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This proposed law would prohibit any dog racing or racing meeting in Massachusetts 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 Commission. The penalty would be used for the Commission's administrative purposes, subject to appropriation by the state Legislature. All existing parts of the chapter of the state's General Laws concerning dog and horse racing meetings would be interpreted as if they did not refer to dogs.

These changes would take effect January 1, 2010. The proposed law states that if any of its parts were declared invalid, the other parts would stay in effect.

A YES VOTE would prohibit dog races on which betting or wagering occurs, effective January 1, 2010.

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

2008 Nov 4 :: 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 6, 2008?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
20,327
10,751
1,983
31,078
33,061
Precinct 1
 
546
371
74
917
991
Precinct 2
 
631
464
96
1,095
1,191
Precinct 3
 
485
353
96
838
934
Precinct 1
 
926
465
64
1,391
1,455
Precinct 2
 
1,163
499
100
1,662
1,762
Precinct 3
 
1,208
555
106
1,763
1,869
Precinct 1
 
1,037
455
122
1,492
1,614
Precinct 2
 
1,040
517
89
1,557
1,646
Precinct 3
 
1,193
518
121
1,711
1,832
Precinct 1
 
548
452
87
1,000
1,087
Precinct 2
 
630
436
99
1,066
1,165
Precinct 3
 
778
466
87
1,244
1,331
Precinct 1
 
997
658
97
1,655
1,752
Precinct 2
 
1,037
538
88
1,575
1,663
Precinct 3
 
1,282
637
116
1,919
2,035
Precinct 1
 
1,437
601
112
2,038
2,150
Precinct 2
 
1,325
640
101
1,965
2,066
Precinct 3
 
752
365
78
1,117
1,195
Precinct 1
 
1,297
678
65
1,975
2,040
Precinct 2
 
1,023
522
118
1,545
1,663
Precinct 3
 
992
561
67
1,553
1,620
Totals
 
20,327
10,751
1,983
31,078
33,061