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State Level Conflict of Interest

The Kansas conflict of interests laws are of fundamental importance to the workings of state government.They draw the line between private interests and public trust which must be guarded carefully. Efforts to clarify and enforce the line are increasingly important as public concern mounts over abuses of the public trust.The conflict of interests statutes provide for:

(1) the filing of statements of substantial interests;

(2) a code of conduct making it illegal for state officers and employees to be involved in certain conflicts; and

(3) the issuance of advisory opinions by the Commission.

State government official's "Statement of Substantial Interests" forms are available for public inspection from the Internet from the Kansas Secretary of State's web site. Local official's statements are available in the office of their city or county election officer.

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