HB 538/LM/CI (BR 1363) - S. Nunn
AN ACT relating to the conduct and financing of gubernatorial elections.
Amend KRS 118.125 to delete joint notification and declaration for slates of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in a primary election; amend 118.127 to delete requirement for Governor and Lieutenant Governor to run as a slate in the primary election; require Governor to be nominated at a primary election; specify that no notification and declaration shall be filed by a Lieutenant Governor candidates and no primary election shall be held for the office of Lieutenant Governor; provide that the candidate who secures the party's nomination for Governor shall designate a person to be that party's nominee for Lieutenant Governor by filing a form within 10 days of the primary election and specify contents of form to be filed; provide that the slate of candidates shall be elected in a regular election by the casting by each voter of a single vote applicable to both offices; amend KRS 118.245 to eliminate the runoff primary for gubernatorial slates and provide for nominee for Governor's designation of Lieutenant Governor; amend various sections of KRS Chapter 121A to conform; amend various sections of KRS Chapters 6, 117, 118, and 121 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 121 to prohibit a legislative agent or executive agency lobbyist from making a campaign contribution to a candidate for Governor or slate; amend KRS 6.811 to prohibit a legislative agent from making a contribution to a candidate for Governor or slate; amend KRS 11A.231 to prohibit an executive agency lobbyist from making a contribution to a candidate for Governor or slate and provide penalties; amend KRS 121.220 to conform; repeal KRS 121A.015 relating to exploratory committees.
Feb 18-introduced in House
Feb 19-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)