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46-287. Advertising to influence legislative action; prohibited acts. (a) No person shall publish or cause to be published in any newspaper or other periodical or cause to be distributed as an insert or flyer in any newspaper or periodical any paid advertisement promoting or opposing action or nonaction by the legislature on any legislative matter unless such advertisement is followed by the word "advertisement" or the abbreviation "adv." in a separate line, together with the name of the chairperson of the organization or other individual causing the advertisement to be published.

(b) No person shall broadcast or cause to be broadcast by any radio or television station any paid advertisement promoting or opposing action or nonaction by the legislature on any legislative matter unless such advertisement is followed by a statement that the preceding was an advertisement, together with the name of the chairperson of the organization or other individual causing the advertisement to be broadcast.

(c) Violation of this section is a class C misdemeanor.

(d) The provisions of this section shall be subject to interpretation and enforcement in the manner provided by K.S.A. 46-254 through 46-263, and amendments thereto, and the commission shall have the powers and duties provided by such sections with respect to interpretation and enforcement of this section.

(e) Terms used in this section have the meanings provided by K.S.A 46-216 through 46-231, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1988, ch. 179, § 1; L. 1990, ch. 306, § 13; May 31.


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