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Advisory Opinions

Advisory Opinions concern the application of campaign finance laws under KRS Chapters 121 and 121A. These opinions, issued from January 1992 to present, are not general policy but rather a response to queries regarding a specific transaction or activity by a person. As such, an advisory opinion may only be relied upon by the person or group involved in the specific transaction or activity.

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Advertising

Campaign Funds

Candidates

Caucus Campaign Committees

Charitable Organizations

Contracts

Contributions

Corporations

Definitions

[Disclaimers

Executive Committees

Expenses of Elections

Exploratory Committees

Federal Law

Fundraisers

Independent Expenditures

Judicial Candidates

Permanent Committees

Personal Service

Political Issues Committee

Political Parties

Private Funds

Public Forums

Reports

Slate of Candidates

Unauthorized Campaign Committee

 

 

Opinions Sorted by Topic

    Advertising

      Advertising as Fundraising

      • 94-015 Opinion 13KB

        Pat Goins - Advertising/Advertising as Fundraising and Fundraisers/Advertising as Fundraising

      • 98-009 Opinion 14KB

        Pulaski County Executive Committee - Advertising/Advertising as Fundraising; Contributions/Professional Service Corporation and Fundraisers/Advertising as Fundraising

      • 99-006 Opinion 15KB
      • 99-006 Request 29KB

        Campbell County Democratic Executive Committee - Advertising/Advertising as Fundraising and Corporations/Corporate Contributions

      Advertising as Independent Expenditure

      • 93-028 Opinion 16KB

        Hal Nance Bogard - Advertising/Advertising as Independent Expenditure

      Advertising Not Promoting Candidacy

      Allowable Campaign Expenditures

      • 13-001 Opinion 1777KB
      • 13-001 Request 1242KB

        K. Gail Russell, Kentucky Federation of Republican Women – Use of Campaign Funds for Advertising

      Candidate Television Program

      Disclaimers on Advertising

      • 93-030 Opinion 10KB

        Stella B. House - Advertising/Disclaimers on Advertising and Disclaimers/Requirements of KY Law

      Fundraiser

      Joint Expenditure

      Nonprofit Corporations

      Selling Advertising Space in Newsletter

      • 93-008 Opinion 12KB

        Kentucky Democratic Party - Advertising/Selling Advertising Space in Newsletter and Political Parties/Advertising in Newspaper

      • 93-023 Opinion 12KB

        Republican Party of Jefferson County - Advertising/Selling Advertising Space in Newsletter and Political Parties/Advertising in Newspaper

      Using Mail Service to Mail Advertising

      • 93-016 Opinion 11KB

        Paul D. Deaton - Advertising/Using Mail Service to Mail Advertising

      Campaign Funds

        Allowable Campaign Expenditures

        Bonus to Campaign Worker

        • 93-029 Opinion 12KB

          Sondra R. Laemmle - Campaign Funds/Bonus to Campaign Workers

        • 94-002 Opinion 13KB

          Sondra R. Laemmle - Contracts/Campaign Worker to Receive Bonus

        Charitable Contribution

        • 93-031 Opinion 17KB

          Elaine Faithful - Campaign Funds/Charitable Contributions, Expenses to Run in Future Year and Charitable Organizations/Contribution from Candidate's Remaining Funds

        Corporate Facilities and Equipment Use by Candidate

        • 92-001 Opinion 10KB

          Robert Blau - Corporations/Corporate Facilities and Equipment Use by Candidate

        • 99-012 Opinion 16KB
        • 99-012 Request 39KB

          J. William Corum - Campaign Funds/Corporate Facilities and Equipment Use by Candidate and Contributions/Volunteering Services

        Deposit of Contributions

        • 97-013 Opinion 8KB

          Jeffrey D. Withrow - Campaign Funds/Deposit of Contributions and Reports/Future Year Candidates - Annual Reporting

        Disposing of Campaign Materials

        • 94-020 Opinion 12KB

          Judge Wayne McGee - Campaign Funds/Disposing of Campaign Materials

        Disposition of Campaign Funds

        Disposition of Campaign Funds After Redistricting

        Expenses to Run in Future Year

        • 93-031 Opinion 17KB

          Elaine Faithful - Campaign Funds/Charitable Contributions, Expenses to Run in Future Year and Charitable Organizations/Contribution from Candidate's Remaining Funds

        Fundraiser Tickets

        • 92-004 Opinion 11KB

          Denise Harper-Angel - Campaign Funds/Fundraiser Tickets

        Investment in Mutual Funds

        • 99-001 Opinion 17KB
        • 99-001 Request 37KB

          Pulaski County GOP - Campaign Funds/Investment in Mutual Funds and Executive Committees/Investment of Funds

        Speaker of House Election

        • 92-010 Opinion 11KB

          Pete Worthington - Campaign Funds/Speaker of House Election and Contributions/Separate Fund

        Termination-Excess Funds

        Use for Victory Party

        • 98-013 Opinion 14KB

          Fred Fischer - Campaign Funds/Use for Victory Party

        Use of Funds to Pay for Production Costs

        • 94-006 Opinion 14KB

          Russ Maple - Campaign Funds/Use of Funds to Pay for Production Costs

        Candidates

          Conflict of Interest

          • 94-001 Opinion 11KB

            Skills, Inc. - Candidates/Conflict of Interest and Contracts/Non-Bid

          Host of a Dinner

          Managing a Permanent Committee or Unauthorized Campaign Committee as a Candidate

          Pre-candidacy Activity

          Caucus Campaign Committee

            Campaign Expenditures

            • 12-005 Opinion 1605KB
            • 12-005 Request 1139KB

              James Lamb, Kentucky Family Values - Contributions To Unauthorized Campaign Committee

