KY HB594 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Passed on March 16 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-03-16 - signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 4)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


Amend KRS 528.010 to define "coin-operated amusement machine," "skill," "skill-based contests," and "skill game"; amend the definitions of "advancing gambling activity," "gambling," "gambling device," and "something of value"; amend KRS 528.100 to authorize the Attorney General, the Commonwealth’s attorney for any locality, or the county attorney for any locality to establish a civil penalty not to exceed $25,000 for each device for any person who conducts, finances, manages, supervises, directs, or owns a gambling device in violation of KRS Chapter 528; authorize the Attorney General, the Commonwealth’s attorney for any locality, or the county attorney for any locality to cause an action in equity to be brought in the name of the Commonwealth, to enjoin the operation of a gambling device in violation of KRS Chapter 528, and request an attachment against all devices and any moneys within those devices; EMERGENCY.

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AN ACT relating to the regulation of game machines.


Roll Calls

2023-03-14 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 2608 (Y: 29 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2023-03-08 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 175 (Y: 64 N: 32 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2023-03-08 - House - House: Table RCS# 174 (Y: 66 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 24) [PASS]
2023-03-03 - House - House: Table RCS# 135 (Y: 42 N: 35 NV: 0 Abs: 23) [PASS]
2023-03-03 - House - House: Suspend the Rules RCS# 134 (Y: 51 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 49) [PASS]


2023-03-16Housesigned by Governor (Acts Ch. 4)
2023-03-15Housedelivered to Governor
2023-03-15Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2023-03-15Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2023-03-15Housereceived in House
2023-03-14Senatepassed 29-6
2023-03-14SenateFloor Amendment (1) withdrawn
2023-03-14Senate3rd reading
2023-03-14Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 14, 2023
2023-03-14Senatereported favorably, to Rules
2023-03-10Senatefloor amendment (1) filed
2023-03-10Senatereturned to Licensing & Occupations (S)
2023-03-10Senate2nd reading
2023-03-10Senatetaken from Licensing & Occupations (S)
2023-03-09Senateto Licensing & Occupations (S)
2023-03-09Senatereturned to Committee on Committees (S)
2023-03-09Senate1st reading
2023-03-09Senatetaken from Committee on Committees (S)
2023-03-09Senateto Committee on Committees (S)
2023-03-09Senatereceived in Senate
2023-03-08Housepassed 64-32 with Committee Substitute (1), Floor Amendment (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
2023-03-08Housefloor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute , floor amendment (4-title) filed to bill
2023-03-08Housetaken from table
2023-03-07Housefloor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
2023-03-03Housefloor amendment adopted Floor Amendment (1)
2023-03-03HouseCommittee Substitute adopted
2023-03-03House3rd reading
2023-03-03Housefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2023-03-03Houseplaced in the Orders of the Day
2023-03-03Housetaken from Rules
2023-03-03Housereported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
2023-03-01Housereturned to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
2023-03-01House2nd reading
2023-03-01Housetaken from Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
2023-02-28Houseto Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
2023-02-24Housereturned to Committee on Committees (H)
2023-02-24House1st reading
2023-02-24Housetaken from Committee on Committees (H)
2023-02-22Houseto Committee on Committees (H)
2023-02-22Houseintroduced in House


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