75-4303a.   Same; advisory opinions on interpretation or application of act; presumption of compliance with act; filing of opinions; administration of act, rules and regulations. (a) The governmental ethics commission shall render advisory opinions on the interpretation or application of K.S.A. 75-4301a, 75-4302a, 75-4303a, 75-4304, 75-4305 and 75-4306, and amendments thereto. The opinions shall be rendered after receipt of a written request therefor by a local governmental officer or employee or by any person who has filed as a candidate for local office. Any person who requests and receives an advisory opinion and who acts in accordance with its provisions shall be presumed to have complied with the provisions of the general conflict of interests law. A copy of any advisory opinion rendered by the commission shall be filed by the commission in the office of the secretary of state, and any opinion so filed shall be open to public inspection. All requests for advisory opinions shall be directed to the secretary of state who shall notify the commission thereof.

      (b)   The governmental ethics commission shall administer K.S.A. 75-4301a, 75-4302a, 75-4303a, 75-4304, 75-4305 and 75-4306, and amendments thereto, and may adopt rules and regulations therefor.

      History:   L. 1974, ch. 396, § 1; L. 1981, ch. 171, § 47; L. 1990, ch. 306, § 16; L. 1991, ch. 150, § 42; L. 1998, ch. 117, § 26; July 1.

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Cross References to Related Sections:

      Establishment of public disclosure commission, see 25-4119a.

Governmental Standards and Conduct Comm. Opinions:

      Candidate for county commissioner; questions on disclosure of substantial interests. 82-5.

Attorney General's Opinions:

      Conflict of interests; public officers and employees prohibited from making certain contracts; inapplicable where governmental unit is employer. 86-41.

      School board members to receive no compensation; school employees as board members. 91-15.

      County commission board member elected to serve as state representative; district convention to select replacement; state representative serving as president of registered lobbying group; incompatibility of offices. 91-86.

      Governmental ethics applicable to local governmental subdivisions; making or participating in certain contracts prohibited; member of board of education. 91-114.