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Subchapter L. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS


Sec.


185.251.    Admission to premises and security.
185.252.    Temporary permit.
185.253.    Identification cards and badges.
185.254.    Undesirable persons.
185.255.    Head numbers, saddle pads.
185.256.    Number of races.
185.257.    Office facilities for Commission.
185.258.    Association with undesirables.
185.259.    Refunds.
185.260.    Matters not covered by rules.

§ 185.251. Admission to premises and security.

 No person other than members, officers and employes of the Commission, racing officials and association security officers shall be permitted to enter any part of the licensed premises, except the Club House, Grandstand or other area open to patrons, or the general public, unless he possesses and displays an identification card or badge, authorizing his admittance thereto or possesses or displays a temporary identification permit to enter the particular area. Only the following listed persons shall be entitled to enter the stable area of an association: members, officers, and employes of the Commission; management and employes of management performing duties therein; racing officials; association security officers; owners; trainers; grooms and others performing official duties in the stable area.

§ 185.252. Temporary permit.

 The association may issue temporary identification permits for proper reasons only to persons of good moral character who have a legitimate purpose for entering any such enclosure not open to the general public. Such temporary permits may be taken up by the association at any time and shall be surrendered to the association when the particular purpose for which the permit was issued has been completed. Such permits shall be valid for a specific day only or for a period not to exceed five days, and shall show the date of issuance. They may be issued to a participant pending application and issuance of a license, for such participants as require a license. A list of such temporary permits shall be kept by the association stating the reason for the issuance thereof and the time for which it was issued.

§ 185.253.  Identification cards and badges.

 (a)  The association shall issue identification cards or badges only to its officers, employes, guards and watchmen; to drivers, owners, trainers, their employes, assistants, grooms and attendants. Such identification cards or badges may at any time be taken up by the association upon reasonable cause and shall be taken up from owners, trainers, their employes, assistants, grooms and attendants when the horses of such owners or trainers are removed from the licensed premises.

 (b)  An identification button or card shall be issued to those entitled to the stable area. The button shall be worn openly at all times while performing duties in the area, and the identification card shall be displayed upon request by those guarding the area.

 (c)  Any identification card or button may be taken up by the direction of the presiding judge upon reasonable cause and shall be taken from the owner, trainers, and grooms when the horse of such owner, trainer or grooms are removed from the licensed premises.

§ 185.254. Undesirable persons.

 Any person whether a licensee, participant or patron whose conduct is deemed detrimental to the best interest of harness racing, or who is deemed an undesirable person, may be removed, excluded or expelled from the track.

§ 185.255. Head numbers, saddle pads.

 Each competing horse shall be equipped with numbers of style, type and design approved by the Commission or its representatives. Numbers shall be so arranged that coupled entries may be distinguished as such and also horses coupled in the field as such. Saddle pad colors shall differ for each race or post position.

§ 185.256.  Number of races.

 (a)  No association shall hold or race in any one day more races for which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted than are approved by the Commission.

 (b)  A racing day is defined as five or more races upon which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted in one continuous session except where ordered otherwise by the Commission or where one or more of the races is a stake or futurity with a value of $50,000 or more.

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  185.14 (relating to number of racing days).

§ 185.257. Office facilities for Commission.

 Every association shall maintain upon the track premises suitable and adequate office facilities for the exclusive use of the Commission and authorized representatives of the Commission.

§ 185.258.  Association with undesirables.

 (a)  No licensee shall at any time associate with, consort with, or in any manner communicate with any known gambler, bookmaker, tout or persons of similar pursuits either on or off the tracks. If the reputation of such gambler, bookmaker, tout or person of similar pursuit is notorious, the licensee shall be presumed to have knowledge of the fact.

 (b)  If any person under the jurisdiction or control of the Commission shall be approached with any offer or promise of a bribe or with a request or a suggestion for a bribe or for any improper, corrupt or fraudulent act or practice in relation to a race or racing, or that any race shall be conducted otherwise than fairly in accordance with the rules of this Commission, it shall be the duty of such person to report immediately such matter to the Commission or to one of its appointed representatives.

