Section 11-65-27

Licenses required for stewards and judges of races; appointment of stewards and judges.

Any person desiring to act as a steward for any horse race conducted by a horse racing operator licensed by a commission pursuant to this chapter must obtain a steward's license from such commission. Likewise, any person desiring to act as a judge for any greyhound race conducted by a greyhound racing operator licensed by a commission pursuant to this chapter must obtain a judge's license from such commission. Each commission shall require each applicant for a steward's license or a judge's license, as the case may be, to pass one or more examinations on matters relating to the duties of stewards or judges. Such examinations shall be prepared and administered in accordance with rules and regulations to be adopted by the commission. The commission may establish other requirements, in addition to successful completion of such examinations, which must be met by any applicant in order to obtain a steward's license or a judge's license, as the case may be, including, without limitation, payment of reasonable license fees. Any steward's license or judge's license issued by a commission pursuant to this chapter shall have a term not exceeding two years, provided that the term of any such license may be extended or renewed at the option of the commission.

Three licensed stewards shall be appointed to supervise each program of horse racing conducted by a horse racing operator licensed pursuant to this chapter. Two of such stewards shall be appointed by the commission licensing such operator and one shall be appointed by such operator. Such stewards shall exercise such powers and perform such duties for each program of horse racing as may be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the licensing commission. The horse racing operator shall pay the wages and other employment costs of the steward whom it shall appoint, and the commission shall pay the wages and other employment costs of the two stewards whom it shall appoint.

Three licensed judges shall be appointed to supervise each program of greyhound racing conducted by a greyhound racing operator licensed pursuant to this chapter. Two of such judges shall be appointed by the commission licensing such operator and one shall be appointed by such operator. Such judges shall exercise such powers and perform such duties for each program of greyhound racing as may be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the licensing commission. The greyhound racing operator shall pay the wages and other employment costs of the judge whom it shall appoint, and the commission shall pay the wages and other employment costs of the two judges whom it shall appoint.

(Acts 1984, No. 84-131, p. 159, §27; Acts 1991, No. 91-187, p. 246, §22.)