Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed an executive order on May 27, 2008, that, among other things, makes 74 state agencies, boards, and commissions subject to the state's gift and conflict of interest rules. Among the newly covered agencies are the Higher Education Student Loan Corporation, the Teachers' Retirement System Board of Trustees, and the Kentucky Housing Corporation Board of Directors.

In addition, the executive order bars executive branch officials and employees from negotiating for future employment with a person or entity that does business with or is regulated by the agency for which the official or employee works if that official or employee is directly involved in matters involving the potential future employer.