Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Waiving Statutory Minimum Number of Live Race Dates for 2020 Calendar Year

November 17, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 197, which waives the statutory minimum number of live race dates for the 2020 calendar year.  Racetracks must satisfy these statutory requirements as a prerequisite for obtaining the renewal of off-track and account wagering licenses.  These requirements largely could not be met in 2020 because racetracks were closed for several months at the beginning of the pandemic under Executive Order Nos. 104 and 107. For a copy of Executive Order No. 197, click here.