Chapter 25.--ELECTIONS

      25-4142.   Citation of act. K.S.A. 25-4119e, 25-4119f, 25-4119g, 25-4142 through 25-4187 and K.S.A. 25-4153b, and amendments thereto, shall be known and may be cited as the campaign finance act.

      History:   L. 1981, ch. 171, § 1; L. 1989, ch. 111, § 7; L. 1991, ch. 150, § 5; L. 2000, ch. 124, § 11; July 1.

Source or prior law:


Revisor's Note:

      At time of enactment, this act contained a repealer which would have sunset the act on July 1, 1987 (L. 1981, ch. 172, § 49). This repealer was repealed by L. 1986, ch. 143, § 3.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

      "Treatment of the Separation of Powers Doctrine in Kansas," Marc E. Elkins, 29 K.L.R. 243, 262 (1981).

Governmental Ethics Commission Opinions:

      State senator not currently involved in reelection campaign may not use campaign funds for contribution to county central committee. 94-36.

      Contest by unsuccessful candidate on certification of successful opponent's election; candidate defined; campaign contributions; special interests. 95-5.

      Contribution of unused campaign funds to charity. 1999-23.

      Use of campaign funds to sponsor College Republican National Committee. 1999-24 (Revised).

      Legislators may not use campaign funds to pay membership dues of Kansas Conservative Caucus, Inc. 1999-36.

      No restrictions on how political committee spends its money. 1999-44.

      Sheriff may use campaign funds in defense of civil ouster proceeding. 2000-03.

      During legislative session legislator may not solicit contributions from lobbyist to be given after sine die. 2000-16.

      Use of campaign funds by governor at Republican national convention. 2000-24.

      Use of campaign funds to pay for replacement on radio talk program. 2000-27.


      1. Violations of act involving theft, conspiracy, false writing, criminal solicitation, and acts necessary to constitute concealment examined. State v. Palmer, 248 K. 681, 682, 810 P.2d 734 (1991).