2009 New Jersey Code
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
34:15
34:15-131 - Definitions relative to the New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board

34:15-131  Definitions relative to the New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board.

3.As used in this act:

"Board" means the New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board established by section 4 of P.L.1995, c.329 (C.34:15-132).

"Commission" means the New Jersey Racing Commission established pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-22).

"Horse racing industry employee" means:

a.the driver of a standardbred horse, who is licensed or is required to be licensed by the commission, while that driver is engaged in performing those services for which that driver is or is required to be licensed at a permitted New Jersey racetrack in connection with the racing of a horse.  That standardbred driver shall be considered to be the horse racing industry employee of a standardbred owner for the purposes of calculating, allocating and assessing the cost of workers' compensation insurance coverage;

b.the jockey, jockey apprentice or exercise rider of a thoroughbred horse, who is licensed or is required to be licensed by the commission, while engaged in performing those services for which that jockey, jockey apprentice or exercise rider is or is required to be licensed at a permitted New Jersey racetrack in connection with the racing or exercising of a horse.  That jockey, jockey apprentice or exercise rider shall be considered to be the horse racing industry employee of a thoroughbred owner for the purposes of calculating, allocating and assessing the cost of workers' compensation insurance coverage; and

c.the stable employees of a thoroughbred trainer, who are licensed or are required to be licensed by the commission, while those stable employees are engaged in performing those services for which those stable employees are licensed or are required to be licensed at a permitted New Jersey racetrack, during the period of time the trainer's horses are stabled at the permitted New Jersey racetrack.  Stable employees as defined herein shall include assistant trainers, grooms, and hot walkers.

A "horse racing industry employee" shall not mean a standardbred owner, standardbred trainer, thoroughbred owner, or thoroughbred trainer.

"Permitted New Jersey racetrack" means a New Jersey racetrack that has been approved by the commission to hold a horse race meeting as evidenced by a valid permit issued pursuant to section 18 of P.L.1940, c.17 (C.5:5-38) for the year in which the race meeting is held.

"Stabled" means the long-term placement of horses in assigned stalls in barns located on the grounds of a permitted New Jersey racetrack, in which stalls the horses reside continuously for the purpose of racing at any permitted racetrack in New Jersey, or the short-term placement of those horses in stalls located on the grounds of an out-of-State racetrack in connection with the pre-race detention requirements of that out-of-State racetrack, provided the horses are returned to their permanent stabled location at the permitted New Jersey racetrack within a maximum of 48 hours after that out-of-State race.

L.1995, c.329, s.3; amended 1998, c.11, s.1; 1999, c.378, s.1; 2004, c.119; 2008, c.11, s.2.
 

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