Jockey Bill

By Sarah Goebel | 

Jockeys may be covered under a worker's compensation plan.
The plan would create the Kentucky Jockey Injury Fund, and it would be financed by race tracks and horse owners.
The legislation would require owners to contribute 1% of each winning purse to the fund.
The bill was one of about 50 filed yesterday.
Another initiative would create a tax to help pay for safety equipment for coal miners by putting a half of a percent surcharge on electricity bills..
Yesterday was the final day for legislators to introduce new legislation in the Kentucky House.