19-21-1 Candidate appointment of
treasurer or committee. (a) Whenever any of
the tests set forth in 1981 Kansas Session Laws,
Chapter 171, Sec. 2(a) are met, an individual be-
comes a candidate on the date that test is met.

    (1) For the purpose of this section, an appoint-
ment does not take place until an agency relation-
ship is completed and the individual to be ap-
pointed takes significant action based on that
relationship which is intended to influence the
nomination or election to state office of the indi-
vidual considering seeking that office.

    (2) An announcement is not a public announce-
ment unless it is intended to inform the general
public that the individual is seeking nomination or
election to state office.

    (3) An individual makes a public announce-
ment, or makes an expenditure or accepts a con-
tribution if the individual does so directly, or di-
rectly or indirectly authorizes another to do so on
the individual's behalf or directly or indirectly rat-
ifies the action of another.

    (b) A candidate may serve as his or her own
treasurer. Only one treasurer or one candidate
committee may exist at the same time. A prior
treasurer or committee and a new treasurer or
committee for a different candidacy may exist at
the same time so long as the prior treasurer or
committee does not serve in any capacity of an
ongoing nature to advance the later candidacy and
only to the extent necessary to close its affairs.
(See K.A.R. 19-21-2 for the requirements if a can-
didate committee is appointed.) (Authorized by
K.S.A. 25-4119a; implementing K.S.A. 25-4143(a)
and 25-4144; effective, E-76-56, Nov. 26, 1975;
effective, E-77-20, May 1, 1976; amended, E-77-
47, Sep. 30, 1976; effective Feb. 15, 1977;
amended May 1, 1980; amended May 1, 1982.)