HB 2579--
Session of 1997
By Committee on Appropriations

9 AN ACT concerning setoff against debtors of the state, municipalities and 10 certain foreign states; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-6202 and re- 11 pealing the existing section; also repealing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-6202a. 12 13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: 14 Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-6202 is hereby amended to read as 15 follows: 75-6202. As used in this act: 16 (a) ``Debtor'' means any person who: 17 (1) Owes a debt to the state of Kansas or any state agency or any 18 municipality; 19 (2) owes support to an individual, or an agency of another state, who 20 is receiving assistance in collecting that support under K.S.A. 39-756 and 21 amendments thereto or under part D of title IV of the federal social 22 security act (42 U.S.C. (section) & 651 et seq.), as amended; or 23 (3) owes a debt to a foreign state agency. 24 (b) ``Debt'' means: 25 (1) Any liquidated sum due and owing to the state of Kansas, or any 26 state agency, municipality or foreign state agency which has accrued 27 through contract, subrogation, tort, operation of law, or any other legal 28 theory regardless of whether there is an outstanding judgment for that 29 sum. A debt shall not include: (A) Special assessments except when the 30 owner of the property assessed petitioned for the improvement and any 31 successor in interest of such owner of property; or (B) fines or penalties 32 assessed by a municipal court, except for cigarette or tobacco infractions 33 and traffic infractions and offenses; or 34 (2) any amount of support due and owing an individual, or an agency 35 of another state, who is receiving assistance in collecting that support 36 under K.S.A. 39-756 and amendments thereto or under part D of title 37 IV of the federal social security act (42 U.S.C. (section) & 651 et seq.), as 38 amended, which amount shall be considered a debt due and owing the 39 department of social and rehabilitation services for the purposes of this 40 act. 41 (c) ``Refund'' means any amount of Kansas income tax refund due to 42 any person as a result of an overpayment of tax, and for this purpose, a 43 refund due to a husband and wife resulting from a joint return shall be HB 2579

 1  considered to be separately owned by each individual in the proportion
 2  of each such spouse's contribution to income, as the term ``contribution
 3  to income'' is defined by rules and regulations of the secretary of revenue.
 4    (d)  ``Net proceeds collected'' means gross proceeds collected through
 5  final setoff against a debtor's earnings, refund or other payment due from
 6  the state or any state agency minus any collection assistance fee charged
 7  by the director of accounts and reports of the department of administra-
 8  tion.
 9    (e)  ``State agency'' means any state office, officer, department, board,
10  commission, institution, bureau, agency or authority or any division or
11  unit thereof and any judicial district of this state or the clerk or clerks
12  thereof. ``State agency'' shall also include any district court utilizing col-
13  lection services pursuant to K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-719 and amendments
14  thereto to collect debts owed to such court.
15    (f)  ``Person'' means an individual, proprietorship, partnership, limited
16  partnership, association, trust, estate, business trust, corporation, other
17  entity or a governmental agency, unit or subdivision.
18    (g)  ``Director'' means the director of accounts and reports of the de-
19  partment of administration.
20    (h)  ``Municipality'' means any municipality as defined by K.S.A. 75-
21  1117, and amendments thereto.
22    (i)  ``Payor agency'' means any state agency which holds money for, or
23  owes money to, a debtor.
24    (j)  ``Foreign state or foreign state agency'' means the states of Colo-
25  rado, Missouri, Nebraska or Oklahoma or any agency of such states which
26  has entered into a reciprocal agreement pursuant to K.S.A. 1996 Supp.
27  75-6215 and amendments thereto.
28    Sec. 2.  K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 75-6202 and 75-6202a are hereby re-
29  pealed.
30    Sec. 3.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
31  publication in the statute book.