April 5, 2018 •
Kansas Passes Procurement Lobbying Bill
Kansas lawmakers passed a bill expanding the definition of lobbying to increase transparency in government contracts.
Senate Bill 394 requires lobbyist registration for attempting to influence members of the executive or judicial branch regarding any covered action, including contracts and agreements.
The final version of the bill removed a provision that would have raised the gift-giving threshold for purposes of goodwill lobbying to $100 from $40 annually.
If Gov. Jeff Coyler approves, the bill will take effect July 1.
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