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Frequently Asked Questions

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These “Frequently Asked Questions” are intended merely as a general reference tool and in no way supersede applicable statutory provisions, administrative regulations or case law. The Registry recommends a complete reading of the campaign finance laws contained in KRS Chapter 121 and the administrative regulations contained in Title 32 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations. If you have any specific questions about the subjects covered by these questions or this website, you should contact the Registry directly.​

Frequently Asked Questions
QuestionAnswer
What are the limits on contributions to Political Issues Committees?There is no contribution limit on what an individual, business, or a corporation may contribute to a political issues committee. This is the only exception to the prohibition on corporations making political contributions.​​
What are the limits on contributions to Political Issues Committees?There is no contribution limit on what an individual, business, or a corporation may contribute to a political issues committee. This is the only exception to the prohibition on corporations making political contributions.
Do registration and reporting requirements apply to persons spending money or campaigning in an attempt to get an issue on the ballot?No, but campaign finance law applies when the issue is on ballot. Campaign finance registration and reporting requirements do not apply to “referendum activities,” where persons spend money or campaign in an attempt to get an issue on the ballot. Once the issue is on the ballot, however, registration and reporting as a political issues committee may apply. KRS 121.015(3)(c) defines "political issues committee" to mean 3 or more persons who join together to advocate or oppose a constitutional amendment or public question which appears on the ballot, when the committee receives or spends money in excess of $1,000. Committee registration requirements are found in KRS 121.170 and reporting requirements are set forth in KRS 121.180.
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