Chapter 25.--ELECTIONS

      25-4154.   Contributions in name of another prohibited; anonymous contributions, aggregate, maximum; copying names of contributors for commercial purpose prohibited. (a) No person shall make a contribution in the name of another person, and no person shall knowingly accept a contribution made by one person in the name of another.

      (b)   No person shall give or accept any contribution in excess of $10 unless the name and address of the contributor is made known to the individual receiving the contribution.

      (c)   The aggregate of contributions for which the name and address of the contributor is not reported under K.S.A. 25-4148 shall not exceed 50% of the amount one individual (other than the candidate or spouse) may contribute to or for a candidate's campaign.

      (d)   No person shall copy any name of a contributor from any report or statement filed under the campaign finance act and use such name for any commercial purpose, and no person shall use any name for a commercial purpose with knowledge that such name was obtained solely by copying information relating to contributions contained in any report or statement filed under the campaign finance act.

      History:   L. 1981, ch. 171, § 13; July 1.

Source or prior law:


Governmental Ethics Commission Opinions:

      Use of names of contributors taken from campaign finance reports for any commercial purpose is impermissible; commercial purpose defined. 95-8.

      Contribution limitation; making contributions for another person; use of campaign finance funds for federal office. 97-45


      1. Violations of act involving theft, conspiracy, false writing, criminal solicitation, and acts necessary to constitute concealment examined. State v. Palmer, 248 K. 681, 694, 810 P.2d 734 (1991).