Session of 1998
By Representative Campbell
            9             AN ACT concerning public bodies and agencies; relating to the open
10             meetings law; amending K.S.A. 75-4318 and repealing the existing
11             section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14           Section 1. K.S.A. 75-4318 is hereby amended to read as follows:
15       75-4318. (a) Except as otherwise provided by state or federal law or by
16       rules of the house or senate, and except with respect to any impeachment
17       inquiry or other impeachment matter referred to any committee of the
18       house of representatives prior to the report of such committee to the full
19       house of representatives, all meetings for the conduct of the affairs of,
20       and the transaction of business by, all legislative and administrative bodies
21       and agencies of the state and political and taxing subdivisions thereof,
22       including boards, commissions, authorities, councils, committees  , sub-
23       committees and other subordinate groups thereof, receiving or expending
24       and supported in whole or in part by public funds shall be open to the
25       public and no binding action by such bodies shall be by secret ballot  , but.
26       Any administrative body that is authorized by law to exercise quasi-judicial
27       functions shall not be required to have open meetings when such body
28       is deliberating matters relating to a decision involving such quasi-judicial
29       functions.
30           (b) Notice of the date, time and place of any regular or special meet-
31       ing of a public body designated hereinabove shall be furnished to any
32       person requesting such notice, except that:
33           (1) If notice is requested by petition, the petition shall designate one
34       person to receive notice on behalf of all persons named in the petition,
35       and notice to such person shall constitute notice to all persons named in
36       the petition;
37           (2) if notice is furnished to an executive officer of an employees' or-
38       ganization or trade association, such notice shall be deemed to have been
39       furnished to the entire membership of such organization or association;
40       and
41           (3) the public body may require that a request to receive notice must
42       be submitted again to the body prior to the commencement of any sub-
43       sequent fiscal year of the body during which the person wishes to continue

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  1       receiving notice, but, prior to discontinuing notice to any person, the
  2       public body   must shall notify the person that notice   will shall be discon-
  3       tinued unless the person resubmits a request to receive notice.
  4           (c) It shall be the duty of the presiding officer or other person calling
  5       the meeting, if the meeting is not called by the presiding officer, to furnish
  6       the notice required by subsection (b).
  7           (d) Prior to any meeting   hereinabove mentioned described by sub-
  8       section (a), any agenda relating to the business to be transacted at such
  9       meeting shall be made available to any person requesting   said an agenda.
10           (e) The use of cameras, photographic lights and recording devices
11       shall not be prohibited at any meeting   >=ntioned described by subsection
12       (a), but such use shall be subject to reasonable rules designed to insure
13       the orderly conduct of the proceedings at such meeting.
14           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-4318 is hereby repealed.
15           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
16       publication in the statute book.