Session of 1998
By Representative Thimesch
            9             AN ACT relating to the legislature; testimony before standing and stat-
10             utory committees to be made under oath.
12       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
13           Section 1. (a) When any person testifies to a committee, the testi-
14       mony of such person shall be taken only under oath or affirmation. The
15       chairperson, or other person acting as chairperson, of a committee is
16       authorized to administer an oath or affirmation to any person being per-
17       mitted to testify to a committee. Any matter may be submitted to a com-
18       mittee as provided under K.S.A. 53-601 and amendments thereto.
19           (b) No person shall testify before a committee unless such person
20       first submits to the oath or affirmation provided for in subsection (a).
21           (c) A person who falsely testifies to a committee shall be subject to
22       the provisions of K.S.A. 21-3805 and amendments thereto.
23           (d) As used in this act ``committee'' means a committee established
24       by: (1) Rules of the senate or house of representatives; or (2) a committee,
25       all of the members of which are legislators, which is provided for by
26       statute.
27           Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
28       publication in the statute book.