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Summary of Question 3
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.

Question 3: Do 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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County Blank Votes Total Votes Cast
Barnstable More »
 
82,302
46,351
4,947
133,600
Berkshire More »
 
46,526
17,844
2,223
66,593
Bristol More »
 
101,960
131,122
12,830
245,912
Dukes More »
 
7,423
2,466
720
10,609
Essex More »
 
183,739
159,266
13,066
356,071
Franklin More »
 
26,475
11,295
1,104
38,874
Hampden More »
 
129,161
59,634
10,318
199,113
Hampshire More »
 
56,929
20,624
2,485
80,038
Middlesex More »
 
413,971
287,128
29,391
730,490
Nantucket More »
 
4,160
1,698
223
6,081
Norfolk More »
 
170,058
164,183
13,113
347,354
Plymouth More »
 
106,792
136,881
7,866
251,539
Suffolk More »
 
134,938
110,559
25,176
270,673
Worcester More »
 
197,918
154,657
13,473
366,048
Totals 1,662,352 1,303,708 136,935 3,102,995