Section 40-26A-2

Tax levied; amount.

(a) In addition to any and all other taxes imposed by law, there is hereby levied, upon every person engaged in the business of operating a dog race track in the State of Alabama, a privilege tax of one percent of the pari-mutuel pool on all pari-mutuel races.

(b) In addition to the tax levied by subsection (a) and in addition to any and all other taxes imposed by law, there is hereby levied, upon every person engaged in the business of operating a dog race track in the State of Alabama, a privilege tax of one percent of the pari-mutuel pool on all pari-mutuel races requiring the selection of three or more racers; provided that the commission received by said operator, after deducting local taxes in effect on September 28, 1988, shall not be reduced below the amount that said operator received prior to the imposition of this tax.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of any local or general act to the contrary, any dog race track licensee authorized to conduct pari-mutuel racing shall be entitled to retain as a commission from the pari-mutuel pool (the "take out") an amount equal to 19 percent of all pari-mutuel pools where a bettor is required to select two or less racers and an amount equal to 21 percent where a bettor is required to select three or more racers. The tax levied in this section is not imposed to the extent that it would require a licensee to increase the commissions above said amounts in order to receive such tax from the pari-mutuel pool.

(Acts 1988, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 88-952, p. 575, §2; Acts 1989, No. 89-696, p. 1376.)