|to State Government (H)
|AN ACT relating to the Code of Legislative Ethics.
|Bill Request Number
|J. Hoover, D. Floyd
|Summary of Original Version
|Amend KRS 6.611, relating to the Kentucky Code of Legislative Ethics, to include the cost of attendance, food, and beverages at out-of-state events in the definition of "anything of value"; define "in-state" to mean "within the borders of Kentucky or outside Kentucky in a county that is contiguous with the border of Kentucky"; define "employer" as "any person who engages a legislative agent and for whose legislative interest the agent is lobbying"; change the definition of "legislative agent" to exclude legislative liaisons; amend KRS 6.661 to prohibit a member of the staff of the Legislative Ethics Commission from serving as a fundraiser for, or contributing to, a candidate or slate of candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Auditor, or the General Assembly; amend KRS 6.686 to delete the restriction preventing the commission from investigating a violation until a complaint is filed; allow the commission to impose only administrative penalties in the absence of a complaint; permit the commission to dismiss a complaint without prejudice if the complainant publicly discloses or comments on the existence of the complaint; amend KRS 6.711 and 6.716 to change the duration of courses for legislators from three hours to two hours; create a new section of KRS 6.731 to 6.780 to prohibit a legislator from sending a mass mailing at public expense 60 days or less before a regular election; amend KRS 6.747 to prohibit a legislative agent or employer from furnishing out-of-state transportation or lodging for a legislator; amend KRS 6.767 to prohibit a legislator, legislative candidate, or campaign committee from accepting a campaign contribution from an employer or a permanent committee during a regular session of the General Assembly; allow a legislator, candidate, or committee to return a contribution within 30 days, rather than 14, of receipt; amend KRS 6.807 to deem an updated registration statement to be filed in a timely manner if it is postmarked on or before the last day for filing; amend KRS 6.811 to prohibit a legislative agent or employer from giving anything of value to a legislative candidate or to a candidate's spouse or child; prohibit a legislative agent from soliciting, controlling, or delivering a campaign contribution for a candidate or legislator; prohibit an employer from making a campaign contribution to a legislator, candidate, or campaign committee during a regular session; prohibit an employer from knowingly employing an immediate family member of a legislator as a legislative agent; amend KRS 6.821 to change the requirements for a statement of expenditures filed by a legislative agent or employer; amend KRS 11A.010 to conform.
|Index Headings of Original Version
General Assembly - Legislative ethics, changes to code
Legislative Research Commission - Legislative ethics, changes to code
Public Ethics - Legislative ethics, changes to code
Ethics - Legislative, changes to code
Campaign Finance - Legislative ethics, changes to code
Elections and Voting - Legislative ethics, changes to code
Last updated: 8/27/2019 8:05 PM (EDT)