04RS HB50


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HB 50 (BR 286) - J. Richards, D. Pasley, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to candidates' disclosure of income tax returns.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 118 to require members of a slate of candidates or a candidate for statewide office to file a copy of the candidate's state and federal income tax returns, amended tax returns, and all schedules for the previous two years; require the candidate to certify that those are the actual and complete tax filings; require tax filings to be filed at the same time that filing papers for office are required; direct that until those requirements are met, candidacy papers, a nomination or declaration, or a petition under KRS Chapter 117 or 118 will not be accepted for filing; set forth procedures for redacting the candidate's Social Security number; require the Secretary of State to promulgate administrative regulations regarding redacting additional information relating to the candidate's spouse and children that will prevent identity theft, fraud, or other illegal acts; after redactions have been completed, direct the tax filings to be forwarded to the Registry of Election Finance, which shall make the information available to the public on the Internet three days after its receipt by the registry.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, specify that filing requirement does not apply to candidates for federal office, and specify that the Secretary of State may redact additional information related to the candidate.

     HFA (1, J. Hoover) - Add General Assembly candidate to those candidates required to file income tax returns at the time of filing for candidacy.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House; to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Jan 13-posted in committee
     Jan 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 16-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 20, 2004; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Jan 29-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) ruled not germane ; passed 50-43 with Committee Substitute
     Jan 30-received in Senate
     Feb 4-to State and Local Government (S)

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