Louisiana Legislation Alert
Louisiana horsemen urged to call their representatives.
May 10, 2017
LQHBA Press Release
House Bill 585 by Representative Jay Morris is assigned to be heard in the House Appropriations Committee on Monday, May 15, at 9 a.m. This bill will reduce by half the slot purse supplement funds. It only takes funds from purses – it takes nothing from the racetrack’s revenue. It takes the funds that are generated exclusively at horse race industry-owned facilities.
This would absolutely devastate our entire industry. Please contact the members of the House Appropriations Committee that are listed below and ask them to support our Horse Racing Industry by maintaining these dedicated Purse Funds.
Our entire industry generates over 1 billion dollars annually in economic impact and more than 73 million dollars in taxes paid to Louisiana. Your calls definitely make a difference! Please ask the committee members to vote ‘no’ on house bill 585.
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