Session of 1998
By Committee on Elections and Local Government
            9             AN ACT concerning governmental ethics; relating to certain violations.
11       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
12           Section 1. K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-293, and amendments thereto,
13       and K.S.A. 1997 Supp. 46-237a and section 2 shall be known and may be
14       cited as the state governmental ethics law.
15           Sec. 2. (a) A conspiracy is an agreement with another person or per-
16       sons to commit a violation of K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-286, and amend-
17       ments thereto, or assist in committing a violation of K.S.A. 46-215 through
18       46-286, and amendments thereto. Conspiracy under this section requires
19       that an overt act in furtherance of such conspiracy be committed by the
20       person or by a co-conspirator.
21           (b) It shall be a defense to an allegation of conspiracy that the accused
22       person voluntarily and in good faith withdrew from the conspiracy, and
23       communicated the fact of such withdrawal to one or more of the accused
24       person's alleged co-conspirators, before any overt act in furtherance of
25       the conspiracy was committed.
26           (c) Violations of this section are punishable by civil fine as provided
27       by K.S.A. 46-288, and amendments thereto.
28           (d) A conspiracy to violate any provision of K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-
29       286, and amendments thereto, is a class B misdemeanor.
30           (e) The provisions of this section shall be subject to interpretation
31       and enforcement by the Kansas commission on governmental standards
32       and conduct in the manner provided by K.S.A. 46-253 through 46-263,
33       and amendments thereto.
34           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
35       publication in the statute book.