Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2002 ch. 056
Other Identifying Information:2002 House Bill 2763
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning courts; relating to courtrooms and supplies; amending K.S.A. 20-348 and K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 20-349 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 20-613a and 20-713.
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CHAPTER 56

HOUSE BILL No. 2763


An Act concerning courts; relating to courtrooms and supplies; amending K.S.A. 20-348

and K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 20-349 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A.


20-613a and 20-713.


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

Section 1. K.S.A. 20-348 is hereby amended to read as follows: 20-

348. Except for expenses required by law to be paid by the state, from

and after January 10, 1977, the board of county commissioners of each

county have an obligation to adequately fund the operation of the district

court in the county and shall be responsible for all expenses incurred for

the operation of the district court in the county.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 20-349 is hereby amended to read as fol-

lows: 20-349. The chief judge in each judicial district shall be responsible

for the preparation of the budget to be submitted to the board of county

commissioners of each county. The board of county commissioners shall

then have final authority to determine and approve the budget for district

court operations payable by their county. The judicial administrator of

the courts shall prescribe the form upon which such budgets shall be

submitted. The budget shall include all expenditures payable by the

county for operations of the district court in such county. A separate

budget shall be prepared for each county within the district and the judges

of the district court shall approve the budget for the county in which such

judges are regularly assigned prior to submission of such budget to the

board of county commissioners. The compensation to be paid to district

court personnel excluded from the judicial personnel classification system

pursuant to subsection (b) of K.S.A. 20-162, and amendments thereto,

shall be listed in the budget as a separate item for each job position. After

the amount of such district court budget is established, the expenditures

under such budget, other than expenditures for job positions contained

in the budget, shall be under the control and supervision of the chief

judge, subject to supreme court rules relating thereto, and the board of

county commissioners shall approve all claims submitted by the chief

judge within the limits of such district court budget. No board of county

commissioners shall decrease such budget for district court operations to

a level below the amount of the 1978 calendar year budget approved by

the board of county commissioners less the amount of compensation and

fringe benefits provided in such budget for judges and other personnel

positions which are assumed by the state pursuant to this act. The finan-

cial affairs of the district court in each county including, but not limited

to, nonexpendable trust funds, law library funds and court trustee oper-

ations shall be subject to audit pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 75-

1122, and amendments thereto, as part of the annual county audit. Re-

ports of fiscal or managerial discrepancies or noncompliance with

applicable law shall be made to the judicial administrator of the courts as

well as the board of county commissioners.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 20-348, 20-613a and 20-713 and K.S.A. 2001 Supp.

20-349 are hereby repealed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the statute book.

Approved April 9, 2002.


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Date Composed: 10/10/2002 Date Modified: 10/10/2002