PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TO OPPOSE HOUSE BILL 100
This bill requires monies currently dedicated and remitted directly to the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (LHBPA) , the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) , and the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBPA) to be sent to the state treasurer for deposit in the newly created Horse Industry Economic Sustainability Fund (HIES Fund).
- This bill is unnecessary because it imposes oversight on these funds which is all ready in place.
- The transfer of monies to the HIES Fund places those monies rightfully generated from our industry operations ( wagering, slots, and video poker from other racing facilities) under someone else’s control and may subject those monies to disbursement to others outside of racing who don’t deserve to share in these proceeds.
- The bill also transfers monies that the LTBA and LQHBPA receive to promote programs in the breeding industry. The breeding industry has an enormous economic impact on Louisiana through Breeders’ awards, job creation, and spending.
- The bill attacks funds that support your benefit programs. Please note that these programs go a long way to provide benefits and help those on the racetrack who cannot afford to help themselves.
HB 100 will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee on MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013 AT 9:00AM. Representative Joe Harrison is the author of the bill. You may view this bill by clicking here.
PLEASE DO NOT DELAY IN CONTACTING ANY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE OR ANY LEGISLATORS TO VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO HOUSE BILL 100 AS IT CAN BE DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR BENEFIT PROGRAMS AND PURSES!!
THE FOLLOWING LINK CONTAINS THE EMAIL ADDRESSES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE. PLEASE CONTACT THEM ASAP!!!!
Please click here for a full copy of this notice along with complete representative contact information
Stanley Seelig, President LHBPA, 504-621-3144
R. Keith Gee, Executive Director, 504-782-3892
HB 100 Author