HOUSE BILL No. 2763
and K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 20-349 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A.
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.
Date Composed: 10/10/2002 Date Modified: 10/10/2002