            • 12-006 Opinion 3554KB
            • 12-006 Request 2219KB

              Kentucky Family Values, House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee, Kentucky Democratic Party - Treatment of polling information exchanged, transferred or shared among Committees for Independent Expenditures

            Charitable Organizations

              Contribution from Candidate Remaining Funds

              • 93-031 Opinion 17KB

                Elaine Faithful - Campaign Funds/Charitable Contributions, Expenses to Run in Future Year and Charitable Organizations/Contribution from Candidate's Remaining Funds

              Gifts from Candidate

              Contracts

                Campaign Worker to Receive Bonus

                • 94-002 Opinion 13KB

                  Sondra R. Laemmle - Contracts/Campaign Worker to Receive Bonus

                Contract with State Political Party-Discount Services

                • 93-027 Opinion 11KB

                  Patrick M. Poor - Contracts/Contract with State Political Party-Discount Services

                Non-Bid

                Contributions

                  900 Telephone Numbers

                  • 94-023 Opinion 10KB

                    John Stephenson - Contributions/900 Telephone Numbers

                  Accepting Contributions After Election

                  • 11-003 Opinion 824KB
                  • 11-003 Request 819KB

                    Jason P. Renzelmann, on behalf of Home Builders Association of Louisville PAC - Accepting Contributions After Election

                  • 93-013 Opinion 13KB

                    David Wilkerson - Contributions/Accepting Contributions After Election

                  Affilliation and Contribution Limits

                  Aggregate Contribution Limits

                    Anonymous Cash Contributions to Executive Committee

                    • 96-001 Opinion 12KB

                      Oldham County Democratic Executive Committee - Contributions/Anonymous Cash Contributions to Executive Committee; Definitions/Election and Executive Committees/Anonymous Cash Contributions

                    Attribution of LLC Contribution to Members

                    Building Fund

                    • 93-024 Opinion 29KB

                      Robert E. Gable - Contributions/Building Fund and Federal Law/Preemption of Kentucky State Law

                    • 93-032 Opinion 13KB

                      Robert E. Gable - Contributions/Building Fund

                    By Payroll Deduction

                    • 98-015 Opinion 17KB

                      KBWA PAC - Contributions/By Payroll Deduction and Permanent Committees/Contribution by Payroll Deduction

                    Contract with State Political Party-Discount Services

                    • 93-027 Opinion 11KB

                      Patrick M. Poor - Contracts/Contract with State Political Party-Discount Services

                    Contribution as Distinguished from Personal Gift

                    Contribution by Members of LLC to Permanent Committee

                    Contribution by Partners of Unincorporated Law Firm

                    • 94-007 Opinion 15KB

                      David L. Yewell - Contributions/Contribution by Partners of Unincorporated Law Firm

                    • 98-012 Opinion 14KB

                      Citizens for Better Judges - Contributions/Contribution by Partners of Unincorporated Law Firm and Permanent Committees/Contribution by Law Firm

                    Contribution by Unincorporated Business

                    • 94-005 Opinion 11KB

                      Debra A. Cotron - Contributions/Contributon by Unincorporated Business

                    Contribution from Decedent Estate

                    • 98-001 Opinion 15KB

                      Representative Jack Coleman - Contributions/Contribution from Decedent Estate

                    Contribution from Out-of-State PAC

                    • 94-008 Opinion 13KB

                      Judy K. Winkel - Permanent Committees/Contribution from Out-of-State PAC and Reports/Reporting Requirements for Out-of-State PAC

                    Contribution to Executive Committee

                    • 93-017 Opinion 12KB

                      Stephen G. Horner - Executive Committees/Contribution to Executive Committees

                    • 93-033 Opinion 12KB

                      Stephen G. Horner - Contributions/Contributions to Executive Committee and Executive Committees/Contribution from Womens Club

                    Corporation Contributing to Candidates in Another State

                    • 93-010 Opinion 12KB

                      Tom Garrett - Contributions/Corporation Contributing To Candidates in Another State and Corporations/Contributing to Candidates in Another State

                    Corporation Owned by Candidate

                    • 93-004 Opinion 11KB

                      Tim Gruber - Corporations/Corporation Owned by Candidate

                    • 98-006 Opinion 13KB

                      Will L. McGinnis - Contributions/Corporation Owned by Candidate

                    From Candidate to Charity

                    • 93-031 Opinion 17KB

                      Elaine Faithful - Campaign Funds/Charitable Contributions, Expenses to Run in Future Year and Charitable Organizations/Contribution from Candate's Remaining Funds

                    From Corporation to PAC

                    • 93-022 Opinion 13KB

                      Kentucky Hospital Association - Contributions/From Corporation to PAC and Permanent Committees/Expense Checks Given as Contributions

                    From Corporation to Political Issues Committee

                    • 04-003 Opinion 18KB
                    • 04-003 Request 60KB

                      Patti Naiser - Contributions/From Corporation to Political Issues Committee and Political Issues Committee/Contributions-Expenditures

                    • 98-011 Opinion 18KB

                      Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation - Contributions/From Corporation to Political Issues Committee and Political Issues Committee/Corporate Contributions

                    From Federal PAC Domiciled in KY

                    From Labor Organization to Candidate

                    Fundraiser Contributions

                    In-Kind

                    Legal Affairs

                    Non-Profit Corporation

                    • 93-021 Opinion 13KB

                      William H. Allison - Contributions/Non-Profit Corporation; Corporations/Non-Profit and Judicial Candidates/Contribution form Non-Profit Corporation

