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32-832. Cooperation with citizen-support organizations; use of department property and facilities by such organizations. (a) The Kansas department of wildlife and parks is authorized to cooperate with and assist citizen-support organizations. For the purposes of this act, the term "citizen-support organization" means an organization that:

(1) Is a bona fide not-for-profit organization exempt from the payment of federal income taxes pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the federal internal revenue code of 1986, as in effect on January 1, 1990;

(2) does not engage in, and has no officer, director or member who engages in, any prohibited transaction, as defined by section 503(b) of the internal revenue code of 1986, as in effect on January 1, 1990;

(3) is domiciled in this state;

(4) the secretary determines its activities are conducted in a manner consistent with the goals, objectives and programs of the department and state policies as established by K.S.A. 32-702, and amendments thereto; and

(5) provide equal employment and membership opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or age.

(b) The secretary may assist organizers of a citizen-support organization with its creation. The secretary may authorize any citizen-support organization to use under such conditions as the secretary may prescribe, department property, facilities or personnel to pursue the goals, objectives and purposes of the department.

(c) A citizen-support organization that uses department property, facilities or personnel shall provide for and disclose to the secretary an annual audit of its financial records and accounts in such manner and at such times as may be required by the secretary.

(d) A citizen-support organization that receives funding from the department shall not use such funding for purposes of lobbying as defined by K.S.A. 46-225, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1990, ch. 137, § 1; L. 2012, ch. 47, § 27; L. 2023, ch. 7, § 30; July 1.

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