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2012 Statute


46-221.State officer or employee, candidate and state officer elect defined. (a) "State officer or employee" means (1) any individual who is an elected or appointed state officer, (2) any individual who is in the classified service or unclassified service of the Kansas civil service act, (3) all officers and employees of the legislative branch and of the governor's office, irrespective of how compensated or period of employment, and (4) any individual who receives monthly or semimonthly compensation for services from the state or any state agency. State officer or employee does not include any justice or commissioner of the supreme court or judge of the judicial branch or employee or officer of the judicial branch or any member of a board, council or commission who is appointed by the supreme court or who is elected or appointed to exercise duties pertaining to functions of the judicial branch, when such person is engaged in performing a function or duty for the judicial branch. Also, state officer or employee does not include any appointed member of an advisory council, commission or board, who serves without compensation other than amounts for expense allowances or reimbursement of expenses as provided for in subsection (e) of K.S.A. 75-3223 and amendments thereto, when such member is engaged in performing a function or duty for such council, commission or board.

(b) "Candidate" means an individual who: (1) Appoints a treasurer or a candidate committee; (2) makes a public announcement of intention to seek nomination or election to state office; (3) makes any expenditure or accepts any contribution for the purpose of influencing such person's nomination or election to any state office; or (4) files a declaration or petition to become a candidate for state office.

(c) "State officer elect" means an individual who has been elected to state office or appointed to fill a vacancy in a state office but who has not yet taken the oath of office.

History: L. 1974, ch. 353, § 7; L. 1975, ch. 272, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 332, § 29; L. 1995, ch. 172, § 1; July 1.