                    Out-of-State Corporations

                    • 94-009 Opinion 11KB

                      William K. Cavanagh - Contributions/Out-of-State Corporations

                    Professional Service Corporation

                    • 98-009 Opinion 14KB

                      Pulaski County Executive Committee - Advertising/Advertising as Fundraising; Contributions/Professional Service Corporation and Fundraisers/Advertising as Fundraising

                    Property Owners to PVA Candidate

                    • 93-003 Opinion 12KB

                      William Bushart - Contributions/Property Owners to PVA Candidates

                    Refund Contribution

                    • 95-010 Opinion 12KB

                      Patton/Henry for Kentucky Campaign - Contributions/Refund Contribution and Definitions/Contribution

                    Separate Fund

                    • 92-010 Opinion 11KB

                      Pete Worthington - Campaign Funds/Speaker of House Election and Contributions/Separate Fund

                    Stock

                    Through Online Clearinghouse

                    To Certain Candidates

                    To Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                    • 10-002 Opinion 507KB
                    • 10-002 Request 203KB

                      Matthew J. Hallingstad/Citizens for Eastern Kentucky Government – Receipt of Unlimited Contributions for Independent Expenditures by Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                    • 11-001 Request 638KB

                      Republican Governors Association - Unauthorized Campaign Committee/Contribution Limits and Reporting Requirements

                    • 12-005 Opinion 1605KB
                    • 12-005 Request 1139KB

                      James Lamb, Kentucky Family Values - Contributions To Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                    • 12-005 Request 1139KB

                      James Lamb, Kentucky Family Values - Contributions To Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                    Use of Internet Processing System

                    Use of Visa and MasterCard

                      Volunteering Services

                      • 93-025 Opinion 15KB

                        Spencer D. Noe - Contributions/Volunteering Services

                      • 93-026 Opinion 11KB

                        William C. Stone - Contributions/Volunteering Services

                      • 99-003 Opinion 33KB
                      • 99-003 Request 48KB

                        Patton/Henry for Kentucky Committee - Contributions/In-kind; Volunteering Services

                      • 99-004 Opinion 35KB
                      • 99-004 Request 146KB

                        Patton/Henry for Kentucky Committee - Contributions/Volunteering Services; Personal Service/Volunteering Services as Contribtions and Political Parties/Advertising in Newspaper

                      • 99-012 Opinion 16KB
                      • 99-012 Request 39KB

                        J. William Corum - Campaign Funds/Corporate Facilities and Equipment Use by Candidate and Contributions/Volunteering Services

                      Corporations

                        Contributing to Candidates in Another State

                        • 93-010 Opinion 12KB

                          Tom Garrett - Contributions/Corporation Contributing To Candidates in Another State and Corporations/Contributing to Candidates in Another State

                        Contribution to Building Fund

                        • 93-024 Opinion 29KB

                          Robert E. Gable - Contributions/Building Fund and Federal Law/Preemption of Kentucky State Law

                        Contribution to PAC

                        • 93-022 Opinion 13KB

                          Kentucky Hospital Association - Contributions/From Corporation to PAC and Permanent Committees/Expense Checks Given as Contributions

                        • 96-003 Opinion 10KB

                          Kentucky Hospitals' Circle of Friends - Corporations/Contribution to PAC and Permanent Committees/Kentucky Hospitals' Circle of Friends

                        • 98-010 Opinion 26KB

                          Pulaski County Executive Committee - Corporations/Corporate Contributions and Executive Committees/Corporate Contributions

                        Contributions to Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                        • 10-002 Opinion 507KB
                        • 10-002 Request 203KB

                          Matthew J. Hallingstad/Citizens for Eastern Kentucky Government – Receipt of Unlimited Contributions for Independent Expenditures by Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                        Corporate Contributions

                        • 08-003 Opinion 124KB
                        • 08-003 Request 60KB

                          William T. Warner - Candidate Committee Fundraiser

                        • 94-009 Opinion 11KB

                          William K. Cavanagh - Contributions/Out-of-State Corporations

                        • 95-005 Opinion 12KB

                          Kentucky Association of Realtors - Corporations/Corporate Contributions and Permanent Committees/Escrow Account

                        • 99-006 Opinion 15KB
                        • 99-006 Request 29KB

                          Campbell County Democratic Executive Committee - Advertising/Advertising as Fundraising and Corporations/Corporate Contributions

                        Corporate Facilities and Equipment Use by Candidate

                        • 92-001 Opinion 10KB

                          Robert Blau - Corporations/Corporate Facilities and Equipment Use by Candidate

                        Corporation Owned by Candidate

                        • 93-004 Opinion 11KB

                          Tim Gruber - Corporations/Corporation Owned by Candidate

                        Democratic Womens Club

                        • 94-021 Opinion 12KB

                          David A. Lee - Corporations/Democratic Women's Club and Definitions/Contributing Organization, Permanent Committee

                        Independent Expenditures by Corporations

                        Individual Contributions by Corporate Members

                        • 94-016 Opinion 13KB

                          John H. Cole - Corporations/Individual Contributions by Corporate Members

                        • 94-022 Opinion 11KB

                          John H. Cole - Corporations/Individual Contributions by Corporate Members

                        Non-Profit

                        • 93-012 Opinion 14KB

                          KY Forward - Corporations/Non-Profit

                        • 93-021 Opinion 13KB

                          William H. Allison - Contributions/Non-Profit Corporation; Corporations/Non-Profit and Judicial Candidates/Contribution form Non-Profit Corporation

