CRC - 2017                                                P 6012
       By the Committee on Style and Drafting
       350-00443-17                                          20176012__
    2                             REVISION 12                           
    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.
    9  Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of
   10  Florida:
   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.
   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.
   46         BE IT FURTHER PROPOSED that the following statement be
   47  placed on the ballot:
   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.