SENATE BILL No. 75
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 46-2303 is hereby amended to read as follows: 46-
2303. (a) The joint committee on gaming compacts is hereby reconsti-
tuted as the joint committee on state-tribal relations. The joint committee
shall consist of 12 members as follows: (1) Five members of the senate
and five members of the house of representatives; and (2) the governor
or the governor's designee and the attorney general or the attorney gen-
eral's designee who shall be nonvoting members. Of the members ap-
pointed from the senate, three shall be appointed by the president of the
senate and two shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate.
Of the members appointed from the house of representatives, three shall
be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and two by
the minority leader of the house of representatives. Such members shall
be selected only from the membership of the standing committees on
federal and state affairs, judiciary, taxation and assessment and taxation.
All legislative members of the joint committee shall serve for terms end-
ing on the first day of the regular legislative session in odd-numbered
(b) Each year At the commencement of each regular session of the
legislature, the governor or the governor's designee shall call an organi-
zational meeting of the joint committee. The governor or the governor's
designee shall serve as a temporary chairperson at the organizational
meeting until a chairperson is elected as provided by this subsection. The
members of the joint committee shall elect organize by electing from its
membership a chairperson and a vice-chairperson. During odd-num-
bered years, the chairperson shall be a member from the senate and the
vice-chairperson shall be a member from the house of representatives.
During even-numbered years, the chairperson shall be a member from
the house of representatives and the vice-chairperson shall be a member
from the senate. The vice-chairperson shall exercise all of the powers and
duties of the chairperson in the absence of the chairperson. The ranking
minority member of the joint committee shall be the ranking minority
member of the senate when the chairperson is a member of the senate or
the ranking minority member of the house of representatives when the
chairperson is a member of the house of representatives.
(c) A quorum of the joint committee on state-tribal relations shall be
six. Actions of the joint committee recommending that a resolution ap-
proving a proposed compact be adopted or not be adopted shall be only
on the affirmative vote of eight or more members of the joint committee,
at least four of whom shall be senators and at least four of whom shall be
members of the house of representatives. Action of the joint committee
to report without recommendation a resolution approving a compact may
be on the affirmative vote of any five or more legislative members of the
committee. The governor or the governor's designee and the attorney
general or the attorney general's designee shall not have the power to vote
on an action approving or disapproving a compact or an action to report
without recommendation a resolution approving a compact. All other ac-
tions of the joint committee may be taken by a majority of those present
when there is a quorum.
(d) The joint committee may meet at any time and at any place within
the state on the call of the chairperson. The joint committee may appoint
subcommittees as deemed appropriate. Members of the joint committee
and subcommittees thereof, shall receive compensation, travel, subsis-
tence allowance and mileage as provided by K.S.A. 75-3212, and amend-
ments thereto, when attending meetings of the joint committee or sub-
(e) The provisions of the acts contained in article 12 of chapter 46 of
the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, applicable to
special committees shall apply to the joint committee to the extent that
the same do not conflict with the specific provisions of this act applicable
to the joint committee.
(f) In accordance with K.S.A. 46-1204, and amendments thereto, the
legislative coordinating council may provide for such professional services
as may be requested by the joint committee on state-tribal relations.
(g) The joint committee:
(1) May establish and transmit to the governor proposed guidelines
reflecting the public policies and state interests, as embodied in the con-
stitution, statutes and case law of the state of Kansas, consistent with the
Indian gaming regulatory act (25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.), that the joint com-
mittee will consider in reviewing proposed compacts;
(2) may recommend to the governor that any gaming compact pro-
vide for the imposition and collection of state sales and excise taxes on
sales of nongaming goods and services to persons other than tribal mem-
bers and imposition and collection of state income tax on revenues de-
rived from sales of nongaming goods and services;
(3) may hold public hearings on proposed gaming compacts submit-
ted to the joint committee by the governor;
(4) shall recommend modification of proposed gaming compacts sub-
mitted by the governor and introduce resolutions approving proposed
gaming compacts submitted by the governor and recommend that such
resolutions be adopted or be not adopted, or report such resolutions with-
out recommendation, and notify the governor, in writing, of the joint
(5) shall meet, discuss and hold hearings on issues concerning state
and tribal relations; and
(6) may make recommendations on issues concerning state and tribal
(6) (7) may introduce such legislation as deemed necessary in per-
forming its functions.
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 46-2303 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.
Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001