                        • 96-005 Opinion 13KB

                          Phyllis A. Sower - Corporations/Non-Profit

                        Professional Service Corporation

                        • 93-006 Opinion 10KB

                          Jim King - Corporations/Professional Service Corporation

                        • 98-008 Opinion 14KB

                          Pulaski County Executive Committee - Corporations/Professional Service Corporation

                        Definitions

                          Allowable Campaign Expenditures

                          Candidate

                          Committee

                          Contributing Organization

                          • 94-021 Opinion 12KB

                            David A. Lee - Corporations/Democratic Women's Club and Definitions/Contributing Organization, Permanent Committee

                          • 95-014 Opinion 12KB

                            Thomas J. Shultz - Definitions/Contributing Organization

                          • 97-001 Opinion 10KB

                            Kentucky Association of Cosmetology Schools - Definitions/Contributing Organization

                          Contribution

                          • 94-024 Opinion 12KB

                            Francis X. Smith - Definitions/Contribution and Reports/Reporting Loans

                          • 95-004 Opinion 11KB

                            Spencer D. Noe - Definitons/Contribution and Political Parties/Sale of Voter Registration Lists

                          • 95-006 Opinion 20KB

                            Republican Party of Kentucky - Definitions/Contribution and Political Parties/Contributions to Governor Campaign

                          • 95-010 Opinion 12KB

                            Patton/Henry for Kentucky Campaign - Contributions/Refund Contribution and Definitions/Contribution

                          • 95-012 Opinion 20KB

                            Richard L. Robinson - Definitions/Committee; Contribution; Independent Expenditure/Restrictions and Penalties

                          • 96-002 Opinion 10KB

                            KAPAA - Definitions/Contribution and Permanent Committees/Discount on Registration Fees

                          Election

                          • 00-001 Opinion 16KB
                          • 00-001 Request 19KB

                            Forgy for Justice - Definitions/Election; Fundraisers/Kentucky Law and Judicial Candidates/Definition of Election

                          • 04-008 Opinion 14KB
                          • 04-008 Request 68KB

                            Edwin A. Davis - Definitions/Election

                          • 04-009 Opinion 17KB
                          • 04-009 Request 88KB

                            William A. Thielen - Definitions/Elecion

                          • 96-001 Opinion 12KB

                            Oldham County Democratic Executive Committee - Contributions/Anonymous Cash Contributions to Executive Committee; Definitions/Election and Executive Committees/Anonymous Cash Contributions

                          • 97-004 Opinion 12KB

                            Tony Millier - Definitions/Candidate, Election

                          Independent Expenditure

                          • 93-028 Opinion 16KB

                            Hal Nance Bogard - Advertising/Advertising as Independent Expenditure

                          • 95-012 Opinion 20KB

                            Richard L. Robinson - Definitions/Committee; Contribution; Independent Expenditure and Independent Expenditure/Restrictions and Penalties

                          • 95-015 Opinion 13KB

                            Spencer D. Noe - Definitions/Independent Expenditures and Political Parties/Expenditure from Opposite Party for Defeat of Gubernatorial Slate

                          Non-Bid Contract

                          • 95-013 Opinion 14KB

                            William T. Robinson - Contributions/Aggregate Contributions by Medical Provider Group and Definitions/Non-Bid Contract; Permanent Committee

                          Opposing Slate

                          • 98-016 Opinion 18KB

                            Patton For Governor Exploratory Committee - Definitions/Opposing Slate and Slate of Candidates/Qualification-Opposing Slate

                          Permanent Committee

                          • 94-018 Opinion 13KB

                            Jeff Blair - Definitions/Permanent Committee and Permanent Committees/Registration of PAC

                          • 94-021 Opinion 12KB

                            David A. Lee - Corporations/Democratic Women's Club and Definitions/Contributing Organization, Permanent Committee

                          • 95-013 Opinion 14KB

                            William T. Robinson - Contributions/Aggregate Contributions by Medical Provider Group and Definitions/Non-Bid Contract; Permanent Committee

                          Political Issue Committee

                          • 04-006 Opinion 15KB
                          • 04-006 Request 158KB

                            Stewart E. Conner/Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP for Southeast Christian Church - Definitions/Political Issues Committee and Political Issues Committee/Definition

                          Unidentified Association

                          Disclaimers

                            Requirements of Kentucky Law

                            • 93-030 Opinion 10KB

                              Stella B. House - Advertising/Disclaimers on Advertising and Disclaimers/Requirements of KY Law

                            Executive Committees

                              Advertising

                              Anonymous Cash Contribution

                              • 96-001 Opinion 12KB

                                Oldham County Democratic Executive Committee - Contributions/Anonymous Cash Contributions to Executive Committee; Definitions/Election and Executive Committees/Anonymous Cash Contributions

                              Campaign Expenditures

                              • 03-003 Opinion 35KB
                              • 03-003 Request 274KB

                                Spencer D. Noe/Republican Party of Kentucky - Executive Committees/Campaign Expenditures

                              • 03-005 Opinion 13KB
                              • 03-005 Request 60KB

                                Stanton L. Cave/Friends of Ernie Fletcher - Executive Committees/Campaign Expenditures

                              • 12-005 Opinion 1605KB
                              • 12-005 Request 1139KB

                                James Lamb, Kentucky Family Values - Contributions To Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                              • 12-005 Request 1139KB

