Executive Order

Executive Order No. 338: Governor's special commission on off-track betting

Date: 07/30/1992
Issuer: William F. Weld
Mass Register: No. 693
Amending: Executive Order 329

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WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the Commonwealth to further support the horse and greyhound industries including the promotion of breeding programs, farmland and open space; and

WHEREAS, such support should include the introduction of different technologies, such as off-track betting; and

WHEREAS, these objectives will be met by the appointment of a special commission to advise the Governor on the establishment of off-track betting;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, William F. Weld, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Supreme Executive Magistrate, do hereby order that section 2.2 of Executive Order No. 329 be amended as follows:

2.2 The Special Commission shall consist of up to twenty- seven members appointed by the Governor, including the Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, or her designee; the Secretary of Economic Affairs or his designee; one member from Sterling Suffolk Racecourse Limited Partnership; one member from either Foxboro Thoroughbred, Inc. or Foxboro Harness, Inc.; one member from either Massasoit Greyhound Association, Inc. or Taunton Dog Track, Inc.; one member from Wonderland Greyhound Park, Inc.; one member of the thoroughbred horseracing industry who is not a current racetrack licensee; one member of the harness horse horseracing industry who is not a current racetrack licensee; one member of the greyhound racing industry who is not a current racetrack licensee; one member who has had experience in national, professional sports; one member who has had substantial experience with thoroughbred horseracing; one member who has had substantial experience with harness horseracing; one member who has had substantial experience in promoting horseracing in Massachusetts; and ten additional members with experience in business, legislation, racing or related fields. The Chairmen of the House and Senate Joint Committee on Government Regulations shall be invited to participate directly or through their designees as members of the Commission.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 30th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two.

William F. Weld, Governor

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Michael Joseph Connolly

Secretary of the Commonwealth

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