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Ethics Education & Training Provided for Legislators

KRS Section(s) - KRS 6.701, 6.706, 6.711, 6.716

 

What ethics education and training is provided for legislators?

The Commission is required to establish and supervise a program of ethics education and training for legislators consisting of:

  1. An ethics education manual;
  2. Orientation courses for new legislators; and
  3. Annual current issues seminars for all legislators. (KRS 6.701, 6.706, 6.711, 6.716)

What does the Commission provide concerning:

1.   Ethics Education Manual?

  • Guide to the Code of Ethics of the Kentucky General Assembly
  • Quick Reference Brochure for Legislative Agents, Employers, and Legislators
  • Strengths of the Code of Ethics
  • Citizens Guide to the Code of Ethics
  • Updated Legislative Agent/Employer List

2.   Orientation courses for legislators? (KRS 6.711)

Legislators are required to complete the initial orientation course offered under this code. Permission to attend a later course may be granted by the Commission for good cause shown.  This section of the Code provides that the training be:

  • Designed and administered by the Commission.
  • Conducted in January of each odd-numbered year.
  • Required to be at least three (3) hours in length; group participation portions to be closed to the public.
  • Required to be designed for approval by the Kentucky Bar Association for continuing legal education ethics credits required by the bar. 

3. Current issues seminars for legislators? (KRS 6.716)

After completion of an orientation course, legislators are required to complete one current issues seminar each year. This section of the Code provides that the training be:

  • Designed and administered by the Commission;
  • Conducted in January of each year.
  • Required to be at least three (3) hours in length; group participation portions to be closed to the public.
  • Required to be designed for approval by the Kentucky Bar Association for continuing legal education ethics credits required by the bar.

 

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