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2015 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON
ETHICS, ELECTIONS, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 Agenda           Minutes            Report

Senate
Sen. Mitch Holmes, Chairperson
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Sen. Steve Fitzgerald

House
Rep. Mark Kahrs, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Keith Esau
Rep. Tom Sawyer
Rep. John Whitmer


Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Martha Dorsey
Jill Shelley
Eddie Penner


Office of Revisor of Statutes

Daniel Yoza
Mike Heim

Linda Herrick, Committee Assistant


CHARGE
Review and Study the Change in Election Dates; Potential Conflicts of Interest of School Board Members; State Campaign Finance Laws; the Potential Reduction in the Number of Governments; Precinct and School District Lines in Order to Reduce Ballot Styles; and Whether Governmental Entities Should be Required to Publish Money Spent for Lobbying Purposes

The Committee is to review and study the following issues:

  • The sections of 2015 HB 2104, relating to changing elections to November, with the purpose of determining if any trailer legislation is needed in order to make transition more seamless, correct any drafting errors, and avoid unintended consequences;
  • Possible conflicts of interest of school board members including a hearing on 2015 HB 2345, which deals with this topic;
  • Campaign finance laws of other states for the purpose of considering ways to modernize Kansas campaign finance statutes;
  • Why Kansas has a disproportionate number of local governments and possible ways to simplify and reduce this number;
  • Precinct and school district lines, and ways to simplify and/or standardize for the purpose of reducing ballot styles; and
  • Whether governmental entities should be required to publish, with their budgets, an accounting of money spent for lobbying purposes (in addition to having required lobbyists to report similar information pursuant to 2015 HB 2183.) Please see 2015 SB 42, as amended by the Senate Committee of the Whole, for further information.

Approved Meeting Days: 2 days


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