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SB 53 (BR 317) - K. Stein, J. Carroll, D. Harper Angel, D. Parrett

     AN ACT relating to legislative ethics.
     Amend KRS 6.611 of the Code of Legislative Ethics to include food and beverages consumed on the premises in the definition of "anything of value"; amend KRS 6.686 to permit the Commission to dismiss a complaint without prejudice if a complainant or person acting in cooperation with the complainant publicly discloses or comments upon the existence of a complaint or preliminary inquiry; amend KRS 6.767 to prohibit a legislator, a candidate for the General Assembly, or his campaign committee from accepting, during a regular session of the General Assembly, a campaign contribution from an employer of a legislative agent, or from a permanent committee as defined in KRS 121.015 and to change the grace period to return a prohibited contribution from fourteen to thirty days; amend KRS 6.811 to prohibit a legislative agent or employer from offering or giving anything of value to a candidate for the General Assembly or to a legislator's or a candidate's spouse or child; prohibit a legislative agent from directly soliciting campaign contributions for a legislator or candidate; prohibit an employer of a legislative agent from making a campaign contribution to a legislator, candidate, or campaign committee for a legislator or candidate during a regular session of the General Assembly; delete the provision allowing each legislative agent and his employer to spend up to $100 annually on food and beverages for each legislator and his immediate family; amend KRS 6.821 to conform.

     Jan 5-introduced in Senate
     Jan 6-to State & Local Government (S)

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