House Bill 7

Last Action 01/07/20: to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the expansion of gaming and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Actuarial Analysis
Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 80
Sponsors A. Gentry, T. Bojanowski, K. Flood, J. Jenkins, D. Schamore, M. Sorolis, C. Stevenson
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 154A to state the findings of the General Assembly; amend KRS 154A.010 to define, "authorizing location," "casino," "county," "county legislative body," "department," "full casino gaming," "gaming licensee," "gross gaming revenue," "handle," "licensee," "limited casino gaming," and "principal"; amend KRS 154A.030 to expand the Lottery Corporation board membership and duties; amend KRS 154A.040 to include casino licensees; amend 154A.063 to remove prohibition against casino gaming; create new sections of KRS Chapter 154A to require a local option election in any precinct wanting to host a casino; describe the duties of the county clerk and sheriff in a casino gaming local option election; state requirements for local option elections held on a day other than a regular election day; require the corporation to advertise an invitation to bid for casinos; require the corporation to evaluate all proposals for full casinos; establish initial licensing fees for full casinos at $50 million with an initial licensing period of ten years and annual renewal thereafter at $6 million per year; permit limited casino gaming at horse racing tracks licensed under KRS Chapter 230; establish requirements for limited casinos; establish requirements for any track holding a limited casino license; establish requirements for principals of any corporation granted a casino license; create license application requirements for casino, manufacturer's, or supplier’s licenses; prohibit anyone not licensed from selling, leasing, or otherwise furnishing gaming supplies; prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from participating in casino gaming; require the Lottery Corporation to determine occupations related to casino gaming that require licensure and establish criteria for occupational licensing; permit the corporation to initiate disciplinary action against applicants and license holders; establish an appeal process; create new sections of KRS Chapter 138 to establish wagering and admissions taxes to be remitted by gaming licensees and full and limited casinos; create new sections of KRS Chapter 154A to establish the casino gaming revenue distribution trust fund and limit that money to the benefit of the state retirement systems for the first ten years; establish the regional tourism and infrastructure development fund and provide criteria for projects seeking money from the fund; waive 15 U.S.C. secs. 1172, 1173, and 1174 for devices authorized by this Act; require the corporation to promulgate administrative regulations to define and limit games and devices permitted for gaming in casinos; provide guidelines for exclusion or ejection of certain persons; define “cheat” and provide penalties for those who cheat at casino games; amend KRS 243.500 to exempt limited or full casino gaming; amend KRS 525.090 to exempt persons engaged in casino gaming; amend KRS 528.010 to exempt gambling activity and devices licensed under KRS Chapter 154A; amend KRS 528.020 to conform; amend KRS 528.070 to exempt activity licensed under KRS Chapter 154A; amend KRS 528.080 to exempt those with the appropriate license required under KRS Chapter 154A; amend KRS 528.100 to exempt limited or full casino gaming licensed under KRS Chapter 154A; APPROPRIATION; EFFECTIVE DATE DELAYED.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Delayed - Constitutional amendment, passage of
Elections and Voting - Casino gaming, local option elections for
Fees - Casino gaming, licensing fees for
Gambling - Casino gaming, licensing for
Licensing - Casino gaming, licensing for
Lottery - Casino gaming, oversight of
Occupations and Professions - Casino occupations, licensing for
Retirement and Pensions - Casino gaming, revenue generated by
Taxation - Casinos, admissions tax on
Taxation - Casinos, gaming tax on
Amusements and Recreation - Casino gaming, licensing for
Horses and Horse Racing - Limited casino gaming, tracks authorized for
Actuarial Analysis - Casino gaming, revenue generated by
Corrections Impact - Casino gaming, oversight of
Local Mandate - Casino gaming, local optio elections for


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • introduced in House
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

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