HB 417 (BR 911) - C. Miller, J. Bell, D. Butler, T. Edmonds, J. Greer, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, D. Keene, D. Owens, S. Santoro, R. Weston, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to campaign finance.
Amend KRS 121.120 to exempt audits for candidates and slates of candidates that receive or spend less than the threshhold amount; allow Registry of Election Finance to develop system that provides for submission of reports on-line or electronically with security procedures; amend KRS 121.150 to allow acceptance of contributions after date of primary or election to retire debts and to provide period to refund prohibited funds; amend KRS 121.180 to increase campaign finance reporting exemptions; amend supplemental reporting dates, and allow permissive electronic reporting; create a new section of KRS Chapter 121 to allow credit card, debit card, electronic transfer, and other electronic transactions for campaign purposes, and require the registry to adopt reporting forms and promulgate administrative regulations to implement; create a new section of KRS Chapter 121 to require the registry to promulgate administrative regulations to allow minor reporting discrepancies to not require an amended report until the next regularly scheduled reporting date.
Feb 11-introduced in House
Feb 12-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Feb 26-posted in committee
Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 6, 2009
Mar 6-3rd reading, passed 100-0; received in Senate
Mar 9-to State & Local Government (S); taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 10-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)