HB 472/FN (BR 1022) - L. Clark
AN ACT relating to the regulation of horse racing in Kentucky.
Amend KRS 230.210 to define "advance deposit account wagering system" and "secondary pari-mutuel organization"; amend KRS 230.240 to require that thoroughbred stewards and standardbred judges be employed by the authority and compensated by the Commonwealth; amend KRS 230.260 to grant the authority jurisdiction over an SPMO, totalisator company, drug or medication supplier or wholesaler, and horse training centers that records official timed workouts; require licensure applicants to submit to a background check and to reimburse the authority for its cost; vest authority with jurisdiction to conduct out-of-competition testing; permit the authority to inspect farms; permit the authority to grant, refuse, revoke, or suspend a license for violation of federal or state statute; permit the authority to issue subpoenas for documents, records, papers, and books related to pari-mutuel racing; amend KRS 230.265 to direct the allocation of pari-mutuel tax collected; amend KRS 230.290 and 230.310 to permit expiration of license on last day of birth month; amend KRS 230.300 to prescribe licensing requirements; amend KRS 230.320 establish procedures for appealing a disciplinary action; amend KRS 230.3615 to reduce the minimum wager accepted by any licensed association from one dollar to ten cents; amend KRS 230.990 and 355.9-408 to conform.
HB 472 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions except change the definitions of "advance deposit account wagering" and "secondary pari-mutuel organization"; add the definition of "advance deposit account wagering licensee"; require three stewards to be employed at a thoroughbred race meeting; establish the stewards' employer and source of compensation; require three judges to be employed at each standardbred race meeting; establish judges' employer and source of compensation; permit the authority to impose a license fee on an SPMO not to exceed $10,000 annually; delete provision giving the authority jurisdiction to conduct out-of-competition testing on any horse at the discretion of the executive director; exempt background check for any individual who is a principal but holds stock or a financial interest in the applicant of less than 10%; amend KRS 230.775 to remove requirement that no more than four hubs shall be licensed in the Commonwealth at one time.
SCS/FN - Retain original provisions; permit the authority to investigate and have free access to any licensee, or any person owning a horse or performing services regulated by the chapter on a horse registered to participate in a breeders incentive fund; give local Circuit court jurisdiction of appeals.
Feb 23-introduced in House
Feb 24-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
Mar 2-posted in committee
Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 6, 2009
Mar 6-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate
Mar 9-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S); taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
Mar 10-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
Mar 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 13, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 37-1with Committee Substitute ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 90-1; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Mar 24-signed by Governor (Act ch. 80)