98RS HB492


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HB 492 (BR 1146) - J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to executive branch ethics.
     Amend KRS 11A.010 to delete from the definition of "officer" the members and full-time administrative officers of certain listed boards and commissions and to delete "any other management personnel with procurement authority"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 11A to prohibit a member of any board, commission, authority, council, or committee in the executive branch, either by himself or through a business in which he owns or controls an interest of more than 5% or which has a value of at least $10,000, or by any other person for his benefit, from doing business with the board, commission, et al, of which he is a member; exempt purchases that are available on the same terms to the general public or which are made at public auction; require a member of an executive branch board, commission, authority, council, or committee to disclose to the other members any direct or indirect conflict of interest; require the disclosure to be in writing and recorded in the minutes; require the member who discloses a conflict of interest to abstain from all decisions concerning that interest if the decision would affect him as a member of a business, profession, occupation, or group in a manner different from other members of that business, profession, occupation, or group; require members and full time chief administrative officers of certain listed boards and commissions to file financial disclosure; amend KRS 11A.990 to establish a civil penalty for those who fail to file financial disclosure by the specified date; require the penalty to be deducted from his salary upon order of the executive branch ethics commission and not to be recoverable under Section 235 of the Constitution of Kentucky.


     HFA (1, J. Wayne) - Delete the reference to a business interest which has a value of $10,000.

     Feb 3-introduced in House
     Feb 4-to State Government (H)
     Feb 6-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for February 17, 1998
     Feb 26-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 79-16 with Floor Amendment (1)
     Mar 4-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to State and Local Government (S)

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