House Bill 550

Actions | Amendments
Last Action posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 7, 2008
Title AN ACT proposing to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky, related to casinos.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1877
Sponsors D. Owens, L. Clark, R. Adkins, C. Hoffman, J. Richards, R. Wilkey
Summary of Original Version 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.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
House Floor Amendment 5
House Floor Amendment 6
House Floor Amendment 7
House Floor Amendment 8
House Floor Amendment 9
House Floor Amendment 10

Actions

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02/14/08
  • introduced in House
02/15/08
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
02/20/08
  • posted in committee
  • posting waived retroactively
02/28/08
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
02/29/08
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendments (4) and (5) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3) filed
03/03/08
  • floor amendment (6) filed to Committee Substitute
03/04/08
  • floor amendment (1) withdrawn
  • floor amendments (7) (8) and (9) filed to Committee Substitute
03/05/08
  • floor amendment (10) filed to Committee Substitute
03/06/08
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 7, 2008

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Summary 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.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Owens
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor R. Wilkey
Summary 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.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor C. Rollins II
Summary 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.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor A. Smith
Summary 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.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor A. Smith
Summary 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.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor D. Osborne
Summary 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.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor K. Upchurch
Summary Replace references to casinos with the term "gambling dens."
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 7
Sponsor K. Upchurch
Summary Replace references to casinos with the term "dens of iniquity."
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 8
Sponsor D. Floyd
Summary 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.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 9
Sponsor D. Floyd
Summary 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.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Amendment House Floor Amendment 10
Sponsor C. Hoffman
Summary Retain all provisions except require the General Assembly to pass legislation regarding gaming.
Index Headings Local Mandate - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Appropriations - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Economic Development - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Finance - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Education, Higher - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Environment and Conservation - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Fish and Wildlife - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Health and Medical Services - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Mental Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Public Health - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
State Employees - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Teachers - Casino gaming moneys, distribution of
Cities - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Consolidated Local Governments - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Constitution, Ky. - Casino gaming, voter approval for
Counties, Urban - Casino gaming constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Racing - Casino gaming, constitutional amendment to permit establishment of
Secretary of State - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Taxation - Casino gaming moneys, establishment of rate
Counties - Casino gaming, legislative bodies and voters, approval from
Elections and Voting - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed
Gambling - Constitutional amendment, on ballot placed

Last updated: 1/16/2019 5:01 PM (EST)