Session of 1998
By Committee on Governmental Organization and Elections
            9             AN ACT concerning governmental ethics; relating to lobbyists; amending
10             K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 46-269 and repealing the existing section.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13           Section 1. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 46-269 is hereby amended to read as
14       follows: 46-269. Each report under K.S.A. 46-268, and amendments
15       thereto, shall disclose the following:
16           (a) The full name and address of each person who has paid compen-
17       sation for lobbying to the lobbyist or has paid for expenses of lobbying by
18       the lobbyist during the period reported.
19           (b) The aggregate amount or value of all expenditures made, except
20       for expenses of general office overhead, by the lobbyist or by the lobbyist's
21       employer for or in direct relation to lobbying during the reporting period,
22       if such expenditures exceed $100. Individual expenditures of less than $2
23       shall not be required to be reported under this subsection. Every lobbyist
24       shall keep detailed accounts of all expenditures required to be reported
25       pursuant to K.S.A. 46-268, and amendments thereto. Such expenditures
26       shall be reported according to the following categories of expenditures:
27           (1) Food and beverages provided as hospitality;
28           (2) entertainment, gifts, honoraria or payments;
29           (3) mass media communications;
30           (4) recreation provided as hospitality;
31           (5) communications for the purpose of influencing legislative or ex-
32       ecutive action; and
33           (6) (A) all other reportable expenditures made in the performance
34       of services as a lobbyist.
35       With regard to expenditures for entertainment or hospitality which is
36       primarily recreation, food and beverages, only amounts expended on a
37       state officer or employee or on such officer or employee's spouse guests
38       shall be considered to be for or in direct relation to lobbying.
39           (B) Any report of expenditures for food and beverages shall include
40       the amount expended on a state officer or employee and guests of such
41       officer or employee. Such report shall include the name of such officer or
42       employee and the number of guests of the officer or employee. The pro-
43       visions of this subsection (B) shall not apply to:

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  1           (i) Food and beverages, the provision of which is motivated by a per-
  2       sonal or family relationship or provided at events to which all members
  3       of the legislature are invited;
  4           (ii) food and beverages provided at public events in which the person
  5       is attending in an official capacity;
  6           (iii) food and beverages provided to a person subject to this act when
  7       it is obvious such food and beverage are not being provided because of
  8       the person's official position; and
  9           (iv) food and beverages such as soft drinks, coffee or snack foods not
10       offered as part of a meal.
11           (C) Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection and subsec-
12       tion (c), no lobbyist shall be responsible to report any expenditure by the
13       lobbyist's employer of which such person has no knowledge.
14           (c) Whenever an individual lobbyist contributes to a single special
15       event, such lobbyist shall report only the aggregate amount or value of
16       the expenditure contributed by such lobbyist.
17           (d) Whenever more than one lobbyist is employed by a single em-
18       ployer, the reports required by this section relating to such employer shall
19       be made by only one such lobbyist and that lobbyist shall be the lobbyist
20       who is most directly connected with the particular expenditure or gift,
21       honoraria or payment. No expenditure or gift, honoraria or payment re-
22       quired to be reported by this section shall be reported by more than one
23       lobbyist.
24           (e) All accounts, records and documents of the lobbyist which relate
25       to every expenditure reported or which should have been reported shall
26       be maintained and preserved by the lobbyist for a period of five years
27       from the date of the filing of such report or statement and may be in-
28       spected under conditions determined by the commission.
29           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 46-269 is hereby repealed.
30           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
31       publication in the statute book.