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2019 Take Back Kentucky (TBKY) January 19, 2018 Liberty Summit Meeting Notes

Guest Moderator: Scott Hofstra Moderator of UKTP
Honorable Guest Speakers: Mr.Andrew English, candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State and Mr.Dan Seum, lobbyist and expert presenter for adult use bill related to cannibias.

New speakersMr. Brett Schultz will join us talking briefly about the in and outs of instant racing related to Kentucky, Kentucky Horse Commission, and brand new casinos being built in the Commonwealth. . He has surprising new information for everyone related to revenue on historical machines and licensing fees. He is a retired horse trainer at harness racing.
Mr. Rick Reynolds will touch on Kentucky Constables are being locked on doing their constitutional duties by the (KSP)Kentucky State Police.  How will tell us how it is harming suburban, exburbs, and rural Kentucky.

1.) Andrew English campaign web site: https://englishforkentucky.com/
More about Andrew English learned the importance of teamwork and public service as the son of a football coach and school teacher. It was on the football field that English learned no one can succeed alone. You win as a team. During law school, Andrew English was accepted to join the U.S. Navy, where he served in the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Iwo Jima. Today, English serves as a Lt. Commander in the Navy Reserve. Kentucky called Andrew English and his wife, Blaire, home – where English learned the importance of faith, family, teamwork and service.
Why does he want to be Kentucky Secretary of State? “I want to serve as your Secretary of State because I know Kentucky’s potential is great. We are Kentucky, and there is no reason why we shouldn’t be the envy of the country. Help me put my faith in teamwork and serving the public to work. As Secretary of State, I will focus on fighting voter fraud, expanding job opportunities, and advancing all of us forward as Team Kentucky.”

2.) Dan Seum, founder of Kentucky Cannabis Counsel and Services. I am happy to announce KENTUCKY CANNABIS COUNSEL AND SERVICES ! We are here to provide knowledge and guidance needed to make Kentucky the #1 State in the Medicinal Marijuana, Adult Responsible Use, and Hemp Industry. Members of Kentucky Cannibis Counsel are professionals and experts in the field of Medicine, Business, Law Enforcement, Kentucky Politics, and Hemp Farming, including Cannabis Industry Specialists.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/19RS/sb80.html This is the Adult Use Bill Sponsored by Dan Seum in the Kentucky State Senate. It is currently assigned to the health and welfare committee.

3.) Summary of 2019 Kentucky General Assembly Session First Week
Passed One House: SB 3: Last Action 3rd reading, passed 23-13
Title AN ACT relating to school councils.
Sponsors J. Schickel, M. Wilson, D. Givens, D. Seum, S. West
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 160.345 to allow a local board to require an annual report of activities from a school council; reduce the minimum number of teachers serving on the council to two; specify that a council decision is appealable to the local board; require the local board of education to adopt a policy allowing the board to initiate review of a school council decision; specify the alignment of council policy with local board policy; allow a teacher to be transferred while serving on the school council; specify that local board members may attend council meetings; permit a superintendent to forward qualified applicants to the principal instead of the council; alter principal hiring process requiring principal to be selected by the superintendent after consultation with school council; require school council authority to be transferred to the superintendent if a school is identified for comprehensive support and improvement; make technical corrections; amend to conform.

Senate Bill 4
Last Action 3rd reading, passed 34-2 with floor amendment (1)
Title AN ACT relating to elections.
Sponsors D. Thayer, R. Alvarado, R. Mills
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 121.120 to require the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance to publish a manual for contributing organizations to describe the legal requirements relating to campaign finance; require all candidates, slates of candidates, committees, and contributing organizations, beginning with elections scheduled in 2020, to electronically submit all campaign finance reports to the registry; require the registry to publish the names of any candidate, slate of candidates, committee, or contributing organization as a delinquent filer, if the required campaign finance reports are submitted in a nonelectronic format, and until such time as the campaign finance reports are properly filed in an electronic format; require all independent expenditure reports to be submitted electronically to the registry within 48 hours of the date that the communication is publicly distributed or otherwise publicly disseminated, beginning with elections scheduled in 2020; make technical corrections; amend KRS 121.180 to permit all candidates to amend their spending intent consistent with what the candidate is actually spending in the election, so long as the amendment is made prior to the period in which the first campaign finance report is required to be filed with the registry; extend the length of time in which a candidate may change his or her spending intent with the registry, to conform with the campaign finance report deadlines in KRS Chapter 121, instead of candidate ballot access deadlines in Chapter 118; provide for a $500 minimum penalty to be assessed by the registry against candidates who declare an exemption from filing but then exceed their spending intent without filing the required reports; eliminate the five-day grace period for the filing of required reports to the registry, and instead require the reports to be submitted to the registry within two business days after the filing deadline; make technical corrections to conform; amend KRS 121.210 to allow a candidate or slate of candidates to designate one central campaign committee as a candidate-authorized committee; make technical corrections to conform; amend KRS 121.005 to conform.

