House Bill 606

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/13/22: floor amendments (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9) (10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16) and (17) filed
Title AN ACT relating to wagering and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Current/Final
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Fiscal Impact Statements Actuarial Analysis
Corrections Impact
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Bill Request Number 1000
Sponsors A. Koenig, A. Gentry, K. Banta, T. Huff, M. Meredith, D. Osborne, R. Roberts, C. Stevenson
Summary of Original Version Establish KRS Chapter 239A and create new sections to define “adjusted gross revenue,” “beginner,” “cabinet, “confidential information,” “entry fee,” “fantasy contest,” “fantasy contest operator," “fantasy contest participant," “highly experienced player,” “immediate family,” “location percentage,” “net poker revenue,” “online poker,” “person,” “principal stockholder,” “rake,” “registered fantasy contest operator,” “script,” “secretary,” and “wager”; establish requirements for registration as a fantasy contest operator; require the Public Protection Cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations for the operation of fantasy contests; establish the wagering administration fund and direct the uses of that fund; require an annual audit of fantasy contest registrants; establish requirements for fantasy contest procedures; require any person offering online poker in the Commonwealth to have a license from the cabinet and require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations prescribing requirements for licensure including geolocation software, age verification, and security and accounting standards; amend KRS 230.210 to define "sports wagering"; create new sections of KRS Chapter 230 to require the racing commission to institute a system of sports wagering at tracks; 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, 230.240, and 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, 230.363, 230.364, 230.365, 230.366, 230.369, 230.371, 230.372, 230.373, 230.374, and 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 or tamper with the outcome of a sporting event; 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 contests, sports wagering, and online poker and the devices used in the conduct of those forms of wagering; amend KRS 528.020, 528.070, and 528.080 to exempt fantasy contests, sports wagering, and online poker; create a noncodified section to assert that the provisions of the Act are severable; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version Gambling - Fantasy contests
Gambling - Online poker
Gambling - Sports wagering
Licensing - Fantasy contests
Licensing - Online poker
Licensing - Sports wagering
Retirement and Pensions - Gaming tax, funding
Taxation - Wagering, taxation
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Protection Cabinet, fantasy contests, online poker
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Racing commission, sports wagering
Amusements and Recreation - Fantasy contests
Amusements and Recreation - Online poker
Amusements and Recreation - Sports wagering
Athletics - Fantasy contests
Athletics - Sports wagering
Appropriations - Wagering administration fund
Actuarial Analysis - Fantasy contests, sports wagering, online poker
Corrections Impact - Sports wagering
Local Mandate - Fantasy contests, sports wagering, online poker
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Senate Floor Amendment 4
Senate Floor Amendment 5
Senate Floor Amendment 6
Senate Floor Amendment 7
Senate Floor Amendment 8
Senate Floor Amendment 9
Senate Floor Amendment 10
Senate Floor Amendment 11
Senate Floor Amendment 12
Senate Floor Amendment 13
Senate Floor Amendment 14
Senate Floor Amendment 15
Senate Floor Amendment 16
Senate Floor Amendment 17
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
02/28/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/14/22
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
03/16/22
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
03/17/22
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 18, 2022
03/18/22
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (2) defeated
  • 3rd reading, passed 58-30 with Floor Amendment (1)
03/21/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/22/22
  • to Licensing & Occupations (S)
03/29/22
  • taken from Licensing & Occupations (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Licensing & Occupations (S)
03/30/22
  • taken from Licensing & Occupations (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Licensing & Occupations (S)
04/13/22
  • reassigned to Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor (S)
  • floor amendments (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9) (10)(11)(12)(13)(14)(15)(16) and (17) filed

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor A. Koenig
Summary Make the tax rate imposed on online sports wagering apply to the adjusted gross revenue on all online sports wagers.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Sports, online wagering, taxation
Gambling - Sports, online wagering, taxation
Taxation - Sports, online wagering
Wagering - Sports, online wagering, taxation
Internet - Sports, online wagering, taxation

