  applicant, 4 of whom shall be designated by the Florida
  555  Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, and 3 of whom shall be
  556  designated by the other 8 directors, with at least 1 of these 3
  557  members being an authorized representative of another
  558  thoroughbred permitholder in this state. The not-for-profit
  559  corporation shall submit an application to the division for
  560  review and approval of the transfer in accordance with s.
  561  550.054. Upon approval of the transfer by the division, and
  562  notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the
  563  not-for-profit corporation may, within 1 year after its receipt
  564  of the permit, request that the division convert the quarter
  565  horse racing permit to a permit authorizing the holder to
  566  conduct pari-mutuel wagering meets of thoroughbred racing.
  567  Neither the transfer of the quarter horse racing permit nor its
  568  conversion to a limited thoroughbred permit shall be subject to
  569  the mileage limitation or the ratification election as set forth
  570  under s. 550.054(2) or s. 550.0651. Upon receipt of the request
  571  for such conversion, the division shall timely issue a converted
  572  permit. The converted permit and the not-for-profit corporation
  573  shall be subject to the following requirements:
  574         (a) All net revenues derived by the not-for-profit
  575  corporation under the thoroughbred horse racing permit and any
  576  license issued to the not-for-profit corporation under chapter
  577  849, after the funding of operating expenses and capital
  578  improvements, shall be dedicated to the enhancement of
  579  thoroughbred purses and breeders’, stallion, and special racing
  580  awards under this chapter; the general promotion of the
  581  thoroughbred horse breeding industry; and the care in this state
  582  of thoroughbred horses retired from racing.
  583         (e) A No permit converted under this section and a license
  584  issued to the not-for-profit corporation under chapter 849 are
  585  not is eligible for transfer to another person or entity.
  586         (3) Unless otherwise provided in this section, after
  587  conversion, the permit and the not-for-profit corporation shall
  588  be treated under the laws of this state as a thoroughbred permit
  589  and as a thoroughbred permitholder, respectively, with the
  590  exception of ss. 550.09515(3) and 550.6308 s. 550.09515(3).
  591         Section 21. Subsections (2) and (4), paragraph (a) of
  592  subsection (6), and subsection (11) of section 550.3551, Florida
  593  Statutes, are amended to read:
  594         550.3551 Transmission of racing and jai alai information;
  595  commingling of pari-mutuel pools.—
  596         (2) Any horse track, dog track, or fronton licensed under
  597  this chapter may transmit broadcasts of races or games conducted
  598  at the enclosure of the licensee to locations outside this
  599  state.
  600         (a) All broadcasts of horseraces transmitted to locations
  601  outside this state must comply with the provisions of the
  602  Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978, 92 Stat. 1811, 15 U.S.C. ss.
  603  3001 et seq.
  604         (b) Wagers accepted by any out-of-state pari-mutuel
  605  permitholder or licensed betting system on a race broadcasted
  606  under this subsection may be, but are not required to be,
  607  included in the pari-mutuel pools of the horse track in this
  608  state that broadcasts the race upon which wagers are accepted.
  609  The handle, as referred to in s. 550.0951(3), does not include
  610  any wagers accepted by an out-of-state pari-mutuel permitholder
  611  or licensed betting system, irrespective of whether such wagers
  612  are included in the pari-mutuel pools of the Florida
  613  permitholder as authorized by this subsection.
  614         (4) Any greyhound permitholder or jai alai permitholder dog
  615  track or fronton licensed under this chapter may receive at its
  616  licensed location broadcasts of dograces or jai alai games
  617  conducted at other tracks or frontons located outside the state
  618  at the track enclosure of the licensee during its operational
  619  meeting. All forms of pari-mutuel wagering are allowed on
  620  dograces or jai alai games broadcast under this subsection. All
  621  money wagered by patrons on dograces broadcast under this
  622  subsection shall be computed in the amount of money wagered each
  623  performance for purposes of taxation under ss. 550.0951 and
  624  550.09511.
