SB 592 Modifies ethics filings
Sponsor: Scott
LR Number: 2412S.04C Fiscal Note: 2412-04
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 5/18/2007 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 592 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SCS/SB 592 - This act modifies the timetable for filing personal financial interest statements. Candidates shall file by March 31 or within 10 days of filing for office, whichever is later. For April elections, the statements shall be filed by January 31 or within 10 days of filing for office, whichever is later. The filing deadline for all other individuals is March 31.

Currently, statements are timely filed if they are postmarked no later than the day before the deadline. The act designates the filing deadline as the postmark date for timely filing.

Lobbyists may appeal late fee assessments for failing to file timely disclosure reports.

The act changes the deadline for filing the disclosure report for the period closing on the March 31st from April 15th to April 21st.

Committee's statements of organization may omit its depository's account number when filing with parties other than the Ethics Commission.

Treasurers of committees other than political party or candidate committees, shall file the committee's fictitious name registration or incorporation registration with the appropriate officer.

Currently, committees need not file disclosure reports when they have not received contributions aggregating more than $300 from any single contributor in certain circumstances. The act removes this provision.

The act synchronizes the filing times for in and out-of-state committees. The act outlines the contents of out-of-state reports.

The act sets reporting dates for candidates nominated by political party committees.

The act repeals a provision that requires those lobbying city officials in Kansas City to notify the city clerk of their lobbying activities.

CHRIS HOGERTY