ENROLLED 2017 CRC P 6012 20176012er 1 2 REVISION 8 3 A proposal to revise the State Constitution by the Constitution 4 Revision Commission of Florida. 5 6 A proposed revision relating to ending dog racing; 7 creating new sections in Article X and Article XII of 8 the State Constitution to prohibit the racing of, and 9 wagering on, greyhounds and other dogs after a 10 specified date. 11 12 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 13 Florida: 14 15 A new section is added to Article X of the State 16 Constitution to read: 17 ARTICLE X 18 MISCELLANEOUS 19 Prohibition on racing of and wagering on greyhounds or 20 other dogs.-The humane treatment of animals is a fundamental 21 value of the people of the State of Florida. After December 31, 22 2020, a person authorized to conduct gaming or pari-mutuel 23 operations may not race greyhounds or any member of the Canis 24 Familiaris subspecies in connection with any wager for money or 25 any other thing of value in this state, and persons in this 26 state may not wager money or any other thing of value on the 27 outcome of a live dog race occurring in this state. The failure 28 to conduct greyhound racing or wagering on greyhound racing 29 after December 31, 2018, does not constitute grounds to revoke 30 or deny renewal of other related gaming licenses held by a 31 person who is a licensed greyhound permitholder on January 1, 32 2018, and does not affect the eligibility of such permitholder, 33 or such permitholder’s facility, to conduct other pari-mutuel 34 activities authorized by general law. By general law, the 35 legislature shall specify civil or criminal penalties for 36 violations of this section and for activities that aid or abet 37 violations of this section. 38 39 A new section is added to Article XII of the State 40 Constitution to read: 41 ARTICLE XII 42 SCHEDULE 43 Prohibition on racing of or wagering on greyhounds or other 44 dogs.-The amendment to Article X, which prohibits the racing of 45 or wagering on greyhound and other dogs, and the creation of 46 this section, shall take effect upon the approval of the 47 electors. 48 49 BE IT FURTHER PROPOSED that the following statement be 50 placed on the ballot: 51 52 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 53 ARTICLE X, NEW SECTION 54 ARTICLE XII, NEW SECTION 55 ENDS DOG RACING.—Phases out commercial dog racing in 56 connection with wagering by 2020. Other gaming activities are 57 not affected.