25-4157. Termination report. (a) Before any candidate committee, party committee or political committee may be dissolved or the position of a candidate's treasurer terminated, the treasurer of the candidate or such committee shall file a termination report which shall include full information as to the disposition of residual funds. Any report required by K.S.A. 25-4148 and amendments thereto may be a termination report. Reports of the dissolution of candidate committees of candidates for state office, the termination of the treasurer of a candidate for state office, the dissolution of a political committee the major purpose of which is to support or oppose any candidate for state office and the dissolution of party committees shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state. Reports of the dissolution of candidate committees of candidates for local office, the termination of the treasurer of a candidate for local office and the dissolution of a political committee the major purpose of which is to support or oppose any candidate for local office shall be filed in the office of the county election officer of the county.
(b) If a candidate dies with an open candidate committee account which contains campaign funds, the executor or administrator of the candidate's estate shall be responsible for terminating the candidate committee and disposing of the residual funds.
History: L. 1981, ch. 171, § 16; L.
1990, ch. 122, § 10; L. 2015, ch. 85, § 8; July 1.
Source or prior law:
Law Review and Bar Journal References:
"In the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas Rules Relating to Judicial Conduct Rule 601A Code of Judicial Conduct," 75 J.K.B.A. No 3, 41 (2006).
Governmental Ethics Commission Opinions:
Conditions for termination of political campaign and final distribution of campaign funds; limitations. 93-43.
County-city consolidated government; candidate contribution limitations; transfer of funds from prior account. 97-16.
Contribution of unused campaign funds to charity. 1999-23.
Use of campaign funds to sponsor College Republican National Committee. 1999-24 (Revised).
Expenses of political candidate in maintaining a campaign account may be paid with campaign funds. 2002-22.
Campaign funds from state office not transferable to city office. Cole v. Mayans, 276 K.866, 80 P.3d 384 (2003).