CRC - 2017 P 67 By Commissioner Lee leet-00085-17 201767__ 1 A proposal to create 2 new sections in Article X and Article XII of the State 3 Constitution to prohibit wagering on greyhound or 4 other dog races on or after a specified date. 5 6 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 7 Florida: 8 9 A new section is added to Article X of the State 10 Constitution to read: 11 ARTICLE X 12 MISCELLANEOUS 13 Prohibition of wagering on greyhound or other dog races.—A 14 person that is licensed to conduct gaming or pari-mutuel 15 operations may not race greyhounds or any other member of the 16 Canis Familiaris subspecies in connection with any wager for 17 money or any other thing of value in this state. A person in 18 this state may not wager any money or other thing of value on 19 the outcome of a dog race. By general law, the legislature shall 20 specify civil or criminal penalties for violations of this 21 section and for activities that aide or abet violations. 22 23 A new section is added to Article XII of the State 24 Constitution to read: 25 ARTICLE XII 26 SCHEDULE 27 Prohibition of wagering greyhound or other dog races.—The 28 amendment to Article X, which prohibits wagering on greyhound 29 and other dog races, and the creation of this section shall take 30 effect upon the approval of the electors and applies to dog 31 racing activities as provided in this section. 32 (a) For the 2018-2019 state fiscal year, each greyhound 33 permitholder is authorized the same number of racing days for 34 which it was authorized in the 2017-2018 state fiscal year. The 35 maximum number of authorized racing days for each permitholder 36 is reduced by one-third in the 2019-2020 state fiscal year and 37 two-thirds in the 2020-2021 state fiscal year, respectively. All 38 dog racing in connection with any wager for money or any other 39 thing of value is prohibited on and after July 1, 2021. 40 (b) The failure to conduct live greyhound racing after June 41 30, 2021, does not constitute grounds to revoke or deny other 42 gaming licenses to a person that is a greyhound permitholder on 43 November 6, 2018. 44 (c) The prohibition on wagering on the outcome of a dog 45 race shall take effect July 1, 2021.