[As Amended by Senate Committee of the Whole]

          Session of 1998
By Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance
          10             AN ACT concerning employees of the department of insurance; salaries;
11             amending K.S.A. 40-110 and repealing the existing section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14           Section 1. K.S.A. 40-110 is hereby amended to read as follows: 40-
15       110. The commissioner of insurance is hereby authorized to appoint an
16       assistant commissioner of insurance, actuaries, two (2) special at-
17       torneys who shall have been regularly admitted to practice, an executive
18       secretary, policy examiners, two (2) field representatives, and a secretary
19       to the commissioner. Such appointees shall each receive an annual salary
20       to be determined by the commissioner of insurance, within the limits of
21       available appropriations, but in no case shall such annual salary exceed
22       the salary of the commissioner of insurance as established by law. He.
23       The commissioner is also authorized to appoint, within the provisions of
24       the civil service law, and available appropriations, such other employees
25       as shall be necessary to administer the provisions of this act. The field
26       representatives authorized by this section may be empowered to conduct
27       inquiries, investigations, or to receive complaints: Provided, however,
28       That such. Such field representatives shall not be empowered to make,
29       or direct to be made, an examination of the affairs and financial condition
30       of any insurance company in the process of organization, or applying for
31       admission or doing business in this state.
32           The appointees herein provided for authorized by this section shall take
33       the proper official oath and shall be in no way interested, except as pol-
34       icyholders, in any insurance company. In the absence of the commissioner
35       of insurance the assistant commissioner shall perform the duties of the
36       commissioner of insurance, but shall in all cases execute papers in the
37       name of the commissioner of insurance, by himself as assistant. The com-
38       missioner of insurance shall be responsible for all acts of an official nature
39       done and performed by his the commissioner's assistant or any person
40       employed in his such office. All the appointees authorized by this section
41       shall hold their office at the will and pleasure of the commissioner of
42       insurance.
43           Sec. 2. K.S.A. 40-110 is hereby repealed.

SB 426--Am. by SCW


  1           Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
  2       publication in the statute book.