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Chapter 46
Article 2
State Governmental Ethics
46-215 Application of definitions.
46-216 “Compensation” defined.
46-217 “Economic opportunity” defined.
46-218 “Preceding calendar year” defined.
46-219 “Legislative matter” defined.
46-220 “Legislator” defined.
46-221 “State officer or employee” and “candidate for state office” defined.
46-222 “Lobbyist” defined; exceptions.
46-223 “Person” defined.
46-224 “State agency” and “rules and regulations” defined.
46-225 “Lobbying” defined; exceptions; employment of legislator as a lobbyist prohibited.
46-226 “Representation case” defined.
46-227 “Associated person” defined.
46-228 “Special interest” defined.
46-229 “Substantial interest” and “client or customer” defined.
46-230 “Business” defined.
46-231 “Contract” defined.
46-232 Lobbying by state officer or employee; prohibited acts; exception.
46-233 Contracts involving state officer or employee or legislator; prohibited acts, exceptions; challenging constitutionality of legislative action or enactment by legislator; prohibited acts; exceptions for employees of closed state institutions.
46-234 Restrictions on appointments of state officers to other state offices.
46-235 Restrictions on compensation of state officers and employees.
46-236 Certain solicitations by state officers and employees and candidates for state offices prohibited; exceptions.
46-237 Gifts to state agencies, state officers and employees and candidates for state office; limitations and prohibitions; exceptions; hospitality; honoraria; gifts from foreign governments; reimbursement of legislators for travel and subsistence expenses by certain national and international organizations and foreign governments.
46-237a Gifts to certain state officers, employees and members of boards and commissions; limitations and prohibitions; penalties.
46-238 Restrictions on sale or lease of property and furnishing services by state officers and employees and candidates for state offices.
46-239 Disclosure statements; state officers and employees accepting representation cases; legislators contracting to perform services for state agencies; state agencies contracting with legislators or legislators’ firms; reports by; time and procedure for filing statements; information required; termination statement; failure to file a true statement, class B misdemeanor.
46-240 Same; restrictions on compensation.
46-241 Disclosure or use of confidential information by state officer or employee.
46-242 Restrictions on acceptance of representation case and conduct therein by state officer or employee.
46-243 Censure or forfeiture of office or employment for violation.
46-244 Same; commencement and final determination of action.
46-246a nepotism; exceptions.
46-247 Individuals required to file written statements of substantial interests. K.S.A. 2009 Supp 46-247a
46-248 Statements of substantial interests; information required; time for filing; filed with secretary of state.
46-248a Same; failure to file on time; notice.
46-249 Same; content of statement.
46-250 Same; forms; amendments.
46-251 Failure to file true statement of substantial interests defined and classified as crime.
46-252 Same; availability for public examination and copying; procedure.
46-253 “Commission” defined; rules and regulations.
46-254 Opinions; effect of compliance with opinion; filing, publication and disposition.
46-255 Verified complaints; filing with commission; conditions; transmittal of copy to respondent.
46-256 Complaint, confidentiality and determination of sufficiency; investigation; notification of attorney general of violation of other laws; dismissal or hearing on complaint; remedies and protections for state employees filing complaints.
46-257 Complaints of violations; examination and copying of evidence and hearing transcript by respondent; subpoenas; hearing before subcommittee of commission; powers of presiding officer; witness fees and mileage; deposition; contempt.
46-258 Hearings by commission; limitations on oral evidence; rights of parties; open to public.
46-259 Record of commission’s investigations, inquiries and proceedings; confidentiality of records, complaints, documents and reports; release of information or material to prosecutor; report of criminal law violations; public records; classification of certain violations as crimes.
46-260 Investigations by commission; administration of oaths and subpoena of witnesses, documents and records; notice to person being investigated; order of court, contempt; person claiming testimony or evidence may tend to incriminate or subject person to penalty or forfeiture.
46-261 Withdrawal of complaint by complainant; civil action, when; admissibility of certain evidence.
46-262 Statement of commission’s findings of facts after hearing; disposition.
46-263 Action upon commission’s findings.
46-276 Violations of certain sections classified as crimes.
46-277 Intent required for act, action or conduct to constitute violation.
46-278 Severability.
46-280 Failure to register or file reports; civil penalty.
46-281 Application of definitions in 46-282 to 46-285.
46-282 “Designee” defined.
46-283 “Major policy making” position defined.
46-284 “Consultant” defined.
46-285 Heads of state agencies to submit lists of designees; additional information regarding designees required; organizational chart; certification; filing with secretary of state.
46-286 Participation by state officer or employee in licensure, regulation or in any contract with any organization with which such person holds a position prohibited; exceptions.
46-288 Violations of state governmental ethics laws; civil fine.
46-289 Same; cease and desist order; emergencies.
46-290 Same; injunction; restraining order; mandamus.
46-291 Same; consent decree.
46-292 Same; appeal of commission orders.
46-293 Severability of chapter 150 of the Laws of 1991.