SENATE BILL No. 163
By Senators Sallee, Biggs, Corbin, Feleciano, Goodwin,
Hardenburger, Hensley, Morris, Praeger and Steineger 1-30
AN ACT concerning payment of wages of certain state officers and em-
ployees; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-5515 and repealing the ex-
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-5515 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 75-5515. (a) Except as may be otherwise fixed under the Kansas
civil service act or other applicable laws, salaries and wages shall be fixed
on an annual basis prior to the beginning of each fiscal year.
(b) Changes in such salaries or wages made during the fiscal year
shall be reported to the secretary of administration.
(c) The secretary of administration shall specify the payroll period
beginning and ending dates and the payment dates for payroll periods.
(d) For budget and accounting purposes each payment of salaries and
wages shall be charged to appropriations for the fiscal period or year in
which the payment occurs.
(1) The wages for any officers and employees in positions which
are not exempt under the federal fair labor standards act, 29 U.S.C. 201
et seq ., may be paid on an hourly basis, when authorized by the secretary
of administration. The provisions of this section shall be controlling over
any statute making reference to monthly payment of salaries or compen-
sation of state officers and employees. The wages for employees who are
paid hourly shall be determined by dividing the annual wages for the
employee's job position by the number of hours required for the position
on an annual basis as specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection 2,080
hours. The annual wages for each position shall be as fixed pursuant to
the Kansas civil service act for classified positions and as fixed by other
applicable law for unclassified positions.
(2) In determining hourly wage rates, the number of hours required
for the position on an annual basis shall be:
(A) The amount of 2,080 hours for employees working the standard
workweek specified by K.S.A. 75-5505, and amendments thereto; or
(B) for those classes of positions for which a deviation has been es-
tablished pursuant to K.S.A. 75-5505, and amendments thereto, the num-
ber of hours required for the position on an annual basis, as determined
by the director of personnel services, subject to approval by the secretary
Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-5515 is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the Kansas register.