46-288. Violations of state governmental ethics laws; civil fine. The commission, in addition to any other penalty prescribed under K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-286, and amendments thereto, may assess a civil fine, after proper notice and an opportunity to be heard, against any person for a violation pursuant to K.S.A. 46-215 through 46-286, and amendments thereto, in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for the first violation, not to exceed $10,000 for the second violation and not to exceed $15,000 for the third violation and for each subsequent violation. All fines assessed and collected under this section shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the governmental ethics commission fee fund.
History: L. 1988, ch. 181, § 2; L. 1991, ch. 150, § 34; L. 1998, ch. 117, § 24; L. 2001, ch. 5, § 154; July 1.