Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2001 ch. 168
Other Identifying Information:2001 Senate Bill 343
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning the department of health and environment; relating to vital statistics; establishing the vital statistics maintenance fee fund; amending K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65- 2418 and repealing the existing section.
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CHAPTER 168

SENATE BILL No. 343


An Act concerning the department of health and environment; relating to vital statistics;

establishing the vital statistics maintenance fee fund; amending K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-

2418 and repealing the existing section.




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

New Section 1. There is hereby created the vital statistics mainte-

nance fee fund in the state treasury which shall be administered by the

secretary of health and environment. All expenditures from the vital sta-

tistics maintenance fee fund shall be to help finance the implementation

of and to maintain the vital statistics integrated information system. All

expenditures from the vital statistics maintenance fee fund shall be made

in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants of the director of

accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers approved by the sec-

retary of health and environment or by the secretary's designee.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-2418 is hereby amended to read as

follows: 65-2418. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the

secretary shall fix and charge the fees, if any, to be paid for certified copies

of certificates or for search of the files or records when no certified copy

is made. Fees for certified copies of certificates shall be fixed by rules

and regulations of the secretary except that the fee for the first copy of a

birth or death certificate shall include a $3 surcharge and the fee for each

additional copy of the same birth or death certificate requested at the

same time shall include a $1 surcharge. The secretary shall not charge

any fee for a certified copy of a certificate or for a search of the files or

records if the certificate or search is requested by a person who exhibits

correspondence from the United States veterans administration or the

Kansas commission on veterans' affairs which indicates that the person is

applying for benefits from the United States veterans administration and

that such person needs the requested information to obtain such benefits,

except that, for a second or subsequent certified copy of a certificate or

search of the files requested by the person, the usual fee shall be charged.

The secretary may provide by rules and regulations for exemptions from

such fees.

(b) Subject to K.S.A. 65-2420 and amendments thereto, the national

office of vital statistics may be furnished copies or data it requires for

national statistics. The state shall be reimbursed for the cost of furnishing

the data. The data shall not be used for other than statistical purposes by

the national office of vital statistics unless so authorized by the state reg-

istrar of vital statistics.

(c) (1) The secretary shall remit all moneys received by or for the

secretary from fees, charges or penalties to the state treasurer at least

monthly. Upon receipt of any such remittance, other than remittances

for fees for birth certificates, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire

amount thereof in the state treasury and the same shall be credited to

the state general fund.

(2) Upon receipt of any such remittance of a fee for a birth certificate,

$3 of each such fee for the first copy of a birth certificate and $1 of each

such fee for each additional copy of the same birth certificate requested

at the same time shall be remitted to the state treasurer who shall deposit

the entire amount of each such remittance in the state treasury and credit

it to the permanent families account of the family and children investment

fund created by K.S.A. 38-1808, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt

of any such remittance of a fee for a death certificate, $3 of each such

fee for the first copy of a death certificate and $1 of each such fee for

each additional copy of the same death certificate requested at the same

time shall be remitted to the state treasurer who shall deposit annually

the entire amount of each such remittance in the state treasury and credit

it to the district coroners fund created by K.S.A. 22a-245 and amend-

ments thereto. The balance of the money received for a fee for a birth

certificate shall be remitted to the state treasurer who shall deposit the

entire amount of each such remittance in the state treasury and the same

shall be credited to the state general fund.

(d) Upon receipt of any fee for a certified copy of a birth, death, fetal

death, marriage or divorce certificate, $1 of each such fee shall be remitted

to the state treasurer who shall deposit the entire amount of each such

remittance in the state treasury and credit it to the vital statistics main-

tenance fee fund created by section 1, and amendments thereto. For the

purposes of the vital statistics maintenance fee fund, the secretary of

health and environment shall adopt rules and regulations providing for

an increase of $1 in the fees charged by the state registrar for providing

a certified copy of a birth, death, fetal death, marriage or divorce certif-

icate.

New Sec. 3. The activities of the secretary of health and environment

in implementing and maintaining the vital statistics integrated informa-

tion system in the department of health and environment and in acquiring

financing for acquisition of equipment, technology, software, related cap-

ital improvements for remodeling or renovating and operating expendi-

tures for the implementation and maintenance of the vital statistics in-

tegrated information system in the department of health and environment

are hereby approved for the department of health and environment for

the purposes of subsection (b) of K.S.A. 74-8905 and amendments thereto

and the authorization of one or more series of revenue bonds by the

Kansas development finance authority in accordance with that statute.

Sec. 4. K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-2418 is hereby repealed.

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

publication in the statute book.

Approved May 9, 2000.


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Date Composed: 09/25/2001 Date Modified: 09/25/2001