Session of 1998
By Committee on Governmental Organization and Elections
            9             AN ACT concerning campaign finance; relating to contributions and the
10             use thereof; amending K.S.A. 1997 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. 1997 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:
20           (1) Legitimate campaign purposes, for;
21           (2) expenses of holding political office or for;
22           (3) contributions to the party committees of the political party of
23       which such candidate is a member;
24           (4) any membership dues paid to a community service or civic or-
25       ganization in the name of the candidate or candidate committee of any
26       candidate;
27           (5) expenses incurred in the purchase of tickets to meals and special
28       events sponsored by any organization the major purpose of which is to
29       promote or facilitate the social, business, commercial or economic well
30       being of the local community; or
31           (6) expenses incurred in the purchase and mailing of greeting cards
32       to voters and constituents.
33           For the purpose of this subsection, expenditures for ``personal use''
34       shall include expenditures to defray normal living expenses for the can-
35       didate or the candidate's family and expenditures for the personal benefit
36       of the candidate having no direct connection with or effect upon the
37       campaign of the candidate or the holding of public office.
38           (b) No moneys received by any candidate or candidate committee of
39       any candidate as a contribution shall be used to pay interest or any other
40       finance charges upon moneys loaned to the campaign by such candidate
41       or the spouse of such candidate.
42           (b) (c) No candidate or candidate committee shall accept from any
43       other candidate or candidate committee for any candidate for local, state

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  1       or national office, any moneys received by such candidate or candidate
  2       committee as a campaign contribution. The provisions of this subsection
  3       shall not be construed to prohibit a candidate or candidate committee
  4       from accepting moneys from another candidate or candidate committee
  5       if such moneys constitute a reimbursement for one candidate's propor-
  6       tional share of the cost of any campaign activity participated in by both
  7       candidates involved. Such reimbursement shall not exceed an amount
  8       equal to the proportional share of the cost directly benefiting and attrib-
  9       utable to the personal campaign of the candidate making such reimburse-
10       ment.
11           (c) (d) At the time of the termination of any campaign and prior to
12       the filing of a termination report in accordance with K.S.A. 25-4157, and
13       amendments thereto, all residual funds not otherwise not obligated for
14       the payment of expenses incurred in such campaign or the holding of
15       office shall be contributed to a charitable organization, as defined by the
16       laws of the state, contributed to a party committee or returned as a refund
17       in whole or in part to any contributor or contributors from whom received
18       or paid into the general fund of the state.
19           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 25-4157a is hereby repealed.
20           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
21       publication in the statute book.