Kentucky Racetrack Gaming Bill Passes to House

After extensive debate among Kentucky Democratic House leaders over whether or not a number of licenses should be set aside for racetracks in a proposed expanded gaming bill, the legislation finally passed out of committee Feb. 27.

In a special meeting of the Legislators on the House Elections, Constitutional Amendments, and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, which added two members Feb. 26, a version of the constitutional amendment backed by Democratic Rep. Joni Jenkins and House Speaker Jodi Richards easily passed on a 7-2 vote.

The proposal now goes to the full 100-member House.

The legislation calls for nine casino licenses, five of which might or might not be awarded to racetracks.

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