Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 066
Other Identifying Information:2001 House Bill 2074
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning the Kansas bureau of investigation; relating to employees thereof; amending K.S.A. 75-711 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 66

HOUSE BILL No. 2074


An Act concerning the Kansas bureau of investigation; relating to employees thereof;

amending K.S.A. 75-711 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 75-711 is hereby amended to read as follows: 75-

711. There is hereby established, under the jurisdiction of the attorney

general, a division to be known as the Kansas bureau of investigation. The

director of the bureau shall be appointed by the attorney general, subject

to confirmation by the senate as provided in K.S.A. 75-4315b, and amend-

ments thereto, and shall have special training and qualifications for such

position. In accordance with appropriation acts, the director shall appoint

agents who shall be trained in the detection and apprehension of crimi-

nals. The director shall appoint an assistant associate director, and any

such assistant directors from within the agency as are necessary for the

efficient operation of the bureau, who shall have the qualifications and

employee benefits, including longevity, of an agent. The director also may

appoint a special assistant deputy director and, in accordance with ap-

propriation acts, such administrative employees as are necessary for the

efficient operation of the bureau. In addition to such agents and admin-

istrative employees and in accordance with appropriation acts, the direc-

tor may appoint additional agents who are trained and assigned only for

the investigation of organized crime and the compensation for such agents

shall be paid from federal funds, if such funds are made available for that

purpose. If federal funds are not available, the compensation of such

agents shall be paid from any other funds made available for that purpose.

No person shall be appointed to a position within the Kansas bureau of

investigation if the person has been convicted of a felony.

The director, special assistant associate director, deputy director, as-

sistant directors and any assistant attorneys general assigned to the bureau

shall be within the unclassified service under the Kansas civil service act.

The assistant director and All other agents and employees of the bureau

shall be in the classified service under the Kansas civil service act and

their compensation shall be determined as provided in the Kansas civil

service act and shall receive actual and necessary expenses. Narcotics

violation investigators shall have the classified position of special agent

under the Kansas civil service act.

If a Any person who is appointed as director was a member of the

bureau at the time of appointment as director, the person, associate di-

rector or assistant director, upon the expiration of the term as director

their appointment, shall be returned to the an unclassified or regular

classified position under the Kansas civil service act that the person held

at the time of appointment as director with compensation comparable to

and not lower than compensation being received at the time of appoint-

ment to the unclassified service. If the position is all such possible positions

are filled at that time, a temporary additional position shall be created for

the person until a vacancy exists in the position. While serving in the

temporary additional position, the former director person shall continue

to be a contributing member of the retirement system for the agents of

the Kansas bureau of investigation under which the former director was

covered while serving as director.

Each agent of the bureau shall subscribe to an oath to faithfully dis-

charge the duties of such agent's office, as is required of other public

officials.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-711 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved April 3, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001