§ 46-214a Title
§ 46-215 Application of definitions
§ 46-216 “Compensation” defined
§ 46-217 “Economic opportunity” defined
§ 46-218 “Preceding calendar year” defined
§ 46-219 “Legislative matter” defined
§ 46-220 “Legislator” defined
§ 46-221 State officer or employee, candidate and state officer elect defined
§ 46-222 “Lobbyist” defined; exceptions
§ 46-223 “Person” defined
§ 46-224 “State agency” and “rules and regulations” defined
§ 46-225 “Lobbying” defined; exceptions; employment of legislator as a lobbyist prohibited
§ 46-226 “Representation case” defined
§ 46-227 “Associated person” defined
§ 46-228 “Special interest” defined
§ 46-229 “Substantial interest” and “client or customer” defined
§ 46-230 “Business” defined
§ 46-231 “Contract” defined
§ 46-232 Lobbying by state officer or employee; prohibited acts; exception
§ 46-233 Contracts involving state officer or employee or legislator; prohibited acts, exceptions; challenging constitutionality of legislative action or enactment by legislator; prohibited acts
§ 46-234 Restrictions on appointments of state officers to other state offices
§ 46-235 Restrictions on compensation of state officers and employees
§ 46-236 Certain solicitations by state officers and employees, candidates for state offices and state officers elect prohibited; exceptions
§ 46-237 Gifts to state agencies, state officers and employees, candidates for state office and state officers elect, members, members elect and employees of the judicial branch; limitations and prohibitions; exceptions; hospitality; honoraria; gifts from forei
§ 46-237a Gifts or meals solicited or accepted by certain state officers, employees and members of boards and commissions; limitations and prohibitions; penalties
§ 46-238 Restrictions on sale or lease of property and furnishing services by state officers and employees and candidates for state offices
§ 46-239 Disclosure statements; state officers and employees accepting representation cases; legislators contracting to perform services for state agencies; state agencies contracting with legislators or legislators’ firms, reports by; time and procedure for fi
§ 46-240 Same; restrictions on compensation
§ 46-241 Disclosure or use of confidential information by state officer or employee
§ 46-242 Restrictions on acceptance of representation case and conduct therein by state officer or employee
§ 46-243 Censure or forfeiture of office or employment for violation
§ 46-244 Same; commencement and final determination of action
§ 46-246a Nepotism; exceptions
§ 46-247 Individuals required to file written statements of substantial interests; exception
§ 46-248 Statements of substantial interests; information required; time for filing; filed with secretary of state
§ 46-248a Same; failure to file on time; notice
§ 46-249 Same; content of statement
§ 46-250 Same; forms; amendments
§ 46-251 Failure to file true statement of substantial interests defined and classified as crime
§ 46-252 Same; availability for public examination and copying; procedure
§ 46-253 “Commission” defined; rules and regulations
§ 46-254 Opinions; effect of compliance with opinion; filing, publication and disposition
§ 46-255 Verified complaints; filing with commission; conditions; transmittal of copy to respondent
§ 46-256 Same; confidentiality and determination of sufficiency; investigation; notification of attorney general of violation of other laws; dismissal or hearing on complaint; remedies and protections for state employees filing complaints
§ 46-257 Same; examination and copying of evidence and hearing transcript by respondent; subpoenas; hearing before subcommittee of commission; powers of presiding officer; witness fees and mileage; depositions; contempt
§ 46-258 Hearings by commission; limitations on oral evidence; rights of parties; open to public
§ 46-259 Record of commission’s investigations, inquiries and proceedings; confidentiality of records, complaints, documents and reports; release of information or material to prosecutor; report of criminal law violations; public records; classification of cert
§ 46-260 Investigations by commission; administration of oaths and subpoena of witnesses, documents and records
§ 46-261 Withdrawal of complaint by complainant; civil action, when; admissibility of certain evidence
§ 46-262 Statement of commission’s findings of facts after hearing; disposition
§ 46-263 Action upon commission’s findings
§ 46-265 Registration of lobbyists; form and contents; lobbying concerning legislative matters, copies of registrations and reports; fees; termination statement; failure to pay civil penalties, registration prohibited
§ 46-266 Alphabetical listing of lobbyists by secretary of state; supplemental indices; public inspection of registration papers and reports; printing, publication and distribution of lists and indices
§ 46-267 Lobbyists; contingent fees and referral fees prohibited; lobbying contracts
§ 46-268 Reports filed electronically by lobbyists; form, time of filing and contents; filed with secretary of state
§ 46-269 Same; public record; content of report; contribution to a single special legislative event; reports by lobbyists; requirements; maintenance of records; inspection by commission
§ 46-270 Name tags for registered lobbyists; dimensions and specifications; duties of secretary of state; tags to be worn in state capitol
§ 46-271 Lobbying restrictions; gifts or contributions; hospitality; exceptions
§ 46-272 Same; purchase or lease of property or acquisition of services from state officer or employee, candidate for state office or associated person
§ 46-273 Same; improper influence over state agency in representation case
§ 46-274 Unlawful lobbying defined and classified as crime
§ 46-275 Giving false lobbying information defined and classified as crime
§ 46-276 Violations of certain sections classified as crimes
§ 46-277 Intent required for act, action or conduct to constitute violation
§ 46-278 Severability
§ 46-280 Failure to register or file reports; late filing; civil penalty
§ 46-281 Application of definitions in 46-282 to 46-285
§ 46-282 “Designee” defined
§ 46-283 “Major policy making” position defined
§ 46-284 “Consultant” defined
§ 46-285 Heads of state agencies to submit lists of designees; additional information regarding designees required; organizational chart; certification; filing with secretary of state
§ 46-286 Participation by state officer or employee in licensure, regulation or in any contract with any organization with which such person holds a position prohibited; exceptions
§ 46-287 Advertising to influence legislative action; prohibited acts
§ 46-288 Violations of state governmental ethics laws; civil fine
§ 46-289 Same; cease and desist order; emergencies
§ 46-290 Same; injunction; restraining order; mandamus
§ 46-291 Same; consent decree
§ 46-292 Same; appeal of commission orders
§ 46-293 Severability of chapter 150 of the Laws of 1991
§ 46-294 Contracts involving state universities; state employee; restrictions
§ 46-295 Lobbying; governmental entities; report required

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 46 > Article 2 - State Governmental Ethics

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.