House Bill 301

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/24/22: became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 23)
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 23
Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 1130
Sponsors P. Flannery, J. Decker, J. Gooch Jr., C. Massey, B. McCool, S. Santoro, N. Tate
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 45A to require all costs and expenses related to election administration be paid for with public funds; prohibit a state governmental body employee from accepting anything of value to assist with election administration unless entered into as a lawful contract; create a new section of KRS Chapter 65 to require all costs and expenses related to election administration be paid for with public funds; prohibit a local governmental body employee from accepting anything of value to assist with election administration unless entered into as a lawful contract; require a local governmental body employee to disclose, in writing and within five days, to the Governor and the General Assembly any communication related to election laws and election administration from a federal executive branch agency; create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to require any governmental body employee to disclose, in writing and within five days, to the Governor and the General Assembly any communication related to election laws and election administration from a federal executive branch agency; amend KRS 116.045 to prohibit a county clerk or local governmental body employee from accepting any private monetary funds to assist with voter registration activities unless accepted as part of a valid contract; 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; amend KRS 117.995 to prescribed criminal penalties for local and state governmental employees who fail to properly disclose communication from a federal executive branch agency and employees who accept a private contribution or anything of value to assist with election administration unless part of a valid contract; amend KRS 48.630 to prohibit unbudgeted federal appropriations for expenditures related to election administration; and provide that the act may be cited as the "Stop Outside Influence Over Elections Act of 2022."
Index Headings of Original Version County Clerks - Prohibited acts relating to election administration, disclosure requirements, penalties prescribed
Crimes and Punishments - Prohibited acts relating to election administration, disclosure requirements, penalties prescribed
Elections and Voting - Prohibited acts, disclosures required
General Assembly - Reports received
Governor - Reports received
Local Government - Employees of, prohibited acts relating to election administration, penalties prescribed
Secretary of State - Prohibited acts relating to election administration, disclosure requirements, penalties prescribed
State Agencies - Board of Elections, prohibited acts relating to election administration
State Employees - Prohibited acts relating to election administration, disclosure requirements, penalties prescribed
Short Titles and Popular Names - Stop Outside Influence Over Elections Act of 2022
Corrections Impact - Prohibited acts relating to election administration, disclosure requirements, penalties prescribed
Local Mandate - Employees of, prohibited acts relating to election administration, penalties prescribed
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
House Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
01/13/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/01/22
  • to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
02/11/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
02/14/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/15/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 16, 2022
02/17/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 75-22 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)
02/18/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/22/22
  • to State & Local Government (S)
03/02/22
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/03/22
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 07, 2022
03/07/22
  • 3rd reading, passed 27-4 with Floor Amendment (1)
03/08/22
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
03/09/22
  • taken from Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendment (1)
03/10/22
  • House concurred in Senate Floor Amendment (1)
  • passed 77-18
03/11/22
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
03/24/22
  • became law without Governor's Signature (Acts Ch. 23)

Proposed Amendments

Top | Actions
Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to House Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain the provisions of the bill; remove references and penalties associated that require any governmental body employee to disclose to the Governor and the General Assembly any communication related to election laws and election administration from a federal executive branch agency.
Index Headings Corrections Impact - Prohibited Acts, election officials, penalities prescribed
Local Mandate - Board of elections, county clerks, election officials
County Clerks - Disclosure requirements and related penalties removed
Crimes and Punishments - Disclosure requirements and related penalties removed
Elections and Voting - Disclosure requirements and related penalties removed
General Assembly - Disclosure requirements and related penalties removed
Governor - Disclosure requirements and related penalties removed
Local Government - Employee disclosure requirements and related penalties removed
Secretary of State - Disclosure requirements and related penalties removed
State Employees - Disclosure requirements, related penalties, removal

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Fischer
Summary Amend Sections 1 and 2 to include a ten dollar threshold amount for money accepted by an employee or governmental body for sums received related to election administration; and technical corrections.
Index Headings County Clerks - Prohibited acts relating to election administration, ten dollar threshold amount included
Crimes and Punishments - Prohibited acts relating to election administration, ten dollar threshold amount included
Elections and Voting - Prohibited acts, ten dollar threshold amount included
Secretary of State - Prohibited acts relating to election administration, ten dollar threshold amount included
State Agencies - Board of Elections, prohibited acts, election administration, ten dollar threshold amount included
State Employees - Prohibited acts relating to election administration, ten dollar threshold amount included

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor C. McDaniel
Summary Amend Sections 1 and 2 to remove the $10 threshold amount for money accepted by an employee of governmental body for sums received related to election administration; require Sections 1 and 2 to be applied to employees of a state or local governmental body and not to the governmental body itself; stipulate that the prohibitions in Sections 1 and 2 do not apply to an acceptance of food or non-alcoholic beverages.
Index Headings County Clerks - Prohibited acts relating to election administration
Crimes and Punishments - Prohibited acts relating to election administration
Elections and Voting - Prohibited acts
Local Government - Prohibited acts relating to election administration
Secretary of State - Prohibited acts relating to election administration
State Agencies - Board of Elections, prohibited acts relating to election administration
State Employees - Prohibited acts relating to election administration

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