Thursday
Apr172014

Urgent: Help Support House Bill 1223 (which passed the House 94-0) by calling your State Senator ASAP

Dear HBPA Member

Please take a moment right now and call your State Senator and ask them to support HB 1223 by Rep Connick, Moreno, Schroder, Thibaut and others. The bill passed the House 94-0 and it is vitally important that all of us in horse racing make it very clear we expect quality racing facilities in Louisiana. Churchill Downs reaps tremendous benefits from gaming operations in our state -- and thus they should reinvest some of those profits to keep horse racing alive and growing.

Please call from the list provided below and make our voice heard in Baton Rouge -- this is a key moment at the Legislature and your calls truly make a difference.

Thank you.

Stanley Seelig 
President, Louisiana HBPA

 

Find Your Represenatives in the Senate 

Your representatives are determined by the address you have listed with the Registrar of Voters. Please use the following link to find your representatives based upon your registered mailing address: 

https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/FindMyLegislators.aspx

Full Sentate Contact List
(Clicking their name brings you to their full contact page) 

Friday
Apr112014

Call to Action on House Bill 1223

Dear HBPA Member

Please take a moment right now and call your State Senator and State Representative and ask them to support HB 1223 by Rep Connick, Moreno, Schroder, Thibaut and others. It is vitally important that all of us in horse racing make it very clear we expect quality racing facilities in Louisiana. Churchill Downs reaps tremendous benefits from gaming operations in our state -- and thus they should reinvest some of those profits to keep horse racing alive and growing.

Please call from the list provided below and make our voice heard in Baton Rouge -- this is a key moment at the Legislature and your calls truly make a difference.

Thank you.

Stanley Seelig 
President, Louisiana HBPA

 

Current Copy of House Bill 1223 
Please use the following link to view the current version of House Bill 1223:
 

 

Find Your Represenatives in the House and Senate 

Your representatives are determined by the address you have listed with the Registrar of Voters. Please use the following link to find your representatives based upon your registered mailing address: 

https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/FindMyLegislators.aspx

Full House of Representatives Contact List
(Clicking their name brings you to their full contact page)


Full Sentate Contact List
(Clicking their name brings you to their full contact page) 

Friday
Apr112014

Election Notice

None of the candidates for President received over 50% of the votes cast in the Election conducted on March 25, 2014. The bylaws require a runoff election for President between the two candidates with the most votes, Benard K. Chatters and Sam Breaux, to be conducted on April 28, 2014.  Ballots for the 2014 Runoff Election have been mailed on April 8, 2014. For your ballot to be counted, your ballot must be received at the designated post office box by Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9AM.

If you need a replacement ballot, please call 866-620-4940 and clearly state your name, your mailing address and your phone number.  A new ballot will be mailed within two business days.

Thank you.

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Wednesday
Apr092014

Update on House Bill 1223

Louisiana HBPA Members:

Today was a very good day for the Louisiana Horse racing industry. In Baton Rouge, Representative Pat Connick's bill HB 1223 cleared its first challenge in the House Criminal Justice committee. I would like to thank all our members who took the time to contact the members of the committee, letting them know how important this legislation is to the entire horse racing industry in Louisiana. When track operators do a poor job of maintaining their facility’s and do not promote horse racing, it not only effects those racing, but also other support business' such as Breeders, Vets, Blacksmiths, and Feed store operators. We will continue to work hard for the Louisiana Horsemen and keep you updated on the progress of this bill and any other bills effecting the Louisiana horse racing industry. We may need to call on you again for your support but for now, thank you.

Stanley Seelig 
President, Louisiana HBPA

 

Important Links for House Bill 1223 

House Bill 1223 can be viewed at the following link: 
http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=889421 

Video of the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee meeting discussing House Bill 1223 can be viewed at the following link (Discussion of this bill begins at 10:35 mark)
http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Video/WM/2014/Apr_2014/0409_14_CJ.asx 

(For Windows users the video should play in Windows Media Player)

Wednesday
Apr022014

Election Notice

None of the candidates for President received over 50% of the votes cast in the Election conducted on March 25, 2014. The bylaws require a runoff election for President between the two candidates with the most votes, Benard K. Chatters and Sam Breaux, to be conducted on April 28, 2014.  Ballots for the 2014 Runoff Election will be mailed on April 8, 2014. For your ballot to be counted, your ballot must be received at the designated post office box by Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9AM. 

Please contact the bookkeeper at 504-945-1555 to update your address if you have moved. 

Thank you.

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