Date of Proposal: December 4, 2017
Proposal Number: PRN 2017-262
Proposal Description: The New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board proposes to readopt, with amendments, rules of the Board relating to workers’ compensation insurance coverage for horse racing industry employees, as well as codification of the powers of the Board, whose purpose is to provide such coverage. In enacting the New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Act (N.J.S.A. 34:15-129), the Legislature required the Board to secure workers’ compensation insurance coverage for horse racing industry employees. The Act was amended in 1997, in 2001 and again in 2008, with those amendments bringing changes to the definition of “horse racing industry employee,” to the allowable amount of compensation-fund-related deductions from racing purses, and to other aspects of the worker’s compensation definitions and rules. The newly proposed amendments include changes meant to provide greater clarity relative to the scope and intent of certain language, to expand and clarify certain definitions regarding horse racing industry employees, to comport with legislative changes, etc.
Summary of Proposal: A complete summary of the proposed rule is posted on the New Jersey Racing Commission Web site at: www.nj.gov/oag/racing/proposed.html
Public Comment: Public comment on the proposed rule will be accepted until December 1, 2017.
Please direct all comments to:
Frank Zanzuccki, Chariman
Department of Law and Public Safety
New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board
P.O. Box 088
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0088
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