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Singling a new era of government transparency in Kansas, the state’s lobby law will now require the disclosure of government sales and procurement activity.

The legislative change, which becomes effective on July 1, 2018, requires individuals attempting to influence government contracts to register and report as “lobbyists.”  The modification also extends to efforts to influence other executive actions and judicial activity.  The law provides for some exceptions, including written communications from an employee of a private business attempting to sell, or preparing a bid or proposal related to a contract, and communications regarding a contract of $5,000 or less.

In addition, the bill amends the law to equalize the treatment of meals provided by lobbyists between the legislative and executive branches and require a lobbyist to report the date on which a gift was provided.

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