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SB 151 - Authorizes Casinos - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (16-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Casinos

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that authorizes casino gambling in Kentucky.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the establishment of casinos at no more than 7 locations within Kentucky (Sec. 1).
  • Requires casinos that are not located at a horse racing track be at least 60 miles away (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that state revenue from casino gambling shall be used for, but not limited to, the following purposes (Sec. 1):
    • Job creation;
    • Education; and
    • Support of the horse industry.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES THREE-FIFTHS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME ENACTED.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Casinos

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