HB 741 (BR 1444) - C. Belcher, J. Bruce
AN ACT relating to horse racing and declaring an emergency.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 230 to create the Kentucky Jockey Injury Corporation and the Kentucky Jockey Injury Fund; amend KRS 342.640 to make exercise riders employees of trainers for whom they work for the purposes of workers' compensation coverage; amend KRS 230.310 to require exercise riders to be licensed; EMERGENCY.
HB 741 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain the original provisions of this bill; change the definition of "jockey" to include apprentice jockey, provisional, or amateur jockey; require insurance purchased to cover work-related injuries and specify the conditions under which the coverage would apply, such as walking, preparing to mount, mounting, riding, and dismounting a thoroughbred horse at a licensed track; specify that one-third of the funding of the corporation and fund be assessed against licensed thoroughbred racing facilities; exclude Breeder's Cup purses from assessment; and permit the Authority to promulgate administrative regulations directing the corporation if they have to make an additional or alternative assessment to due to a funding deficiency.
Feb 27-introduced in House
Feb 28-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
Mar 6-posted in committee
Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Licensing and Occupations (H)