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HB203 (BR1304) - J. Bell, K. Sinnette

     AN ACT relating to campaign finance reports.
     Amend KRS 121.180 to establish a single threshold for campaign finance reporting; EFFECTIVE November 4, 2015.


HB203 - AMENDMENTS

     SCS1 - Retain original provisions and amend the date for executive committees and caucus campaign committees to file reports from five days after the 30th day following a primary and regular election to January 30 and July 31; amend KRS 121.150 to increase individual contribution limits to $2,000 as indexed for inflation, to allow contributions of $2,500 per year in the aggregate to subdivisions and affiliates of political parties, to make those contributions not applicable to the cap on contributions to the state executive committee of the political party; and to allow married couples to make a contribution with one check that reflects the combined individual contribution limits of each individual spouse; create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to allow minors 16 years of age or older to be appointed as student election assistants; amend KRS 116.095 to require county clerks to redact a registered voter’s Social Security number from any voter registration record that is requested by a citizen; amend KRS 117.045 and 121.230 to conform.
     SCA1( J. Bowen ) - Make title amendment.
     CCR1 - Cannot agree.
     FCCR1 - Amend KRS 121.180 to create a single threshold of $3,000 for campaign finance reports, to require state executive committees that establish a building fund account to make quarterly reports, to change the date for executive committees and caucus campaign committees to file reports from five days after the 30th day following a primary and regular election to January 31 and July 31; amend KRS 121.150 to increase individual contribution limits to $2,000 as indexed for inflation, to allow contributions of $2,500 per year in the aggregate to subdivisions and affiliates of political parties, to make those contributions not applicable to the cap on contributions to the state executive committee of the political party, to increase the contribution limit to caucus campaign committees to $5,000, to increase the aggregate contribution amounts from permanent committees, executive committees, and caucus campaign committees to $20,000, and to allow married couples to make a contribution with one check that reflects the combined individual contribution limits of each individual spouse; create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to allow minors 16 years of age or older to be appointed as student election assistants; amend KRS 116.095 to require county clerks to redact a registered voter’s Social Security number from any voter registration record that is requested by a citizen; amend KRS 117.045 and 121.230 to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 121 to allow the executive committees of political parties to establish building fund accounts and specify permissible and prohibited uses of funds; amend KRS 121.025 and 121.035 to specify that prohibitions on corporate contributions do not prevent a corporation from contributing to a state executive committee's building fund account; amend KRS 116.0452 to establish 4:00 p.m. local time as the deadline for voter registration applications to be deemed timely received by county clerk before voter registration books are closed; amend KRS 117.235 to allow the posting of political signs on private property that is located within 300 feet of a polling place; create a new section of KRS Chapter 160 to identify the process to be followed by a candidate to appear on an election ballot for school board member in a school district that extends across county lines; identify the process for totaling a candidate's votes and issuing a certificate of election; amend KRS 118.425 to conform; specify that contribution limits apply to elections after July 1, 2015; make title amendment.

     Feb 03, 2015 - introduced in House
     Feb 05, 2015 - to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H); posted in committee
     Feb 10, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 11, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 13, 2015; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Feb 12, 2015 - 3rd reading, passed 98-0
     Feb 13, 2015 - received in Senate
     Feb 19, 2015 - to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 03, 2015 - taken from State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 04, 2015 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 09, 2015 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 9, 2015; 3rd reading, passed 28-8 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 10, 2015 - received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in Senate; to Rules (S)
     Mar 11, 2015 - posted for passage for receding from Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; Senate refused to recede from Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
     Mar 24, 2015 - Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
     Mar 25, 2015 - Free Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 28-10; received in House; Free Conference Committee report adopted in House; Bill defeated 43-49