19-61-1 Legislative matters. (a) General.
Promoting or opposing in any manner action or
nonaction by the legislature on any legislative mat-
ter constitutes lobbying.

 Legislative matters include any bills, resolu-
tions, nominations, or other issues or proposals
pending before the legislature or any committee,
subcommittee, or council thereof. An issue or pro-
posal is pending before any such body if it is being
directly considered by such body, if it has been
communicated to such body or a member thereof
even if not directly considered by it, or if it is an
issue subject to continuing review by any such

 (1)  Any communication which is intended to
advocate action or nonaction by the legislature on
a legislative matter, including communications
with other persons with the intent that such per-
sons communicate with legislators in regard
thereto, constitutes lobbying.

 (2)  The provision of entertainment, recreation
or gifts to any state officer or employee involved
in action or nonaction by the legislature on any
legislative matter, except those provided as bona
fide personal or business entertainment, recrea-
tion or gifts, constitutes lobbying.

 The fact that a particular activity constitutes
``lobbying'' does not necessarily mean that an in-
dividual must register as a lobbyist. See K.A.R. 19-
62 on the issue of registration.

 (b)  Exceptions. The communication of factual
material which is not intended to promote or op-
pose action or nonaction on a legislative matter
and which is not accompanied by active advocacy
does not constitute lobbying. (Authorized by
K.S.A. 1991 Supp. 46-253; implementing K.S.A.
1991 Supp. 46-225; effective, E-77-7, March 19,
1976; effective, E-77-20, May 1, 1976; effective
Feb. 15, 1977; amended May 1, 1980; amended
June 22, 1992.)