HB 708 (BR 2178) - J. Barrows
AN ACT relating to horse racing.
Amend KRS 230.443 to make technical corrections.
HB 708 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Delete original language; add provision allowing quarter horses, Appaloosas, and Arabian horses foaled by artificial insemination or other means to race under KRS Chapter 230.
SCS/FN - Retain original provisions of bill, except create new sections of KRS Chapter 230 to establish an international wagering hub; define terms; require that KRS 230.378 to 230.380 apply, except where expressly excepted in Sections 1 to 6 of this Act; permit a licensee to operate the system independently or in association with one or more racetracks licensed to run live racing and pari-mutuel wagering in the state; require applicants to submit a detailed plan of operations to the commission or its successor authority; set out the contents of the plan; permit the commission or its successor authority to require changes to the proposed plan; permit the commission or its successor authority to conduct investigations or inspections or request additional information from the applicant as the commission deems appropriate; permit the applicant to enter into agreements that are necessary to promote, advertise, and further horse racing or the effective operation of the hub; require the commission or its successor authority to promulgate administrative regulations to carry out the provisions of this act; require that no fees or taxes be imposed on the operations authorized under Sections 1 to 6 of this Act; require that a wager made for an account maintained with the hub operator be considered to have been made in the Commonwealth; authorize the commission or its successor authority to review and audit all records and financial information of the hub operator.
SFA (1, R. Stivers) - Exempt harness racetracks from the tax imposed under KRS 138.510(2); dedicate moneys that would have been paid to promote and maintain the track's facilities and live meet; clarify that other tax exemptions apply to hub operations and not racetracks and simulcast facilities.
CCR - Cannot agree.
FCCR - Retain original SCS provisions; add provision defining "call center" and prohibiting call center from being located on state property; prohibit the commission from licensing more than four hubs; allow the commission to establish a license fee and a fee on gross wagering receipts; set upper cap on such fees; exempt the hub's records and financial statement from the Open Records requirements; permit the Auditor of Public Accounts to review and audit the hub's records and financial information and require that the report of the review be submitted to the Legislative Research Commission; prohibit wagers made at the tracks and the simulcast facilities from being processed by the hub; make the violation of the proscriptions grounds for license revocation; clarify that racetracks or simulcast facilities, unless exempt, shall be subject to existing racing taxes; add new section exempting harness racetracks from the excise tax imposed under KRS 138.510(2) and (3) and devote moneys that would have been paid to the promotion and maintenance of the tracks' facilities and live meets.
Mar 1-introduced in House
Mar 2-to Licensing and Occupations (H); posting waived
Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2004
Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 90-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 8-received in Senate
Mar 11-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2004; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 26-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 27-5 with Committee Substitute ; bill reconsidered; floor amendment (1) reconsidered; passed 31-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Mar 29-received in House; to Rules (H); placed in the Orders of the Day; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; Conference Committee appointed in Senate
Apr 12-Conference Committee appointed in House
Apr 13-Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; bill passed 32-3-1; received in House; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; bill passed 64-24; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 173)