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HORSE RACING ALBERTA AMENDMENT ACT, 2014

HORSE RACING ALBERTA
AMENDMENT ACT, 2014

Chapter 12

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:


Amends RSA 2000 cH‑11.3

1   The Horse Racing Alberta Act is amended by this Act.

 

2   Section 2 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Alberta Racing Corporation

2(1)  The Alberta Racing Corporation is continued as a corporation under the name “Horse Racing Alberta”.

(2)  There shall be a board of directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as follows:

                                 (a)    6 members of the general public, one of whom is to be designated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council as Chair;

                                 (b)    one person agreed on and designated by the operators of race tracks licensed under the rules as “A” level race tracks;

                                 (c)    one person agreed on and designated by the operators of race tracks licensed under the rules as “B” level race tracks;

                                 (d)    one person designated by the Alberta Standardbred Horse Association;

                                 (e)    one person designated by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division);

                                 (f)    one person agreed on and designated by all other racing breed associations in the Province recognized by the Corporation, excluding the associations referred to in clauses (d) and (e).

(3)  The term of office of a member of the board must not exceed 3 years and must not result in the person being appointed serving on the board of directors for more than 6 consecutive years.

(4)  Where a person has served for 6 consecutive years as a member of the board, that person is not eligible to be appointed again as a member of the board until 3 years has elapsed from the time that the person’s last appointment to the board terminated.

(5)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may determine the remuneration and living and travelling expenses payable to members of the board.

(6)  No person who within the last 5 years has been convicted of an offence under the Gaming and Liquor Act or this Act or has been convicted of an indictable offence under the Criminal Code (Canada) may be appointed as a member of the board.

(7)  The board may, with the approval of the Minister, change the name of the Corporation or use a trade name that is different from the name of the Corporation.

(8)  Notwithstanding subsection (2)(b) to (f), if a body or group of bodies cannot agree on a designation under those provisions or is unable to make or does not make a designation, the Minister may make the designation in respect of that body or those bodies.

(9)  The quorum of the board is 6 members of the board.

(10)  On the coming into force of this section, the appointments of the members of the board of directors serving on the board immediately before the coming into force of this section are rescinded.

 

3   Section 6(1) is amended by striking out “, including the establishment and payment of remuneration and expenses to the members of the board”.

 

4   Section 7 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Status as a Provincial agency

7   The Corporation is not a Provincial agency for the purposes of the Financial Administration Act.

2014 c12 s4;2015 cF‑14.7 s18

 

5   This Act comes into force on Proclamation.