June 21, 2017 •
Kentucky Ethics Commission Votes to Appeal Ruling Allowing Lobbyist Gifts
The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission unanimously voted to appeal a recent ruling striking down state ethics laws.
District Court Judge William O. Bertelsman, in a ruling earlier this month, stated the prohibitions on gifts and campaign contributions from lobbyists to lawmakers are unconstitutional.
The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance continues to mull its options before the Monday deadline to appeal. Many groups, including the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, urged the agencies to appeal in order to maintain the state’s current ethics system.
The appeal will be filed with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.
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