HB 63 (BR 816) - A. Maricle, A. Arnold, J. Clarke
AN ACT relating to campaign finance.
Amend KRS 121.150 to permit candidates to solicit and accept contributions after the date of an election to defray expenses that arise after the election associated with an election contest, recount, or recanvass, an allegation of a campaign finance violation filed with the Registry of Election Finance, or other legal action pertaining to which a candidate, slate of candidates, or campaign committee is a party, and to allow candidates up to sixty days after an election to reconcile any overage of receipt of PAC contributions to their campaigns; amend KRS 121.170 to require a PAC or party executive committee to inform the registry of a change in campaign treasurer in the same manner as candidates are required to do; and amend KRS 121.180 to allow party executive committees the same five day grace period for filing campaign finance reports as candidates and PACs have and to permit write-in candidates to file and revoke requests for exemptions from filing some or all campaign finance reports; and amend KRS 121A.060 to provide for adjustments of the threshold qualifying amounts for the public financing program for slates of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor based on the adjusted spending limit for each election.
HB 63 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, T. Riner) - Amend KRS 121.180 and KRS 121.160 to require that identifying information regarding individual campaign contributions include all of a contributor's occupations and employers, and where required, all the occupations and employers of the contributor's spouse.
HCA (1, A. Maricle) - Make a technical correction to the language regarding a request for exemption from campaign finance reporting executed by a write-in candidate to specify that the write-in candidate is bound by the terms of the exemption unless the exemption is rescinded not later than fifteen days after the filing deadline for a regular or special election, rather than the date of the election itself, to conform with the rescission deadline for other candidates.
SCS - Retain provisions of HB 63/GA but add an amendment to the reporting requirements for vendors of advertising materials and services to slates of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, so that a vendor, when reporting purchases to the Registry of Election Finance, must report advertisements purchased by a slate or its committee by title only, instead of forwarding a copy of the advertisement to the registry, and to allow a vendor, when reporting purchases of such advertisements by someone other than the slate or its committee, to require the purchaser to furnish the copy of the advertisement which the vendor must file with the registry.
SFA (1, K. Nelson) - Amend KRS 121.230 to require the Registry of Election Finance to perform annual audits of income tax checkoff funds remitted to state and local political parties for remitted amounts of more than $1,500 only and to permit the Registry to perform annual audits of lesser amounts remitted.
SFA (2, J. Pendleton) - Delete the requirement that any vendor that sells communications or advertising services to the public that receives funds for the purchase of advertising services or material from a slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor must report information regarding the sale to the Registry of Election Finance.
CCR - Report that Conference Committee could not reach agreement and request that a Free Conference Committee be appointed.
FCCR (Majority Report) - Adopt original provisions of HB 63/GA; require that a radio or television station that sells advertising services or material that supports or opposes a slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor file with the Registry of Election Finance a copy of the documentation required by the Federal Communications Commission to be maintained for paid political advertisements; retain current reporting requirements for other vendors of advertising services or material that sells those services or material to a slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor; delete the pre-election report that was required for all vendors of advertising services or material that sell those services or material to a slate of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor; require the Registry of Election Finance to perform annual audits of income tax checkoff funds remitted to state or local political parties for remitted amounts of more than $1,500; and permit the Registry to perform annual audits of lesser amounts remitted.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House
Jan 7-to Elections and Constitutional Amendments (H)
Jan 12-posted in committee
Jan 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
Jan 15-2nd reading, to Rules
Jan 20-floor amendment (1) filed
Jan 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 23, 1998
Jan 26-3rd reading, floor amendment (1) rejected; passed 91-5 with Committee Amendment (1)
Jan 27-received in Senate
Jan 28-to State and Local Government (S)
Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 16-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 18, 1998
Mar 17-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 18-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 20-3rd reading, passed 18-16 with Committee Substitute and floor amendments (1) and (2)
Mar 23-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendments
Mar 31-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute and Senate floor amendment (1); House refused to concur in Senate floor amendment (2); received in Senate; posted for passage for receding from Senate amendment; Senate refused to recede from floor amendment (2); Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
Apr 1-Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate
Apr 2-received in House; House adopted Free Conference Committee report; passed 84-3; Senate adopted Free Conference Committee report,; passed 30-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Apr 14-signed by Governor