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Calloway
Summary Limit customer losses for fantasy contests, online poker, and sports wagering to $1,000 in a 24 hour period; require licensed registrants, vendors, and associations to deny customer access to their gaming products after the $1,000 threshold is reached; maintain the customer access denial for at least an additional 24 hours; exempt highly experienced players of fantasy contests from the $1,000 limit.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Gaming, daily loss limits, players
Gambling - Gaming, daily loss limits, players
Licensing - Gaming licensees, player access, daily loss limits
Wagering - Gaming, daily loss limits, players
Consumer Affairs - Gaming, daily loss limits, players

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Modify the use of winning outcomes in the definition of "fantasy contest"; establish restrictions for the definition of "highly experienced player"; prohibit the use of online computer code scripts in fantasy contests.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Fantasy contests, approved methods
Athletics - Fantasy contests, approved methods
Gambling - Fantasy contests, approved methods
Internet - Fantasy contests, automated computer code scripts, prohibition
Wagering - Fantasy contests, approved methods

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Exempt a fantasy contest from licensure if there are fewer than 25 fantasy contest participants; require a fantasy contest operator applicant to disclose information about complaints, investigations, and its other properties.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Fantasy contest operator's license, disclosures and limitations
Athletics - Fantasy contest operator's license, disclosures and limitations
Gambling - Fantasy contest operator's license, disclosures and limitations
Licensing - Fantasy contest operator's license, disclosures and limitations
Wagering - Fantasy contest operator's license, disclosures and limitations

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Remove limitations on the Public Protection Cabinet's ability to promulgate administrative regulations relating to fantasy contests; grant the cabinet 180 days to initially promulgate; delete the fantasy contest operator registration deadline; direct the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations on the license suspension process; make Circuit Court language apply to Circuit Courts statewide.
Index Headings Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Public Protection Cabinet, fantasy contests
Amusements and Recreation - Fantasy contests, licensing and regulation
Athletics - Fantasy contests, licensing and regulation
Courts, Circuit - Fantasy contests, venue, statewide
Gambling - Fantasy contests, licensing and regulation
Licensing - Fantasy contests, participants, regulation
State Agencies - Public Protection Cabinet, fantasy contests
Wagering - Fantasy contests, licensing and regulation

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Exclude state appropriations from the wagering administration fund.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Wagering administration fund, state appropriations, prohibitions
Appropriations - Wagering administration fund, prohibitions
Athletics - Wagering administration fund, state appropriations, prohibitions
Gambling - Wagering administration fund, state appropriations, prohibitions
Licensing - Wagering administration fund, state appropriations, prohibitions
Wagering - Funds, state appropriations, prohibition

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Update the definition of "sports wagering" to restrict wagering to sports contests only; conduct sports wagering only online, by smartphone applications, or at track facilities with live racing.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Sports wagering, approved locations and contests
Athletics - Sports wagering, approved locations and contests
Gambling - Sports wagering, approved locations and contests
Horses and Horse Racing - Sports wagering, approved locations and contests, live racing
Internet - Sports wagering, approved methods and contests
Wagering - Sports wagering, approved locations and contests
Technology - Sports wagering, approved methods, smartphone applications

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Prohibit wagering upon individual sports.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Wagering, individual sports, prohibitions
Athletics - Wagering, individual sports, prohibitions
Gambling - Wagering, individual sports, prohibitions
Horses and Horse Racing - Wagering, individual sports, prohibitions
Licensing - Wagering, individual sports, prohibitions
Wagering - Individual sports, prohibitions

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 7
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Amend KRS 230.215 to clarify the purpose and intent of KRS Chapter 230.
Index Headings Athletics - Sports wagering
Gambling - Fantasy contests
Gambling - Online poker
Gambling - Sports wagering
Licensing - Fantasy contests
Licensing - Online poker
Licensing - Sports wagering
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Racing commission, sports wagering
Athletics - Fantasy contests

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 8
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Amend KRS 230.225 to require the racing commission to develop a program to share wagering problem gaming information with leagues, associations, the Legislative Research Commission, and other governing bodies that sanction sports events where wagers are accepted and add the General Assembly to the list of entities that will monitor wagering activities.
Index Headings Gambling - Fantasy contests
Gambling - Online poker
Gambling - Sports wagering
Licensing - Fantasy contests
Licensing - Online poker
Licensing - Sports wagering
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Racing commission, sports wagering
Athletics - Fantasy contests
Athletics - Sports wagering

