KY HB551 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 10-6)
Status: Passed on March 31 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-03-31 - signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 147)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 230 to establish the wagering administration fund from sports wagering taxes and fees; direct use of that fund toward related administrative expenses of the Public Protection Cabinet; deposit all remaining funds in the Kentucky permanent pension fund; 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; establish sports wagering licensure requirements; prohibit participants from wagering on events in which they participate and from tampering with the outcome of a sporting event; amend KRS 230.210 to define "interactive sports wagering technology and service provider," "sporting event," and "sports wagering"; 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 230.990 to penalize participants or licensee employees who wager on sporting events or any person who tampers with the outcome of a sporting event; create a new section of KRS Chapter 138 to define “adjusted gross income” and impose a tax on sports wagering; amend KRS 243.500, 525.090, 528.010, 528.020, 528.070, and 528.080 to exempt sports wagering; amend KRS 68.182, 91.202, 92.282, 230.225, 230.240, 230.260, 230.310, and 230.361 to conform; add severability clause; APPROPRIATION.

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AN ACT relating to wagering and making an appropriation therefor.


Roll Calls

2023-03-30 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 2765 (Y: 25 N: 12 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-13 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 220 (Y: 63 N: 34 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2023-03-13 - House - House: Adopt HFA 3 RCS# 219 (Y: 39 N: 48 NV: 0 Abs: 13) [FAIL]
2023-03-13 - House - House: Suspend the Rules RCS# 218 (Y: 84 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 16) [PASS]


2023-03-31Housesigned by Governor (Acts Ch. 147)
2023-03-30Housedelivered to Governor
2023-03-30Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2023-03-30Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2023-03-30Housereceived in House
2023-03-30Senate3rd reading, passed 25-12
2023-03-30Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 30, 2023
2023-03-16Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2023-03-15Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
2023-03-14Senateto Licensing & Occupations (S)
2023-03-14Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2023-03-14Senatereceived in Senate
2023-03-13Housepassed 63-34 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (5)
2023-03-13Housefloor amendments (2) and (3) defeated
2023-03-13House3rd reading
2023-03-13Housefloor amendment (5) filed to Committee Substitute
2023-03-10Housefloor amendment (1) withdrawn
2023-03-10Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 13, 2023
2023-03-10Housefloor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute
2023-03-09Housefloor amendments (2) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute
2023-03-08Housefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2023-03-08Housereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
2023-03-07Housereturned to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
2023-03-07House1st reading
2023-03-07Housetaken from Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
2023-02-24Houseto Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
2023-02-22Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2023-02-22Houseintroduced in House


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