Kansas outlaws use of union dues for political activities…

Kansas outlaws use of union dues for political activities

Bill: HB2022 (PDF)

Sponsored by the Committee on Commerce, Labor, and Economic Development, and signed into law in 2013 by Gov. Sam Brownback, HB2022 states, “It shall be a prohibited practice for any professional employees’ organization or public employee organization to use any dues, fees, money or other assessments deducted from a member’s paycheck for the purpose of engaging in partisan or political purposes. A professional employees’ organization or public employee organization may not require any contribution to a candidate, personal campaign committee, political action committee, registered political party, or political fund as a condition of membership or participation in the professional employees’ organization or public employee organization. A professional employees’ organization or a public employee organization wishing to make expenditures for partisan or political purposes shall establish a political fund. Each professional employee’s organization or public employee organization that establishes a political fund shall: (A) Maintain the political fund as a separate, segregated account apart from any account containing money received by a professional employee’s organization or a public employee organization as union dues; (B) ensure that each contribution to the political fund is voluntary; and (C) establish the political fund as a political action committee.”

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