00RS HB359


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HB 359 (BR 962) - R. Wilkey, J. Adams

     AN ACT relating to local ethics.
     Amend KRS 65.003 to permit cities and counties or agencies created jointly to enter into a memorandum of agreement or interlocal agreement for the creation of a joint code of ethics; authorize agreements to provide for administrative services relating to the implementation of the code of ethics, create independent regional ethics boards that provide advice and enforcement of the ethics codes to member governments, and permit contracts with area development districts for the provision of administrative services relating to the implementation of the codes; exempt nonpaid members of jointly created agencies from disclosure of financial details.


     HCA (1, B. Ausmus, III) - Delete provision allowing the ethics board to issue subpoenas.
     HFA (1, R. Palumbo) - Require local ethics codes to have a policy that any discretionary expenditures are not to be made in the name of an individual member of a local legislative body, but rather in the collective name of the local legislative body.
     HFA (2/Title, R. Palumbo) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 13-introduced in House
     Jan 14-to Local Government (H)
     Feb 1-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 14-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2000
     Feb 16-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Feb 18-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with committee amendment (1), floor amendments (1) and (2-title)
     Feb 22-received in Senate
     Feb 24-to State and Local Government (S)

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