04RS HB586


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HB 586 (BR 2120) - R. Adams

     AN ACT relating to county surcharges on local event tickets.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 67 relating to county surcharges on local event tickets; define organized event, motor vehicle racing, and private entertainment facility; exclude facilities regulated by KRS Chapter 230 from the definition of a private entertainment facility; allow county fiscal courts containing private entertainment facilities capable of seating over 50,000 persons for an organized event to levy a surcharge of not more than three percent of the ticket admission price; direct facility owner to collect the surcharges; deem the surcharges collected to be held in trust by the facility owner for the county; categorize the surcharges collected as a debt of the facility owner owed to the county; establish a quarterly payment of the surcharges to the county on the twentieth day of the month following the end of the quarter; allow the owner to retain not more than one-half of one percent of the total balance of surcharges to cover its costs; and authorize the county to apply the surcharge funds collected to listed priority categories.

     Feb 24-introduced in House
     Feb 25-to Local Government (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2004
     Mar 15-3rd reading, passed 69-19
     Mar 16-received in Senate
     Mar 19-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)

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