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HB147/LM (BR210) - G. Stumbo, L. Belcher, J. Hoover, B. Linder, S. Santoro

     AN ACT relating to elections.
     Amend KRS 121.180 to create a single threshold of $3,000 for campaign finance reports; require state executive committees that establish a building fund account to make quarterly reports; 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; increase individual contribution limit to $5,000 per year to the state executive committee of a political party; allow contributions of $5,000 per year in the aggregate to subdivisions and affiliates of political parties; make those contributions not applicable to the cap on contributions to the state executive committee's political party building fund account; 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; 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 committee 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 political party building fund account; amend KRS 116.0452 to establish 4 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 does not serve as a polling station, regardless of distance from the 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 certain contribution limits apply to elections after July 15, 2016.


HB147 - AMENDMENTS

     HFA1/P( J. Hoover ) - Amend KRS 121.180(10) to increase the amount a candidate or slate of candidates can use to purchase admission tickets for any fundraising event or testimonial affair for another candidate or slate of candidates from $100 to $200; amend provisions relating to building fund accounts to allow establishment of building fund accounts to state political party executive committees only to those whose gubernatorial candidate in the last preceding regular election received not less than 15% of the total number of votes cast; amend KRS 6.767 to define "accept" as the date a contribution is postmarked, if mailed, or the date of the hand delivery, if the contribution is hand-delivered; apply retroactively to January 1, 2016.
     SCS1/LM - Retains original provisions of Section 2 of original bill and amends KRS 121.150 to increase individual contribution limits as indexed for inflation and deletes all other sections of previous bill.

     Dec 11, 2015 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 05, 2016 - introduced in House; to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Jan 07, 2016 - posted in committee
     Feb 01, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 02, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 3
     Feb 04, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 08, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 71-22 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 09, 2016 - received in Senate
     Feb 11, 2016 - to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 24, 2016 - taken from State & Local Government (S); 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Mar 25, 2016 - taken from State & Local Government (S); 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
     Apr 15, 2016 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, April 15, 2016; 3rd reading, passed 36-1 with Committee Substitute (1)