SB 154 (BR 1884) - E. Miller, W. Blevins
AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Code of Legislative Ethics.
Amend various sections of KRS 6.611 to 6.821, relating to the Kentucky Code of Legislative Ethics, to direct that, for an event to which an individual legislator is invited and for which the legislator receives prior approval from the Legislative Research Commission, transportation and lodging will not be considered anything of value; direct that a person who contracts for lobbying services through an intermediary be considered the employer of an individual who actually performs the lobbying services for the intermediary; delete legislative liaison from the definition of "legislative agent"; define "mass mailing"; require, rather than permit, the commission to employ an executive director; direct that the commission has no jurisdiction in the absence of a complaint to impose any penalty, except for those administrative penalties listed in KRS 6.807 and 6.821; prohibit a complainant from publicly disclosing the filing of a complaint or its contents until the commission has acted on the complaint; direct that violation of that prohibition is a Class A misdemeanor; reduce from three hours to two hours the length of the annual current issues seminars; prohibit a legislator, by himself or through others, from using public funds, time, or personnel to send out a mass mailing within sixty days before a primary or general election; include a candidate for the legislature and his or her spouse in the prohibition against accepting anything of value from a legislative agent or employer; prohibit a legislative agent or employer from giving anything of value to a candidate or his or her spouse or child; prohibit a legislative agent or employer from spending more than $100 on a candidate or his or her immediate family for the purchase of food and beverages consumed on the premises; set forth the meaning of "timely filed" as it relates to the filing of the updated registration statement; delete the requirement for a legislative agent to list expenditures that have been reimbursed by the employer and retain the requirement to list those expenditures that have not been reimbursed by the employer.
SB 154 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Delete the prohibition against the use of public funds, time, or personnel to send out a mass mailing within sixty days before a primary or general election; delete the definition of "mass mailing"; change the penalty for a complainant's public disclosure of his or her filing of a complaint or its contents before the commission has acted, from a Class A misdemeanor to a dismissal of the complaint.
Jan 31-introduced in Senate
Feb 5-to State and Local Government (S)
Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 14, 2002
Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 21-14 with Committee Substitute
Mar 15-received in House
Mar 18-to State Government (H)