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Horse Racing Licensee Alcohol And Drug Testing

Concerning testing of horse racing licensees for the presence of prohibited substances.
2018 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

Horse racing - authorize racing commission to promulgate rules regarding licensee testing for prohibited substances. The act adds the protection of all participants, human and animal, involved in horse racing to the responsibilities of the Colorado racing commission. The commission shall promulgate rules to ensure fair play, human and animal safety, and integrity in the sport of horse racing. The commission shall designate categories of licensees subject to for-cause or random testing to detect the presence of prohibited substances.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. B. Gardner
Rep. P. Lee



Sen. L. Crowder, Sen. L. Guzman, Sen. J. Tate, Sen. N. Todd
Rep. P. Rosenthal, Rep. J. Singer

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