August 9, 2016 •
GoFundMe Contributions to Kansas Lawmaker Subject to Gift Limit
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission has issued guidance relating to gifts to public officials following the tragic death of a state lawmaker’s son.
State Rep. Scott Schwab’s son, Caleb, died Sunday from injuries sustained while on a waterslide at a Kansas City waterpark.
The commission announced any contributions from lobbyists to a GoFundMe campaign set up for the family would be subject to the state’s $40-per-year limit on gifts. Lobbyists must also report their contributions to the state.
Photo of Rep. Scott Schwab courtesy of the Kansas State Legislature website.
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