Session of 1997
HOUSE BILL No. 2396
By Representative Dean
9 AN ACT concerning campaign finance; relating to contributions and the
10 use thereof; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 25-4157a and repealing the
11 existing section.
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14 Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 25-4157a is hereby amended to read
15 as follows: 25-4157a. (a) No moneys received by any candidate or can-
16 didate committee of any candidate as a contribution under this act shall
17 be used or be made available for the personal use of the candidate and
18 no such moneys shall be used by such candidate or the candidate com-
19 mittee of such candidate except for legitimate campaign purposes, for
20 expenses of holding political office or for contributions to the party com-
21 mittees of the political party of which such candidate is a member.
22 For the purpose of this subsection, expenditures for ``personal use''
23 shall include expenditures to defray normal living expenses for the can-
24 didate or the candidate's family and expenditures for the personal benefit
25 of the candidate having no direct connection with or effect upon the
26 campaign of the candidate or the holding of public office.
27 Expenditures for ``personal use'' shall not include expenditures by a
28 candidate or a candidate's committee for donations of money or property
29 made in the name of such candidate or candidate's committee to a char-
30 itable or eleemosynary organization.
31 (b) No candidate or candidate committee shall accept from any other
32 candidate or candidate committee for any candidate for local, state or
33 national office, any moneys received by such candidate or candidate com-
34 mittee as a campaign contribution. The provisions of this subsection shall
35 not be construed to prohibit a candidate or candidate committee from
36 accepting moneys from another candidate or candidate committee if such
37 moneys constitute a reimbursement for one candidate's proportional
38 share of the cost of any campaign activity participated in by both candi-
39 dates involved. Such reimbursement shall not exceed an amount equal to
40 the proportional share of the cost directly benefiting and attributable to
41 the personal campaign of the candidate making such reimbursement.
42 (c) At the time of the termination of any campaign and prior to the
43 filing of a termination report in accordance with K.S.A. 25-4157, and
1 amendments thereto, all residual funds not otherwise obligated for the
2 payment of expenses incurred in such campaign or the holding of office
3 shall be contributed to a charitable organization, as defined by the laws
4 of the state, contributed to a party committee or returned as a refund in
5 whole or in part to any contributor or contributors from whom received
6 or paid into the general fund of the state.
7 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 25-4157a is hereby repealed.
8 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
9 publication in the statute book.