HB 2403--
Session of 1997
By Committee on Fiscal Oversight

9 AN ACT concerning fiscal notes for legislative bills; amending K.S.A. 10 1996 Supp. 75-3715a and repealing the existing section. 11 12 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: 13 Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-3715a is hereby amended to read 14 as follows: 75-3715a. (a) Fiscal notes shall be provided for all bills in- 15 creasing or decreasing state revenues or the revenues of counties, cities 16 and school districts, making state appropriations or increasing or decreas- 17 ing existing appropriations or the fiscal liability of the state, or imposing 18 functions or responsibilities on counties, cities and school districts which 19 will increase their expenditures or fiscal liability. The director of the 20 budget, or the director's designee, shall consult with the League of Kansas 21 municipalities, Kansas association of counties and the Kansas association 22 of school boards, as appropriate, when preparing such fiscal notes. Not 23 more than seven 10 days following the first reading of any such bill, the 24 director of the budget shall furnish to the committee or committees to 25 which such bill was referred a statement explaining the fiscal effect of 26 such bill. Fiscal notes are required for original bills only and not for 27 amendments. 28 (b) Upon the request by the chairperson, vice-chairperson or ranking 29 minority member of a committee which has acted to report any such bill 30 to the senate or house of representatives, as the case may be, with the 31 recommendations that the bill be amended and be passed as amended, the 32 director of the budget shall review the current fiscal note on any such bill 33 with respect to amendments recommended by the committee and shall 34 revise the fiscal note if the amendments would change the fiscal effect of 35 the bill. 36 (c) The Each original or revised fiscal note, if possible, shall include a 37 reliable estimate in dollars of the anticipated change in revenue, expend- 38 itures, or fiscal liability under the provisions of the bill. It also shall include 39 a statement as to the immediate effect and, if determinable or reasonably 40 foreseeable, the long-range effect of the measure. If, after careful inves- 41 tigation, it is determined that no dollar estimate is possible, the note shall 42 contain a statement to that effect, setting forth the reasons why no dollar 43 estimate can be given. Every agency and department of the state is di- HB 2403

 1  rected to cooperate with the division of the budget in preparation of any
 2  fiscal note provided for by this act when, and to the extent, requested by
 3  the director of the budget.
 4    (d)  No comment or opinion shall be included in the fiscal note re-
 5  garding the merits of the measure for which the note is prepared.
 6    Sec. 2.  K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-3715a is hereby repealed.
 7    Sec. 3.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
 8  publication in the statute book.