SB 4/LM/CI (BR 377) - J. Carpenter
AN ACT relating to elections and declaring an emergency.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 11A to prohibit a public servant or candidate for statewide elected office from accepting a campaign contribution from a lobbyist; amend KRS 11A.990 to include penalty provisions; amend KRS 83A.045, 117.045, 118.025, 118.165, 118.215, 118.225, 118.367, 118.561, 118.591, 118.601, and 118A.060 to change certain filing deadlines for elective offices from the last Tuesday in January to the last Tuesday in April; to change the date of the primary from the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August; and to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 121 to prohibit a candidate for statewide elected office to solicit or accept campaign contributions from a lobbyist or spouse of a lobbyist; amend KRS 121.015 to include "lobbyist" in KRS Chapter 121 definitions; amend KRS 121.120 to require candidates and slates of candidates for statewide office and their campaign committees to file electronically with the registry if contributions, loans, of campaign account balances exceed $25,000; amend KRS 121.180 to establish a single campaign finance reporting threshold of $5,000; to require candidates to file campaign finance reports 15 and 30 days prior to the primary, and 15, 30, and 60 days prior to the regular election, and to require candidates for statewide office to additionally file a report 60 days prior to the primary; and to change the filing deadline for supplemental reports from not later than ten days after November 1 to not later than ten days after December 31; amend KRS 121.990 to include penalty provisions; name the Act the "Public Officials Accountability Act of 2011"; EMERGENCY.
SB 4 - AMENDMENTS
SCS/LM/CI - Retain original provisions with the following changes: amend KRS 6.767 to prohibit member of the General Assembly, candidate for the General Assembly, or their campaign committees from accepting campaign contribution from an executive agency lobbyist; amend KRS 6.811 to include employer in prohibition on campaign contributions to legislator, candidate, or campaign committee, and to specify that legislative agents cannot contribute to certain public servants, candidates, and their campaign committees; amend new section of KRS 11A to include that lobbyists cannot contribute to members of the General Assembly, candidates for the General Assembly, or their campaign committees; amend KRS 118.215 to specify that names shall be certified not later than the fourth Monday after the primary; delete spouses of lobbyists from prohibition on campaign contributions in new section of KRS Chapter 121; add definitions to KRS 121.015; and delete spouses of lobbyists from penalty provisions for violations of new section of KRS Chapter 121.
Jan 4-introduced in Senate; to State & Local Government (S); taken from State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Jan 5-taken from State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Jan 7-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 7, 2011; 3rd reading, passed 21-14 with Committee Substitute
Feb 2-received in House
Feb 4-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
Feb 24-posted in committee