Amendments and Proposals in the Budget Measures Act, 2015

Amendments and Proposals in the
Budget Measures Act, 2015
November 18, 2015 4:20 P.M.
Ministry of Finance
On November 18, 2015, Minister Sousa introduced Bill 144, the Budget
Measures Act, 2015 in the Ontario legislature.
If passed, the proposed act would implement measures contained in the
2015 Ontario Budget, enact five new statutes and amend other statutes.
Statues pertaining to Ontario Horse Racing Include:
ONTARIO LOTTERY AND GAMING CORPORATION ACT, 1999
Authorizes the Minister of Finance to establish a grant program to
support live horse racing in Ontario administered on the Minister’s
behalf by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation as the
successor to the Horse Racing Partnership Funding Program.
HORSE RACING LICENCE ACT, 2015
Integrates horse racing and gaming regulation under the Alcohol and
Gaming Commission of Ontario and dissolves the Ontario Racing
Commission.
Allows the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, through the
Registrar of Alcohol, Gaming and Racing, to make rules for horse
racing, race tracks and off-track betting facilities in Ontario, and
enables the Registrar to issue, suspend and revoke licences for
jockeys, trainers, grooms and other horse racing professionals.
Establishes a new Horse Racing Appeal Panel to adjudicate
suspected breaches of the rules.
Empowers the Licence Appeal Tribunal to deal with appeals relating
to horse racing licensing.