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230 ILCS 5/1.2

    (230 ILCS 5/1.2)
    Sec. 1.2. Legislative intent. This Act is intended to benefit the people of the State of Illinois by encouraging the breeding and production of race horses, assisting economic development and promoting Illinois tourism. The General Assembly finds and declares it to be the public policy of the State of Illinois to:
        (a) support and enhance Illinois' horse racing
industry, which is a significant component within the agribusiness industry;
        (b) ensure that Illinois' horse racing industry
remains competitive with neighboring states;
        (c) stimulate growth within Illinois' horse racing
industry, thereby encouraging new investment and development to produce additional tax revenues and to create additional jobs;
        (d) promote the further growth of tourism;
        (e) encourage the breeding of thoroughbred and
standardbred horses in this State; and
        (f) ensure that public confidence and trust in the
credibility and integrity of racing operations and the regulatory process is maintained.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19.)