House Bill 404

Last Action 02/22/18: to State Government (H)
Title AN ACT relating to legislative ethics.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1451
Sponsor S. Overly
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 6.661 to establish the same restrictions on the political activity of the executive director and staff of the Legislative Ethics Commission as are established for members of the commission; amend KRS 6.686 to allow complaints to be filed against former legislators under certain circumstances; amend KRS 6.701 to require ethics education and training for partisan and nonpartisan staff of the Legislative Research Commission; amend KRS 6.706 to require distribution of the ethics education manual to partisan and nonpartisan staff of the Legislative Research Commission; amend KRS 6.716 to reduce the current issues seminar from three to two hours and to remove the requirement that the current issues seminar be authorized for continuing legal education ethics credit; amend KRS 6.731 to prohibit legislators from issuing mass mailings at public expense within 90 days of a regular election and provide that a violation is ethical misconduct; amend KRS 6.767 to allow acceptance of campaign contributions from the employer of a legislative agent or a permanent committee as defined in KRS 121.015 if postmarked prior to the first day of a regular session of the General Assembly; amend KRS 6.811 to prohibit the spouse of a legislator from being employed as a legislative agent.
Index Headings of Original Version Attorneys - Legislative current issues seminar, continuing legal education credit, altering
Campaign Finance - Contribution prior to legislative session, legislative agent employer, permanent committee, allowing
Ethics - Legislative Ethics Commission, staff, political activity, restricting
General Assembly - Legislators, mailings at public expense, restricting
Legislative Research Commission - Staff, ethics training, requiring


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