25-4166. Reports of disposition of cases; information to accompany report; procedure for consideration of and action upon reports; ouster; impeachment or removal, when. (a) Whenever a report is made under K.S.A. 25-4164, and the respondent is elected to a state office pursuant to a primary election or general election to which such report applies, the commission shall transmit a copy thereof to the supreme court, legislature or attorney general on the first day of the term for which the respondent is so elected.
(b) If the respondent is elected to be a member of the house of representatives or senate, such commission report shall be transmitted to the house to which the respondent is elected. If the respondent is elected to an office to which impeachment applies, the commission report shall be transmitted to the house of representatives. If the respondent is elected to a judicial office, and is not subject to impeachment, the commission report shall be transmitted to the supreme court. If the respondent is elected to an office not heretofore mentioned in this subsection, the commission report shall be transmitted to the attorney general.
(c) Each commission report transmitted in accordance with this section shall include or be accompanied by a summary of the facts relating to the report under K.S.A. 25-4164, and shall make appropriate reference to this section. All information, reports, transcripts and other records relating to the respondent which are or have been in the possession of the commission shall be available to the body to which the commission report is transmitted.
(d) Reports relating to respondents who are elected to the legislature shall be considered by the house to which the respondent is elected, and such house shall impose censure or disqualification or it may determine that neither censure or disqualification is justified. Reports relating to impeachable officers shall be considered by the house of representatives. Reports relating to judicial officers, except those subject to impeachment, shall be considered by the supreme court. Reports relating to any officer not mentioned in this subsection may be the basis for an ouster action brought by the attorney general.
History: L. 1981, ch. 171, § 25; July 1.
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Attorney General's Opinions:
Application of statutes of limitation to functions of the commission; functions governmental in nature. 98-16.