CRC - 2017 P 6012 By the Committee on Style and Drafting 350-00443-17 20176012__ 1 2 REVISION 12 3 4 A proposal to create new sections in Article X and 5 Article XII of the State Constitution to prohibit the 6 racing of and wagering on greyhounds and other dogs 7 after a specified date. 8 9 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 10 Florida: 11 12 A new section is added to Article X of the State 13 Constitution to read: 14 ARTICLE X 15 MISCELLANEOUS 16 Prohibition on racing of and wagering on greyhounds or 17 other dogs.-The humane treatment of animals is a fundamental 18 value of the people of the State of Florida. After December 31, 19 2020, a person authorized to conduct gaming or pari-mutuel 20 operations may not race greyhounds or any member of the Canis 21 Familiaris subspecies in connection with any wager for money or 22 any other thing of value in this state, and persons in this 23 state may not wager money or any other thing of value on the 24 outcome of a live dog race occurring in this state. The failure 25 to conduct greyhound racing or wagering on greyhound racing 26 after December 31, 2018, does not constitute grounds to revoke 27 or deny renewal of other related gaming licenses held by a 28 person who is a licensed greyhound permitholder on January 1, 29 2018, and does not affect the eligibility of such permitholder, 30 or such permitholder’s facility, to conduct other pari-mutuel 31 activities authorized by general law. By general law, the 32 legislature shall specify civil or criminal penalties for 33 violations of this section and for activities that aid or abet 34 violations of this section. 35 36 A new section is added to Article XII of the State 37 Constitution to read: 38 ARTICLE XII 39 SCHEDULE 40 Prohibition on racing or wagering on greyhounds or other 41 dogs.-The amendment to Article X, which prohibits the racing of 42 or wagering on greyhound and other dogs, and the creation of 43 this section, shall take effect upon the approval of the 44 electors. 45 46 BE IT FURTHER PROPOSED that the following statement be 47 placed on the ballot: 48 49 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 50 ARTICLE X, NEW SECTION 51 ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION 52 DOG RACING.—Prohibits gaming or pari-mutuel entities from 53 racing dogs in connection with wagering; eligibility of such 54 entities to conduct other authorized pari-mutuel and gaming 55 activities is not affected; prohibits wagering on outcome of in 56 state live dog races.