Monmouth County Republican State Senator Jennifer Beck is applauding Governor Chris Christie for signing two bills aimed at giving New Jersey’s Horse Racing industry a much needed boost.

Beck is the prime sponsor of bill (s-3115) that establishes a pilot program to allow betting in bars and restaurants on horse races. The second measure (S-3185) extends the deadline for issuing the remainder of the state’s off-track wagering (OTW) licenses.

In a press release, Beck says the bills signed by the Governor are important to Monmouth County and the entire state, which benefit from the open space preserved and jobs created as a result of horse farming and racing.”