A bill that would give subpoena power to committees in Lexington and Louisville that investigate alleged ethics violations within local government is heading to the full House.
The House Local Government Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 117 on Monday. The Senate approved the bill 35-1 last month. The bill applies only to urban county governments.
Sen. Julie Denton, R-Louisville, said the bill was in response to alleged ethics violations of council members in Louisville. SB 117 would give ethics committees administrative subpoena power to gather documents and compel witnesses to testify.