Session of 1998
HOUSE BILL No. 2776
By Committee on Governmental Organization and
AN ACT concerning governmental ethics;
relating to certain violations;
10 relating to past
12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
State of Kansas:
13 Section 1. K.S.A.
46-215 through 46-293, and amendments thereto,
14 and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 46-237a and section 2
shall be known and may be
15 cited as the state governmental ethics
16 Sec. 2. (a) No
person shall accept or agree to accept any economic
17 opportunity, gift, loan, gratuity, special
discount, favor, hospitality or serv-
18 ice for having given, in such person's
official capacity as a state officer or
19 employee, a decision, opinion,
recommendation or vote favorable to the
20 person giving or offering to give such
economic opportunity, gift, loan,
21 gratuity, special discount, favor,
hospitality or service.
22 (b) No person shall
offer any economic opportunity, gift, loan, gra-
23 tuity, special discount, favor, hospitality
or service to any other person for
24 a decision, opinion, recommendation or vote
done in such other person's
25 official capacity as a state officer or
employee that was favorable to the
26 person offering such economic opportunity,
gift, loan, gratuity, special
27 discount, favor, hospitality or
28 (c) Subsections (a) and
(b) shall not apply to the gifts or other benefits
29 conferred on account of a family or other
personal, professional or busi-
30 ness relationship independent of the
official status of the receiver.
31 (d) Violations of this
section are punishable by civil fine as provided
32 by K.S.A. 46-288, and amendments
33 (e) Compensation for
past official acts is a class B misdemeanor.
34 (f) The provisions of
this section shall be subject to interpretation and
35 enforcement by the Kansas commission on
governmental standards and
36 conduct in the manner provided by K.S.A.
46-253 through 46-263, and
37 amendments thereto.
38 Sec. 3. This act
shall take effect and be in force from and after its
39 publication in the statute book.