Session of 1997
HOUSE BILL No. 2495
By Committee on Appropriations
9 AN ACT concerning retirement; relating to state officers and employees;
10 concerning exempting the department of transportation from making
11 certain position reductions based on state employee retirements;
12 amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-6801 and repealing the existing
15 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
16 Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-6801 is hereby amended to read as
17 follows: 75-6801. (a) As used in this section:
18 (1) ``Executive secretary'' means the executive secretary of the Kansas
19 public employees retirement system.
20 (2) ``F.T.E. positions'' means the number of full time and regular part
21 time positions equated to full time, excluding seasonal and temporary
22 positions, paid from appropriations.
23 (3) ``Head of the governmental branch'' means the governor, in the
24 case of the executive branch; and the legislative coordinating council, in
25 the case of the legislative branch.
26 (4) ``Retiree'' means any person electing to retire pursuant to K.S.A.
27 74-4914, and amendments thereto, except that ``retiree'' shall not include
28 any person who is retiring from a position which provides direct care for
29 patients at Topeka state hospital, Osawatomie state hospital, Rainbow
30 mental health facility or Larned state hospital, Kansas neurological insti-
31 tute, Parsons state hospital and training center, Winfield state hospital
32 and training center and university of Kansas medical center.
33 (b) The executive secretary shall provide the head of the govern-
34 mental branch notice of the name, employing state agency and retirement
35 date of each retiree retiring after the effective date of this act and such
36 other information that may be prescribed by the head of the govern-
37 mental branch.
38 (c) (1) Upon receipt of each notice pursuant to subsection (b) re-
39 garding a retiree employed by a state agency in the executive branch, the
40 governor shall direct the secretary of administration to reduce by one the
41 number of F.T.E. positions authorized for the state agency that employed
42 the retiree and reduce the expenditure authority of such state agency in
43 an amount attributable to the amount of unused salary and employer-
1 paid benefits attributable to the retiree's job position.
2 (2) Upon receipt of each notice pursuant to subsection (c) regarding
3 a retiree employed by a state agency in the legislative branch, the legis-
4 lative coordinating council shall reduce by one the number of F.T.E.
5 positions for the state agency that employed the retiree and reduce the
6 expenditure authority of such state agency in an amount attributable to
7 the retiree's job position.
8 (d) (1) For reductions made in the executive branch of government,
9 the governor is authorized to restore or allocate, to any state agency or
10 agencies within the executive branch, no more than 3/4 of the F.T.E.
11 positions and expenditure authority reductions made pursuant to subsec-
12 tion (c)(1), except that, upon request of the governor, the reduced num-
13 ber of authorized F.T.E. positions and the reduced amount of expendi-
14 ture authority established under subsection (c)(1) for a state agency in
15 the executive branch of government may be increased upon approval by
16 the state finance council acting on this matter which is hereby character-
17 ized as a matter of legislative delegation and subject to the guidelines
18 prescribed in subsection (c) of K.S.A. 75-3711c and amendments thereto.
19 (2) For reductions made in the legislative branch of government, the
20 legislative coordinating council is authorized to restore or allocate, to any
21 state agency or agencies within the legislative branch, no more than 3/4 of
22 the F.T.E. positions and expenditure authority reductions made pursuant
23 to subsection (c)(2), except that, upon request of the agency head, the
24 reduced number of authorized F.T.E. positions and the reduced amount
25 of expenditure authority established under subsection (c) for a state
26 agency in the legislative branch of government may be increased upon
27 approval by the legislative coordinating council.
28 (e) The secretary of administration is authorized to prescribe such
29 policies and procedures as may be deemed necessary to carry out the
30 provisions of this section.
31 (f) Provisions of this section shall not apply to the department of
33 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-6801 is hereby repealed.
34 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
35 publication in the statute book.