HB 173 (BR 176) - C. Geveden, M. Bowling, J. Gray
AN ACT relating to campaign finance reporting requirements.
Amend KRS 121.180(10) to prohibit a a candidate who has unexpended and unobligated funds in a campaign account from using those funds to campaign for nomination or election to the same office for which the funds were received if the candidate changes political party affiliations and to require a candidate to dispose of those campaign funds according to current statutory options, except that any campaign funds transferred to a political party must be transferred to the candidate's old, not new, political party.
HB 173 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, M. Treesh) - Apply requirement that unspent campaign funds be disposed of if a candidate switched political party affiliations only to contributions received by the candidate after the effective date of the Act.
HFA (2, M. Treesh) - Provide that, if a candidate required to dispose of unspent campaign funds elects to make a pro rata reimbursement of contributions to contributors, a contributor may execute a written release relieving the candidate of the obligation to reimburse that contributor's pro rata share of contributions in the campaign account.
HFA (3, M. Treesh) - Provide that, if a candidate required to dispose of campaign funds elects to make a pro rata reimbursement of contributions to contributors, the reimbursement will not apply to contributions received from a contributor who was not registered as a member of the same political party that the candidate was prior to the change in political -party affiliations that necessitated the disposal of the campaign funds.
HFA (4, D. Ford) - Limit requirement for disposal of campaign funds only to contributions received from a political party and limit the reimbursement of those contributions to the amount that is equal to the percentage of the total amount of funds in the campaign account that have been expended by the time the candidate changes political parties.
HFA (5, B. Heleringer) - Require that any candidate who changes parties be subject, upon retirement, to being roasted twice.
Jan 7-introduced in House
Jan 8-to Elections and Constitutional Amendments (H)
Jan 12-posted in committee
Jan 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 15-2nd reading, to Rules
Jan 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 23, 1998
Jan 26-floor amendments (1) (2) (3) and (4) filed; 3rd reading, laid on clerk's desk
Jan 27-taken from clerk's desk , placed in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 28, 1998; floor amendment (5) filed
Jan 28-3rd reading, Floor Amendment (4) rejected; passed, 69-24 with Floor Amendments (1) and (2)
Jan 29-received in Senate
Feb 2-to State and Local Government (S)