A bill to provide workers' compensation insurance to licensed Thoroughbred jockeys cleared the Kentucky House Committee on Licensing and Occupations March 8, but not without questions and cautions from committee members.
Differences of opinion regarding the continuously changing bill for Kentucky casino gaming caused its consideration to be postponed Wednesday by the House Committee on Licensing and Occupations until the week of March 13.
A horse industry ethics bill making it unlawful to receive commissions from buyer and seller without full disclosure sailed through a Kentucky House of Representatives committee by unanimous vote Wednesday afternoon.
A bill designed to protect horse buyers from being defrauded has been introduced in the Kentucky House of Representatives by Democratic Rep. Denver Butler of Louisville. The legislation has the backing of California vintner Jess Jackson, whose lawsuit against agents Emmanuel de Seroux and Brad Martin and trainer Bruce Headley alleged fraud in private and public auction purchases made on behalf of Jackson.
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