ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON
RACING AND WAGERING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
In 2012, the New York State Racing Franchise and Accountability Act was signed into law, and the creation of the New York Racing Association Reorganization Board (the Board) was authorized. The Board is responsible for managing the state racing franchise with transparency and accountability in order to ensure the viability and continuity of the racing industry and the industries that support and are sustained by the racing industry. The New York State Racing Franchise and Accountability Act requires the board to terminate three years after its creation. The Board is also tasked with providing recommendations to the Governor and Legislature regarding a statutory plan for the prospective not-for-profit governing structure of New York Racing Association (NYRA, Inc.) 180 days prior to its termination. As the end of the three year term approaches, the Standing Committee on Racing and Wagering would like to hear testimony concerning the future governing structure of NYRA, Inc.
Any persons invited to testify or wishing to present pertinent written testimony to the Committee at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form by November 14, 2014. It is important that the enclosed reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.
Oral testimony will be limited to ten minutes duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Committee will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to Committee staff as early as possible.
Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committee would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.
In order to further publicize these hearings, please inform interested parties and organizations of the Committee's interest in hearing testimony from all sources.
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