Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments

PART II.--PROHIBITED CONDUCT

Article 39: Crimes Affecting Public Trusts

Statute 21-3901: Bribery. Bribery is:

      (a)   Offering, giving or promising to give, directly or indirectly, to any person who is a public officer, candidate for public office or public employee any benefit, reward or consideration to which the person is not legally entitled with intent thereby to influence the person with respect to the performance of the person's powers or duties as a public officer or employee; or

      (b)   the act of a person who is a public officer, candidate for public office or public employee, in requesting, receiving or agreeing to receive, directly or indirectly, any benefit, reward or consideration given with intent that the person will be so influenced.

      Bribery is a severity level 7, nonperson felony. Upon conviction of bribery, a public officer or public employee shall forfeit the person's office or employment. Notwithstanding an expungement of the conviction pursuant to K.S.A. 21-4619, and amendments thereto, any person convicted of bribery under the provisions of this section shall be forever disqualified from holding public office or public employment in this state.

      History:   L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-3901; L. 1984, ch. 121, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 298, § 61; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 126; July 1.