Senate Bill 5
Last Action received in House
Title AN ACT proposing to amend Section 95 of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to the election of state officers.
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Sponsors C. McDaniel, R. Alvarado, C. Embry Jr., R. Girdler, R. Mills, D. Thayer, M. Wilson
Summary of Original Version Propose to amend Section 95 of the Constitution of Kentucky to hold the election of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Agriculture, Labor and Statistics in even-numbered years, every four years, beginning in 2028; provide transitional calendar; submit to the voters for ratification or rejection. Provide ballot language. Local Mandate – Election of statewide constitutional officers, change to even-numbered years.
County Clerks – Election of statewide constitutional officers, change to even-numbered years
Elections and Voting – Constitutional amendment, change election year of statewide constitutional officers
Governor – Time of election, move to even-numbered years
Lieutenant Governor – Time of election, move to even-numbered years
Public Officers and Employees – Election of statewide constitutional officers, change to even-numbered years.
Secretary of State – Time of election, move to even-numbered years
Treasurer – Time of election, move to even-numbered years
Agriculture – Commissioner of, time of election, move to even-numbered years
Attorney General – Time of election, move to even-numbered years
Auditor of Public Accounts – Time of election, move to even-numbered years
Constitution, Ky. – Election of statewide constitutional officers, change to even-numbered years.

Senate Bill 50
Last Action 3rd reading, passed 30-6
Title AN ACT relating to reporting the dispensing of prescriptions to induce abortion.
Sponsors R. Mills, D. Carroll, M. Castlen, C. Embry Jr., S. Meredith, D. Thayer, M. Wilson, M. Wise
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 213.101 to require a report of dispensing a prescription for RU-486, cytotec, pitocin, mifeprex, misoprostol, or any other drug or combination of drugs that are intended to end a pregnancy to the Vital Statistics Branch within 15 days after the end of the month in which the prescription was dispensed; require report to be made available on the cabinet’s Web site; create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.820 to require a report of dispensing a prescription for RU-486, cytotec, pitocin, mifeprex, misoprostol, or any other drug or combination of drugs that are intended to end a pregnancy; amend KRS 311.723 and 311.735 to correct citations to KRS 213.101.
Weblink for Kentucky State Senate/House Bills Full List: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/19RS/house_bills.html Kentucky State House Bills Introduced live web link. Kentucky State Senate Introduced live web link: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/19RS/senate_bills.html
4.) Specific Information on Candidates Filed for Statewide offices in Kentucky
https://2019sos.com/ This is the campaign web page for Stephen Knipper running for Kentucky Secretary of State(Republican).

STEVE’S PLAN:

1. CLEAN UP THE VOTER ROLLS
In 2015, Steve was instrumental in devising a clean-up procedure for Ohio’s Secretary of State, which has since passed constitutional scrutiny by the U.S. Supreme Court. That plan will be used to clean up KY’s database, specifically addressing the problem with our 48 counties that have more registered voter than citizens. This process can begin on day one that Steve Knipper becomes the 77th Secretary of State. We can not afford the next Secretary of State to have on the job training!
2. GIVE DEFINITION to the Secretary of State’s title: CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER.
Steve has over 15 years experience working in Fortune 500 and Forbes 200 companies, and interacting daily with their CEO’s, CFO’s & CIO’s. As a Project Management Professional, Steve has the applicable business acumen with the necessary technological skills to deliver secure, state-of-the-art service to businesses of any size, any where in the world.
As one of the Senior Managers within the Executive Branch, Steve’s established contacts with Economic Development, Department of Local Government and various International consulate generals are within Kentucky’s cutting edge fields of Aerospace, Aeronautics and Automobile manufacturing. Steve’s skill set has been designed to match his goals he established when he first ran in 2015 and remain unmatched by an other candidate running for Secretary of State.
3. REDESIGN workflow and outdated processes to save time and money.
The Secretary of State has many administrative functions. Steve has 15 years experience and certified in Six Sigma process and workflow management. He has streamlined and automated many processes for Fortune 500 companies to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Steve will bring these necessary skills to this office.

***Other candidates will be listed in the February 2019 TBKY meeting notes.***

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