  625         (6)(a) A maximum of 20 percent of the total number of races
  626  on which wagers are accepted by a greyhound permitholder not
  627  located as specified in s. 550.615(6) may be received from
  628  locations outside this state. A permitholder conducting live
  629  races or games may not conduct fewer than eight live races or
  630  games on any authorized race day except as provided in this
  631  subsection. A thoroughbred permitholder may not conduct fewer
  632  than eight live races on any race day without the written
  633  approval of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and
  634  the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association,
  635  Inc., unless it is determined by the department that another
  636  entity represents a majority of the thoroughbred racehorse
  637  owners and trainers in the state. A harness permitholder may
  638  conduct fewer than eight live races on any authorized race day,
  639  except that such permitholder must conduct a full schedule of
  640  live racing during its race meet consisting of at least eight
  641  live races per authorized race day for at least 100 days. Any
  642  harness horse permitholder that during the preceding racing
  643  season conducted a full schedule of live racing may, at any time
  644  during its current race meet, receive full-card broadcasts of
  645  harness horse races conducted at harness racetracks outside this
  646  state at the harness track of the permitholder and accept wagers
  647  on such harness races. With specific authorization from the
  648  division for special racing events, a permitholder may conduct
  649  fewer than eight live races or games when the permitholder also
  650  broadcasts out-of-state races or games. The division may not
  651  grant more than two such exceptions a year for a permitholder in
  652  any 12-month period, and those two exceptions may not be
  653  consecutive.
  654         (11) Greyhound permitholders tracks and jai alai
  655  permitholders frontons have the same privileges as provided in
  656  this section to horserace permitholders horse tracks, as
  657  applicable, subject to rules adopted under subsection (10).
  658         Section 22. Subsections (1), (3), (4), (5), and (6) of
  659  section 550.3615, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  660         550.3615 Bookmaking on the grounds of a permitholder;
  661  penalties; reinstatement; duties of track employees; penalty;
  662  exceptions.—
  663         (1) Any person who engages in bookmaking, as defined in s.
  664  849.25, on the grounds or property of a pari-mutuel facility
  665  commits permitholder of a horse or dog track or jai alai fronton
  666  is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as
  667  provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
  668  Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 948.01, any person
  669  convicted under the provisions of this subsection shall not have
  670  adjudication of guilt suspended, deferred, or withheld.
  671         (3) Any person who has been convicted of bookmaking in this
  672  state or any other state of the United States or any foreign
  673  country shall be denied admittance to and shall not attend any
  674  pari-mutuel facility racetrack or fronton in this state during
  675  its racing seasons or operating dates, including any practice or
  676  preparational days, for a period of 2 years after the date of
  677  conviction or the date of final appeal. Following the conclusion
  678  of the period of ineligibility, the director of the division may
  679  authorize the reinstatement of an individual following a hearing
  680  on readmittance. Any such person who knowingly violates this
  681  subsection commits is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first
  682  degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
  683         (4) If the activities of a person show that this law is
  684  being violated, and such activities are either witnessed by or
  685  are common knowledge of by any pari-mutuel facility track or
  686  fronton employee, it is the duty of that employee to bring the
  687  matter to the immediate attention of the permitholder, manager,
  688  or her or his designee, who shall notify a law enforcement
  689  agency having jurisdiction. Willful failure by the pari-mutuel
  690  facility on the part of any track or fronton employee to comply
  691  with the provisions of this subsection is a ground for the
  692  division to suspend or revoke that employee’s license for pari
  693  mutuel facility track or fronton employment.
  694         (5) Each permittee shall display, in conspicuous places at
  695  a pari-mutuel facility track or fronton and in all race and jai
  696  alai daily programs, a warning to all patrons concerning the
  697  prohibition and penalties of bookmaking contained in this
  698  section and s. 849.25. The division shall adopt rules concerning
  699  the uniform size of all warnings and the number of placements
  700  throughout a pari-mutuel facility track or fronton. Failure on
  701  the part of the permittee to display such warnings may result in
  702  the imposition of a $500 fine by the division for each offense.
  703         (6) This section does not apply to any person attending a
  704  track or fronton or employed by or attending a pari-mutuel
  705  facility a track or fronton who places a bet through the
  706  legalized pari-mutuel pool for another person, provided such
  707  service is rendered gratuitously and without fee or other
  708  reward.
