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BR 155 - J. Carroll

     AN ACT relating to sports wagering and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to require the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to institute a sports wagering system; amend KRS 230.210 to define "exempt sports contest," "sports wagering," and "sports wagering facility"; amend KRS 230.215 to declare it the policy of the Commonwealth to encourage the conduct of wagering on sporting events, when allowed by federal law, and to vest forceful control over sports wagering in the racing commission; include consideration of members of professional and collegiate sports organizations in the Governor's appointments to the commission; amend KRS 230.240 to allow the director of the racing commission to take personnel action relating to sports wagering; amend KRS 230.260 to include promotion of fair sports wagering among the purposes of the racing commission; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to establish licensing requirements and establish a licensing fee of $250,000; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to require the racing commission to promulgate administrative regulations prescribing the manner in which sports wagering shall be conducted; provide minimum criteria; prohibit participants from wagering on a sporting event; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to establish a 20 percent tax on the total amount wagered at sports wagering facilities; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to establish the sports wagering distribution trust fund and appropriate moneys from that fund; amend KRS 230.320 to include sports wagering among the activities that are regulated by the racing commission; amend KRS 230.360 to include sports wagering among the activities that are not subject to local control; amend KRS 230.990 to establish penalties for tampering with the outcome of a sporting event and participant wagering on a sporting event; EFFECTIVE UPON CONTINGENCY: Act takes effect only if the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is repealed by Congress or is rendered void by the United States Suprem Court.



     Sep 20, 2017 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).