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SB 24 (BR 89) - D. Thayer

     AN ACT relating to the enactment of an interstate racing and wagering compact.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 230 to authorize and direct the Governor to execute an interstate compact on participation in live pari-mutuel horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering activities; define terms; establish compact commission and assign powers and duties; establish rule-making procedure; permit compact commission to charge fees; establish rights and responsibilities of member states, restrictions on authority, and construction, saving, and severability; establish effective provision based upon enactment by at least six states.


     SCS - Retain original provisions except direct the compact commissioner from each state to serve as the agent of the state racing commission; require compact commissioner to possess substantial racing and wagering knowledge and experience in order to participate effectively in compact rule making; require member states that benefit from the compact commission, or its employees, provisions, by-laws, fees, findings, practices, or programs to provide or share in the legal costs of upholding them; permit a person to commence legal action against compact; grant limits of liability and rights to defense to compact commission; afford compact commissioner, employee, executive director, and any member or employee of a state racing commission who undertakes compact activities the same limits of liability, defenses, rights to indemnity and defense, granted to state employees in the member state.
     HCS - Retain original provisions; require compact commissioner to forward a proposed compact rule to the administrative regulations and review subcommittee or standing committee having jurisdiction over the subject matter when a rule is initially proposed and if substantially modified during rule-making process; require adopted compact rules upon which Kentucky has voted in favor to be forwarded to ARRS and subject matter committee for review within 60 days; require ARRS and subject matter committee to review received rules and permit both to forward respective findings in writing to compact commission within 10 calendar days.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 4-introduced in Senate; to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Jan 5-reassigned to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 7-taken from State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 8-taken from State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 9-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 9. 2011; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-received in House
     Feb 14-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Mar 1-taken from Licensing & Occupations (H); 1st reading; returned to Licensing & Occupations (H); posting waived
     Mar 2-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 3, 2011
     Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 81-18 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate
     Mar 4-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute ; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; passed 37-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 16-signed by Governor

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