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Nova Scotia Harness Racing Fund Regulations

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Nova Scotia Harness Racing Fund Regulations

made under subsection 127(1) of the

Gaming Control Act

S.N.S. 1994-95, c. 4

O.I.C. 2010-267 (June 29, 2010), N.S. Reg. 99/2010


1     These regulations may be cited as Nova Scotia Harness Racing Fund Regulations.


2     In these regulations,


                (a)    “Act” means the Gaming Control Act;


                (b)    “Fund” means the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Fund continued by subsection 3(1);


                (c)    “harness racing” means racing in which horses participate and on which pari-mutuel wagering is conducted and includes all related matters and activities.

Continuation of Fund

3     (1)    The Nova Scotia Harness Racing Fund, previously established under the Nova Scotia Harness Racing Incorporated Regulations, N.S. Reg. 30/99, made under the Act, continues as a special fund as defined in clause 2(n) of the Provincial Finance Act.

[Note: The Provincial Finance Act was repealed by the Finance Act, S.N.S. 2010, c. 2, effective August 1, 2010. Special funds are continued under Section 83 of the Finance Act.]


       (2)    The Fund is administered by the Department of Agriculture.


       (3)    The Corporation must make payments into the Fund in the amounts and at the times directed by the Minister of Finance.

Object of the Fund

4     The object of the Fund is to help preserve the horse breeding and harness racing industries in the Province.

Use of the Fund

5     (1)    The Fund must be used to further its object, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Fund may be used for any of the following:


                (a)    to provide for or to provide assistance for conducting, managing, marketing and promoting harness racing;


                (b)    to provide for or to provide assistance for any matter reasonably related to harness racing, including any business that offers goods or services to persons wagering on harness racing;


                (c)    to pay any costs, charges, fees or other expenses incurred by the Department of Agriculture in administering and managing the Fund or in furthering the object of the Fund;


                (d)    to do such other things in respect of harness racing that the Governor in Council may direct;


                (e)    to pay amounts to any person or corporation with whom the Department of Agriculture has entered into an agreement under subsection (2);


                (f)    to do any other thing that reasonably relates to or is required for or incidental to furthering the object of the Fund.


       (2)    The Department of Agriculture may enter into agreements with any person for the use of the Fund and to provide for any matters or things referred to in these regulations.

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