House Bill 454

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/05/21: to State & Local Government (S)
Title AN ACT relating to ethics and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1648
Sponsor S. Baker
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 6.686 to require the Legislative Ethics Commission to make findings for complaints regarding whether they are grounded in fact, warranted by law, and filed in good faith; amend KRS 11A.060 to reorganize the Executive Branch Ethics Commission, terminating the current membership and increasing the number of members from five to seven, two of which would be appointed by the Governor with the Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Commissioner of Agriculture, Secretary of State, and Attorney General appointing one member each; amend KRS 11A.080 to require the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to make findings for complaints regarding whether they are grounded in fact, warranted by law, and filed in good faith; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Governor - Executive Branch Ethics Commission, members, appointment
Secretary of State - Executive Branch Ethics Commission, member, appointment
Treasurer - Executive Branch Ethics Commission, member, appointment
Ethics - Commissions, complaint standards, establishment
Agriculture - Commissioner, Executive Branch Ethics Commission, member, appointment
Attorney General - Executive Branch Ethics Commission, member, appointment
Auditor of Public Accounts - Executive Branch Ethics Commission, member, appointment
General Assembly - Legislative Ethics Commission, complaints, findings for
Education, Finance - Ethics Commissions, complaints, appointments
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
02/09/21
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/22/21
  • to State Government (H)
02/23/21
  • posted in committee
02/25/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/26/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 1, 2021
03/01/21
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
03/02/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 71-22 with Committee Substitute and floor amendments (1) and (2)
03/03/21
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/05/21
  • to State & Local Government (S)

Proposed Amendments

Top | Actions
Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except: delete provisions relating to Legislative Ethics Commission; require the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to elect a chair and vice chair every two years; and require four members to be present for a quorum and the votes of four members to take action.
Index Headings Ethics - Commission, executive branch, chair, vice chair, every two years, election
Ethics - Commission, executive branch, four votes to take action, requirement
Ethics - Commission, executive branch, quorum, four members, requirement

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor S. Baker
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 6.080 to increase the fine against a disobedient witness or an attempt to corrupt a legislator from $1,000 to $15,000, and allow the Attorney General to bring an enforcement action in either Franklin County or the county in which the accused person resides.
Index Headings General Assembly - Witness, disobedient, increase in fine
Attorney General - General Assembly, corruption of member, enforcement
Attorney General - General Assembly, corruption of member, jurisdiction
Attorney General - General Assembly, disobedient witness, enforcement
Attorney General - General Assembly, disobedient witness, jurisdiction
Crimes and Punishments - General Assembly, corruption of member, increase in fine
Crimes and Punishments - General Assembly, disobedient witness, increase in fine
General Assembly - Member, corruption, increase in fine

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor S. Baker
Summary Amend KRS 11A.010 to include the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in the definition of "officer" for the purposes of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission; amend KRS 230.230 to require members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission be subject to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.
Index Headings Ethics - Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Executive Branch Ethics Commission, inclusion

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