As Amended by House Committee
Session of 1997
HOUSE BILL No. 2484
By Committee on Appropriations
10 AN ACT concerning the Kansas bureau of investigation; relating to the
11 powers, duties and functions thereof; authorizing acceptance of gifts
12 and grants; background investigations; amending K.S.A. 75-712 and
13 repealing the existing section.
15 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
16 Section 1. K.S.A. 75-712 is hereby amended to read as follows: 75-
17 712. (a) It
shall be is the duty of the members of the bureau to make full
18 and complete investigations at the direction of the attorney general. Each
19 member of the bureau shall possess all powers and privileges which are
20 now or may be hereafter given to the sheriffs of the state of Kansas.
21 (b) The bureau shall be vested with the duty of acquiring, collecting,
22 classifying, and preserving acquire, collect, classify and preserve criminal
23 identification and other crime records, and the exchanging of said may
24 exchange such criminal identification records with the duly authorized
25 officials of governmental agencies, of states, cities and penal institutions.
26 (c) For purposes of carrying out the powers and duties of the bureau,
27 the director may request and accept grants or gifts donations from any
28 person, firm, association or corporation or from the federal government
29 or any federal agency and may enter into contracts or other transactions
30 with any federal agency in connection therewith.
31 (d) Members of the bureau, at the direction of the director, may con-
32 duct background investigations at the request of the governor of Kansas.
33 Reports of such background investigations, including criminal history rec-
34 ord information and intelligence information, shall be made to the gov-
35 ernor. of gubernatorial appointees at the request of the governor,
36 subject to the appointee's approval. The bureau shall require the
37 appointee to be fingerprinted. The fingerprints shall be submitted
38 to the bureau and to the federal bureau of investigation for the
39 identification of the appointee and to obtain criminal history rec-
40 ord information, including arrest and nonconviction data. Back-
41 ground reports may include criminal intelligence information and
42 information relating to criminal and background investigations.
43 Information received pursuant to this subsection shall be confi-
1 dential and shall not be disclosed except to the governor or mem-
2 bers of the governor's staff as necessary to determine the appoin-
3 tee's qualifications.
4 (e) Reports of all investigations made by the members of the bureau
5 shall be made to the attorney general of
the state of Kansas.
6 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 75-712 is hereby repealed.
7 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
8 publication in the Kansas register.