Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 027
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Bill 2017
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning the legislature; relating to the joint committee on corrections and ju- venile justice oversight, expiration thereof; amending K.S.A. 46-2801 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 27

HOUSE BILL No. 2017


An Act concerning the legislature; relating to the joint committee on corrections and ju-

venile justice oversight, expiration thereof; amending K.S.A. 46-2801 and repealing the


existing section.


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

Section 1. K.S.A. 46-2801 is hereby amended to read as follows: 46-

2801. (a) There is hereby created the joint committee on corrections and

juvenile justice oversight which shall be within the legislative branch of

state government and which shall be composed of no more than seven

members of the senate and seven members of the house of representa-

tives.

(b) The senate members shall be appointed by the president and the

minority leader. The two major political parties shall have proportional

representation on such committee. In the event application of the pre-

ceding sentence results in a fraction, the party having a fraction exceeding

.5 shall receive representation as though such fraction were a whole num-

ber.

(c) The seven representative members shall be appointed as follows:

(1) Two members shall be members of the majority party who are

members of the house committee on appropriations and shall be ap-

pointed by the speaker;

(2) two members shall be members of the minority party who are

members of the house committee on appropriations and shall be ap-

pointed by the minority leader;

(3) two members shall be members of the majority party who are

members of the house committee on judiciary corrections and juvenile

justice and shall be appointed by the speaker; and

(4) one member shall be a member of the minority party who is a

member of the house committee on judiciary and shall be appointed by

the minority leader.

(3) three members shall be members of the minority party who are

members of the house committee on appropriations or the house commit-

tee on corrections and juvenile justice and shall be appointed by the mi-

nority leader.

(d) Any vacancy in the membership of the joint committee on cor-

rections and juvenile justice oversight shall be filled by appointment in

the manner prescribed by this section for the original appointment.

(e) All members of the joint committee on corrections and juvenile

justice oversight shall serve for terms ending on the first day of the regular

legislative session in odd-numbered years. The joint committee shall or-

ganize annually and elect a chairperson and vice-chairperson in accord-

ance with this subsection. During calendar odd-numbered years 1997 and

1999, the chairperson shall be one of the representative members of the

joint committee elected by the members of the joint committee and the

vice-chairperson shall be one of the senate members elected by the mem-

bers of the joint committee. During calendar year 1998 even-numbered

years, the chairperson shall be one of the senate members of the joint

committee elected by the members of the joint committee and the vice-

chairperson shall be one of the representative members of the joint com-

mittee elected by the members of the joint committee. The vice-chair-

person shall exercise all of the powers of the chairperson in the absence

of the chairperson. If a vacancy occurs in the office of chairperson or vice-

chairperson, a member of the joint committee, who is a member of the

same house as the member who vacated the office, shall be elected by

the members of the joint committee to fill such vacancy. Within 30 days

after the effective date of this act, the joint committee shall organize and

elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson in accordance with the provi-

sions of this act.

(f) A quorum of the joint committee on corrections and juvenile jus-

tice oversight shall be eight. All actions of the joint committee shall be

by motion adopted by a majority of those present when there is a quorum.

(g) The joint committee on corrections and juvenile justice oversight

may meet at any time and at any place within the state on the call of the

chairperson, vice-chairperson and ranking minority member of the house

of representatives when the chairperson is a representative or of the sen-

ate when the chairperson is a senator.

(h) 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 on corrections and

juvenile justice oversight to the extent that the same do not conflict with

the specific provisions of this act applicable to the joint committee.

(i) 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 corrections and juvenile

justice oversight.

(j) The joint committee on corrections and juvenile justice oversight

may introduce such legislation as it deems necessary in performing its

functions.

(k) In addition to other powers and duties authorized or prescribed

by law or by the legislative coordinating council, the joint committee on

corrections and juvenile justice oversight shall:

(1) Monitor the inmate population and review and study the pro-

grams, activities and plans of the department of corrections regarding the

duties of the department of corrections that are prescribed by statute,

including the implementation of expansion projects, the operation of cor-

rectional, food service and other programs for inmates, community cor-

rections, parole and the condition and operation of the correctional in-

stitutions and other facilities under the control and supervision of the

department of corrections;

(2) monitor the establishment of the juvenile justice authority and

review and study the programs, activities and plans of the juvenile justice

authority regarding the duties of the juvenile justice authority that are

prescribed by statute, including the responsibility for the care, custody,

control and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders and the condition and

operation of the state juvenile correctional facilities under the control and

supervision of the juvenile justice authority;

(3) review and study the adult correctional programs and activities

and facilities of counties, cities and other local governmental entities,

including the programs and activities of private entities operating com-

munity correctional programs and facilities and the condition and oper-

ation of jails and other local governmental facilities for the incarceration

of adult offenders;

(4) review and study the juvenile offender programs and activities and

facilities of counties, cities, school districts and other local governmental

entities, including programs for the reduction and prevention of juvenile

crime and delinquency, the programs and activities of private entities

operating community juvenile programs and facilities and the condition

and operation of local governmental residential or custodial facilities for

the care, treatment or training of juvenile offenders;

(5) study the progress and results of the transition of powers, duties

and functions from the department of social and rehabilitation services,

office of judicial administration and department of corrections to the ju-

venile justice authority; and

(6) make an annual report to the legislative coordinating council as

provided in K.S.A. 46-1207, and amendments thereto, and such special

reports to committees of the house of representatives and senate as are

deemed appropriate by the joint committee.

(l) The provisions of this section shall expire on December 31, 2003

2005.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 46-2801 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 1, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/29/2003 Date Modified: 10/29/2003