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HB63 (BR109) - J. Wayne, D. Horlander, M. Marzian
AN ACT relating to public financing for judicial campaigns and making an appropriation therefor.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 118A to establish the clean judicial elections fund; define terms; establish fund to distribute transfers to certified judicial candidates running for Justice of the Supreme Court; provide that the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance administer the fund and promulgate necessary administrative regulations; designate that moneys in the fund be invested in accordance with administrative regulations developed by the State Investment Commission; require the registry to publish information about campaign expenditures in the judicial campaigns of the previous year; establish requirements to be designated a certified judicial candidate and gain access to the fund; provide guidelines for distribution of funds to certified judicial candidates; direct that judicial review of any final action of the registry be expedited by the court; provide for civil and criminal penalties; create a new section of KRS Chapter 141 to provide that a person entitled to a state tax refund may designate on that person's income tax return an amount to be credited to the fund; amend KRS 21A.140 to permit the Supreme Court to allow members of the Kentucky Bar Association to contribute to the clean judicial elections fund with their bar dues; EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2016.
Dec 02, 2014 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
Jan 06, 2015 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)
Feb 03, 2015 - posting waived
Feb 12, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 13, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 23, 2015 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Mar 23, 2015 - taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; to Rules (H)