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25-4146. Removal of treasurer or chairperson; filling vacancy of treasurer; substantiation of records of treasurer; notification to secretary of state or county election officer; receipts and expenditures, when. (a) A candidate may remove any treasurer or chairperson that such candidate has appointed, and a party committee or political committee may remove its chairperson or treasurer. A candidate shall remove any treasurer, that such candidate has appointed, against whom a civil penalty has been imposed pursuant to K.S.A. 25-4152, and amendments thereto. In case of a vacancy in the position of treasurer of a candidate before all of the obligations of the treasurer have been performed, such candidate shall be such candidate's own treasurer from the date of such vacancy until such time as the candidate appoints a successor and reports the name and address of the treasurer to the secretary of state if the candidate is a candidate for state office or to the county election officer if the candidate is a candidate for local office. In case of a vacancy in the position of treasurer of a candidate committee, the candidate shall be treasurer from the date of vacancy or removal, until such time as the candidate appoints a successor and reports the name and address of the treasurer to the secretary of state if the candidate is a candidate for state office or to the county election officer if the candidate is a candidate for local office. In case of a vacancy in the position of treasurer of a party committee or political committee, such committee chairperson shall be treasurer from the date of vacancy or removal until such time as the committee appoints a successor and reports the name and address of the treasurer: (1) To the secretary of state if such committee is a party committee or a political committee receiving contributions or making expenditures for a candidate for state office; or (2) to the county election officer if such committee is a party committee or a political committee receiving contributions or making expenditures for a candidate for local office. An individual who vacates the position of treasurer by reason of removal or resignation shall substantiate the accuracy of such person's records to the succeeding treasurer. No resignation of a treasurer shall be effective until a written statement of resignation of such treasurer has been filed with the secretary of state if the treasurer is that of a candidate or committee involving a candidate for state office or with the county election officer if the treasurer is that of a candidate or committee involving a candidate for local office. No removal of a treasurer of a candidate or candidate committee shall be effective until a written statement of such removal from the candidate has been filed with: (1) The secretary of state if the candidate is a candidate for state office; or (2) with the county election officer if the candidate is a candidate for local office. No removal of a treasurer of a party committee or political committee shall be effective until a written statement of such removal from the party committee or political committee has been filed with: (1) The secretary of state if such committee is a party committee or a political committee receiving contributions or making expenditures for a candidate for state office; or (2) with the county election officer if such committee is a party committee or a political committee receiving contributions or making expenditures for a candidate for local office. The succeeding treasurer shall not be held responsible for the accuracy of the predecessor treasurer's records.

(b) No contribution or other receipt shall be received or expenditure made, by or on behalf of a candidate, pair of candidates or candidate committee, except receipt or payment of a filing fee:

(1) Until such candidate appoints a treasurer and makes the report required by K.S.A. 25-4144, and amendments thereto; and

(2) unless by or through such treasurer.

(c) No contribution or other receipt shall be received or expenditure made by or on behalf of a party committee or political committee:

(1) Until the chairperson and treasurer of such committee are appointed;

(2) the chairperson of the party committee or a political committee has filed a statement of organization required by K.S.A. 25-4145, and amendments thereto; and

(3) unless by or through the treasurer of such committee.

History: L. 1981, ch. 171, § 5; L. 1990, ch. 122, § 3; L. 1995, ch. 203, § 2; L. 1998, ch. 117, § 6; July 1.


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