                                James Lamb, Kentucky Family Values - Contributions To Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                              • 12-006 Opinion 3554KB
                              • 12-006 Request 2219KB

                                Kentucky Family Values, House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee, Kentucky Democratic Party - Treatment of polling information exchanged, transferred or shared among Committees for Independent Expenditures

                              Contribution from Womens Club

                              • 93-033 Opinion 12KB

                                Stephen G. Horner - Contributions/Contributions to Executive Committee and Executive Committees/Contribution from Womens Club

                              Contribution to Executive Committee

                              • 93-017 Opinion 12KB

                                Stephen G. Horner - Executive Committees/Contribution to Executive Committees

                              Corporate Contributions

                              • 98-010 Opinion 26KB

                                Pulaski County Executive Committee - Corporations/Corporate Contributions and Executive Committees/Corporate Contributions

                              Definition

                              • 13-003 Opinion 14124KB
                              • 13-003 Request 1880KB

                                Libertarian Party of Kentucky and Libertarian Party of Boone County - Executive Committee of a Political Party - Definitions and Reporting Requirements

                              Executive Committees

                              Executive Committees - Federal

                              • 92-007 Opinion 12KB

                                Carol C. Darr - Executive Committees/Executive Committees - Federal

                              Fundraising

                              Funds from PACs

                              • 93-001 Opinion 12KB

                                W. Grady Stumbo - Executive Committees/Funds form PACs and Permanent Committees/Contribution to Executive Committee

                              Income Tax Check-Off Funds

                              • 94-014 Opinion 12KB

                                James E. Shelton - Executive Committees/Income Tax Check-Off Funds

                              Investment of Funds

                              • 99-001 Opinion 17KB
                              • 99-001 Request 37KB

                                Pulaski County GOP - Campaign Funds/Investment in Mutual Funds and Executive Committees/Investment of Funds

                              Public Service Participation

                              Purchase of Fundraiser Tickets

                              • 01-003 Opinion 17KB
                              • 01-003 Request 967KB

                                Louisville/Jefferson County Democratic Party - Executive Committees/Purchase of Fundraiser Tickets

                              • 94-012 Opinion 11KB

                                Stephen G. Horner - Executive Committees/Purchase of Fundraiser Tickets and Fundraisers/Fundraiser Tickets

                              Registration for Political Organization

                              Reporting Requirements

                              • 13-003 Opinion 14124KB
                              • 13-003 Request 1880KB

                                Libertarian Party of Kentucky and Libertarian Party of Boone County - Executive Committee of a Political Party - Definitions and Reporting Requirements

                              Social Expenditures

                              • 96-004 Opinion 10KB

                                Lloyd E. Spear - Definitions/Allowable Campaign Expenditures and Executive Committees/Social Expenditures

                              • 98-005 Opinion 15KB

                                Todd County Democratic Executive Committee - Executive Committees/Social Expenditures

                              Transfer of Funds

                              • 93-020 Opinion 14KB

                                Robert E. Gable - Executive Committees/Transfer of Funds

                              Wendell Ford Fundraising Dinner

                              • 94-011 Opinion 12KB

                                Joe Norsworthy - Executive Committees/Wendell Ford Fundraising Dinner, Fundraisers/Wendell Ford Fundraising Dinner and Permanent Committees/UAW PAC

                              Wendell Ford Trust

                              • 93-018 Opinion 12KB

                                Stephen G. Horner - Executive Committees/Wendell Ford Trust

                              Expenses of Elections

                                Candidates Sharing Expenses

                                • 93-009 Opinion 12KB

                                  Smeathers, Kennedy, Moore, and Brooks - Expenses of Elections/Candidates Sharing Expenses

                                Future Year Candidates

                                • 93-031 Opinion 17KB

                                  Elaine Faithful - Campaign Funds/Charitable Contributions, Expenses to Run in Future Year and Charitable Organizations/Contribution from Candate's Remaining Funds

                                Refunds

                                • 98-014 Opinion 14KB

                                  Mary Jane Wilhoit Phelps - Campaign Funds/Termination-Excess Funds and Expenses of Elections/Refunds

                                Transportation of Voters by Womens Club

                                Exploratory Committees

                                  Advertising

                                  Selling Equipment

                                  • 98-017 Opinion 13KB

                                    Patton Exploratory Committee - Exploratory Committees/Selling Equipment

                                  Use of Federal Exploratory Funds for State Pre-Candidacy Activities

                                  Federal Law

                                    Contributions from Federal PAC Domiciled in KY

                                    Preemption of Kentucky State Law

                                    • 93-024 Opinion 29KB

                                      Robert E. Gable - Contributions/Building Fund and Federal Law/Preemption of Kentucky State Law

                                    Fundraisers

                                      Advertising as Fundraising

                                      • 94-015 Opinion 13KB

                                        Pat Goins - Advertising/Advertising as Fundraising and Fundraisers/Advertising as Fundraising

                                      • 98-009 Opinion 14KB

                                        Pulaski County Executive Committee - Advertising/Advertising as Fundraising; Contributions/Professional Service Corporation and Fundraisers/Advertising as Fundraising

                                      By a Committee

                                      Contributions by Lobbyists

                                      • 94-019 Opinion 12KB

                                        James Arnett - Fundraisers/Contributions by Lobbyists and Political Parties/Contributions by Lobbyists

                                      Fundraiser Tickets

                                      Kentucky Law

                                      • 00-001 Opinion 16KB
                                      • 00-001 Request 19KB

                                        Forgy for Justice - Definitions/Election; Fundraisers/Kentucky Law and Judicial Candidates/Definition of Election

