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46-247. Individuals required to file written statements of substantial interests; exception. The following individuals shall file written statements of substantial interests, as provided in K.S.A. 46-248 to 46-252, inclusive, and amendments thereto:

(a) Legislators and candidates for nomination or election to the legislature.

(b) Individuals holding an elected office in the executive branch of this state, and candidates for nomination or election to any such office.

(c) State officers, employees and members of boards, councils and commissions under the jurisdiction of the head of any state agency who are listed as designees by the head of a state agency pursuant to K.S.A. 46-285, and amendments thereto.

(d) Individuals whose appointment to office is subject to confirmation by the senate whether or not such individual is a state officer or employee.

(e) General counsels for state agencies irrespective of how compensated.

(f) The administrator or executive director of the education commission of the states, the interstate compact on agricultural grain marketing, the Mo-Kan metropolitan development district and agency compact, the Kansas City area transportation district and authority compact, the midwest nuclear compact, the central interstate low-level radioactive waste compact, the multistate tax compact, the Kansas-Oklahoma Arkansas river basin compact, the Kansas-Nebraska Big Blue river compact, and the multistate lottery.

(g) Private consultants under contract with any agency of the state of Kansas to evaluate bids for public contracts or to award public contracts.

(h) Any faculty member or other employee of a postsecondary educational institution as defined by K.S.A. 74-3201b, and amendments thereto, who provides consulting services and who, on behalf of or for the benefit of the person for which consulting services are provided:

(1) Promotes or opposes action or nonaction by any federal agency, any state agency as defined by K.S.A. 46-224, and amendments thereto, or any political subdivision of the state or any agency of such political subdivision or a representative of such state agency, political subdivision or agency; or

(2) promotes or opposes action or nonaction relating to the expenditure of public funds of the federal government, the state or political subdivision of the state or agency of the federal government, state or political subdivision of the state.

(i) Except as provided by K.S.A. 46-247a, and amendments thereto, any faculty member who receives an annual salary of $150,000 or more, other than an adjunct faculty member, who is employed by a state education institution as defined by K.S.A. 76-711, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1974, ch. 353, § 33; L. 1979, ch. 164, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 218, § 2; L. 1983, ch. 172, § 2; L. 1988, ch. 180, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 150, § 47; L. 2002, ch. 188, § 10; L. 2005, ch. 126, § 6; L. 2009, ch. 134, § 10; L. 2010, ch. 150, § 11; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Ethical Dilemmas for the Kansas Government Lawyer," Brian J. Moline, 5 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y, No. 1, 105, 106, 112, 113 (1995).

Governmental Ethics Commission Opinions:

"General counsel" defined. 88-14.

Kansas development finance authority chairperson is not a state officer or employee but is required to file statement of substantial interest. 92-28.

Filing of statements of substantial interests; members of Kansas and Missouri metropolitan cultural district commission. 97-09.

Wheat commission as independent (nonstate) entity. 2000-47.

Individuals are only required to file statements of substantial interest if such statements are required by statute. 2015-05.

Attorney General's Opinions:

State governmental ethics; interstate compacts; individuals required to file statements of substantial interests. 91-24.

Conflicts of interest; district court clerk who is spouse of county sheriff; qualifications. 91-32.

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