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Governor Brown vetoes two Chesbro horse racing bills

Sacramento - Two bills authored by Wes Chesbro that would have helped protect horse racing at county fairs are vetoed by Governor Brown.

AB 2005 and 2592 would have added a Senator and Assembly Member to the California Horse Racing Board and require them to complete an economic impact analysis before changing dates that affect local county fairs.

Chesbro said quote, “I am disappointed the governor did not see the value of these two pieces of legislation and importance of protecting horse racing at local county fairs. They truly would have resulted in a win-win for the communities impacted and the horse racing industry.

Governor Brown said, “Members of the legislature can already participate in the decision making process of the board. Changing the composition of the board as proposed would provide no additional benefits to the legislature or racing industry.”

News Channel 3 put in a call to racing officials at the Humboldt County Fair for their comments but did not hear back.