Racing Industry Bill

  • enacted
35 Functions and powers of Board

(1)

The functions of the Board are

Compliance

(a)

to employ and train stewards and investigators to preside over races and investigate breaches of racing rules:

(b)

to recommend any amendments to racing rules that the Board considers necessary or desirable for the purpose of supporting the racing integrity system:

(c)

to recommend to TAB NZ any amendments to betting rules that the Board considers necessary or desirable for the purpose of supporting the racing integrity system:

(d)

to provide, or arrange for the provision of, veterinary and drug testing services in relation to the conduct of racing by each racing code:

(e)

to monitor the operation and effectiveness of each racing code’s animal welfare policies and initiatives:

(f)

to initiate, develop, and recommend to the recognised industry organisations those measures that will, in its opinion, be conducive to the efficient and effective judicial control of racing in New Zealand:

(g)

to monitor the operation and effectiveness of the racing integrity system on an ongoing basis and to report to the Minister as required on the outcome of that monitoring:

Adjudication

(h)

to appoint judicial committees to hear and adjudicate on any matters (whether arising on a particular day of racing or otherwise) in accordance with the racing rules of a code and to impose penalties and award costs in accordance with those rules:

(i)

to appoint appeals tribunals to hear and adjudicate on appeals against decisions of judicial committees (including penalties imposed or costs awarded by a judicial committee):

(j)

to recommend any changes to racing rules that the Board considers desirable in relation to matters of a judicial nature:

Other

(k)

to carry out any other functions necessary or desirable to assist the Board in achieving its objectives.

(2)

The Board must ensure that its compliance functions and adjudication functions are performed independently of each other.