HB 31/LM/CI (BR 29) - T. Burch
AN ACT relating to video lottery terminals and making an appropriation therefor.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 154A to authorize the playing of video lottery games in a county, urban-county, charter county, and consolidated local government if authorized by a vote of the people in the respective county; require persons wishing to operate video lottery games to obtain a contract from the Lottery Corporation; place the oversight of the games under the jurisdiction of the Lottery Corporation; establish the duties and responsibilities of the corporation, its agents, and its employees; prohibit any person less than 21 years of age from being on the premises or any portion of the premises where video lottery games are conducted; prohibit persons under 21 years of age from being paid a prize; establish qualifications and responsibilities of video lottery retailers and licensees; establish grounds by which a video lottery retailer or applicant may have his or her contract rescinded, revoked, suspended, or not renewed; permit the corporation to issue temporary licenses; prohibit the transfer of licenses without obtaining prior approval from the corporation unless exempt; establish how the moneys earned from the conduct of video lottery games are expended; cap the amount the corporation may spend on administrative and operating expenses and provide to the compulsive gamblers' assistance fund; devote remaining moneys to education, Medicaid matches, prescription drug program for seniors, equine industry program, video lottery retailers, budget reserve fund, and county governments where video lottery games are located; require the Auditor of Public Accounts to conduct an annual audit of the corporation's disbursements and expenditures; create a committee to conduct a study on video lottery games operating in the state and their impact on the economy; establish the committee's membership; create an exemption to allow facilities development for gaming activities regarding zoning; provide that other zoning and building codes still apply; define the term "cheat" and establish penalties for persons who cheat; create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to establish the compulsive gamblers' assistance fund; establish how expenditures from the compulsive gamblers assistance fund will be utilized; require the commission to prepare an annual report detailing activities and expenditures of the compulsive gamblers' assistance fund; encourage video lottery retailers to cooperate with local business and community organizations to stimulate the economy through tourism; amend KRS 154A.010, 154A.030, 154A.050, 154A.060, 154A.063, 154A.070, 154A.080, 154A.090, 154A.110, 154A.130, 154A.400, 154A.420, 154A.430, 154A.440, 154A.650, 243.500, 243.505, 525.090, 528.010, 528.100, 15.380, and 154A.990 to conform; include a severability clause.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Sep 7-To: Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations
Jan 3-introduced in House; to Licensing and Occupations (H)