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SB 53 (BR 991) - D. Thayer

     AN ACT relating to campaign finance.
     Create a new section in KRS Chapter 121 relating to campaign finance to define "political organization 527 committee"; require a political organization 527 committee to register with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance under certain conditions and follow the same reporting schedule as candidates and slates of candidates for statewide office.


     SFA (1, D. Thayer) - Amend to include in the definition of a "political organization 527 committee", engagement in activities that seek to influence the outcome of a ballot measure to amend the Constitution of Kentucky through contributions and expenditures.

     SFA (2, D. Thayer) - Amend to require 527s that make contributions or expenditures to influence any non-federal election in the Commonwealth, or to influence any ballot question to amend the Constitution of Kentucky to follow certain filing and reporting requirements.

     Feb 3-introduced in Senate
     Feb 4-to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 23-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 23, 2009; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 24-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (2) filed
     Feb 25-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 34-3 with floor amendment (2)
     Feb 26-received in House
     Mar 2-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Mar 5-posted in committee
     Mar 9-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

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