Chapter 46.--LEGISLATURE

      46-241.   Disclosure or use of confidential information by state officer or employee. No state officer or employee shall disclose or use confidential information acquired in the course of his or her official duties in order to further his or her own economic interest or those of any other person.

      History:   L. 1974, ch. 353, § 27; March 28.

Governmental Ethics Commission Opinions:

      Conflict of interest; confidential knowledge. 87-7.

      Kansas small business development center agents employed by regents institutions are state employees subject to conflicts of interest and public disclosure statutes. 90-27.

      Absent any information not revealed by factual situation, FACTS staff members may form a nonprofit corporation for purposes stated if such staff members have not used confidential information. 93-19.

      Limitations on highway patrol trooper serving as safety consultant to the private sector. 93-30.

      State agency employer may use agency's files to obtain information for personal gain if such information is not confidential. 93-36.

      State employee may establish part-time business to operate on off-time hours to provide service to private sector formerly provided by state, within described limitations. 94-1.

      Time limitations on former state employee to apply for grants for such employee's business or to serve as consultant to prepare grant requests. 94-10.

      Limitations on state officers and employees applying for and receiving state grants and then terminating their state employment. 94-11.

      State employee marketing computer software, developed during off-duty hours, in competition with employee's agency. 96-8.

      State employee working as consultant for not-for-profit corporation during off-duty hours. 96-9.

      Officer of private corporation serving on Kansas performance review board; participation in making contracts, licensing, inspecting and regulation; confidential information. 96-31.

      State employee submitting state projects to private organization; serving on committee of such organization giving input and approval of such projects. 97-02.

      State employee overseeing facilities to ensure compliance with agency regulations; overseeing facility that contracts with employee's privately owned business. 97-12.

      Employee of licensing agency teaching continuing education classes and being substitute instructor for persons licensed by agency. 97-33.

      State employee acting as consultant during off-duty hours; providing services on in-state and out-of-state projects; use of information. 97-41.

      Senior official in state agency accepting gift from such official's parents, of more than 5% of stock of holding company regulated by the state agency. 1998-31.

      Employee of department on aging; acceptance of part-time job with nursing home. 1999-8.

      Public land manager for department of wildlife and parks becoming duck hunting boat dealer. 1999-15.

      State employee serving as chairperson of committee of private organization to which employee submits state projects and requests vote of committee thereon. 1999-18.

      Unclassified state employee and wife; acceptance of shares of stock from long-time personal friends. 1999-19.

      State employee also employed by local community care organization; compensation for services of a type not included in duties with state department. 1999-20.

      Provision of consultant services after termination of state service; when permitted. 1999-30.

      Social and Rehabilitation Services employee, absent certain conditions, may also be employed by community organization as therapist as part of practicum for LSCSW degree. 1999-32.

      Ability of state employees to establish part-time consulting business. 1999-39.

      Appraiser employed by state may perform market value appraisal of agricultural land during nonworking hours. 2000-09.

      Whether state employee may accept part-time employment to satisfy counseling requirements for advanced degree. 2000-11.

      State employee may accept nonpaid position as board member of tax exempt corporation. 2000-13.

      Ability of state employee to provide instruction in courses which are subject to approval by state agency where employed. 2000-15.

      Operation of private business while employed by state of Kansas. 2000-26.

      Ability of state employee to accept part-time consulting work in area involving state work. 2000-31.