Session of 1999
House Concurrent Resolution No. 5027
By Representative Light
(By request)

10             A  CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the strengthening of cam-
11             paign finance and procedure for disclosure requirements of campaign
12             expenditures and contributions.
15             WHEREAS,  The full disclosure of campaign expenditures and con-
16       tributions would help ensure the integrity of elections; and
17             WHEREAS,  The lack of strong campaign finance laws weaken a dem-
18       ocratic government; and
19             WHEREAS,  The high cost of conducting an effective campaign for
20       elective office severely limits, if not eliminates, the possibility of the av-
21       erage citizen to serve this state as an elected official; and
22             WHEREAS,  Kansas is one of 24 states that have a Silver Haired Leg-
23       islature and the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature conducted its 16th An-
24       nual Session in October 1998; and
25             WHEREAS,  The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature adopted SHL Res-
26       olution No. 1509 which urged the enactment of laws to strengthen exist-
27       ing campaign finance and disclosure requirements of campaign expend-
28       itures and contributions: Now, therefore,
29             Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas,
30       the Senate concurring therein: That the legislature of the state of Kansas
31       is urged to strengthen existing campaign finance and disclosure require-
32       ments of campaign expenditures and contributions.