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HB 152/LM (BR 820) - D. Owens, R. Meeks

     AN ACT relating to elections.
     Amend KRS 116.055 to permit members of political organizations and political groups to vote in primaries for nonpartisan races; amend KRS 117.035 to establish a process to select temporary replacements for a member of a county board of elections if a member is prohibited from serving, chooses not to serve, or cannot serve due to illness, injury, or other disability; amend KRS 117.045 to prohibit an election officer from being a candidate while serving as an election officer or from being an election officer in a precinct where the election officer has family members on the ballot; amend KRS 117.075 to give the clerk a three-day period to mail a requested absentee ballot to a voter; amend KRS 117.085 to clarify the procedures relating to absentee ballots; amend KRS 117.187 to require a county board of elections to include the elections and voting equipment security plan in the training provided to election officers and extend the training to special elections; amend KRS 117.265 to clarify the time for filing a declaration of intent; amend KRS 117.275 to specify procedures for handling return sheets and the records of voting equipment; amend KRS 117.295 to require that ballot boxes remain locked after voting; amend KRS 117.315 to add special elections to procedures relating to election challengers; amend KRS 117.355 to conform; amend KRS 118.425 to establish that the State Board of Elections count and tabulate the votes certified to the Secretary of State no later than the third Monday after the election; repeal KRS 117.285.


     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions; add conforming amendment to make a technical correction.

     SFA (1, D. Thayer) - Retain original provisions; remove provision that the sheriff and county clerk recommend to the county board of elections their replacements if unable to serve and allow them to name their temporary replacements.

     CCR - Cannot agree.

     FCCR/Title - Adopt the provisions of HB 152/SCS as amended by Senate Floor Amendment No. 1 (SFA1), with the following changes: amend KRS 6.767 to allow a General Assembly member to accept a campaign contribution from a legislative agent if the contribution is for a member's candidacy for statewide office; amend KRS 6.751 and 6.811 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 121 to allow a state executive committee of a political party to establish a building fund account; amend KRS 121.025, 121.035, and 121.150(20) to specify that corporate contributions to a building fund account are not prohibited; amend KRS 121.150 to increase the amount candidates, slates of candidates, campaign committees, and political issues committees can accept from any person, permanent committee, or contributing organization in any one election from $1,000 to $2,400, indexed for inflation, and to specify that contribution limits applicable to state executive committees do not apply to contributions to building fund accounts; amend KRS 121.180 to require campaign finance reports for state executive committees that establish building fund accounts; make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 5-introduced in House; to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Jan 12-posted in committee
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 3-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 10, 2010
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 98-1
     Feb 11-received in Senate
     Feb 16-to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 18, 2010
     Mar 18-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 19-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 22-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 24-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 25-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) for Friday, March 26, 2010
     Apr 1-House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate
     Apr 14-posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in Senate
     Apr 15-Free Conference Committee appointed in House; posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; Senate receded from Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; passed 35-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 26-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 176)

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