Racing Industry Bill

Rt Hon Winston Peters

Racing Industry Bill

Government Bill

198—1

Contents

Explanatory note
1Title
2Commencement
3Purposes
4Outline
5Interpretation
6Transitional, savings, and related provisions
7Act binds the Crown
8Functions of racing codes
9Racing codes must prepare statement of intent
10Racing codes must prepare business plan
11Racing codes must distribute funds received from TAB NZ to racing clubs
12Ministerial powers in relation to racing codes
13Minister may appoint Commissioner to resolve significant disagreement between racing codes
14Levy relating to appointment of Commissioner
15Racing clubs must comply with racing rules
16No pecuniary interest in club property
17Restriction on dealing with racing venue
18Restriction on dealing must be recorded on record of title
19Racing code may determine that racing club is no longer racing
20Racing club no longer racing may be dissolved
21Interpretation
22Transfer of assets on dissolution of club
23Transfer of assets if racing clubs combine
24Transfer of surplus venue by agreement
25Transfer of surplus venues by Order in Council
26Minister must have regard to certain matters and appoint reviewer before recommending order
27Effect of transfer of surplus venue
28Racing rules
29Amendment of racing rules
30Review, status, and availability of racing rules
31Rules controlling or prohibiting admission to racecourses
32Rules must not conflict with any Act or general law
33Racing Integrity Board established
34Objectives of Board
35Functions and powers of Board
36Board members
37Funding of Board
38Regulations relating to funding
39Board must prepare statement of intent
40Board must prepare business plan
41Further provisions relating to judicial committees and appeals tribunals
42Chief executive may appoint inspectors
43Powers of inspector
44Obstructing inspector
45TAB New Zealand established
46Governing body of TAB NZ
47Objectives of TAB NZ
48Functions of TAB NZ
49Accounts and audit
50Performance and efficiency audit
51TAB NZ must operate in financially responsible manner
52TAB NZ must prepare statement of intent
53TAB NZ must prepare business plan
54Annual report
55TAB NZ may maintain reserves
56Determination of racing calendar and allocation of racing dates
57Change of racing dates, allocations, or conditions
58Issue of betting licences
59Amendment or revocation of betting licence
60No racing on certain days
61Regulations for amounts of distribution to codes
62Distribution to codes
63Regulations relating to distribution from betting profits
64TAB NZ rules
65TAB NZ may conduct race meetings
66TAB NZ may conduct betting
67Racing clubs may conduct equalisator betting
68Racing betting rules
69Application of revenue from racing betting
70Sports betting rules
71Agreements with national sporting organisations
72Agreements with Sport and Recreation New Zealand
73Use of facilities
74Application of revenue from sports betting
75Rules relating to other racing or sports betting conducted by TAB NZ
76Deductions for totalisator betting
77Review, status, and availability of betting rules
78Amounts of dividends
79Use of betting systems for gaming purposes
80Amalgamation with overseas betting systems
81Protection of intellectual property rights
82Offences relating to underage betting
83Power to require particulars
84Betting contracts enforceable
85Bets may be refused
86When territorial authority consent is required
87Application for territorial authority consent
88Considering and determining application for territorial authority consent
89Territorial authority must adopt TAB venue policy
90Adoption and review of TAB venue policy
91Regulations relating to harm prevention and minimisation
92Regulations relating to admission to and exclusion from TAB venues
93Regulations relating to exclusion of problem gamblers from TAB venues and racecourses
94TAB NZ must pay problem gambling levy
95TAB NZ must provide information to chief executive
96Purpose and overview
97Territorial scope
98Interpretation
99Designated authority for each scheme
100Delegation
101Requirements on offshore betting operators before using New Zealand racing and sporting information
102Terms and conditions of betting information use agreement
103Minister must set rates of betting information use charges
104Power to enforce betting information use agreement
105Requirement to pay consumption charges
106Minister must set rates of consumption charges
107Information to be provided relating to consumption charges
108Further provisions relating to setting rates of charges
109Review of rates
110Certain offshore betting operators not liable for charges
111Application of money received from offshore betting charges
112Minister may grant exemptions
113Status and publication of exemption notices
114Penalties
115Maximum amount of penalties
116Recovery of outstanding charges and penalties
117Obligation to pay penalty not suspended by review or legal proceedings
118Appeal to District Court
119Regulations for offshore betting
120Restriction on use of certain names
121Application of Official Information Act 1982
122Crown not liable for debts
123Other regulations
124Consequential amendments
125Repeal and revocation

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: