HCI Legislative Update
Posted on Fri, May 27, 2011

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Federal Legislation Banning Medication in Racing Introduced

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) have introduced the Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act of 2011.  Its expressed purpose is "to prohibit the use of performance-enhancing drugs in horseracing."  The bill amends the Interstate Horseracing Act (IHA).  By including the bill within the IHA, it applies the new prohibitions and requirements to any race subject to an interstate wager under the provisions of the IHA.  In effect, this means nearly every race in the country. Read More

Internet Gambling Bill Introduced in House

In March, Representatives Barney Frank (D-MA) and John Campbell (R-CA) have introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (H.R. 1174), which would permit Internet wagering with federally-licensed operators.  The bill was also sponsored by Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Peter King (R-NY).  Read More