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Monday, March 17, 2014

TAKE ACTION ON HB 445

The KHHA has been working diligently to have HB 445 corrected since it was introduced in the House. Now, all KY horsemen needs to take action to have the Standardbred Development Fund included in the Instant Racing tax.

You can do this by contacting your Senator. If you don't know who your Senator is Click Here to find out.

You may call the Toll-Free Legislative Message Line at 1-800-372-7181 to leave a message and/or e-mail your Senator by Clicking Here.


HB 445 has now been received in the Senate. Let your Senator know that the Instant Racing tax, included in House Bill 445, does not appropriate any of that tax to the Standardbred Development Fund. Considering it does appropriate a portion of the tax to the Thoroughbred Development Fund, it was probably just an oversight. The bill needs to be corrected to have a portion of the Instant Racing tax, being collected from harness racing tracks, to be deposited into the Standardbred Development Fund - just as the "live racing" pari-mutuel tax currently does.

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