Description: Establishes pari-mutuel horse racing in Hawaii. Establishes regulatory board in DCCA. Describes powers and duties of board, meetings, quorum, etc. Requires bonding of employees and certain board members. Establishes licensed wagering facilities and procedures for application, eligibility refusal, termination, transfer, subcontracting, and revocation of license. Requires board to adopt and publish rules at least annually in pamphlet form. Describes conduct of pari-mutuel horse racing. Exempts pari-mutuel horse racing from gambling laws. Adds language for an advisory referendum.
1-22-99 S Introduced and passed First Reading
1-25-99 S Referred to ECD/JDC, then to WAM