                                      • 93-015 Opinion 12KB

                                        Robert E. Gable - Contributions/Fundraiser Contributions and Fundraisers/Kentucky Law

                                      Wendell Ford Fundraising Dinner

                                      • 94-011 Opinion 12KB

                                        Joe Norsworthy - Executive Committees/Wendell Ford Fundraising Dinner, Fundraisers/Wendell Ford Fundraising Dinner and Permanent Committees/UAW PAC

                                      Independent Expenditures

                                        By a Committee

                                        • 00-007 Opinion 29KB
                                        • 00-007 Request 568KB

                                          Jon A. Woodall - Independent Expenditures/By a Committee and Permanent Committees/Independent Expenditures

                                        By a Corporation

                                        By Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                                        • 10-002 Opinion 507KB
                                        • 10-002 Request 203KB

                                          Matthew J. Hallingstad/Citizens for Eastern Kentucky Government – Receipt of Unlimited Contributions for Independent Expenditures by Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                                        In Support of a Slate of Candidates

                                        Restrictions and Penalties

                                        • 95-012 Opinion 20KB

                                          Richard L. Robinson - Definitions/Committee; Contribution; Independent Expenditure and Independent Expenditure/Restrictions and Penalties

                                        Judicial Candidates

                                          Contribution from Non-Profit Corporation

                                          • 93-021 Opinion 13KB

                                            William H. Allison - Contributions/Non-Profit Corporation; Corporations/Non-Profit and Judicial Candidates/Contribution form Non-Profit Corporation

                                          Definition of Election

                                          • 00-001 Opinion 16KB
                                          • 00-001 Request 19KB

                                            Forgy for Justice - Definitions/Election; Fundraisers/Kentucky Law and Judicial Candidates/Definition of Election

                                          In-Kind Contribution from PAC

                                          • 93-019 Opinion 11KB

                                            Citizens for Better Judges - Contributions/In-kind and Permanent Committees/Endorsement by PAC

                                          Permanent Committees (PACs)

                                            Administrative Fees

                                            • 92-003 Opinion 16KB

                                              Alfred C. Knight - Permanent Committees/Administrative Fees (5%), Annual Registration Fee, Contribution Limits

                                            Affiliates

                                            Annual Registration Fee

                                            • 92-002 Opinion 12KB

                                              Jerry Alleyne - Annual Registration Fee/Combined Checking Accounts

                                            • 92-003 Opinion 16KB

                                              Alfred C. Knight - Permanent Committees/Administrative Fees (5%), Annual Registration Fee, Contribution Limits

                                            Charitable Matching Plan by Collecting Agent of Trade Association

                                            • 10-005 Opinion 416KB
                                            • 10-005 Request 3562KB

                                              Kentucky Bankers Committee for State Government - Charitable Matching Plan by Collecting Agent of Trade Association

                                            Combined Checking Accounts

                                            • 92-002 Opinion 12KB

                                              Jerry Alleyne - Annual Registration Fee/Combined Checking Accounts

                                            Community Report on County Government

                                            • 92-011 Opinion 13KB

                                              David J. Wilkerson - Permanent Committees (PACs)/Community Report on County Government

                                            Contribution by Law Firm

                                            • 98-012 Opinion 14KB

                                              Citizens for Better Judges - Contributions/Contribution by Partners of Unincorporated Law Firm and Permanent Committees/Contribution by Law Firm

                                            Contribution by LLC on behalf of Members

                                            Contribution by Payroll Deduction

                                            • 98-015 Opinion 17KB

                                              KBWA PAC - Contributions/By Payroll Deduction and Permanent Committees/Contribution by Payroll Deduction

                                            Contribution from Out-of-State PAC

                                            • 94-009 Opinion 11KB

                                              William K. Cavanagh - Contributions/Out-of-State Corporations

                                            • 94-010 Opinion 21KB

                                              Texas Gas Transmission Corporation - Contributions/Contribution from Out-of-State PAC

                                            Contribution Limits

                                            • 92-003 Opinion 16KB

                                              Alfred C. Knight - Permanent Committees/Administrative Fees (5%), Annual Registration Fee, Contribution Limits

                                            Contribution to Candidates in Other States

                                            • 93-010 Opinion 12KB

                                              Tom Garrett - Contributions/Corporation Contributing To Candidates in Another State and Corporations/Contributing to Candidates in Another State

                                            Contribution to Executive Committee

                                            • 93-001 Opinion 12KB

                                              W. Grady Stumbo - Executive Committees/Funds from PACs and Permanent Committees/Contribution to Executive Committee

                                            Contribution to Federal PAC

                                            • 95-009 Opinion 13KB

                                              Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys - Definitions/Committee and Permanent Committees/Contribution to Federal PAC

                                            Contributions from Federal PAC Domiciled in KY

                                            Definition

                                            Discount on Registration Fees

                                            • 96-002 Opinion 10KB

                                              KAPAA - Definitions/Contribution and Permanent Committees/Discount on Registration Fees

                                            Dissolution

                                            Donations Through Dues

                                            • 94-027 Opinion 10KB

                                              E. C. Stiver, Jr. - Permanent Committees/Donations Through Dues

                                            Endorsement by PAC

                                            • 93-019 Opinion 11KB

                                              Citizens for Better Judges - Contributions/In-kind and Permanent Committees/Endorsement by PAC

                                            Escrow Account

                                            • 95-006 Opinion 20KB

                                              Republican Party of Kentucky - Definitions/Contribution and Political Parties/Contributions to Governor Campaign

