House Bill 153

Actions
Last Action 01/04/22: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 970
Sponsor N. Tate
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to require any contractor who has a contract related to election administration with this state to disclose to the Attorney General and Secretary of State the substance of any communication directed to the contractor or his or her employee, made by an entity or person from a foreign country, federal government agency, or federal official; prohibit any state employee, governmental entity, or governmental agency of this state from accepting private monetary funds to assist with election administration unless entered into as a lawful contract for goods or services; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to require any contractor who has a contract related to election administration with local governments of this state to disclose to the Attorney General and Secretary of State the substance of any communication directed to the contractor, or his or her employee, made by an entity or person from a foreign country, federal government agency, or federal official; prohibit any local government of this state from accepting private monetary funds to assist with election administration unless entered into as a lawful contract for goods or services; amend KRS 116.045 to prohibit any county clerk or employee of any local government in this state from accepting any private monetary funds to assist with voter registration activities; amend KRS 117.015 to prohibit the State Board of Elections from accepting any private monetary funds for election administration unless accepted as part of a valid contract for goods and services; require an employee or member of the State Board of Elections to disclose in writing to the Attorney General and Secretary of State any communication related to election administration by a person or entity of a foreign country, federal government agency, or federal official; amend KRS 117.125 to prohibit voting equipment and voting systems from being capable of connecting to a public network, including the Internet; amend KRS 117.155 to require the county clerk to ensure that the voting equipment or voting system used in an election is not connected to a public network, including the Internet; amend KRS 117.995 to create a Class D felony for each offense of a person who knowingly and willfully directly connects, or attempts to directly connect, a voting system or voting equipment to a public network, including the Internet; and amend KRS 117.275 to prohibit the transmission by an election official any election results to any person or entity, except those persons, officials, or entities authorized by law to receive it.
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - Election administration, prohibitions and disclosures
Elections and Voting - Prohibitions and disclosures, requirements
Secretary of State - Election administration, prohibitions and disclosures
State Agencies - State Board of Elections, prohibitions and disclosures
Attorney General - Election administration communications, disclosure requirements

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12/10/21
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/04/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)


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