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Source Market Fee Allocation To Horse Purse Fund

Concerning the authority to allocate a portion of the source market fee to statutorily authorized purse funds.
2018 Regular Session
State Revenue & Budget

Current law requires persons outside of Colorado who accept wagers from residents of Colorado on simulcast horse racing events to be licensed in Colorado and to pay a source market fee into the racing cash fund. The bill authorizes the director of the division of racing events to allocate a portion of the source market fee to be paid to any horse purse trust fund established pursuant to existing law, if necessary, to maintain a sustainable and competitive purse structure in Colorado. The money credited to a horse purse trust account from the source market fee is to be paid out as purses for races held at live race meets in Colorado, as authorized by the director, or as otherwise authorized by rules of the commission.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Under Consideration

Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. D. Coram, Sen. L. Guzman
Rep. J. Arndt, Rep. M. Catlin



Sen. M. Merrifield, Sen. K. Priola, Sen. J. Tate

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