19-1-1 Definitions. (a) ``Advisory opinion''
means a formal opinion issued by the commission
as provided by relevant law.
(b) ``Chairperson'' means the chairperson of
the commission appointed by the governor, or in
the event of the chairperson's absence, the vice-
chairperson or any other commissioner as may be
designated by the remaining members of the
(c) ``Commission'' means the Kansas commis-
sion on governmental standards and conduct cre-
ated by relevant law, or as the context indicates,
any lesser number of members.
(d) ``Commission's attorney'' means an attor-
ney employed by the commission to assist the
commission in carrying out the provisions of rel-
(e) ``Executive director'' means the executive
director appointed by the commission.
(f) ``Formal record'' means all the filings and
submittals in a matter or proceeding and all no-
tices or agency orders initiating the matter or pro-
ceeding. If a hearing is held, the formal record
(1) The designation of the presiding member;
(2) The transcript of hearing if one is kept;
(3) All exhibits received in evidence;
(4) All exhibits offered but not received in
(5) All offers of proofs, motions, stipulations,
subpoenas, proofs of service, and the correspond-
ing determinations made by the commission;
(6) Certifications to the commission; and
(7) Anything else upon which action of the pre-
siding member or commission may be based will
constitute a formal record. This does not include
any proposed testimony or exhibits or the work
product of the commission or its staff not offered
or received in evidence.
(g) ``Hearing commissioners'' means the com-
missioners designated by the chairperson to con-
duct a pre-hearing, hearing or rehearing, or to
proceed with any matter before the commission.
(h) ``Party'' means the complainant, respon-
dent, and any other person authorized by the
commission to intervene in any proceeding.
(i) ``Petitioner'' means a person seeking relief,
including an advisory opinion, and not otherwise
designated in this section.
(j) ``Pleading'' means any application, com-
plaint, petition, answer, reply, or other similar
document filed with the commission.
(k) ``Presiding member'' means the chairper-
son or any member of the commission, duly des-
ignated to preside at hearings, conferences, or
(l) ``Relevant law'' means K.S.A. 25-4142 et
seq. and K.S.A. 46-215 et seq., including related
amendments, supplemental legislation, and rules
and regulations. In addition, in the context of re-
quests for advisory opinions and related matters,
``relevant law'' shall include K.S.A. 75-4301 et
seq., including related amendments, supplemen-
tal legislation, and rules and regulations.
(m) ``Respondent'' means any person against
whom a complaint has been filed alleging an un-
lawful practice within the meaning of relevant law.
(n) ``Treasurer'' means an acting treasurer duly
appointed under relevant law, and the treasurer
of record at any particular point in time irrespec-
tive of whether the individual still serves as the
treasurer. Only individuals, as opposed to non-
natural persons, may serve as treasurers. (Author-
ized by K.S.A. 1991 Supp. 25-4119a and 46-253;
implementing K.S.A. 1991 Supp. 25-4143 and
K.S.A. 46-215; effective, E-76-52, Oct. 24, 1975;
effective, E-77-20, May 1, 1976; amended, E-77-
47, Sept. 30, 1976; effective Feb. 15, 1977;
amended May 1, 1980; amended May 1, 1982;
amended June 22, 1992.)