BONUS: Cutting Out The Three Tier System with Adam Koenig and Christy Trout
If you don’t live in Kentucky, you still need to listen because this is the first piece of legislature that could hit your state next. Adam Koenig, State Representative and Chairman for the Licensing and Occupation Committee in the House, and Christy Trout, Lawyer, Former Commissioner the KY Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and Special Counsel to the Speaker of the House, give us a break down of the Kentucky House Bill 415. HB415 is the beginning of dismantling the three tier system. Giving consumers the ability to buy directly from distilleries and producers themselves, putting more money back into the pockets of the distillery. No distributor in the equation AND the distiller also acts as the retailer. Second is shipping. Distilleries, as well as breweries and wineries, can now ship to your doorstep in reciprocal states. Listen to get all the details Show Notes: Download the HB415 Summary Support this podcast on Patreon
Kentucky Newsmakers 2/23/20: Rep. Adam Koenig, Kentucky Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack
Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, is the lead sponsor of the sports betting bill in the Kentucky legislature. He talks about why it hasn't moved forward and what it would do if it does pass.Kentucky's new public health commissioner Dr. Steven Stack talks about how he wants to improve lives in the commonwealth and if we should be worried about the coronavirus.Both join WKYT's Bill Bryant on this week's episode of Kentucky Newsmakers.
Rep. Adam Koenig on Sports Wagering Bill, 2020 General Assembly
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Rep. Adam Koenig speaks to Mark Collier on HB 137 (Sports Wagering bill) The measure has passed (19-0) by the House Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Wednesday morning. Under the measure, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission would be the state body that oversees sports betting. It provides for sports wagering only to be permitted at Kentucky racetracks, a professional sports venue, or by an online or smartphone app. According to the bill, some of the professional events that could be bet on include the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, the Professional Golfers Association, NASCAR races and others. College sporting events would include those sanctioned by the NCAA and NAIA, but not any games where a Kentucky team is playing. International events such as the Olympics and World Cup soccer could also be available, if approved by the racing commission. Several other events within a game to be bet on could be included, such as a coin flip before a game, the result of a putt, results of a baseball player’s at-bat, and the result of a field goal attempt. The bill also places restrictions on who can wager, including participants in a sporting event. Those who obtain licenses to operate a sports wagering venue would have to pay an initial $500,000 fee, with an annual renewal fee of $50,000. The legislation defines “sports wagering” as the placing of wagers on the outcomes of professional sports contests and other events in conformance with federal law and as authorized by the racing commission at tracks and through advanced deposit wagering. That language, according to opponents, leaves some wiggle room on the type of gambling that would be legalized, specifically where it says “and other events…as authorized by the racing commission.” Similar legislation sponsored by Koenig won passage from the House Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee during the 2019 legislative session, but never came up for a floor vote. This year’s version has 22 co-sponsors in the 100-member House.