Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 073
Other Identifying Information:2003 Senate Bill 205*
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act enacting the Kansas commemorative coin design concept act.
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CHAPTER 73

SENATE BILL No. 205*

An Act enacting the Kansas commemorative coin design concept act.


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

Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the Kansas

commemorative coin design concept act. The purpose of the act is to

provide a means whereby the state through cooperation of its governor,

arts community and high school students selects the design concepts and

recommends the final design of the quarter dollar that is emblematic of

the state of Kansas, its history, geography and rich heritage for submission

to the United States secretary of the treasury in accordance with the 50

states commemorative coin program act (P.L. 105-124).

Sec. 2. (a) There is established the Kansas commemorative coin de-

sign commission. The commission shall consist of 16 members, as follows:

(1) The members of the joint legislative committee on the arts and

cultural resources;

(2) a member of the Kansas state historical society, selected by the

members of the society;

(3) a member of the Kansas arts commission, selected by the mem-

bers of the commission;

(4) a member of the Kansas humanities council, selected by the mem-

bers of the council; and

(5) three members of the general public who shall be representative

of the arts, selected by the governor. One of the members selected pur-

suant to this paragraph shall be knowledgeable of coin design or metal

work.

(b) The chairperson of the joint legislative committee on the arts and

cultural resources shall serve as chairperson of the commission. The com-

mission shall meet on call of the chairperson or at the request of a majority

of the members of the commission.

(c) The commission shall:

(1) Adopt procedures and guidelines for selection of the design con-

cepts of the quarter dollar that is emblematic of the state of Kansas; such

guidelines shall be consistent with the guidelines prescribed by the 50

states commemorative coin program act and shall be publicized by the

commission;

(2) invite Kansans to submit design sketches for the Kansas com-

memorative quarter dollar that are broadly appealing to the citizens of

the state and that maintain a dignity befitting the state's history and di-

versity. Each design sketch shall be accompanied by a narrative that ex-

plains why the concept is emblematic of the state and what the concept

represents to the citizens of the state. The submission deadline shall be

determined by the commission;

(3) review the design sketches and narratives submitted by Kansans

and select five submissions as finalists in the design selection process;

(4) forward only the selected narratives to the United States mint and

collaborate with the United States mint in the preparation of artwork of

the concepts;

(5) upon approval by the secretary of the treasury, the design can-

didate finalists shall be forwarded to the commission, which shall collab-

orate with the state board of education and the secretary of state in sub-

mission of the five finalist designs to an election in which all students

enrolled in public and accredited nonpublic high schools of the state may

participate and by majority vote select the design for the Kansas com-

memorative quarter dollar that the commission shall submit to the gov-

ernor; the election shall be held no later than during the last week of

April 2004. Such election may be conducted by internet ballot.

Sec. 3. The governor shall submit the design selected by vote of Kan-

sas high school students to the United States mint for presentment to the

secretary of treasury for final approval.

Sec. 4. The Kansas arts commission, the Kansas humanities council,

and the Kansas historical society shall publicize the Kansas commemo-

rative coin design act and shall provide such assistance to the Kansas

commemorative coin design commission as may be requested by the com-

mission.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the Kansas register.

Approved April 14, 2002.

Published in the Kansas Register April 24, 2002.


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