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The next report covers 
5/1/2024 to 8/31/2024 and is
due by Monday, September 16, 2024.​​

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TRAINING: Online employer and legislative agent training. Please click here​ to watch.
To view a copy of the gray booklet we mention in the training video click here​. 
TRAINING: Legislative Ethics Code Overview training. Please click ​here to watch.​
PLEASE NOTE:  Legislators and legislative candidates are prohibited from receiving campaign contributions from registered employers of legislative agents and permanent committees (PACs) during a regular session of the General Assembly.  KRS 6.767.  Due to a change in the law in 2022, the KRS 6.767 prohibition does not apply to legislative candidates in a special election or legislators seeking statewide office.​​

KLEC has jurisdiction over

  • Legislative agents (lobbyists),
  • Employers (individuals or entities who engage legislative agents),
  • Members of the General Assembly, and
  • Candidates running for 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 PeriodDue
January 1 - 31February 15
February 1 - 28March 15
March 1 - 31April 15
April 1 - 30May 15
May 1 - August 31September 15
September 1 – December 31January 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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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 171, in Frankfort, Ky. on Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at ​10:00 a.m. ​

To watch it live click here​.

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?

​KLEC Guidebook may be found here​.

Mailing guidelines for legislators and legislative staff may be found here​.

2024 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.​