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72-9935. Employment of lobbyists; validation of prior expenditures; definitions. (a) The board of education of any school district is hereby authorized to offer employment to and employ lobbyists and other persons for lobbying and to pay any expenses incurred in connection therewith from the general fund of the school district.

(b) All expenditures heretofore made for the payment of expenses incurred by any school district in connection with or for the purpose of lobbying or the employment of lobbyists are hereby validated and approved in all respects, together with all proceedings authorizing such expenditures, and such expenditures and proceedings shall be valid as though they had been duly and legally authorized originally.

(c) As used in this section, the terms "lobbyist" and "lobbying" shall have the meanings respectively ascribed thereto in article 2 of chapter 46 of Kansas Statutes Annotated.

History: L. 1989, ch. 211, ยง 1; March 23.

Source or Prior Law:

72-53,108.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Should There Be Home Rule for Kansas School Districts?" Charles Benjamin, 5 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y, No. 3, 175, 178, 183 (1996).

"Compelled Cost Disclosure of Grass Roots Lobbying Expenses: Necessary Government Voyeurism or Chilled Political Speech?" Ron Smith, 6 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y, No. 1, 115 (1996).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Unified school district may use public funds to employ lobbyist but may not provide financial support from such funds to political action committee. 2002-19.


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