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Summary

A YES VOTE would prohibit dog races where betting or wagering occurs.

A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws governing dog racing.

This proposed law would prohibit in Massachusetts any dog racing or racing meeting where any form of betting or wagering on the speed or ability of dogs occurs.

The State Racing Commission would be prohibited from accepting or approving any application or request for racing dates for dog racing.

Any person violating the proposed law could be required to pay a civil penalty of not less than $20,000 to the State Racing Commission. The penalty would be used for the Commission's administrative purposes, subject to appropriation by the state Legislature.

All existing provisions of the part of the state's General Laws concerning dog and horse racing meetings would be interpreted as not applying to anything dog-related.

The proposed law would take effect on June 1, 2001. The proposed law states that if any of its parts were declared invalid, the rest of the law would stay in effect.

2000 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 3 :: Initiative PetitionDo you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2000?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
16,110
11,337
1,793
27,447
29,240
Precinct 1
 
442
378
85
820
905
Precinct 2
 
490
470
97
960
1,057
Precinct 3
 
393
432
80
825
905
Precinct 1
 
587
422
86
1,009
1,095
Precinct 2
 
914
557
98
1,471
1,569
Precinct 3
 
966
508
74
1,474
1,548
Precinct 1
 
834
525
108
1,359
1,467
Precinct 2
 
792
507
83
1,299
1,382
Precinct 3
 
872
621
111
1,493
1,604
Precinct 1
 
479
548
93
1,027
1,120
Precinct 2
 
659
506
71
1,165
1,236
Precinct 3
 
692
523
75
1,215
1,290
Precinct 1
 
678
597
98
1,275
1,373
Precinct 2
 
801
569
77
1,370
1,447
Precinct 3
 
973
541
70
1,514
1,584
Precinct 1
 
1,138
633
68
1,771
1,839
Precinct 2
 
1,044
554
96
1,598
1,694
Precinct 3
 
842
481
65
1,323
1,388
Precinct 1
 
920
630
74
1,550
1,624
Precinct 2
 
794
629
100
1,423
1,523
Precinct 3
 
800
706
84
1,506
1,590
Totals
 
16,110
11,337
1,793
27,447
29,240