House Bill 72

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Title AN ACT relating to public financing for judicial campaigns and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 406
Sponsors J. Wayne, M. Marzian, T. Riner
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 118A to establish the clean judicial elections fund; define terms; establish fund to distribute transfers to certified judicial candidates running for Justice of the Supreme Court; provide that the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance administer the fund and promulgate necessary administrative regulations; designate that moneys in the fund be invested in accordance with regulations developed by the State Investment Commission; require the registry to publish information about campaign expenditures in the judicial campaigns of the previous year; establish requirements to be designated a certified judicial candidate and gain access to the fund; provide guidelines for distribution of funds to certified judicial candidates; direct that judicial review of any final action of the registry be expedited by the court; provide for a civil penalty up to $10,000 for an actual violation of these provisions, and a Class D felony for any knowing violation of these provisions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to provide that a person entitled to a state tax refund may designate on their income tax return an amount to be credited to the fund; amend KRS 21A.140 to permit the Supreme Court to allow members of the Kentucky Bar Association to contribute to the clean judicial elections fund with their bar dues; EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014.
Index Headings of Original Version Court, Supreme - Public financing for Supreme Court judicial campaign, effective January 1, 2014
Effective Dates, Delayed - Public financing for Supreme Court judicial campaign, effective January 1, 2014
Elections and Voting - Public financing for Supreme Court judicial races, establishment of
Judges and Court Commissioners - Public financing for Supreme Court judicial race, establishment of
Taxation - Public financing for Supreme Court judicial campaigns, create tax refund designation for
Taxation, Income--Individual - Public financing for Supreme Court judicial campaigns, create tax refund designation for
Appropriations - Public financing for Supreme Court judges
Campaign Finance - Public financing for Supreme Court judicial campaigns, create program for

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11/25/13
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/07/14
  • introduced in House
  • to Judiciary (H)


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