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HB 137/FN (BR 917) - J. Wayne, C. Siler, B. DeWeese, S. Overly, S. Brinkman, T. Burch, M. Cherry, L. Clark, J. Crenshaw, R. Crimm, C. Embry Jr., T. Firkins, D. Floyd, D. Graham, K. Hall, C. Hoffman, J. Jenkins, D. Keene, F. Nesler, D. Osborne, D. Owens, S. Santoro, J. Stacy, T. Thompson, D. Watkins, R. Webb, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to compulsive gambling and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 222 to create the compulsive gamblers awareness and treatment fund; limit administrative costs to $50,000 per year and total expenditure to the amount received; establish The Gamblers Awareness and Treatment Fund Advisory Council; establish limits on funding amounts per fiscal year; assign responsibility to the director of the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in collaboration with the advisory council to develop standards, evaluate requests for funding, recommend payment mechanisms, certify disbursement of funds, and report annually; amend KRS 138.510 to provide funding from the excise tax on horse racing based upon a percentage of the total amount wagered; amend KRS 154A.130 to provide funding from a percentage of the gross revenue of the lottery corporation; amend KRS 238.570 to provide funding from a percentage of the fee imposed on charitable gaming; amend KRS 164.7871 and 222.001 to conform.


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions except add definitions of "problem gambling" and "pathological gambling"; delete language providing funding from the excise tax imposed in KRS 138.510 on horse racing and a percentage of the gross revenues of the lottery corporation.

     HFA (1/Title, J. Wayne) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (2, L. Clark) - Add language excluding moneys paid into the gamblers awareness and treatment fund from the calculation of the retention percentage used in KRS 238.536(1).

     HFA (3, J. Wayne) - Retain original provisions; amend to specify that fee imposed on charitable gaming is in addition to the fee already imposed.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 8-introduced in House
     Jan 10-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
     Mar 13-posted in committee
     Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute ; floor amendment (1-title) filed
     Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 24-floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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