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58 Pa. Code § 163.471. Disciplinary action for violations.


§ 163.471. Disciplinary action for violations.

 (a)  Whenever the Commission, stewards, starter or an authorized official acting under this chapter, finds a person or licensee to have been guilty of an act or omission in violation of either the letter or spirit of this chapter, or an act or omission not covered specifically by this chapter but deemed to require disciplinary action, or a violation of the act or its amendments, the person or licensee shall be subject to disciplinary action that the Commission or stewards deems commensurate with the offense committed. The disciplinary action may take the form of a fine, suspension, fine and suspension, revocation of license or the ruling off for life. Fines imposed may not exceed the provisions of the act.

 (b)  A racing official imposing a fine or suspension shall report it promptly to the racing secretary and the Commission in writing.

 (c)  Fines shall be paid within 48 hours to the horseman’s accountant, who in turn shall promptly pay same to the State Treasury through the Department of Revenue and credit to the General Fund.

 (d)  If a fine is not paid in full within the time, the Commission may suspend the license of the individual. The suspension shall be lifted upon the full payment of outstanding fines so imposed.

 (e)  An unpaid fine may not be rescinded except with the approval of the Commission.


   The provisions of this §  163.471 amended August 26, 1977, effective August 27, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 2409.

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