Session of 1999
SENATE BILL No. 214
By Senators Hensley, Barone, Biggs, Downey, Feleciano, Gilstrap,
Gooch, Goodwin, Jones, Petty, Steineger and Stephens
10 AN ACT concerning election campaign finance; prohibiting contribu-
11 tions in elections for the office of insurance commissioner from certain
12 entities; and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof.
14 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15 Section 1. (a) (1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection,
16 the definitions set forth in K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 25-4143, and amendments
17 thereto, shall be applicable to the provisions in this section.
18 (2) As used in this section: (A) "Regulated entity" means any person
19 who is required by law to be licensed by the insurance commissioner, or
20 any person who engages in a business or profession which is regulated by
21 the insurance commissioner, or any person employed by a company reg-
22 ulated by the insurance commissioner; and
23 (B) "contracting entity" means any person who contracts with the
24 department of insurance to provide legal services for the department in
25 cases in which the workers compensation fund is involved.
26 (b) No regulated entity or contracting entity and no person or political
27 committee acting on behalf of a regulated entity or contracting entity shall
28 make a contribution to or on behalf of a person holding the office of
29 insurance commissioner, to or on behalf of a candidate for the office of
30 insurance commissioner or, to or on behalf of a candidate committee of
31 any such candidate.
32 (c) No person holding the office of insurance commissioner and no
33 candidate for the office of insurance commissioner and no candidate com-
34 mittee of a candidate for the office of insurance commissioner shall know-
35 ingly solicit or accept a contribution from any regulated entity or con-
36 tracting entity or any person or political committee acting on behalf of a
37 regulated entity or contracting entity.
38 (d) Any person or entity violating the provisions of this act shall be
39 punished in the manner and be subject to the penalties prescribed by
40 K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 25-4181, and amendments thereto.
41 Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
42 publication in the statute book.