  709         Section 23. Effective October 1, 2021, section 550.3616,
  710  Florida Statutes, is created to read:
  711         550.3616 Racing greyhounds or other dogs prohibited;
  712  penalty.—A person authorized to conduct gaming or pari-mutuel
  713  operations in this state may not race greyhounds or any member
  714  of the Canis familiaris subspecies in connection with any wager
  715  for money or any other thing of value in this state. A person
  716  who violates this section commits a misdemeanor of the first
  717  degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A
  718  person who commits a second or subsequent violation commits a
  719  felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s.
  720  775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. Notwithstanding the
  721  provisions of s. 948.01, any person convicted under this section
  722  may not have adjudication of guilt suspended, deferred, or
  723  withheld.
  724         Section 24. Section 550.475, Florida Statutes, is amended
  725  to read:
  726         550.475 Lease of pari-mutuel facilities by pari-mutuel
  727  permitholders.—Holders of valid pari-mutuel permits for the
  728  conduct of any pari-mutuel wagering jai alai games, dogracing,
  729  or thoroughbred and standardbred horse racing in this state are
  730  entitled to lease any and all of their facilities to any other
  731  holder of a same class valid pari-mutuel permit for jai alai
  732  games, dogracing, or thoroughbred or standardbred horse racing,
  733  when located within a 35-mile radius of each other; and such
  734  lessee is entitled to a permit and license to conduct intertrack
  735  wagering and operate its race meet or jai alai games at the
  736  leased premises.
  737         Section 25. Subsection (2) of section 550.5251, Florida
  738  Statutes, is amended to read:
  739         550.5251 Florida thoroughbred racing; certain permits;
  740  operating days.—
  741         (2) A thoroughbred racing permitholder may not begin any
  742  race later than 7 p.m. Any thoroughbred permitholder in a county
  743  in which the authority for cardrooms has been approved by the
  744  board of county commissioners may operate a cardroom and, when
  745  conducting live races during its current race meet, may receive
  746  and rebroadcast out-of-state races after the hour of 7 p.m. on
  747  any day during which the permitholder conducts live races.
  748         Section 26. Subsections (1), (2), and (8) of section
  749  550.615, Florida Statutes, are amended, and subsection (11) is
  750  added to that section, to read:
  751         550.615 Intertrack wagering.—
  752         (1) Any thoroughbred horserace permitholder licensed under
  753  this chapter which has conducted a full schedule of live racing
  754  may, at any time, receive broadcasts of horseraces and accept
  755  wagers on horseraces conducted by horserace permitholders
  756  licensed under this chapter at its facility.
  757         (2) Except as provided in subsection (1), a pari-mutuel
  758  permitholder that has met the applicable requirement for that
  759  permitholder to conduct live racing or games under s.
  760  550.01215(1)(b), if any, for fiscal year 2020-2021 Any track or
  761  fronton licensed under this chapter which in the preceding year
  762  conducted a full schedule of live racing is qualified to, at any
  763  time, receive broadcasts of any class of pari-mutuel race or
  764  game and accept wagers on such races or games conducted by any
  765  class of permitholders licensed under this chapter.
  766         (8) In any three contiguous counties of the state where
  767  there are only three permitholders, all of which are greyhound
  768  permitholders, if any permitholder leases the facility of
  769  another permitholder for all or any portion of the conduct of
  770  its live race meet pursuant to s. 550.475, such lessee may
  771  conduct intertrack wagering at its pre-lease permitted facility
  772  throughout the entire year, including while its live meet is
  773  being conducted at the leased facility, if such permitholder has
  774  conducted a full schedule of live racing during the preceding
  775  fiscal year at its pre-lease permitted facility or at a leased
  776  facility, or combination thereof.
  777         (11) Any greyhound permitholder licensed under this chapter
  778  to conduct pari-mutuel wagering is qualified to, at any time,
  779  receive broadcasts of any class of pari-mutuel race or game and
  780  accept wagers on such races or games conducted by any class of
  781  permitholders licensed under this chapter.
