A Formal Request to Delay HISA Implementation

Oklahoma HBPA/TRAO Members,

As you are all aware, the federal law known as the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) will become partially effective on July 1, 2022.  As the registration process has been ongoing  and with that, we encourage you to review and send this letter out to your  federal representatives with your opinions. As a participant in the horseracing industry, members can use this letter to make their federal representatives aware that the HISA-Authority has failed to follow the direction from Congress to abide by the complete implementation on the designated Program Effective Date of July 1, 2022.  

 

With this letter, (that may be edited and/or personalized) members may ask that implementation be delayed by Congress, through authoring and passage of a technical corrections bill that changes the Program Effective Date to at least January 2, 2024.  While we understand that a delay may not be what most are hoping for, at this point in time it is the best “ask” we can request to help in our efforts to get this right and the time we need. 

Representatives address/emails/phone numbers below:

Congressman Markwayne Mullin

2421 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2701

Fax: (202) 225-3038

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US Representative Kevin Hern

1019 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2211
Fax: (202) 225-9187

Congressman Frank Lucas

2405 Rayburn HOB

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-5565

Tom Cole

2207 Rayburn HOB

Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6165
Fax: (202) 225-3512

Stephanie Bice

1223 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225-2132

Fax: 202-226-1463

Jim Inhofe

205 Russell Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, DC 20510

202-224-4721

Fax: 202-228-0380

Devin_Barrett@inhofe.senate.gov

Jake_Blevins@inhofe.senate.gov

Ryan_Sproul@inhofe.senate.gov

James Lankford

316 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5754

Maressa_Treat@lankford.senate.gov

Phillip_Moran@lankford.senate.gov

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