03RS SB65


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SB 65 (BR 1189) - T. Buford

     AN ACT relating to the Executive Branch Ethics Code.
     Amend KRS 11A.010 to clarify that the list of major management personnel is not limited to those printed in the definition of "officer"; add to the definition of "officer" members of the Alcoholic Beverage control Board and the State Board of Elections; delete from the definition of "officer" full-time chief administrative officers of the current listed boards and commissions; delete from the definition of "officer" members and full-time chief administrative officers of the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees, Kentucky Board of Education, State Board for Adult and Technical Education, and the Council on Postsecondary Education; clarify that the term "all employees in the executive branch" includes any person who holds a personal service contract, or any other employment arrangement, to perform on a full-time basis for a period of time not less than six (6) months a function of any executive branch agency; create a new section of KRS Chapter 11A to prohibit members of boards, commissions, authorities, councils, or committees in the executive branch of state government from doing business with the body of which they are members; direct that the prohibition not apply to purchases that are available on the same terms to the general public or which are made at public auction; require any member of a state executive branch board, commission, authority, council, or committee to disclose any personal interest that conflicts with that of the entity; establish procedures for the disclosure; require abstention from decisions concerning his personal interest if the decision would affect him differently from other members of a profession, business, occupation, or group of which he was a member; require members of a board, commission, authority, council, or committee in the executive branch to be subject to KRS 11A.045 pertaining to the acceptance of gifts by public servants; amend KRS 11A.990, to direct that the salary withholding penalty for failure to file statement of disclosure by the statutory deadline be computed from the sixteenth day of noncompliance rather than the first day of noncompliance.

     Feb 4-introduced in Senate
     Feb 7-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)

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