05RS SB112

SB112

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SB 112 (BR 870) - D. Thayer, J. Denton

     AN ACT relating to elections.
     Amend KRS 118.255 to remove the requirement for fees to be deposited in the election campaign fund for public financing of gubernatorial elections; amend KRS 121.015, 121.056, 121.120, 121.170, 121.180 to remove references to restrictions on public campaign contributors and record keeping and other requirements established for public funding of gubernatorial elections; amend KRS 121.150 to remove the requirement that certain contributions be transferred to the fund for public financing of gubernatorial elections; amend KRS 121.220 to remove requirement for a campaign treasurer for a slate of candidates to comply with certain requirements established regarding public financing of gubernatorial elections; amend KRS 121.990 to remove penalty provisions regarding violation of certain public financing provisions; amend KRS 154A.160 to remove prohibitions regarding contributions for gubernatorial candidates seeking public financing; amend KRS 154A.990 to conform; repeal KRS 121A.005, 121A.010, 121A.015, 121A.020, 121A.030, 121A.040, 121A.050, 121A.060, 121A.070, 121A.080, 121A.090, 121A.100, 121A.110, and 121A.990.

SB 112 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except create a new section of KRS 121 to establish procedures to be followed if a vacancy occurs in a slate of candidates before an election.

     SFA (1, E. Scorsone) - Amend to include a requirement that slates of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall participate in a public forum or debate in each congressional district within the state prior to each primary, runoff, and general election; provide that the McConnell Center for Political Leadership at the University of Louisville, the Institute of Government at Eastern Kentucky University, and the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky shall manage the candidate forums or debates, which shall be open to the media and KET.

     SFA (2/Title, D. Thayer) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (3, E. Scorsone) - Amend to include a requirement that slates of candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall participate in a public forum or debate in each congressional district within the state prior to each primary, runoff, and general election; provide that the McConnell Center for Political Leadership at the University of Louisville, the Institute of Government at Eastern Kentucky University, and the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky shall manage the candidate forums or debates, which shall be open to the media and KET; provide penalty.

     SFA (4, D. Thayer) - Amend KRS 121.015, 121.120, 121.150,121.170, and 121.180 to include a slate of candidates in certain reporting requirements set forth in KRS Chapter 121.

     HCS - Retain original provisions, except to amend several statutes in KRS Chapter 121 to establish caucus campaign committees that may receive contributions and make expenditures to support or oppose one or more specific candidates or slates of candidates or a committee.

     HFA (1, R. Damron) - Amend to limit the contribution to a caucus campaign committee; make technical corrections.

     HFA (2/Title, R. Damron) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (3, J. Hoover) - Retain original provisions, except delete all references to the establishment of caucus campaign committees that may receive contributions and make expenditures to support or oppose one or more specific candidates or slates of candidates or a committee.

     Feb 3-introduced in Senate
     Feb 4-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 14, 2005; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
     Feb 11-floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 14-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 15-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn; floor amendment (3) defeated; passed 34-2-1 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (2-title) and (4)
     Feb 16-received in House
     Feb 22-to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)
     Feb 28-posting waived
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
     Mar 3-placed in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 4-3rd reading, passed 78-17 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2-title); received in Senate
     Mar 8-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2-title) on Tuesday, March 8, 2005; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2-title); passed 34-1; bill reconsidered; passed 36-1; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 16-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 105)


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