House Bill 28

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Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 75)
Title AN ACT relating to the Code of Legislative Ethics.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 76
Sponsors B. Yonts, M. Denham, J. Glenn, J. Hoover, M. King, R. Palumbo, T. Riner
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 6.611 to implement the "no cup of coffee" rule for legislators, limit allowable payments for attendance of individual legislators to events held in-state, define "in-state" and include administrative regulations and legislative proposals not introduced in the General Assembly to the definition of "legislation"; amend KRS 6.747 to specify that the legislative agent or employer may not furnish out-of-state transportation or lodging for a legislator with certain exceptions; amend KRS 6.767 to prohibit a legislator, candidate, or campaign committee from accepting a campaign contribution from an executive agency lobbyist, or an employer of a legislative agent or executive agency lobbyist during a regular session of the General Assembly, except for a special election held during a regular session of the General Assembly; amend KRS 6.811 to prohibit a legislative agent or employer from giving anything of value to a legislative candidate, prohibit a legislative agent from soliciting, controlling, or delivering a campaign contribution, prohibit an employer of a legislative agent from making a campaign contribution to a legislator, candidate, campaign committee, or caucus campaign committee during a regular session of the General Assembly, and delete language allowing legislative agents and their employers to purchase food or beverages for legislators not to exceed $100 ("no cup of coffee" rule); amend KRS 6.821 to conform, and to include the cost of advertising during a General Assembly by an employer of a legislative agent or their affiliates in the employer's statement filed with the Legislative Ethics Commission..
Index Headings of Original Version General Assembly - Campaign contributions, employers of legislative agents, contributions from, prohibition against
General Assembly - Legislative ethics, "no cup of coffee" rule
General Assembly - Legislative ethics, out-of-state events, payment for, prohibition against
Ethics - Legislative, employers of legislative agents, contributions by, prohibition against
Ethics - Legislative, out-of-state event, payment for, prohibition against
Ethics - Legislative, "no cup of coffee" rule, establishment of
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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12/13/13
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/07/14
  • introduced in House
  • to State Government (H)
02/18/14
  • posted in committee
02/27/14
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/28/14
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/06/14
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 7, 2014
03/10/14
  • 3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute
03/11/14
  • received in Senate
03/13/14
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/27/14
  • taken from State & Local Government (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to State & Local Government (S)
03/28/14
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute as a Consent Bill
03/31/14
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 31, 2014
  • 3rd reading, passed 35-1 with Committee Substitute
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute
  • passed 95-0
  • enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
  • delivered to Governor
04/10/14
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 75)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Delete original provisions; amend KRS 6.611 to allow promotional items of less than 50 dollars; delete the exception allowing lobbyists or employers to pay for food and beverages consumed on the premises; clarify that expenditures for attendance at national organizations paid for by the Commission are not expenses first paid by the legislator; limit ability of lobbyists to pay for legislators' trip expenses to those held in-state; define "in-state"; include administrative regulations and matters pending before statute committees as "legislation"; amend KRS 6.711 to require orientation courses for new legislators in December of each even-numbered year, and require the orientation course to be at least two hours long; amend KRS 6.716 to allow the group discussion portion of legislative orientation courses to be open to the public; amend KRS 6.767 to allow the group discussion portion of legislative current issues seminars to be open to the public ; amend KRS 6.747 to prohibit a legislative agent or employer from paying for out-of-state travel and expenses for a legislator; amend KRS 6.767 to prohibit a member or candidate for the General Assembly, or their campaign committee, from receiving a campaign contribution from an employer, or permanent committee during a regular session of the General Assembly, except during a special election; amend KRS 6.811 to prohibit a legislative agent or employer from soliciting, controlling, or delivering a campaign contribution for a candidate or legislator, and prohibit an employer from making a campaign contribution to a legislator, candidate, campaign committee, or caucus campaign committee during a regular session of the General Assembly; amend KRS 6.821 to conform and to define "advertising"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 7 to require the Legislative Research Commission to require all members of the General Assembly to attend a sexual and workplace harassment training course held at the beginning of each session; and amend KRS 11A.010 to conform.
Index Headings General Assembly - Campaign contributions, employers of legislative agents, contributions from, prohibition against
General Assembly - Legislative ethics, "no cup of coffee" rule
General Assembly - Legislative ethics, out-of-state events, payment for, prohibition against
Ethics - Legislative, employers of legislative agents, contributions by, prohibition against
Ethics - Legislative, out-of-state event, payment for, prohibition against
Ethics - Legislative, "no cup of coffee" rule, establishment of

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions and amend KRS 7.090 to require the director of the commission to inform the Speaker, the President, and the Minority Floor Leaders of each chamber, within 48 hours of any matter involving a member of the General Assembly that could lead to litigation in which the General Assembly or LRC may be a party; require confidentially from the informed members; amend KRS 7.410 to conform.
Index Headings General Assembly - Campaign contributions, employers of legislative agents, contributions from, prohibition against
General Assembly - Legislative ethics, "no cup of coffee" rule
General Assembly - Legislative ethics, out-of-state events, payment for, prohibition against
Ethics - Legislative, employers of legislative agents, contributions by, prohibition against
Ethics - Legislative, out-of-state event, payment for, prohibition against
Ethics - Legislative, "no cup of coffee" rule, establishment of

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