License requirement; authority of commission to require fingerprints; rules
(1)A person may not hold a race meet without having first obtained and having in full force and effect a license therefor issued by the Oregon Racing Commission.
(2)A trainer, driver, jockey, apprentice jockey, horse owner, dog owner, exercise person, agent, authorized agent, jockey’s agent, stable foreman, groom, valet, veterinarian, horseshoer, steward, stable guard, starter, timer, judge or other person acting as a participant or official at any race meet, including all employees of the pari-mutuel department, may not participate in race meets without having first obtained and having in full force and effect a license issued by the commission, pursuant to such rules as the commission shall make. The commission by rule may require other employees of a race meet licensee who are engaged in or performing duties at the race course to obtain a license issued by the commission prior to engaging or performing such duties. The commission by rule may also require persons, including corporations, who are not employees of a race meet licensee, but who are authorized to do business at the race course, to obtain a license issued by the commission prior to conducting such business.
(3)A person may not operate a public training track or public kennel for greyhounds participating in a race meet without having first obtained and having in full force and effect a license issued by the commission.
(4)The commission may require each applicant for a license to be photographed and shall require each applicant to be fingerprinted as part of the licensing procedure for the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check).
(5)Each person holding a license under this chapter shall comply with all rules and orders of the commission.
(6)Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (2) of this section, the commission, upon receipt of a written application for a license on forms provided by the commission, may in its sound discretion issue a temporary license valid for a period not to exceed 10 days pending final approval or disapproval of the written application for a license. [Amended by 1955 c.454 §1; 1957 c.313 §2; 1969 c.356 §11; 1975 c.549 §2; 1983 s.s. c.7 §1; 1999 c.59 §131; 2003 c.166 §2; 2005 c.730 §25]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
County imposing income tax on kennel club, (1980) Vol 40, p 316