                                            Expense Checks Given As Contributions

                                            • 93-022 Opinion 13KB

                                              Kentucky Hospital Association - Contributions/From Corporation to PAC and Permanent Committees/Expense Checks Given as Contributions

                                            Fundraising Proceeds from Corporation

                                            Host Golf Tournament

                                              Independent Expenditures

                                              • 00-007 Opinion 29KB
                                              • 00-007 Request 568KB

                                                Jon A. Woodall - Independent Expenditures/By a Committee and Permanent Committees/Independent Expenditures

                                              KDPAC

                                              • 92-005 Opinion 10KB

                                                James B. Martin, Jr. KDPAC - Permenent Committees (PACs)

                                              Kentucky Hospitals Circle of Friends

                                              • 96-003 Opinion 10KB

                                                Kentucky Hospitals' Circle of Friends - Corporations/Contribution to PAC and Permanent Committees

                                              Management by Candidate or Elected Official

                                              PACs Not Regulated by KRS Chapter 121

                                              • 93-011 Opinion 10KB

                                                Robert D. Woods - Permanent Committees/PACs Not Regulated by KREF Chapter 121

                                              Registration of PAC

                                              • 94-018 Opinion 13KB

                                                Jeff Blair - Definitions/Permanent Committee and Permanent Committees/Registration of PAC

                                              Seminars and Workshops

                                              • 97-007 Opinion 17KB

                                                KEMPAC - Permanent Committees/Seminars and Workshops

                                              UAW PAC

                                              • 94-011 Opinion 12KB

                                                Joe Norsworthy - Executive Committees/Wendell Ford Fundraising Dinner, Fundraisers/Wendell Ford Fundraising Dinner and Permanent Committees/UAW PAC

                                              Personal Service

                                                Volunteering Services as Contributions

                                                • 93-025 Opinion 15KB

                                                  Spencer D. Noe - Contributions/Volunteering Services

                                                • 93-026 Opinion 11KB

                                                  William C. Stone - Contributions/Volunteering Services

                                                • 99-004 Opinion 35KB
                                                • 99-004 Request 146KB

                                                  Patton/Henry for Kentucky Committee - Contributions/Volunteering Services; Personal Service/Volunteering Services as Contributions and Political Parties/Advertising in Newspaper

                                                Political Issues Committee

                                                  Contributions-Expenditures

                                                  Corporate Contributions

                                                  • 98-011 Opinion 18KB

                                                    Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation - Contributions/From Corporation to Political Issues Committee and Political Issues Committee/Corporate Contributions

                                                  • 99-005 Request 38KB

                                                    Eric Gregory - Political Issues Committee/Corporate Contributions

                                                  • 99-006 Opinion 15KB

                                                    Campbell County Democratic Executive Committee - Advertising/Advertising as Fundraising and Corporations/Corporate Contributions

                                                  Definition

                                                  • 04-006 Opinion 15KB
                                                  • 04-006 Request 158KB

                                                    Stewart E. Conner/Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP for Southeast Christian Church - Definitions/Political Issues Committee and Political Issues Committee/Definition

                                                  • 10-008 Opinion 1168KB
                                                  • 10-008 Request 679KB

                                                    Theresa Camoriano, on behalf of ConstitutionalLimits.com

                                                  Reporting

                                                  Political Parties

                                                    Advertising in Newspaper

                                                    • 93-008 Opinion 12KB

                                                      Kentucky Democratic Party - Advertising/Selling Advertising Space in Newsletter and Political Parties/Advertising in Newspaper

                                                    • 93-023 Opinion 12KB

                                                      Republican Party of Jefferson County - Advertising/Selling Advertising Space in Newsletter and Political Parties/Advertising in Newspaper

                                                    • 99-004 Opinion 35KB
                                                    • 99-004 Request 146KB

                                                      Patton/Henry for Kentucky Committee - Contributions/Volunteering Services; Personal Service/Volunteering Services as Contribtions and Political Parties/Advertising in Newspaper

                                                    Building Fund

                                                    • 93-022 Opinion 13KB

                                                      Kentucky Hospital Association - Contributions/From Corporation to PAC and Permanent Committees/Expense Checks Given as Contributions

                                                    • 93-024 Opinion 29KB

                                                      Robert E. Gable - Contributions/Building Fund and Federal Law/Preemption of Kentucky State Law

                                                    Contract for Discount Services

                                                    • 93-027 Opinion 11KB

                                                      Patrick M. Poor - Contracts/Contract with State Political Party-Discount Services

                                                    Contributions by Lobbyists

                                                    • 94-019 Opinion 12KB

                                                      James Arnett - Fundraisers/Contributions by Lobbyists and Political Parties/Contributions by Lobbyists

                                                    Contributions from National Party

                                                    • 95-011 Opinion 14KB

                                                      Democratic National Committee - Political Parties/Contributions from National Party

                                                    Contributions to Governor Campaign

                                                    • 07-002 Opinion 39KB
                                                    • 07-002 Request 118KB

                                                      Kerry S. Morgan for the Kentucky Democratic Party

                                                    • 94-026 Opinion 15KB

                                                      Donald H. Vish - Political Parties/Contributions to Governor Campaign

                                                    • 95-006 Opinion 20KB

                                                      Republican Party of Kentucky - Definitions/Contribution and Political Parties/Contributions to Governor Campaign

                                                    Definition

                                                    • 13-003 Opinion 14124KB
                                                    • 13-003 Request 1880KB

                                                      Libertarian Party of Kentucky and Libertarian Party of Boone County - Executive Committee of a Political Party - Definitions and Reporting Requirements

