46-247a

Chapter 46.--LEGISLATURE

Article 2.--STATE GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS



   46-247a.  Filing of statement of substantial interest, exception. (a) The executive officer of any state educational institution as defined by K.S.A. 76-711, and amendments thereto, may require any faculty member who receives an annual salary of $50,000 or more, other than an adjunct faculty member, to file a written statement of substantial interests with the employing state educational institution in lieu of filing the statements of substantial interests as required by K.S.A. 46-247, and amendments thereto. The executive officer shall notify the governmental ethics commission in writing of such decision to require filing of faculty statements of substantial interests only with the state educational institution.

   (b)  The written statement of substantial interests filed with a state educational institution pursuant to this section shall, at a minimum, include the information required by K.S.A. 46-229, and amendments thereto, and shall be an open public record. Any conflict of interests information required by the state board of regents or state educational institution that is in addition to that which is required by K.S.A. 46-229, and amendments thereto, may be placed in the faculty member's personnel records file and discretionarily closed in accordance with K.S.A. 45-221, and amendments thereto.

   (c)  The written statement of substantial interests required by this section shall be in such form as required by the state board of regents and shall be filed annually as part of the state educational institution's appointment or salary notification process, and supplemented as required by the state board of regents.

   (d)  The provisions of this section shall take effect on July 1, 2009.

   (e)  The provisions of this section shall expire on July 1, 2010.

   History:  L. 2009, ch. 134, 11; May 28.