2010 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 4 - Miscellaneous Regulated Industries
Chapter 111 - Arkansas Greyhound Racing Law
Subchapter 3 - Franchises Generally
§ 23-111-301 - Greyhound racing permitted -- Limitations.

23-111-301. Greyhound racing permitted -- Limitations.

(a) (1) Greyhound racing may be conducted in all political subdivisions of the State of Arkansas, but only by the holder of a franchise granted by the Arkansas Racing Commission, and the commission may grant a franchise only to a corporation organized under the laws of this state.

(2) Franchises may not be granted by the commission to individuals, partnerships, associations, trusts, or to any others except corporations as provided in this section.

(b) (1) However, in the event that the limitations contained in subsection (a) of this section are declared unconstitutional, then the commission may grant franchises to individuals, partnerships, associations, trusts, and corporations.

(2) Wherever the word "corporation" shall appear in this chapter, it shall be deemed to include the enumeration in subdivision (b)(1) of this section in the event of the declaration of unconstitutionality.

(c) The commission may not grant more than one (1) franchise for conducting greyhound racing meets in a single county.

(d) No franchise or temporary franchise shall be granted whenever the cost of the plant proposed to be constructed, including lands, buildings, facilities, and equipment, shall be less than one million dollars ($1,000,000).

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