(b) All civil penalties imposed by the stewards, judges or the
commission shall be paid into a relief fund and paid out on the
order of the commission for hospitalization, medical care and
funeral expenses occasioned by injuries or death resulting from an
accident sustained by any permit holder while in the discharge of
his or her duties under the jurisdiction of the Racing Commission:
Provided, That (1) No payment may be made from the relief fund for
any hospitalization, medical care or funeral expenses of a permit
holder who is covered by workers' compensation or an insurance
policy providing payments for hospitalization, medical care or
funeral expenses; and (2) any balance in the relief fund in excess
of $5,000, less any outstanding obligations, shall thereupon be
transferred by the Racing Commission to the State Treasurer for
deposit to the credit of the General Revenue Fund of this state.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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