34:15-132. New Jersey horse racing injury compensation board established.
There is hereby established the "New Jersey Horse Racing Injury Compensation Board," which shall be in, but not of, the Department of Law and Public Safety.
a. The board shall consist of seven members as follows: the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance, or his designee; the Attorney General, or his designee; one member of the New Jersey Racing Commission elected by the members of the commission, or his designee; and four members of the horse racing industry appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall represent the thoroughbred industry, one of whom shall represent the standardbred industry, one of whom shall represent the racetrack owners and one of whom shall represent jockeys regularly riding at New Jersey racetracks. In making these appointments, the Governor shall take into consideration the recommendations of the thoroughbred and standardbred industries, the racetrack owners and the organization which represents the largest number of jockeys regularly riding at New Jersey racetracks, respectively.
b. Members of the board shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for their expenses out of the administrative funds of the board.
c. The affirmative vote of at least four members shall constitute a majority for the transaction of any business and a quorum shall consist of a simple majority.