§ 185.259. Refunds.

 (a)  Moneys received by the Commission pursuant to the law or the provisions of this part may, within one year from the receipt thereof, be refunded to the party for whose account the same were received, on proof satisfactory that:

   (1)  Such moneys were in excess of the amount required.

   (2)  The license for which application was made has been refused by the Commission.

   (3)  Such moneys were received as a fine and the Commission has, after review, reduced the amount thereof.

   (4)  Upon appeal, the Court reduced or remitted the fine imposed and paid.

 (b)  Such refunds shall be paid upon approval by the Commission and after approval by the Board of Finance and Revenue.

§ 185.260. Matters not covered by rules.

 Any situation not covered by the rules of this Commission shall be referred to the Commission for disposition.

APPENDIX A




SWORN STATEMENT OF COMPLAINT


   






  Name of ComplainantAddressCityTel. No.

   






  Name of LicenseeAddressCityTel. No.




State Harness Racing Commission
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

COUNTY } ss:

, being
(Name of Complainant)
first duly sworn deposes and says that
(Write in a brief




statement of the act complained of.)





















Appendix A (Continued)


   


Complainant   

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day of , 19

Notary Public


WITNESSES




NameAddressTele. No.




NameAddressTele. No.




NameAddressTele. No.


Mail original complaint, with two additional copies.
Type or write complaint clearly.
State facts briefly and clearly.
Name witnesses who can support your statements.
Enclose a Photostatic copy of each document to which this complaint refers.

APPENDIX B




CORPORATE RESOLUTION OF WAIVER

   PENNSYLVANIA STATE HARNESS
 RACING COMMISSION
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
 WHEREAS, it is the desire of




to waive the hearing fixed in Citation No.
, to admit the charges therein contained and to authorize the Pennsylvania Harness Commission to enter a final order without hearing thereon,
 THEREFORE, be it resolved that such a waiver be filed with the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission and that


…and
Name of OfficerTitle



Name of OfficerTitle
be authorized and either or both are hereby authorized to execute the necessary documents as may be required by the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission.
(Corporate Seal)*
*If no seal, have resolution sworn to before a Notary Public or Justice of the Peace.
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the Resolution adopted by

Name of



Corporation or Organization
at a regular or special meeting held on the

day of
, 19
.


Secretary

APPENDIX B (Continued)
WAIVER, ADMISSION AND AUTHORIZATION


   PENNSYLVANIA HARNESS RACING COMMISSION
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
WE
I  do hereby acknowledge receipt of Citation No.


, and do waive the hearing fixed therein, subject to the approval of the Commission. All the charges averred in the citation are admitted and you are authorized without hearing to enter a final order.



WitnessSignature of Licensee

Date

APPENDIX C
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSLVANIA
STATE HARNESS RACING COMMISSION
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
VETERINARY HEALTH CERTIFICATE
FOR STANDARDBRED HORSE


   THIS CERTIFICATE MUST ACCOMPANY THE HORSE DESCRIBED FOR ADMITTANCE TO A PENNSYLVANIA PARA-MUTUEL HARNESS RACING TRACK.






Name of HorseTattoo NumberAgeSex



Owner’s NameTrainer’s Name

   I hereby certify that I have examined the above described horse on


and have found no clinical evidence of infectious, (date)
contagious, or transmissible disease and that it was afebrile and free of ectoparasites at the time of this examination. To the best of my knowledge this horse has not been exposed to other horses with any infectious, contagious, or transmissible diseases within the past two weeks.
Horse’s Temperature
At Time of Examination




Veterinarian’s Signature



Veterinarian’s State License Number



Address



Date Issued

   AN INDIVIDUAL FORM MUST BE ISSUED FOR EACH HORSE. FORMS AVAILABLE AT ALL LICENSED ASSOCIATION AND COMMISSION OFFICES.




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