Bills Tracked in the 2006 Kentucky General Assembly:
HOUSE BILL 263 - Removal of Sales Tax on Equine Products; View Summary on KEEP's Web site
HOUSE BILL 453 - Related to Horse Racing - PASSED BY KY LEGISLATURE
An amendment refers to eligible horses (QH, Appaloosa & Arabians included) as those conceived rather than foaled by artificial insemination.
This bill also Includes a provision to permit the breeders incentive funds to be awarded to the owners of horses bred and foaled in Kentucky; establish as the fund's purposes the promotion, enhancement, improvement, and encouragement of the further and continued development of the horse industry.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project reports that the General Assembly has passed HB 453, which clears the way for implementation of the breeder awards program for non-race breeds once the bill is signed by the governor. The governor's signature, expected by June, will allow the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to approve regulations for each breed that applied. Distribution of funds totaling about $1 million is expected to begin later this year. This will permit implementation of the KyQHBIC program outline in the last Quarterly magazine.
Thanks to all members who assisted in passage by contacting your legislators.
HOUSE BILL 600 - Referendum on Gaming
We would like to thank everyone for their support of this bill. Unfortunately, it died March 22 in committee.