Session of 1998
By Representative Johnston
            9             AN ACT concerning campaign finance; relating to certain reports;
10             amending K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 25-4148 and repealing the existing
11             section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14           Section 1. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 25-4148 is hereby amended to read as
15       follows: 25-4148. (a) Every treasurer shall file a report prescribed by this
16       section. Reports filed by treasurers for candidates for state office, other
17       than officers elected on a state-wide basis, shall be filed in both the office
18       of the secretary of state and in the office of the county election officer of
19       the county in which the candidate is a resident. Reports filed by treasurers
20       for candidates for state-wide office shall be filed only with the secretary
21       of state. Reports filed by treasurers for candidates for local office shall be
22       filed in the office of the county election officer of the county in which
23       the name of the candidate is on the ballot. Except as otherwise provided
24       by subsection (h), all such reports shall be filed in time to be received in
25       the offices required on or before each of the following days:
26           (1) The eighth day preceding the primary election, which report shall
27       be for the period beginning on January 1 of the election year for the office
28       the candidate is seeking and ending 12 days before the primary election,
29       inclusive;
30           (2) the eighth day preceding a general election, which report shall be
31       for the period beginning 11 days before the primary election and ending
32       12 days before the general election, inclusive;
33           (3) January 10 of the year after an election year, which report shall
34       be for the period beginning 11 days before the general election and end-
35       ing on December 31, inclusive;
36           (4) for any calendar year when no election is held, a report shall be
37       filed on the next January 10 for the preceding calendar year;
38           (5) a treasurer shall file only the annual report required by subsection
39       (4) for those years when the candidate is not participating in a primary
40       or general election.;
41           (6) in the case of treasurers for candidates for local office, a report
42       shall be filed on the next May 10 after the preceding April general election,
43       which report shall be for the period beginning 12 days before the general

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  1       election and ending on the thirtieth day following the election, inclusive.
  2       Such report shall be in addition to the report required by paragraph (3)
  3       of this subsection.
  4           (b) Each report required by this section shall state:
  5           (1) Cash on hand on the first day of the reporting period;
  6           (2) the name and address of each person who has made one or more
  7       contributions in an aggregate amount or value in excess of $50 during the
  8       election period together with the amount and date of such contributions,
  9       including the name and address of every lender, guarantor and endorser
10       when a contribution is in the form of an advance or loan;
11           (3) the aggregate amount of all proceeds from bona fide sales of po-
12       litical materials such as, but not limited to, political campaign pins, but-
13       tons, badges, flags, emblems, hats, banners and literature;
14           (4) the aggregate amount of contributions for which the name and
15       address of the contributor is not known;
16           (5) each contribution, rebate, refund or other receipt not otherwise
17       listed;
18           (6) the total of all receipts;
19           (7) the name and address of each person to whom expenditures have
20       been made in an aggregate amount or value in excess of $50, with the
21       amount, date, and purpose of each and; the names and addresses of all
22       persons to whom any loan or advance has been made; when an expend-
23       iture is made by payment to an advertising agency, public relations firm
24       or political consultants for disbursement to vendors, the report of such
25       expenditure shall show in detail the name of each such vendor and the
26       amount, date and purpose of the payments to each;
27           (8) the name and address of each person from whom an in-kind con-
28       tribution was received or who has paid for personal services provided
29       without charge to or for any candidate, candidate committee, party com-
30       mittee or political committee, if the contribution is in excess of $50 and
31       is not otherwise reported under subsection (b)(7), and the amount, date
32       and purpose of the contribution;
33           (9) the aggregate of all expenditures not otherwise reported under
34       this section; and
35           (10) the total of expenditures.
36           (c) Treasurers of candidates and of candidate committees shall be
37       required to itemize, as provided in subsection (b)(2), only the purchase
38       of tickets or admissions to testimonial events by a person who purchases
39       such tickets or admissions in an aggregate amount or value in excess of
40       $50 per event, or who purchases such a ticket or admission at a cost
41       exceeding $25 per ticket or admission. All other purchases of tickets or
42       admissions to testimonial events shall be reported in an aggregate amount
43       and shall not be subject to the limitations specified in K.S.A. 25-4154,

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  1       and amendments thereto.
  2           (d) If a contribution or other receipt from a political committee is
  3       required to be reported under subsection (b), the report shall include the
  4       full name of the organization with which the political committee is con-
  5       nected or affiliated or, name or description sufficiently describing the
  6       affiliation or, if the committee is not connected or affiliated with any one
  7       organization, the trade, profession or primary interest of contributors of
  8       the political committee.
  9           (e) The commission may require any treasurer to file an amended
10       report for any period for which the original report filed by such treasurer
11       contains material errors or omissions, and notice of the errors or omissions
12       shall be part of the public record. The amended report shall be filed
13       within 30 days after notice by the commission.
14           (f) The commission may require any treasurer to file a report for any
15       period for which the required report is not on file, and notice of the failure
16       to file shall be part of the public record. Such report shall be filed within
17       five days after notice by the commission.
18           (g) For the purpose of any report required to be filed pursuant to
19       subsection (a) by the treasurer of any candidate seeking nomination by
20       convention or caucus or by the treasurer of the candidate's committee or
21       by the treasurer of any party committee or political committee of which
22       the primary purpose is supporting or opposing the nomination of any such
23       candidate, the date of the convention or caucus shall be considered the
24       date of the primary election.
25           (h) If a report is sent by certified or registered mail on or before the
26       day it is due, the mailing shall constitute receipt by that office.
27           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 25-4148 is hereby repealed.
28           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
29       publication in the statute book.