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 9
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Amend KRS 230.225 to make the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, its agents, and its employees subject to the Executive Branch Code of Ethics.
Index Headings Boards and Commissions - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Executive Branch Code of Ethics, application
Ethics - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Executive Branch Code of Ethics, application
Horses and Horse Racing - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Executive Branch Code of Ethics, application
Racing - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Executive Branch Code of Ethics, application
State Agencies - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Executive Branch Code of Ethics, application

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 10
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Require the executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to confirm an applicant's history before hiring the applicant as an employee integral to sports wagering; make the history confirm that the applicant possesses the requisite experience, has no prior or pending record of illicit gaming industry dealings, and has not been convicted of a felony involving sexual misconduct or a crime where dishonesty is a necessary element.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering employees, prior bad acts
Athletics - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering employees, prior bad acts
Boards and Commissions - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering employees, prior bad acts
Crimes and Punishments - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering employees, prior bad acts
Gambling - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering employees, prior bad acts
Wagering - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering employees, prior bad acts
State Employees - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering employees, prior bad acts
Horses and Horse Racing - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering employees, prior bad acts

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 11
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Delete extraneous reference to pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Horse racing, pari-mutuel wagering, exclusion
Athletics - Horse racing, sports wagering, exclusion
Gambling - Horse racing, pari-mutuel wagering, exclusion
Wagering - Horse racing, pari-mutuel wagering, exclusion

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 12
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Increase the initial licensing and annual renewal fees to conduct sports wagering to $1,000,000 each.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Sports wagering
Athletics - Sports wagering
Gambling - Sports wagering
Licensing - Sports wagering

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 13
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Delete KRS 230.320, 230.3615, 230.750 as conforming amendments.
Index Headings Gambling - Fantasy contests
Gambling - Online poker
Gambling - Sports wagering
Licensing - Fantasy contests
Licensing - Online poker
Licensing - Sports wagering
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Racing commission, sports wagering
Athletics - Fantasy contests
Athletics - Sports wagering

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 14
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Direct the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to revoke a sports wagering license if the licensee failed to pay taxes due under the license; impose a penalty fee of $250,000 if the delinquent licensee applies for a renewal or a new license; ban a licensee from acquiring or holding a license after a second failure to pay taxes due under the license; extend the ban to include the licensee's officers, executives, managers, or owners and any person or entity affiliated with the licensee.
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Sports wagering license, delinquent taxes, racing association
Athletics - Sports wagering license, delinquent taxes, racing association
Boards and Commissions - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering, delinquent taxes
Gambling - Sports wagering license, delinquent taxes, racing association
Horses and Horse Racing - Sports wagering license, delinquent taxes, racing association
Licensing - Sports wagering license, delinquent taxes, racing association
Racing - Sports wagering license, delinquent taxes, racing association
Taxation - Sports wagering license, delinquent taxes, racing association
Wagering - Sports wagering license, delinquent taxes, racing association
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, sports wagering, delinquent taxes

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 15
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Remove the term "close" from "close family members" in relation to unauthorized sports wagering.
Index Headings Gambling - Sports wagering, prohibitions
Horses and Horse Racing - Sports wagering, prohibitions
Wagering - Sports, prohibitions
Athletics - Sports wagering, prohibitions
Licensing - Sports wagering, prohibitions
Amusements and Recreation - Sports wagering, prohibitions

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 16
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Amend KRS 230.990 to add that persons who wager on sporting events as a participant or who tamper with the outcome of a sporting event may be convicted of both crimes; require an individual convicted of both crimes to serve the sentences for each crime consecutively.
Index Headings Gambling - Sports wagering
Crimes and Punishments - Sports wagering
Wagering - Sports wagering

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 17
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Remove fantasy contests, online poker wagering, and activities licensed under KRS Chapter 230 from the exclusions to the definition of "gambling."
Index Headings Athletics - Gaming activities, gambling, prohibitions
Gambling - Gaming activities, prohibitions
Horses and Horse Racing - Gaming activities, gambling, prohibitions
Licensing - Gaming activities, gambling, prohibitions
Wagering - Gaming activities, gambling, prohibitions
Amusements and Recreation - Gaming activities, gambling, prohibitions

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