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Act 199 of 1933 ‑ Repealed-RACING MEETS (431.1 - 431.25)
Act 27 of 1959 ‑ Repealed-RACING LAW OF 1959 (431.31 - 431.56)
Act 327 of 1980 ‑ Repealed-RACING LAW OF 1980 (431.61 - 431.88)
Act 205 of 1939 ‑ Repealed-BOXING, SPARRING, AND WRESTLING EXHIBITIONS (431.101 - 431.126)
R.S. of 1846 ‑ Revised Statutes of 1846 (431.201 - 431.202)
     R‑S‑1846‑431‑201‑49 ‑ CHAPTER 49 Chapter 49. Of Certain Municipal Regulations Of Police. (431.201...431.202)
               Section 431.201 ‑ Theatrical exhibitions and public shows; licensing, regulations.
               Section 431.202 ‑ Theatrical exhibitions and public shows; operating without license, violation deemed separate offense, penalty.
Act 90 of 1951 ‑ RACING MEETS (431.251 - 431.257)
     Section 431.251 ‑ Repealed. 1998, Act 505, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1999.
     Section 431.252 ‑ Unclaimed funds for payment of winning tickets; retention and distribution.
     Section 431.253 ‑ Cashed winning tickets; delivery to racing commissioner.
     Section 431.254 ‑ Delivery of funds and reports; release and discharge for liability; exception.
     Section 431.255, 431.256 ‑ Repealed. 1998, Act 505, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1999.
     Section 431.257 ‑ Violation of act; penalty.
Act 279 of 1995 ‑ HORSE RACING LAW OF 1995 (431.301 - 431.336)
     Section 431.301 ‑ Short title.
     Section 431.302 ‑ Definitions.
     Section 431.303 ‑ Office of racing commissioner; creation; powers and duties of racing commissioner.
     Section 431.304 ‑ Racing commissioner; appointment; qualifications; individuals prohibited from wagering.
     Section 431.305 ‑ Racing commissioner; oath of office.
     Section 431.306 ‑ Racing commissioner; salary; appointment of deputy commissioners and state stewards as special deputies; powers and duties; employment of other personnel; record of proceedings and preservation of documents; annual report.
     Section 431.306a ‑ Horse racing advisory commission; creation; membership; appointment; terms; removal; chairperson; meetings; business at public meetings; writings subject to MCL 15.231 to 15.246.
     Section 431.307 ‑ Rules; security; sanctions; approval of certain extensions, additions, modifications, or improvements; compelling production of books, records, memoranda, data, and documents; removal of employee or official; compliance; failure of witness to appear or testify; false testimony as felony; penalty.
     Section 431.308 ‑ Issuance of licenses; general classes; prohibition.
     Section 431.309 ‑ Track license; issuance; validity; application; grant or denial of license; review; transfer to new racetrack owner; suspension or revocation of license; imposition of fine; appeal; prohibition.
     Section 431.309a ‑ Toll-free compulsive gaming helpline number; posting.
     Section 431.309b ‑ Point of sale device or automatic teller machine service located on license holder's premises; preventing access to cash benefits from Michigan bridge card; definition.
     Section 431.310 ‑ Thoroughbred or standardbred race meeting; live and simulcast horse races; race meeting license; application; filing; investigation to determine compliance.
     Section 431.312 ‑ Applicant for license to conduct thoroughbred or standardbred race meeting; live racing and simulcast requirements; amended license.
     Section 431.313 ‑ Contracts with certified horsemen's organizations.
     Section 431.314 ‑ Grant or denial of application for race meeting license; conditions for simulcast authorization; charitable organization; imposition of fine or revocation or suspension of license; notice; appeal; maintenance of account for deposit of money.
     Section 431.315 ‑ Statement of receipts; filing; certification; availability to public; preparation; review; remittance of money due state or other entities; licensure of person and racetrack required.
     Section 431.316 ‑ Occupational license; issuance; persons required to be licensed; exception; conditions to licensure; additional requirements; fingerprints; duties and responsibilities of trainer; suspension of occupational license; notice; hearing; appeal; license fee.
     Section 431.317 ‑ Lawful forms of pari-mutuel wagering; preapproval by racing commissioner required; use of totalisator or other device; commission retained by holder of race meeting license; definitions; retention and payment of breaks; payoff prices of tickets; "minus pool" defined; patron less than 18 years old prohibited; wagering to occur at licensed race meeting; prohibited conduct; felony; penalty; "act or transaction relative to pari-mutuel wagering on results of live or simulcast horse races" defined.
     Section 431.318 ‑ Simulcast; authorization; permit; conditions; wagering; pools; providing equipment and simulcast signals to other licensees; fees; simulcasting other events prohibited; definitions.
     Section 431.319 ‑ Payment into horsemen's simulcast purse account; disposition; distribution.
     Section 431.319a ‑ Surrender, revocation, or escrow of license; transfer of purse pool money.
     Section 431.319b ‑ Money placed in escrow before effective date of amendatory act; use by September 1, 2017.
     Section 431.320 ‑ Michigan agriculture and equine industry development fund; payments to programs; carrying forward appropriated and allotted money; deposit in compulsive gaming prevention fund; rules.
     Section 431.321 ‑ Police, fire, and traffic protection.
     Section 431.322 ‑ License fee and tax.
     Section 431.323 ‑ Audits.
     Section 431.324 ‑ Prohibited dissemination of racing information.
     Section 431.325 ‑ Disclosure of certain information; confidentiality.
     Section 431.326 ‑ Applicability of act to county or state fairs or agricultural or livestock exhibitions.
     Section 431.327 ‑ Wagering prohibited; exception.
     Section 431.328 ‑ Assessment or collection of tax or fees prohibited; exception.
     Section 431.329 ‑ Aiding, assisting, or abetting violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 431.330 ‑ Administration of drug or foreign substance.
     Section 431.331 ‑ Prohibited acts; violation as misdemeanor; penalty; exceptions.
     Section 431.332 ‑ Influencing or attempting to influence result of race or workout as felony; penalty.
     Section 431.333 ‑ Information regarding violation of MCL 431.330, 431.331, or 431.332; violation as misdemeanor; penalty.
     Section 431.334 ‑ Additional penalties.
     Section 431.335 ‑ Repeal of MCL 431.61 to 431.88.
     Section 431.336 ‑ Effective date.

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