Chapter 25.--ELECTIONS

      25-4165.   Commission records; confidentiality; release to attorney general and certain prosecuting attorneys; public records. The commission shall maintain a record of its investigations, inquiries, and proceedings. All records, complaints, documents, reports filed with or submitted to or made by the commission, and all records and transcripts of any investigations, inquiries or hearings of the commission under the campaign finance act shall be confidential and shall not be open to inspection by any individual other than a member of the commission, an employee of the commission, or a state officer or employee designated to assist the commission, except as otherwise specifically provided in the campaign finance act. The commission may, by adoption of a resolution, authorize the release to the attorney general or to the county or district attorney of the appropriate county of any information, records, complaints, documents, reports, and transcripts in its possession material to any matter pending before the attorney general or any county or district attorney. All matters presented at a public hearing of the commission and all reports of the commission stating a final finding of fact pursuant to K.S.A. 25-4164, shall be public records and open to public inspection.

      History:   L. 1981, ch. 171, § 24; July 1.

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