Session Law

Identifying Information:L. 2003 ch. 151
Other Identifying Information:2003 House Bill 2423
Tax Type:Other
Brief Description:An Act concerning the department of health and environment; relating to financing the civil registration and health statistics functions thereof; establishing the civil registration and health statistics fee fund; prescribing certain fees; amending K.S.A. 65-2418 and repealing the existing section; also repealing K.S.A. 65-2418b and 65-2418d.
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CHAPTER 151

HOUSE BILL No. 2423


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

civil registration and health statistics functions thereof; establishing the civil registration

and health statistics fee fund; prescribing certain fees; amending K.S.A. 65-2418 and


repealing the existing section; also repealing K.S.A. 65-2418b and 65-2418d.


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

New Section 1. (a) There is hereby established the civil registration

and health statistics fee fund in the state treasury which shall be admin-

istered by the secretary of health and environment. All expenditures from

the civil registration and health statistics fee fund shall be for the oper-

ating expenditures of the center for health and environmental statistics

of the department of health and environment, including the civil regis-

tration and health statistics functions and the implementation, mainte-

nance and administration of the vital statistics integrated information sys-

tem. All expenditures from the civil registration and health statistics fee

fund shall be made in accordance with appropriation acts upon warrants

of the director of accounts and reports issued pursuant to vouchers ap-

proved by the secretary of health and environment or the secretary's

designee.

(b) On the effective date of this act, the director of accounts and

reports shall transfer all moneys in the vital statistics maintenance fee

fund to the civil registration and health statistics fee fund. On the effective

date of this act, all liabilities of the vital statistics maintenance fee fund

are hereby transferred to and imposed upon the civil registration and

health statistics fee fund and the vital statistics maintenance fee fund is

hereby abolished.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 65-2418 is hereby amended to read as follows: 65-

2418. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, (1) The secretary

shall fix and charge by rules and regulations the fees, if any, to be paid

for certified copies or abstracts of certificates or for search of the files for

birth, death, fetal death, marriage or divorce records when no certified

copy or abstract is made. Fees for certified copies or abstracts of certifi-

cates shall be fixed by rules and regulations of the secretary except that

the fee for the first copy of a birth or death certificate or abstract shall

include a $3 surcharge and the fee for each additional copy of the same

birth or death certificate or abstract requested at the same time shall

include a $1 surcharge. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the

secretary shall remit all moneys received by or for the secretary from fees,

charges or penalties, under the uniform vital statistics act and amend-

ments thereto, to the state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of

K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such re-

mittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount in the state

treasury to the credit of the civil registration and health statistics fee fund

created by section 1, and amendments thereto.

(2) The secretary shall not charge any fee for a certified copy of a

certificate or abstract or for a search of the files or records if the certifi-

cate, abstract or search is requested by a person who exhibits correspon-

dence from the United States department of veterans affairs or the Kansas

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

for benefits from the United States department of veterans affairs and

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

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

abstract or search of the files requested by the person, the usual fee shall

be charged. The secretary may provide by rules and regulations for ex-

emptions 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 in accord-

ance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto.

Upon receipt of each such remittance, other than remittances for fees

for birth certificates or abstracts, the state treasurer shall deposit the

entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state general fund.

(2) (3) Upon receipt of any such remittance of a fee for a certified

copy of a birth certificate or abstract, $3 of each such fee for the first

copy of a birth certificate or abstract and $1 of each such fee for each

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

same time shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accordance with the

provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto. Upon receipt of

each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit the entire amount

in the state treasury to the credit of the permanent families account of

the family and children investment fund created by K.S.A. 38-1808, and

amendments thereto. The balance of the money received for a fee for a

certified copy of a birth certificate or abstract shall be remitted to the

state treasurer in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and

amendments thereto. Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state trea-

surer shall deposit the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of

the civil registration and health statistics fee fund created under this act.

(4) Upon receipt of any such remittance of a fee for a certified copy

of a death certificate or abstract, $3 $4 of each such fee for the first

certified copy of a death certificate or abstract and $1 $2 of each such fee

for each additional copy of the same death certificate or abstract re-

quested at the same time shall be remitted to the state treasurer in ac-

cordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto.

Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit

the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the district coroners

fund created by K.S.A. 22a-245, and amendments thereto. The balance

of the money received for a fee for a birth certified copy of a death

certificate or abstract shall be remitted to the state treasurer in accord-

ance with the provisions of K.S.A. 75-4215, and amendments thereto.

Upon receipt of each such remittance, the state treasurer shall deposit

the entire amount in the state treasury to the credit of the state general

fund civil registration and health statistics fee fund created by section 1,

and amendments thereto.

(d) Upon receipt of any fee for a certified copy or abstract 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 maintenance fee fund created under K.S.A. 2001 Supp. 65-

2418b, 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 or abstract of

a birth, death, fetal death, marriage or divorce certificate.

(b) Subject to K.S.A. 65-2415, 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.

Sec. 3. K.S.A. 65-2418, 65-2418b and 65-2418d are hereby repealed.

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

publication in the statute book.

Approved May 19, 2002.


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