Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022
(a) Employed lobbyists. Each person whose employment is, to a
considerable degree, for the purpose of lobbying shall register as a lobbyist.
A person is employed if the person receives compensation for or in direct
relation to lobbying regardless of the technical legal definition of the
relationship between the principal and the lobbyist. An executive of an
organization who as part of the executive's duties only incidentally lobbies
shall not be required to register under this subsection. However, where a
person is employed to a considerable degree for the purpose of lobbying, it is
irrelevant that the lobbying employment is not a substantial amount of the
person's overall business. In determining whether an individual is employed to
a considerable degree to lobby, that portion of the employment which relates to
preparation for lobbying shall be taken into consideration.
(b) Appointed lobbyists. Any person formally appointed as the
primary representative of an organization or of another person to lobby on
state-owned or leased property shall register as a lobbyist regardless of
whether the person receives compensation for lobbying. Formal appointment as a
primary representative may be indicated by election to a specific office or
designation, including a specific post where the members of the organization or
appointing person recognize such election or designation to include the right
or duty to lobby as its primary representative on state-owned or leased
property. Generally, where an organization or other person has an employed
lobbyist, members lobbying on behalf of the organization shall not be deemed
the primary representative of the organization or other person for the purposes
of this registration provision. Where an appointment is made in conjunction
with an employment status as set out in subsection (a) of this section, the
provisions of that subsection shall control as to whether the employed person
must register as a lobbyist.
Persons making lobbying expenditures. Any person who makes
"expenditures" for lobbying as defined in K.A.R. 19-60-3
(c), in an aggregate
amount of $100 or more in any calendar year shall register as a lobbyist.
Exceptions to the rules governing who must register.
(1) Those persons covered by K.S.A. 1991 Supp. 46-222(b) shall
not be required to register as lobbyists.
(2) When an individual accepts a limited number of bona fide
invitations from a state agency or subdivision thereof to appear before it for
the purpose of providing information to such agency, the individual shall not
be required to register as a lobbyist under subsections (a) and (b) of this
section solely on account of such appearances. However, subsection (c) of this
regulation applies to such situations.
Kan. Admin. Regs. § 19-62-1
Authorized by K.S.A. 1991
Supp. 46-253; implementing K.S.A. 1991 Supp. 46-265; effective, E-77-7, March
19, 1976; effective, E-77-20, May 1, 1976; effective Feb. 15, 1977; amended May
1, 1980; amended June 22, 1992.