There are many "ethics" statutes scattered throughout the KRS that apply to a broader audience that includes legislators, legislative agents, and employers. Two major areas occur in the Penal Code and in the Model Procurement Code. The relevant sections are listed below:
KRS Chapter 521 - Bribery and Corrupt Influences
- KRS 521.010 - Definitions.
- KRS 521.020 - Bribery of a public servant.
- KRS 521.030 - Soliciting unlawful compensation.
- KRS 521.040 - Unlawful compensation for assistance in public matters.
KRS Chapter 522 - Abuse of Public Office
- KRS 522. 010 - Definitions.
- KRS 522.020 - Official misconduct in the first degree.
- KRS 522.030 - Official misconduct in the second degree.
- KRS 522.040 - Misuse of confidential information.
Model Procurement Code
- KRS 45A.340 - Conflicts of interest of public officers and employees.
Listed below are selected sections of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to standards of conduct by legislators. This list is not comprehensive.
- Section 38 - Each house to judge qualifications, elections, and returns of its members.
- Section 39 - Powers of each house as to rules and conduct of members--Contempt--Bribery.
- Section 43 - Privileges from arrest and from questioning as to speech or debate.
- Section 44 - Ineligibility of members to civil office created or given increased compensation during term.
- Section 45 - Collector of public money ineligible unless he has quietus.
- Section 57 - Member having personal interest to make disclosure and not vote.
- Section 165 - Incompatible offices and employments.
- Section 237 - Federal office incompatible with state office.