04RS SB156


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SB 156 (BR 509) - D. Kelly

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes to abolish the Kentucky Racing Commission and to establish the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority; change existing language to conform; attach the authority to the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet for administrative purposes; establish the authority's membership to consist of 13 appointees of the Governor, including two appointees with no financial interest in the industry regulated; allow members to serve 3 three-year terms with initial terms staggered; include secretaries of the Environmental and Public Protection, Commerce, and Economic Development Cabinets as nonvoting, ex officio members; allow the Governor to appoint from membership one chairperson and one vice chair to serve in the chairperson's absence; allow duly promulgated administrative regulations of the Kentucky Racing Commission, in effect on January 6, 2004, to remain in effect until revoked or modified by the authority; allow licenses approved by, and dates awarded by, the Kentucky Racing Commission to remain in effect through December 31, 2004; define authority's duties and responsibilities regarding programs and incentives to promote tourism and the horse industry; allow Governor to establish qualifications and salary for and to appoint an executive director to be responsible for the authority's day-to-day operations, personnel, reports, budgets, and other policy and program directives; and confirm Executive Order 2004-030, dated January 6, 2004; abolish the Backside Improvement Commission and transfer all records and responsibilities to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority; confirm Executive order 2003-858, dated August 20, 2003.


     SCA (1, G. Tapp) - Make technical corrections.

     HCS - Retain original provisions; add language requiring that at least two members of the racing authority be from each of Kentucky's United States Congressional Districts and that no more than seven members have the same political party affiliation; add provision permitting quarter horses and Appaloosas foaled by artificial insemination or other means to race under the provisions of this chapter.

     HFA (1, D. Butler) - Delete language requiring that representation on the Racing Authority be politically and geographically diverse.

     HFA (2, T. Burch) - Add a new section to amend KRS 100.111 to make various activities involving horses an agricultural use on acreages of five or more, and specify that those uses, no matter the size of the tract of land, being used on the effective date of the Act are agricultural uses; specify that all shows, competitions, sporting events, and similar activities that are associated with youth and amateur programs and are not regulated by KRS Chapter 230 and have more than 70 participants shall be subject to local applicable zoning regulations; add and amend KRS 100.203 to specify equine uses on tracts of land five acres or more may be subject to conditional use permits; and renumber sections accordingly.

     HFA (3/Title, T. Burch) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 6-introduced in Senate; to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 23-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 24, 2004
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 25-received in House
     Feb 26-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee
     Mar 8-posting withdrawn
     Mar 15-posted in committee
     Mar 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2004; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3-title) filed
     Apr 12-3rd reading; floor amendment (2) ruled not germane ; passed 69-25 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Apr 13-received in Senate; posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; passed 35-0-1; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 22-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 191)

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