SB 358--
Session of 1997
By Senator Lawrence, Barone, Bleeker, Feleciano, Harrington, Harris, Huelskamp, Salmans, Steffes, Tyson, Umbarger and Vidricksen

10 AN ACT concerning the state board of regents; relating to the member- 11 ship thereof; amending K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-3201 and repealing the 12 existing section. 13 14 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: 15 Section 1. K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-3201 is hereby amended to read as 16 follows: 74-3201. (a) (1) There is hereby created a state board to be known 17 as the board of regents. The board shall be composed of nine members 18 who shall be residents of the state and who shall be appointed by the 19 governor subject to confirmation by the senate as provided in K.S.A. 75- 20 4315b, and amendments thereto. Except as provided by K.S.A. 1996 21 Supp. 46-2601, and amendments thereto, no person appointed to the 22 board shall exercise any power, duty or function as a member of the board 23 until confirmed by the senate. Each member shall hold office for a term 24 of four years, and until a successor is appointed and confirmed. Terms of 25 members shall expire on January 15. All members of the board of regents 26 shall be selected from among the members of the two political parties 27 casting the highest and second highest number of votes respectively for 28 secretary of state at the last preceding general election at which a sec- 29 retary of state was elected. At no time shall more than five members of 30 the board of regents be members of the same political party. The mem- 31 bers of the board of regents shall meet and organize annually by electing 32 one member as chairperson. 33 (2) The provisions of this subsection are subject to the provisions of 34 subsection (b). 35 (b) No alumnus of any college or university, other than an alumnus 36 of a state educational institution not presently represented on the board 37 of regents, or any other individual with the exception of the member serv- 38 ing as chairperson of the board on the effective date of this act, may be 39 appointed, or reappointed, to the board of regents, until such time as each 40 state educational institution has at least one alumni member of the board 41 of regents; after which time, any state educational institution which then 42 has more than one alumni member of the board, shall not have an addi- 43 tional alumni member appointed to the board, until such time as no state SB 358

 1  educational institution has more than two alumni members of the board.
 2  Thereafter, no state educational institution shall have more than two of
 3  its alumni as members of the board.
 4    Sec. 2.  K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-3201 is hereby repealed.
 5    Sec. 3.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
 6  publication in the statute book.