  782         Section 27. Subsection (2) of section 550.6305, Florida
  783  Statutes, is amended to read:
  784         550.6305 Intertrack wagering; guest track payments;
  785  accounting rules.—
  786         (2) For the purposes of calculation of odds and payoffs and
  787  distribution of the pari-mutuel pools, all intertrack wagers
  788  shall be combined with the pari-mutuel pools at the host track.
  789  Notwithstanding this subsection or subsection (4), a greyhound
  790  pari-mutuel permitholder may conduct intertrack wagering without
  791  combining pari-mutuel pools on not more than three races in any
  792  week, not to exceed 20 races in a year. All other provisions
  793  concerning pari-mutuel takeout and payments, including state tax
  794  payments, apply as if the pool had been combined.
  795         Section 28. Subsections (1), (4), and (5) of section
  796  550.6308, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  797         550.6308 Limited intertrack wagering license.—In
  798  recognition of the economic importance of the thoroughbred
  799  breeding industry to this state, its positive impact on tourism,
  800  and of the importance of a permanent thoroughbred sales facility
  801  as a key focal point for the activities of the industry, a
  802  limited license to conduct intertrack wagering is established to
  803  ensure the continued viability and public interest in
  804  thoroughbred breeding in Florida.
  805         (1) Upon application to the division on or before January
  806  31 of each year, any person that is licensed to conduct public
  807  sales of thoroughbred horses pursuant to s. 535.01 and, that has
  808  conducted at least 8 15 days of thoroughbred horse sales at a
  809  permanent sales facility in this state for at least 3
  810  consecutive years, and that has conducted at least 1 day of
  811  nonwagering thoroughbred racing in this state, with a purse
  812  structure of at least $250,000 per year for 2 consecutive years
  813  before such application, shall be issued a license, subject to
  814  the conditions set forth in this section, to conduct intertrack
  815  wagering at such a permanent sales facility during the following
  816  periods:
  817         (a) Up to 21 days in connection with thoroughbred sales;
  818         (b) Between November 1 and May 8;
  819         (c) Between May 9 and October 31 at such times and on such
  820  days as any thoroughbred, jai alai, or a greyhound permitholder
  821  in the same county is not conducting live performances; provided
  822  that any such permitholder may waive this requirement, in whole
  823  or in part, and allow the licensee under this section to conduct
  824  intertrack wagering during one or more of the permitholder’s
  825  live performances; and
  826         (d) During the weekend of the Kentucky Derby, the
  827  Preakness, the Belmont, and a Breeders’ Cup Meet that is
  828  conducted before November 1 and after May 8.
  830  No more than one such license may be issued, and no such license
  831  may be issued for a facility located within 50 miles of any
  832  thoroughbred permitholder’s track.
  833         (4) Intertrack wagering under this section may be conducted
  834  only on thoroughbred horse racing, except that intertrack
  835  wagering may be conducted on any class of pari-mutuel race or
  836  game conducted by any class of permitholders licensed under this
  837  chapter if all thoroughbred, jai alai, and greyhound
  838  permitholders in the same county as the licensee under this
  839  section give their consent.
  840         (4)(5) The licensee shall be considered a guest track under
  841  this chapter. The licensee shall pay 2.5 percent of the total
  842  contributions to the daily pari-mutuel pool on wagers accepted
  843  at the licensee’s facility on greyhound races or jai alai games
  844  to the thoroughbred permitholder that is conducting live races
  845  for purses to be paid during its current racing meet. If more
  846  than one thoroughbred permitholder is conducting live races on a
  847  day during which the licensee is conducting intertrack wagering
  848  on greyhound races or jai alai games, the licensee shall
  849  allocate these funds between the operating thoroughbred
  850  permitholders on a pro rata basis based on the total live handle
  851  at the operating permitholders’ facilities.
