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The next report covers 
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022 and is
due on Monday, May 16, 2022.

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TRAINING: Online employer and legislative agent training. Please click here​ to watch.
TRAINING: Legislative Ethics Code Overview training. Please click here to watch.

KLEC has jurisdiction over

  • Legislative agents (lobbyists),
  • Employers (individuals or entities who engage legislative agents), and
  • Members of the General Assembly.

The legislative ethics law covers four broad subject matters

  • Registration of legislative agents and employers;
  • Statements by legislative agents and employers of:
    • lobbying expenditures and expenses, and financial transactions;
  • Conduct of members of the General Assembly; and
  • Financial disclosure statements of the General Assembly, legislative candidates, and
    key legislative staff.


Reporting Deadlines

Reporting Period Due
January 1 - 31 February 15
February 1 - 28 March 15
March 1 - 31 April 15
April 1 - 30 May 15
May 1 - August 31 September 15
September 1 – December 31 January 15

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Contact Us

Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission
22 Mill Creek Park
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

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Phone - (502) 573-2863

Fax - (502) 573-2929

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Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission

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Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

A fact finding and service body for the legislature consisting of a 16 member panel of Democrats and Republican leaders from the General Assembly.

Visit legislature.ky.gov

Kentucky Registry of Election Finance

The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance administers and enforces the laws regulating the financing of state and local elections in Kentucky.

Visit kref.ky.gov



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Contact Phone Numbers

(502) 573-2863 - Donnita Crittenden, Assistant
(502) 573-2910 - Laura Hendrix, Exec. Dir.
(502) 573-2911 - Emily Dennis, Counsel
(502) 564-9076 - Lori Smither, Assistant

The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission will hold its next regular meeting, at the Capitol Annex, Room 169, in Frankfort, Ky. on Monday, June 13th, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. ​

Open Records Requests

To view the open records request policy for the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission click here​.

To get a copy of the open records request form click here​.

Donnita Crittenden is the official custodian of records at the Commission office, to send an email click here.

What's New?

As of July 1, 2021, we are happy to announce that the Commission office will re-open its office to the public. We request that you wear a mask when visiting our office. ​

We encourage you to continue to contact us via the means listed below, and by filing electronically or by scanning paperwork and emailing it to us.  If you need to send the Commission copies of paperwork, it is most efficient to scan and email it to the email addresses as listed on the staff page, or fax to the number above.

You may reach Laura Hendrix, Executive Director, at (502) 573-2910, Emily Dennis, Counsel, at (502) 573-2911, and Lori Smither, Staff Assistant, at (502) 564-9084 You may still reach Donnita Crittenden, Executive Assistant, at the main Commission number (502) 573-2863.

If a lobbyist or employer is currently filing disclosures by paper and would like to file online, please email us and we can contact you with an ID and password.

If an entity needs to register as a lobbyist or employer, please email the required scanned paperwork to Donnita Crittenden or Lori Smither at the staff emails or fax them to (502) 573-2929. 

All provisions of the Code of Legislative Ethics are in force during this time. If there is a need for an opinion about the application of the Code to any particular ethical issue that may arise, please continue to contact us and we will answer your questions.

Laura Hendrix,                                     
Executive Director

KLEC Guidebook may be found here​.

2020 General Assembly adopts changes in Code of   Legislative Ethics see what's changed​.

KLEC adopted a new opinion on December 12, 2018. To read this opinion click here OLEC 18-01.​