(A)   If a member of the Ethics Commission or any other person believes a required registration or statement under §§ 21.41, 21.42, or 21.43 was intentionally not filed by a lobbyist or employer, intentionally contains false information, or intentionally omits required information, any investigation by the Ethics Commission shall require a written complaint and follow the procedures of § 21.06.
   (B)   Beginning 150 days after the effective date of this section, the Ethics Commission shall draft and make public its rules and regulations for the administration of §§ 21.40 to 21.45. The Ethics Commission shall include changes to its rules, operations, or procedures regarding §§ 21.40 to 21.45 in the annual report submitted to the Louisville Metro Council as required by § 21.05(D).
   (C)   (1)   The Ethics Commission shall be the official custodian of the registrations and statements required by §§ 21.41, 21.42, and 21.43. The registrations and statements shall be maintained by the Commission, or the administrative official designated by the Commission as the "custodian" of public documents, and shall be available for public inspection immediately upon filing via open records requests under KRS 61.870 et. seq.
      (2)   The Ethics Commission shall endeavor to make all registrations and statements available online in order to make those documents available to the public without an open records request, and shall report to Metro Council on progress toward that goal 150 days after the effective date of this section.
   (D)   The Ethics Commission shall publish a handbook that explains §§ 21.41 to 21.45 in clear and concise language, and make it available free of charge to Metro Officers, candidates for elected Metro Offices, lobbyists, employers, and any other interested persons.
   (E)   On or before the fifteenth day of February of each year, the commission shall, in a manner and form it determines, publish a report containing statistical information on the registration statements filed with it under § 21.41 during the preceding year.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 168, approved 11-16-2022; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 27-2023, approved 3-24-2023)