Senate Bill 245

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Last Action 02/26/24: to State & Local Government (S)
Title AN ACT relating to government ethics.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 343
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 61 to define "lobbyist", "public agency", and "public funds"; prohibit a public agency from spending public funds to employ or contract with a lobbyist or from using public funds to pay a nonprofit association or organization that primarily represents one or more public agencies or hires or contracts with an individual who is required to register as a lobbyist; allow a taxpayer or resident of an area served by a public agency to file an action for injunctive relief and to recover attorney's fees and costs incurred in bringing a successful action; amend KRS 11A.020 to prohibit a public servant from attempting to use his or her influence in any matter that would be under the purview of the legislative branch of state government; permit a public servant to respond to requests or information and to provide information and opinions about matters affecting the agency.
Index Headings of Original Version Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees - Public funds, use in lobbying, prohibition
Local Mandate - Public agencies, retaining of lobbyists, prohibition
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Public funds, use in lobbying, prohibition
Local Government - Public funds, use in lobbying, prohibition
Public Ethics - Executive branch employees, influence in legislative matters, prohibition
Public Ethics - Public agencies, use of public funds in lobbying, prohibition
Special Districts - Public funds, use in lobbying, prohibition
State Agencies - Public funds, use in lobbying, prohibition
State Employees - Executive branch employees, influence in legislative matters, prohibition
Cities - Public funds, use in lobbying, prohibition
Civil Actions - Public agencies, use of public funds or lobbying, recourse for violations
Contracts - Public agencies, retaining of lobbyists, prohibition
Counties - Public funds, use in lobbying, prohibition
Boards and Commissions - Public funds, use in lobbying, prohibition
Special Purpose Governmental Entities - Public funds, use in lobbying, prohibition

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02/22/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/26/24
  • to State & Local Government (S)


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