Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 083
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Bill 2106
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning the council on travel and tourism; amending K.S.A. 74-9001 and re- pealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 83

HOUSE BILL No. 2106

(Amended by Chapter 154)


An Act concerning the council on travel and tourism; amending K.S.A. 74-9001 and re-

pealing the existing section.

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

Section 1. K.S.A. 74-9001 is hereby amended to read as follows: 74-

9001. (a) There is hereby established the council on travel and tourism.

The council shall consist of 17 voting members as follows: (1) The chair-

person of the standing committee on transportation and tourism com-

merce of the senate, or a member of the senate appointed by the president

of the senate; (2) the vice-chairperson of the standing committee on trans-

portation and tourism commerce of the senate, or a member of the senate

appointed by the president of the senate; (3) the ranking minority mem-

ber of the standing committee on transportation and tourism commerce

of the senate, or a member of the senate appointed by the minority leader

of the senate; (4) the chairperson of the standing committee on tourism

and parks of the house of representatives, or a member of the house of

representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

(5) the vice-chairperson of the standing committee on tourism and parks

of the house of representatives, or a member of the house of represen-

tatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; (6) the

ranking minority member of the standing committee on tourism and

parks of the house of representatives, or a member of the house of rep-

resentatives appointed by the minority leader of the house of represen-

tatives; and (7) eleven members appointed by the governor. Of the 11

members appointed by the governor, one shall be appointed from a list

of three nominations made by the travel industry association of Kansas,

one shall be an individual engaged in the lodging industry and appointed

from a list of three nominations made by the Kansas lodging restaurant

and hospitality association, one shall be an individual engaged in the

restaurant industry and appointed from a list of three nominations made

by the Kansas restaurant and hospitality association, one shall be ap-

pointed from a list of three nominations made by the Kansas oil petroleum

marketers and convenience store association of Kansas and seven, one

shall be appointed from a list of three nominations by the Kansas sport

hunting association and six shall be appointed to represent the general

public. In addition to the voting members of the council, four members

of the council shall serve ex officio: The secretary of commerce and hous-

ing, the secretary of transportation, the secretary of wildlife and parks

and the secretary executive director of the state historical society. Each

ex officio member of the council may designate an officer or employee

of the state agency of the ex officio member to serve on the council in

place of the ex officio member. The ex officio members of the council,

or their designees, shall be nonvoting members of the council and shall

provide information and advice to the council.

(b) Legislator members shall be appointed for terms coinciding with

the terms for which such members are elected, except that on July 1,

1997, the four legislator members serving on the commission immediately

prior to such date shall cease to be members of the council and the

legislator members specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a)

shall serve on the council. Of the 11 members first appointed by the

governor, six shall be appointed for terms of three years and five shall be

appointed for terms of two years as determined by the governor. There-

after, all members appointed by the governor shall be appointed for terms

of three years. All members appointed to fill vacancies in the membership

of the council and all members appointed to succeed members appointed

to membership on the council shall be appointed in like manner as that

provided for the original appointment of the member succeeded.

(c) As soon as possible after the effective date of this act and on July

1, thereafter, On July 1 of each year the council shall elect a chairperson

and vice-chairperson from among its members. The council shall meet at

least four times each year at the call of the chairperson of the council.

Nine voting members of the council shall constitute a quorum.

(d) Members of the council attending meetings of such council, or

attending a subcommittee meeting thereof authorized by such council,

shall be paid amounts for mileage as provided in subsection (c) of K.S.A.

75-3223 and amendments thereto, or a lesser amount as determined by

the secretary of commerce and housing. Amounts paid under this sub-

section (d) to ex officio members of the council, or their designees, shall

be from appropriations to the state agencies of which such members are

officers or employees upon warrants of the director of accounts and re-

ports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the chief administrative

officers of such agencies. Amounts paid under this subsection (d) to voting

members of the council shall be from moneys available for the payment

of such amounts upon warrants of the director of accounts and reports

issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the chairperson of the council.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 74-9001 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 16, 2002.


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