Session of 1998
By Committee on Elections and Local Government
            9             AN ACT concerning governmental ethics; relating to certain violations;
10             relating to liability for violations by another person.
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 law.
16           Sec. 2. (a) A person is responsible for a violation of K.S.A. 46-215
17       through 46-286, and amendments thereto, by another if such person in-
18       tentionally aids, abets, advises, hires, counsels or procures the other to
19       commit the violation.
20           (b) A person responsible under subsection (a) also is responsible for
21       any other violation of K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-286, and amendments
22       thereto, committed in pursuance of the intended violation if the violation
23       reasonably is foreseeable by such person as a probable consequence of
24       committing or attempting to commit the violation intended.
25           (c) A person responsible under this section may be charged with and
26       found to have violated any section of K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-286, and
27       amendments thereto, although the person alleged to have directly com-
28       mitted the violation lacked criminal or legal capacity or has not been
29       found to have violated any provision of K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-286,
30       and amendments thereto.
31           (d) Any person found responsible under this section shall be subject
32       to the same penalty, fine, forfeiture or prosecution as for the underlying
33       violation.
34           (e) The provisions of this section shall be subject to interpretation
35       and enforcement by the Kansas commission on governmental standards
36       and conduct in the manner provided by K.S.A. 46-253 through 46-263,
37       and amendments thereto.
38           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
39       publication in the statute book.