  852         Section 29. Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section
  853  551.104, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  854         551.104 License to conduct slot machine gaming.—
  855         (4) As a condition of licensure and to maintain continued
  856  authority for the conduct of slot machine gaming, the slot
  857  machine licensee shall:
  858         (c) If a thoroughbred permitholder or harness horse racing
  859  permitholder, conduct no fewer than a full schedule of live
  860  racing or games as defined in s. 550.002(11). A permitholder’s
  861  responsibility to conduct such number of live races or games
  862  shall be reduced by the number of races or games that could not
  863  be conducted due to the direct result of fire, strike, war,
  864  hurricane, pandemic, or other disaster or event beyond the
  865  control of the permitholder.
  866         Section 30. Subsection (4) of section 551.114, Florida
  867  Statutes, is amended to read:
  868         551.114 Slot machine gaming areas.—
  869         (4) Designated slot machine gaming areas must may be
  870  located at the address specified in the licensed permitholder’s
  871  slot machine license issued for fiscal year 2020-2021 within the
  872  current live gaming facility or in an existing building that
  873  must be contiguous and connected to the live gaming facility. If
  874  a designated slot machine gaming area is to be located in a
  875  building that is to be constructed, that new building must be
  876  contiguous and connected to the live gaming facility.
  877         Section 31. Section 551.116, Florida Statutes, is amended
  878  to read:
  879         551.116 Days and hours of operation.—Slot machine gaming
  880  areas may be open 24 hours per day daily throughout the year.
  881  The slot machine gaming areas may be open a cumulative amount of
  882  18 hours per day on Monday through Friday and 24 hours per day
  883  on Saturday and Sunday and on those holidays specified in s.
  884  110.117(1).
  885         Section 32. Subsection (1) of section 551.121, Florida
  886  Statutes, is amended to read:
  887         551.121 Prohibited activities and devices; exceptions.—
  888         (1) Complimentary or reduced-cost alcoholic beverages may
  889  not be served to persons playing a slot machine. Alcoholic
  890  beverages served to persons playing a slot machine shall cost at
  891  least the same amount as alcoholic beverages served to the
  892  general public at a bar within the facility.
  893         Section 33. Subsection (5) of section 565.02, Florida
  894  Statutes, is amended to read:
  895         565.02 License fees; vendors; clubs; caterers; and others.—
  896         (5) A caterer at a pari-mutuel facility licensed under
  897  chapter 550 horse or dog racetrack or jai alai fronton may
  898  obtain a license upon the payment of an annual state license tax
  899  of $675. Such caterer’s license shall permit sales only within
  900  the enclosure in which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted such
  901  races or jai alai games are conducted, and such licensee shall
  902  be permitted to sell only during the period beginning 10 days
  903  before and ending 10 days after racing or jai alai under the
  904  authority of the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering of the
  905  Department of Business and Professional Regulation is conducted
  906  at such racetrack or jai alai fronton. Except as in this
  907  subsection otherwise provided, caterers licensed hereunder shall
  908  be treated as vendors licensed to sell by the drink the
  909  beverages mentioned herein and shall be subject to all the
  910  provisions hereof relating to such vendors.
  911         Section 34. Subsection (5), paragraphs (a) and (b) of
  912  subsection (7), and paragraph (d) of subsection (13) of section
  913  849.086, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  914         849.086 Cardrooms authorized.—
  915         (5) LICENSE REQUIRED; APPLICATION; FEES.—No person may
  916  operate a cardroom in this state unless such person holds a
  917  valid cardroom license issued pursuant to this section.
  918         (a) Only those persons holding a valid cardroom license
  919  issued by the division may operate a cardroom. A cardroom
  920  license may only be issued to a licensed pari-mutuel
  921  permitholder and an authorized cardroom may only be operated at
  922  the same facility at which the permitholder is authorized under
  923  its valid pari-mutuel wagering permit to conduct pari-mutuel
  924  wagering activities. An initial cardroom license shall be issued
  925  to a pari-mutuel permitholder only after its facilities are in
  926  place and after it conducts its first day of pari-mutuel
  927  activities on live racing or games.
  928         (b) After the initial cardroom license is granted, the
  929  application for the annual license renewal shall be made in
  930  conjunction with the applicant’s annual application for its
  931  pari-mutuel license. If a permitholder has operated a cardroom
  932  during any of the 3 previous fiscal years and fails to include a
  933  renewal request for the operation of the cardroom in its annual
  934  application for license renewal, the permitholder may amend its
  935  annual application to include operation of the cardroom.
