Senate Bill 4

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/06/19: signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 002)
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 287
Sponsors D. Thayer, R. Alvarado, D. Carroll, R. Mills
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 121.120 to require the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance to publish a manual for contributing organizations to describe the legal requirements relating to campaign finance; require all candidates, slates of candidates, committees, and contributing organizations, beginning with elections scheduled in 2020, to electronically submit all campaign finance reports to the registry; require the registry to publish the names of any candidate, slate of candidates, committee, or contributing organization as a delinquent filer, if the required campaign finance reports are submitted in a nonelectronic format, and until such time as the campaign finance reports are properly filed in an electronic format; require all independent expenditure reports to be submitted electronically to the registry within 48 hours of the date that the communication is publicly distributed or otherwise publicly disseminated, beginning with elections scheduled in 2020; make technical corrections; amend KRS 121.180 to permit all candidates to amend their spending intent consistent with what the candidate is actually spending in the election, so long as the amendment is made prior to the period in which the first campaign finance report is required to be filed with the registry; extend the length of time in which a candidate may change his or her spending intent with the registry, to conform with the campaign finance report deadlines in KRS Chapter 121, instead of candidate ballot access deadlines in Chapter 118; provide for a $500 minimum penalty to be assessed by the registry against candidates who declare an exemption from filing but then exceed their spending intent without filing the required reports; eliminate the five-day grace period for the filing of required reports to the registry, and instead require the reports to be submitted to the registry within two business days after the filing deadline; make technical corrections to conform; amend KRS 121.210 to allow a candidate or slate of candidates to designate one central campaign committee as a candidate-authorized committee; make technical corrections to conform; amend KRS 121.005 to conform.
Index Headings of Original Version Elections and Voting - Electronic filing of campaign finance reports to the registry, candidates and entities
Elections and Voting - Electronic filing of campaign finance reports, delinquent filer publication by the registry
Elections and Voting - Filing exemptions, change in spending intent, candidates and entities
State Agencies - Registry, contributing organizations, campaign finance manual, publication requirement
State Agencies - Registry of Election Finance, electronic filing, delinquent filer, publication
State Agencies - Registry of Election Finance, filing exemptions, change in spending intent, candidates and entities
Technical Corrections - Make technical corrections
Campaign Finance - Contributing organizations, manual, publication requirement by the registry
Campaign Finance - Electronic filing of reports to the registry, candidates and entities
Campaign Finance - Electronic filing of reports, noncompliance, delinquent filer publication by the registry
Campaign Finance - Filing exemptions, change in spending intent reported to the registry, candidates and entities
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/08/19
  • introduced in Senate
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to State & Local Government (S)
01/09/19
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
01/10/19
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 11, 2019
  • floor amendment (1) filed
01/11/19
  • 3rd reading, passed 34-2 with floor amendment (1)
02/05/19
  • received in House
02/06/19
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
02/12/19
  • posted in committee
02/15/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
02/19/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 20, 2019
02/20/19
  • taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
02/25/19
  • 3rd reading, passed 68-26
02/26/19
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/06/19
  • signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 002)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Thayer
Summary Amend Section 2 of the bill to clarify that the publication of a delinquent filer by the registry is only to occur if the campaign finance report is not timely filed in an electronic format; and amend Sections 2 and 3 of the bill to clarify that electronic reporting of campaign finance reports to the registry shall be mandatory beginning with the primary of 2020.
Index Headings Elections and Voting - Delinquent filer publication, campaign finance reports, not received electronically or timely
Elections and Voting - Electronic filing of campaign finance reports to the registry, requirement, begins with 2020 primary
State Agencies - Registry, campaign finance reports, delinquent filer publication, not timely or electronically filed
State Agencies - Registry, electronic filing of campaign finance reports, requirement, begins with 2020 primary
Campaign Finance - Delinquent filer publication, when to occur when, reports are not received electronically or timely
Campaign Finance - Electronic filing of reports to the registry, requirement, begins with 2020 primary

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