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HB 550/LM (BR 1877) - D. Owens, L. Clark, R. Adkins, C. Hoffman, J. Richards, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky, related to casinos.
     Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to permit the General Assembly to enact laws permitting the operation of up to seven casinos by horse racing tracks licensed as of January 1, 2008, and up to five other casinos; to establish the distribution of casino gaming moneys; to submit to the voters for approval or disapproval.

HB 550 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/LM - Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to permit the General Assembly to enact laws permitting the operation of no more than 9 casinos; to establish voting requirements for local approval of casinos; to impose a tax on casino gaming and to establish the uses of such revenue, to permit the General Assembly to establish locations and license fees; to amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to conform; to submit a stated question to the voters.

     HCA (1/Title, D. Owens) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (1, R. Wilkey) - Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to permit the General Assembly to enact laws permitting the operation of up to 5 casinos by horse racing Associations licensed by the Commonwealth as of January 1, 2008, and up to 4 other casinos, and to limit the number of casinos operated in the Commonwealth to 9, to establish voting requirements for local approval of casinos, to impose a tax on casino gaming and to establish the uses of such revenue, to permit the General Assembly to establish additional standards to ensure certain goals; to amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to conform; and to submit a stated question to the voters.

     HFA (2, C. Rollins II) - Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to permit the General Assembly to pass laws permitting the operation of up to 5 casinos by horse racing Associations licensed by the Commonwealth as of January 1, 2008, and up to 4 other casinos; to limit to 9 the number of casinos to be authorized; to establish that the number of casinos authorized to be operated by entities other than licensed horse racing Associations not exceed the number of casinos authorized to be operated by horse racing Associations licensed by the state as of January 1, 2008; to establish voting requirements for local approval of casinos; to impose a tax on casino gaming and to establish the uses of such revenue; to permit the General Assembly to establish additional standards to ensure certain goals; to amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to conform; to submit a stated question to the voters.

     HFA (3, A. Smith) - Retain original text of bill; add a requirement that tax revenues generated from casino gaming be used to eliminate the property tax on motor vehicles before such revenues are distributed or appropriated for any other purpose; make provision to submit to voters for approval or disapproval.

     HFA (4, A. Smith) - Propose to amend the Constitution of Kentucky to add a requirement that tax proceeds from gaming are to be used to eliminate property tax on motor vehicles before tax proceeds are appropriated for any other purpose.

     HFA (5, D. Osborne) - Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to permit the General Assembly to enact laws permitting the operation of up to 5 casinos by horse racing Associations licensed by the Commonwealth as of January 1, 2008, and up to 4 other casinos, to limit the number of casinos operated in the Commonwealth to 9, to establish voting requirements for local approval of casinos, to impose a tax on casino gaming' to establish the uses of gaming tax revenue, to permit the General Assembly to establish additional standards to ensure certain goals, to amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to conform, and to submit a stated question to the voters.

     HFA (6, K. Upchurch) - Replace references to casinos with the term "gambling dens."

     HFA (7, K. Upchurch) - Replace references to casinos with the term "dens of iniquity."

     HFA (8, D. Floyd) - Propose to amend the Kentucky Constitution to require that the voters located in any county vote their approval of the expanded use of gambling games and devices within that county before a casino or other gaming venue may be established within that county; delete requirement that the local legislative body must give its approval before a casino operated by a horse racing track may be established in the county; propose to amend Section 226 of the Kentucky Constitution to require the General Assembly to define "casino" and "gaming venue"; rephrase the question to be submitted to voters to conform with these changes.

     HFA (9, D. Floyd) - Propose to amend the Kentucky Constitution to require that a county's voters give their approval before a casino may be established within the county; delete requirement that the local legislative body must give its approval before a casino operated by a horse racing track may be established in the county; rephrase the question to be submitted to voters to conform with these changes.

     HFA (10, C. Hoffman) - Retain all provisions except require the General Assembly to pass legislation regarding gaming.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 15-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Feb 20-posted in committee; posting waived retroactively
     Feb 28-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute ; reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 29-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (4) and (5) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3) filed
     Mar 3-floor amendment (6) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 4-floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; floor amendments (7) (8) and (9) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-floor amendment (10) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 7, 2008


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