25-4172. Statements or reports by certain out-of-state individuals and persons; contents; filing; maintenance of records. (a) Except as provided by subsection (b), any combination of three or more individuals or a person other than an individual, not domiciled in this state, which makes or intends to make a contribution or contributions to a candidate, candidate committee, party committee or political committee in this state shall either:
(1) Prepare a verified statement containing: (A) The names and addresses of the responsible individuals; (B) the name and address of each person who has made one or more contributions to such out-of-state combination of individuals or person other than an individual in an aggregate amount in excess of $50 within the preceding 12 months, together with the amount and date of such contributions; and (C) the aggregate amount of all other contributions to such out-of-state combination of individuals or person other than an individual within the preceding 12 months. Such statement shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state at the times prescribed for the filing of reports of treasurers by K.S.A. 25-4148, and amendments thereto; or
(2) file a statement of organization as provided by K.S.A. 25-4145, and amendments thereto, establish a separate fund for the purpose of receiving contributions and making expenditures relating to any election for state office in this state and file statements and reports involving such fund in the manner provided by K.S.A. 25-4148, and amendments thereto, for political committees and party committees. Any transfer from another fund to the separate fund herein provided for shall be subject to the requirements of provision (1).
(b) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to: (1) Any political party having a national organization which reports under federal law; (2) a bona fide corporation organized under the laws of another state; or (3) a union, if the contribution is made from union funds.
(c) Each combination of individuals or person other than an individual which is subject to this section shall maintain, in its own records, the name and address of any person who has made one or more contributions to such combination of individuals or person other than an individual, together with the amount and date of such contributions, regardless of whether such information is required to be reported.
History: L. 1981, ch. 171, § 31;
L. 1986, ch. 144, § 1;
L. 1990, ch. 122, § 12; May 31.
Source or prior law:
Governmental Ethics Commission Opinions:
Limitation on contribution by a national political party committee to a state political party committee. 92-34.
Contributions from out-of-state organization to state political campaigns discussed; "bundling"; limitations on contributions. 93-41.
National political party committee may contribute to individual candidates without limitation. 94-32.