                                                    Expenditure from Opposite Party for Defeat of Gubernatorial Slate

                                                    • 95-015 Opinion 13KB

                                                      Spencer D. Noe - Definitions/Independent Expenditures and Political Parties/Expenditure from Opposite Party for Defeat of Gubernatorial Slate

                                                    Financing Golf Tournament

                                                    • 94-015 Opinion 13KB

                                                      Pat Goins - Advertising/Advertising as Fundraising and Fundraisers/Advertising as Fundraising

                                                    Redistricting-Lobbying

                                                      Sale of Voter Registration Lists

                                                      Senate Democratic Legislative Trust

                                                      • 97-005 Opinion 12KB

                                                        Kim Geveden - Political Parties/Senate Democratic Legislative Trust

                                                      Private Funds

                                                        Contribution as Distinguished from Personal Gift

                                                        Purchase of UK Tickets

                                                        • 92-009 Opinion 12KB

                                                          John Will Stacy - Private Funds/Purchase of UK Tickets

                                                        Public Forums

                                                          Candidate Appearance on Public Addess Television

                                                          Charging to Attend

                                                          Debates

                                                          Non-partisan Candidates Training Seminar

                                                          • 97-006 Opinion 13KB

                                                            Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation - Public Forums/Non-partisan Candidate Training Seminar

                                                          Report on Candidate in Professional Newsletter

                                                          Soliciting Funds

                                                          • 97-007 Opinion 17KB

                                                            KEMPAC - Permanent Committees/Seminars and Workshops

                                                          Reports

                                                            Congressional District Committee Reports

                                                            Future Year Candidates-Annual Reporting

                                                            • 97-013 Opinion 8KB

                                                              Jeffrey D. Withrow - Campaign Funds/Deposit of Contributions and Reports/Future Year Candidates - Annual Reporting

                                                            Reporting Contributions

                                                            • 94-007 Opinion 15KB

                                                              David L. Yewell - Contributions/Contribution by Partners of Unincorporated Law Firm

                                                            Reporting Loans

                                                            • 94-024 Opinion 12KB

                                                              Francis X. Smith - Definitions/Contribution and Reports/Reporting Loans

                                                            Reporting Requirements

                                                            Reporting Requirements for Out-of-State PAC

                                                            • 94-008 Opinion 13KB

                                                              Judy K. Winkel - Permanent Committees/Contribution from Out-of-State PAC and Reports/Reporting Requirements for Out-of-State PAC

                                                            Reporting requirements of Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                                                            • 11-002 Opinion 2389KB
                                                            • 11-002 Request 638KB

                                                              Republican Governors Association - Unauthorized Campaign Committee/Contribution Limits and Reporting Requirements

                                                            Requirements for Federal PAC Domiciled in KY

                                                            Slate of Candidates

                                                              Disposition of Excess Contributions

                                                              • 03-001 Opinion 20KB
                                                              • 03-001 Request 1278KB

                                                                Landham/Thoney Governor's Slate - Slate of Candidates/Disposition of Excess Contributions

                                                              • 99-011 Opinion 21KB
                                                              • 99-011 Request 127KB

                                                                Patton/Henry for Kentucky Committee - Campaign Funds/Termination-Excess Funds and Slate of Candidates/Disposition of Excess Contributions

                                                              Exceeding Maximum Threshold Qualifying Amount

                                                              • 99-008 Opinion 18KB
                                                              • 99-008 Request 59KB

                                                                Patton/Henry for Kentucky Committee - Slate of Candidates/Exceeding Maximum Threshold Qualifying Amount

                                                              Payment of Legal Expenses

                                                              Pre-exploratory Political Activity

                                                              • 01-005 Opinion 31KB
                                                              • 01-005 Request 1476KB

                                                                Franklin K. Jelsma - Definitions/Candidate and Slate of Candidates/Pre-exploratory Political Activity

                                                              Qualification - Opposing Slate

                                                              • 98-016 Opinion 18KB

                                                                Patton For Governor Exploratory Committee - Definitions/Opposing Slate and Slate of Candidates/Qualification-Opposing Slate

                                                              Write-In Slate

                                                              Unauthorized Campaign Committee

                                                                Definition

                                                                • 10-008 Opinion 1168KB
                                                                • 10-008 Request 679KB

                                                                  Theresa Camoriano, on behalf of ConstitutionalLimits.com

                                                                • 11-002 Opinion 2389KB
                                                                • 11-002 Request 638KB

                                                                  Republican Governors Association - Unauthorized Campaign Committee/Contribution Limits and Reporting Requirements

                                                                • 12-006 Opinion 3554KB
                                                                • 12-006 Request 2219KB

                                                                  Kentucky Family Values, House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee, Kentucky Democratic Party - Treatment of polling information exchanged, transferred or shared among Committees for Independent Expenditures

                                                                Management by Candidate or Elected Official

                                                                Receipt of Contribution from Caucus Campaign Committee

                                                                Receipt of Contribution from Executive Committee

                                                                Receipt of Corporate Contributions by

                                                                • 10-001 Opinion 572KB
                                                                • 10-001 Request 175KB

                                                                  Kentucky Chamber of Commerce - Independent Expenditures by Corporations

                                                                • 10-002 Opinion 507KB
                                                                • 10-002 Request 203KB

                                                                  Matthew J. Hallingstad/Citizens for Eastern Kentucky Government – Receipt of Unlimited Contributions for Independent Expenditures by Unauthorized Campaign Committee

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