[As Amended by House Committee of the Whole]

As Amended by Senate Committee
Session of 2000
By Committee on Elections and Local Government

11             AN  ACT concerning campaign finance; establishing requirements for
12             electronic filing of reporting of campaign contributions.
14       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
15             Section  1. (a) From and after January 1, 2001, every treasurer for a
16       candidate for statewide office shall file reports of campaign contributions
17       with the secretary of state by electronic means as prescribed by this act.
18             (b) The report shall contain the name and address of each person
19       who has made one or more contributions in an aggregate amount or value
20       in excess of $50 $250 [$500] during the period commencing 11 days
21       before a primary or general election at which a statewide officer is to be
22       elected and ending upon the day of such election. The report shall be
23       made on or before the close of the next business day in which any such
24       contribution is received. The report shall contain the amount and date of
25       such contribution, including the name and address of every lender, guar-
26       antor and endorser when the contribution is in the form of an advance
27       or loan. Reports required by this section shall be in addition to and not
28       in lieu of any other report required by law.
29        (c) Reports required by this act shall be filed via facsimile or
30       electronic means allowed by law.
31             Sec.  2. (a) The secretary of state shall adopt rules and regulations
32       establishing a program for the electronic filing of any report required by
33       this act. Such program may contain criteria for:
34             (1) Computer hardware, software or other equipment to be used; and
35             (2) any other matters necessary to implement the provisions of this
36       act.
37             (b) The rules and regulations required by this section shall be prom-
38       ulgated, published and become effective no later than July 1, 2001.
39        New Sec.  3. Penalties for any violation of this act shall be the
40       same as the penalties imposed under K.S.A. 25-4167 and amend-
41       ments thereto.
42             Sec.  3. 4. The provisions of this act shall be part of and supplemental


  1       to the campaign finance act. 
  2        Sec.  4. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  3       publication in the Kansas register.