HB 712 (BR 897) - B. Buckingham, C. Geveden
AN ACT relating to the legislative ethics code.
Amend KRS 6.656 to extend the $100 per diem and reimbursement of expenses received by commission members to include a maximum of two nonmeeting days per month that are devoted to commission-related work; amend KRS 6.686 to require a complaint to name the alleged violator; require the proceedings leading to a confidential reprimand and the reprimand itself to remain confidential; amend KRS 6.691 to direct that no penalty in that section be imposed except as the result of an adjudicatory hearing held under the filing of a complaint; allow the commission to levy those penalties in addition to any administrative penalties previously assessed; prohibit a legislative agent or employer whose registration has been revoked from registering under a different name or identity during the period of revocation; amend KRS 6.711 to reduce from six to three the number of required orientation courses for new legislators; amend KRS 6.793 to require a candidate for nomination or election to the General Assembly to file financial disclosure within 21 days after the filing deadline or, if it is a special election, within 10 days after the filing deadline; amend KRS 6.797, 6.807, and 6.821 to allow the commission to levy the administrative penalties for failing to file a statement of financial interests, the initial registration, and updated registration, respectively, without filing a complaint, but only after notice has been given about the fine and an opportunity has been afforded for the alleged violator to appear before the commission or otherwise offer evidence in mitigation of the imposition of the fine; amend KRS 6.807 to require an employer whose termination of a legislative agent leaves the employer without any legislative agents, to notify the commission, within 30 days after the termination, of its intent to terminate its registration.
HB 712 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, M. Treesh) - Create a new section of KRS 6.601 to 6.849 to prohibit a member of the General Assembly from using state property to solicit or secure funds for an individual candidate, a slate, a political party, or a committee formed in support of or controlled by a political party; deem violation to be ethical misconduct.
SFA (1, R. Roeding) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 6.601 to 6.849 to prohibit a member of the General Assembly from being employed by any entity that regularly receives direct appropriations from the General Assembly; direct that violation is ethical misconduct.
SFA (2, R. Roeding) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 6.601 to 6.849 to prohibit a member of the General Assembly from using any state government office building or the Governor's and Lieutenant Governor's mansions and grounds for the purpose of soliciting or securing funds for an individual candidate or slate of candidates, any political party, or any committee formed in support of or controlled by a political party; impose penalty of ethical misconduct; prohibit a member of the General Assembly from attending an event in a state government office building or the Governor's and Lieutenant Governor's mansions and grounds for the purpose of soliciting or securing funds from the listed individuals or entities.
Feb 16-introduced in House
Feb 17-to State Government (H)
Feb 24-posted in committee
Feb 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 3, 2000
Mar 3-floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 7-3rd reading, passed 93-0
Mar 8-received in Senate
Mar 10-to State and Local Government (S)
Mar 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 23-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 27, 2000; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
Mar 28-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 29-3rd reading; floor amendments (1) and (2) withdrawn ; passed 35-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
Apr 11-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Apr 21-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 493)