98RS HB566


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HB 566 (BR 2057) - De. Butler, J. Callahan, L. Clark, M. Marzian, C. Miller, A. Simpson

     AN ACT relating to horse racing.
     Amend KRS 230.380 to require that commission from wagers at simulcast facilities that is dedicated to breeders' award fund be split evenly between host track and purses at host track; repeal KRS 230.217.


     HCS/P - Retain the provisions of HB 566 but redistribute the commissions from wagering at simulcast facilities as follows: 30% to host track; 46.5% to purses at the host track; 13.5 % to simulcast facility owners for expenses; 6% to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, with up to 3% to be used for capital improvements and promotion of off-track betting, and the remainder to be expended for marketing and promoting the Kentucky thoroughbred industry; and 4% to the Racing Commission to be used for purses at county fairs and for the standardbred sires stakes program; require the KTOB to report annually to the commission; attach the provisions of HB 395/HCS with HFA 1 and add language permitting noncontiguous facilities within the protected geographic areas, with written approval of any track or simulcast facility affected; attach the provisions of HB 40/PHS 1; and attach the provisions of HB 686.
     HFA (1, J. Barrows) - Delete section that repeals KRS 230.217, Breeders' award fund -- Breeders'Award Committee.

     Feb 11-introduced in House
     Feb 12-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Feb 20-posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 13, 1998; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 66-24 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 18-to Licensing and Occupations (S)
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 23-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 25, 1998
     Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 26-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Mar 27-delivered to Governor
     Apr 1-signed by Governor

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