House Bill 175

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/05/19: floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Title AN ACT relating to wagering and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 78
Sponsors A. Koenig, A. Gentry, T. Burch, K. Flood, D. Graham, K. Hinkle, J. Jenkins, M. Koch, D. Lewis, C. Massey, C. McCoy, J. Miller, K. Moser, J. Nemes, S. Santoro, D. Schamore, J. Sims Jr, D. St. Onge, C. Stevenson, S. Westrom, B. Wheatley
Summary of Original Version Establish KRS Chapter 239 and create new sections to define “adjusted gross revenue,” “beginner,” “cabinet,” “commission,” “confidential information,” “entry fee,” “fantasy contest,” “fantasy contest operator, or operator,” “fantasy contest participant, or participant,” “highly experienced player,” “immediate family,” “location percentage,” “person,” “principal stockholder,” “registered fantasy contest operator,” “script,” “secretary,” and “wager”; establish requirements for registration as a fantasy contest operator; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations for the operation of fantasy contests; establish the wagering administration fund and direct the uses of that fund; establish the Kentucky problem gamblers assistance account and direct the uses of that fund; require an annual audit of fantasy contest registrants; establish requirements for fantasy contest procedures; amend KRS 230.210 to define sports wagering; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to require the racing commission to institute a system of sports wagering at tracks and other specified locations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to limit the types of events upon which wagers may be placed; amend KRS 230.215 to declare the intent to allow citizens to enjoy sports wagering and allow the racing commission to promulgate administrative regulations prescribing conditions under which sports wagering is to be conducted; amend KRS 230.225, KRS 230.240, and KRS 230.260 to include sports wagering; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to establish sports wagering licensure requirements; amend KRS 230.320 to conform; amend KRS 230.361 to include sports wagering; amend KRS 230.3615 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to define “adjusted gross income” and impose a tax on sports wagering; amend KRS 230.362, KRS 230.363, KRS 230.364, KRS 230.365, KRS 230.366, KRS 230.369, KRS 230.371, KRS 230.372, KRS 230.373, KRS 230.374; and KRS 230.750 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to prohibit participants from wagering on events in which they participate and to prohibit tampering with the outcome of a sporting event; amend KRS 230.990 to provide penalties for participants who wager on sporting events and tampering with the outcome of a sporting event; amend KRS Chapter 154A.010 to define “net poker revenue,” “online poker,” and “rake”; amend KRS 154A.050 and KRS 154A.060 to include conducting online poker games; amend KRS 154A.063 to delete restriction on playing cards; amend KRS 154A.070 to include online poker; amend 154A.110 to prohibit anyone under 18 from placing a wager through an online poker game; amend KRS 154A.120 to include online poker; create a new section of KRS Chapter 154A to require licensure for online poker, require the Lottery Corporation to promulgate requirements for providers through administrative regulations, establish licensing fees, and impose a gaming fee on providers; establish a new section of KRS Chapter 154A to establish the Kentucky lottery corporation online poker account and provide for the uses of the funds deposited therein; amend KRS 154A.600 to include online poker; amend KRS 243.500 to exempt sports wagering and online poker; amend KRS 525.090 to exempt sports wagering; amend KRS 528.010 to exempt fantasy sports, sports wagering, and online poker and the devices used in the conduct of those forms of wagering; amend KRS 528.020, KRS 528.070, and KRS 528.080 to exempt fantasy sports, sports wagering, and online poker.
Index Headings of Original Version Gambling - Fantasy sports, provisions for
Gambling - Online poker, provisions for
Gambling - Sports wagering, provisions for
Licensing - Fantasy sports, licensing of
Licensing - Online poker, licensing of
Licensing - Sports wagering, licensing of
Lottery - Online poker, adding games
Retirement and Pensions - Gaming tax, funding from
Taxation - Wagering, taxation on
Amusements and Recreation - Fantasy sports, provisions for
Amusements and Recreation - Online poker, provisions for
Amusements and Recreation - Sports wagering, provisions for
Athletics - Fantasy sports, provisions for
Athletics - Sports wagering, provisions for
Corrections Impact - Sports wagering, provisions for
Local Mandate - Sports wagering, provisions for
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1

Actions

Top | Amendments
02/05/19
  • introduced in House
02/06/19
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
02/08/19
  • posted in committee
02/20/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/21/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/22/19
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 25, 2019
03/05/19
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Summary Retain original provisions, amend Section 1 to require any fantasy contest to comply with federal law; amend Section 8 to revise the definition of "professional sports venue," and to require sports wagering to be conducted in conformance with federal law; amend Section 10 to clarify that bets can be taken on in-state events, but not on sports events involving a Kentucky college team, allow betting on actions within a sporting event, but not allow betting on random events not integral to the course of play, remove the provision to allow wagers on nonsports events like the Oscars; amend Section 15 to reduce the initial licensing fee for sports wagering to $500,000; amend Section 19 to clarify the tax on sports wagers made at horse race tracks; amend Section 36 to remove the prohibition on lottery games being played where winners are based on the outcome of a sports event; amend Section 41 to ensure that online poker games are conducted in conformance with federal law, that proposed vendors have not previously violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, and that licensure does not absolve a person from liability incurred due to litigation with the Commonwealth over internet poker domain names; add a severability clause.
Index Headings Gambling - Fantasy sports, provisions for
Gambling - Online poker, provisions for
Gambling - Sports wagering, provisions for
Licensing - Fantasy sports, licensing of
Licensing - Online poker, licensing of
Licensing - Sports wagering, licensing of
Lottery - Online poker, adding games
Retirement and Pensions - Gaming tax, funding from
Taxation - Wagering, taxation on
Amusements and Recreation - Fantasy sports, provisions for
Amusements and Recreation - Online poker, provisions for
Amusements and Recreation - Sports wagering, provisions for
Athletics - Fantasy sports, provisions for
Athletics - Sports wagering, provisions for
Corrections Impact - Wagering, taxation on
Local Mandate - Wagering, taxation on

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Koenig
Summary Retain original provisions; amend Section 10 to require consultation with the sanctioning league or association when determining actions within a sports event upon which wagers may be placed; amend Section 12 to require the commission to develop a program to share data with sports leagues.
Index Headings Gambling - Sports wagering, provisions for
Licensing - Sports wagering, licensing of
Amusements and Recreation - Sports wagering, provisions for
Athletics - Sports wagering, provisions for

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