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H.R.2012: Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about sports and recreation
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Sponsor Joe Pitts, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 35 (30 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced May 16, 2013
Latest Major Action May 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2013 - Requires: (1) there to be an independent anti-doping organization with responsibility for ensuring the integrity and safety of horse races that are the subject of interstate off-track wagers, and (2) the independent anti-doping organization designated pursuant to the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 to serve as such organization.

Sets forth as the duties of such organization: (1) developing, publishing, and maintaining rules regarding substances, methods, and treatments that may and may not be administered to a horse participating in such a race; (2) implementing programing relating to anti-doping education, research, testing, and adjudication to prevent any horse participating in such a race from racing under the effect of any prohibited substance, method, or treatment; and (3) excluding from participation in any such race any person who is determined to have violated such a rule or who is su...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 17, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
May 16, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.