Session of 1997
SENATE BILL No. 306
By Committee on Ways and Means
9 AN ACT concerning law enforcement; relating to special investigators of
10 the department of social and rehabilitation services; requiring compli-
11 ance with law enforcement officer training; amending K.S.A. 1996
12 Supp. 74-5602 and repealing the existing section; also repealing K.S.A.
13 1996 Supp. 74-5602a.
15 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
16 Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-5602 is hereby amended to read as
17 follows: 74-5602. As used in the Kansas law enforcement training act:
18 (a) ``Training center'' means the law enforcement training center
19 within the division of continuing education of the university of Kansas,
20 created by K.S.A. 74-5603 and amendments thereto.
21 (b) ``Commission'' means the Kansas law enforcement training com-
22 mission, created by K.S.A. 74-5606 and amendments thereto.
23 (c) ``Dean'' means the dean of the division of continuing education
24 of the university of Kansas.
25 (d) ``Director,'' as created in K.S.A. 74-5603 and amendments
26 thereto, means the director of police training at the law enforcement
27 training center.
28 (e) ``Police officer'' or ``law enforcement officer'' means a full-time or
29 part-time salaried officer or employee of the state, a county or a city,
30 whose duties include the prevention or detection of crime and the en-
31 forcement of the criminal or traffic laws of this state or of any municipality
32 thereof. Such terms shall include, but not be limited to, the sheriff, un-
33 dersheriff and full-time or part-time salaried deputies in the sheriff's of-
34 fice in each county; deputy sheriffs deputized pursuant to K.S.A. 19-2858
35 and amendments thereto; conservation officers of the Kansas department
36 of wildlife and parks; special investigators of the legal division of the de-
37 partment of social and rehabilitation services designated by the secretary;
38 campus police officers at all state educational institutions or a municipal
39 university; law enforcement agents of the director of alcoholic beverage
40 control; law enforcement agents of the Kansas lottery; law enforcement
41 agents of the Kansas racing commission; deputies and assistants of the
42 state fire marshal having law enforcement authority; capitol area security
43 guards, existing under the authority of K.S.A. 75-4503 and amendments
1 thereto. Such terms shall also include railroad policemen appointed pur-
2 suant to K.S.A. 66-524 and amendments thereto; and school security of-
3 ficers designated as school law enforcement officers pursuant to K.S.A.
4 72-8222 and amendments thereto. Such terms shall not include any
5 elected official, other than a sheriff, serving in the capacity of a law en-
6 forcement or police officer solely by virtue of such official's elected po-
7 sition; any attorney-at-law having responsibility for law enforcement and
8 discharging such responsibility solely in the capacity of an attorney; any
9 employee of the secretary of corrections or any security officer employed
10 at a state institution operated by the secretary of social and rehabilitation
11 services; any deputy conservation officer of the Kansas department of
12 wildlife and parks; or any employee of a city or county who is employed
13 solely to perform correctional duties related to jail inmates and the ad-
14 ministration and operation of a jail; or any full-time or part-time salaried
15 officer or employee whose duties include the issuance of a citation or
16 notice to appear provided such officer or employee is not vested by law
17 with the authority to make an arrest for violation of the laws of this state
18 or any municipality thereof, and is not authorized to carry firearms when
19 discharging the duties of such person's office or employment. Such term
20 shall include any officer appointed or elected on a provisional basis.
21 (f) ``Full-time'' means employment requiring at least 1,000 hours of
22 work per year.
23 (g) ``Part-time'' means employment on a regular schedule or employ-
24 ment which requires a minimum number of hours each payroll period,
25 but in any case requiring less than 1,000 hours of work per year.
26 Sec. 2. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-5602 and 74-5602a are hereby re-
28 Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
29 publication in the statute book.