House Bill 608

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/13/22: to Rules (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the regulation of game machines.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1043
Sponsor K. Timoney
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 528.010 to exclude contests or gaming authorized under KRS Chapters 154A, 230, and 238 from the definition of "gambling"; exclude devices authorized in KRS Chapters 154A, 230, and 238 from the definition of "gambling device"; authorize the Kentucky State Police to establish a task force dedicated to removing gambling devices not authorized by law and direct Justice and Public Safety Cabinet to promulgate regulations regarding the task force.
Index Headings of Original Version Gambling - Gambling devices, regulation
Lottery - Gambling devices, regulation
Police, State - Gambling devices, regulation
Wagering - Gambling devices, regulation
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, task force for removal of gambling machines
Task Forces, Executive Branch - Kentucky State Police, gambling devices
Jump to Proposed Amendments 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
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
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
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/17/22
  • floor amendments (2) (4) (5) (6) (3-title) and (7-title) filed
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 18, 2022
03/18/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 50-31
03/21/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Licensing & Occupations (S)
03/22/22
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/24/22
  • floor amendment (2) filed
03/29/22
  • floor amendment (3) filed
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 30, 2022
03/30/22
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
04/13/22
  • 3rd reading
  • Floor Amendments (1) and (2) withdrawn
  • passed 24-13 with Floor Amendment (3)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)

Proposed Amendments

Top | Actions
Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Piggyback? Yes
Sponsor K. Bratcher
Summary Amend KRS 238.550 to exempt designated licensed charitable organizations from the two-day deposit requirement and allow weekly deposits instead; require the eligible organization's charitable gaming to be ongoing and only involve charity game tickets; limit the deposit exemption to organizations whose average weekly deposits of gross receipts and adjusted gross receipts are less than $2,500.
Index Headings Charitable Organizations and Institutions - Charitable gaming, bank deposits
Gambling - Charitable gaming, bank deposits
Licensing - Charitable organizations, gaming, bank deposits
State Agencies - Department of Charitable Gaming, licensee, bank deposits
Piggybacked Bills - HB 462 to HB 608

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Propose to amend Section 226 of the Constitution of Kentucky to authorize the General Assembly to define, permit, oversee, and regulate all forms of otherwise permissible gaming; provide for the oversight and control of gaming by an administrative body funded by license fees and taxes levied on gaming; require 100% of gaming proceeds, in excess of the amount used to pay for an oversight administrative body of gaming, to go to early childhood education and childcare programs; provide ballot language for submission to voters for ratification or rejection.
Index Headings County Clerks - Ballot access, proposed constitutional amendment, gaming
Elections and Voting - Ballot access, proposed constitutional amendment, gaming
Gambling - Proposed constitutional amendment, gaming
Secretary of State - Gaming, ballot language, proposed constitutional amendment
Tourism - Gaming, authorization
Constitution, Ky. - Gaming, authorization, proposed amendment

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 608

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to establish the pari-mutuel local government fund; direct the Department for Local Government to administer the fund; divide money from the fund equally among the legislative bodies of each of Kentucky's counties; amend KRS 138.510 to deposit 10% of all pari-mutuel excise taxes paid on historical horse racing to the pari-mutuel local government fund; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings Appropriations - Pari-mutuel excise tax, fund distribution
Horses and Horse Racing - Pari-mutuel excise tax, fund distribution
Local Government - Pari-mutuel excise tax, county governments, fund distribution
Racing - Pari-mutuel excise tax, fund distribution
State Agencies - Department for Local Government, pari-mutuel excise tax, fund distribution
Taxation - Pari-mutuel excise tax, fund distribution
Wagering - Pari-mutuel excise tax, fund distribution
Counties - Pari-mutuel excise tax, county governments, fund distribution

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor S. Sharp
Summary Create a new section of KRS Chapter 238 to require the Department of Charitable Gaming to promulgate administrative regulations that govern the usage of skill-based game machines by veterans groups and nonprofit organizations.
Index Headings Boards and Commissions - Department of Charitable Gaming, skill-based game machines, regulation
Charitable Organizations and Institutions - Department of Charitable Gaming, skill-based game machines, regulation

Amendment House Floor Amendment 6
Sponsor J. Raymond
Summary Amend KRS 138.510 to increase the excise tax rate for historical horse racing from 1.5% of all money wagered to 5% of all money wagered.
Index Headings Taxation - Historical horse racing, pari-mutuel excise tax
Wagering - Historical horse racing, pari-mutuel excise tax
Horses and Horse Racing - Historical horse racing, pari-mutuel excise tax
Racing - Historical horse racing, pari-mutuel excise tax

Amendment House Floor Amendment 7
Sponsor J. Jenkins
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 608

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Amend KRS 528.010, relating to gambling and gambling devices, to delete new exemptions added for gaming and gaming devices authorized under KRS Chapters 154A, 230, and 238; define "skill" and "skill game"; include skill games in the definitions of "gambling" and "gambling device."
Index Headings Amusements and Recreation - Gambling devices, skill games, prohibition
Crimes and Punishments - Gambling devices, skill games, prohibition
Gambling - Skill games, prohibition
Public Protection - Gambling devices, skill games, prohibition

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor P. Hornback
Summary Delete all provisions relating to the Kentucky State Police task force; create a new section of KRS Chapter 244 to direct the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to take possession of illegal gambling devices in the state.
Index Headings Alcoholic Beverages - Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, gambling devices, seizure
Amusements and Recreation - Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, gambling devices, seizure
Gambling - Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, gambling devices, seizure
Peace Officers and Law Enforcement - State alcoholic beverage enforcement, gambling devices, seizure
State Agencies - Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, gambling devices, seizure

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Amend KRS 528.010, relating to gambling and gambling devices, to delete new exemptions added for gaming and gaming devices authorized under KRS Chapters 154A, 230, and 238; exclude devices used for eSports competitions from the definition of gambling device; define "skill" and "skill game"; exempt games with prizes of $50 or less from the definition of skill game; include skill games in the definitions of "gambling" and "gambling device."
Index Headings Crimes and Punishments - Gambling devices, skill games, prohibition
Gambling - Skill games, prohibition
Amusements and Recreation - Gambling devices, skill games, prohibition
Public Protection - Gambling devices, skill games, prohibition

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