  936         (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a pari
  937  mutuel permitholder, other than a permitholder issued a permit
  938  pursuant to s. 550.3345, may not be issued a license for the
  939  operation of a cardroom if the permitholder did not hold an
  940  operating license for the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering for
  941  fiscal year 2020-2021. In order for an initial cardroom license
  942  to be issued to a thoroughbred permitholder or harness horse
  943  racing permitholder issued a permit pursuant s. 550.3345, the
  944  applicant must have requested, as part of its pari-mutuel annual
  945  license application, to conduct at least a full schedule of live
  946  racing. In order for a cardroom license to be renewed for a
  947  thoroughbred permitholder or harness horse racing permitholder,
  948  the
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  951  And the title is amended as follows:
  952         Delete lines 10 - 71
  953  and insert:
  954         permitholders and quarter horse racing permitholders
  955         to elect not to conduct live racing or games;
  956         requiring thoroughbred permitholders and harness horse
  957         racing permitholders to conduct live racing;
  958         specifying that certain permitholders who do not
  959         conduct live racing or games retain their permit and
  960         remain pari-mutuel facilities; specifying that, if
  961         such permitholder has been issued a slot machine
  962         license, the permitholder’s facility remains an
  963         eligible facility, continues to be eligible for a slot
  964         machine license, is exempt from certain provisions of
  965         ch. 551, F.S., is eligible to be a guest track, and
  966         remains eligible for a cardroom license; prohibiting a
  967         permitholder or licensee from conducting live
  968         greyhound racing or dogracing in connection with any
  969         wager for money or any other thing of value in the
  970         state; providing administrative and civil penalties;
  971         providing requirements for the funds generated from
  972         such penalties; prohibiting operating licenses from
  973         being issued to a pari-mutuel permitholder unless a
  974         specified requirement is met; authorizing the Division
  975         of Pari-mutuel Wagering to approve a change in racing
  976         dates for certain permitholders if the request for a
  977         change is received before a specified date and under
  978         certain circumstances for a specified fiscal year;
  979         deleting a provision authorizing the conversion of
  980         certain permits to a jai alai permit under certain
  981         circumstances; conforming provisions to changes made
  982         by the act; amending s. 550.0235, F.S.; conforming
  983         provisions to changes made by the act; amending s.
  984         550.0351, F.S.; deleting a provision relating to hound
  985         dog derbies and mutt derbies; conforming provisions to
  986         changes made by the act; amending s. 550.0425, F.S.;
  987         deleting a provision authorizing certain minors to be
  988         granted access to kennel compound areas under certain
  989         circumstances; amending s. 550.054, F.S.; requiring
  990         the division to revoke the permit of certain
  991         permitholders; specifying such revoked permit is void
  992         and may not be reissued; revising requirements to hold
  993         a permit for the operation of a pari-mutuel facility
  994         and an associated cardroom or slot machine facility;
  995         specifying certain permits held on a specified date
  996         are deemed valid for specified purposes; prohibiting
  997         new permits for the conduct of pari-mutuel wagering
  998         from being issued after a specified date; prohibiting
  999         a permit to conduct pari-mutuel wagering from being
 1000         converted to another class of permit; conforming
 1001         provisions to changes made by the act; amending s.
 1002         550.0745, F.S.; authorizing summer jai alai
 1003         permitholders to conduct pari-mutuel wagering
 1004         throughout the year; deleting provisions relating to
 1005         the conversion of a pari-mutuel permit to a summer jai
 1006         alai permit; amending s. 550.09511, F.S.; deleting a
 1007         provision relating to the payment of certain taxes and
 1008         fees by jai alai permitholders conducting fewer than a
 1009         specified number of live performances; amending s.
 1010         550.09512, F.S.; prohibiting the reissue of certain
 1011         harness horse racing permits that are voided;
 1012         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
 1013         amending ss. 550.105, 550.1155, and